Samuel Adams Cold Snap | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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79
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2,190 Ratings
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Samuel Adams Cold SnapSamuel Adams Cold Snap
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stirring from the haze of winter, this refreshing unfiltered White Ale awakens its smooth wheat with the bright snap of spring spices. From the subtle sweetness of orange peel and plum to the peppery bite of fresh ground coriander, the blend of spices creates just the right refreshing kick to signal that spring is on its way.

Added by tbryan5 on 01-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,190
Reviews:
292
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
14.41%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
841
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,190 |  Reviews: 292
Photo of ccryder
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MustangPauli
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajdemma
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 6/2017. Pours hazy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, plum, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, wheat, honey, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, light berry/clove, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, fruit/spices, and moderate bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, orange peel, plum, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, wheat, honey, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, light berry/clove, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, plum, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, wheat, honey, lightly toasted bread, herbal, light berry/clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, fruit/spices, and moderate bready malt sweetness; with a nice malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly silky mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a really nice witbier. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, fruit/spices, and moderate bready malt sweetness; very smooth and refreshing to drink. Extremely flavorful for the ABV; with awesome complexity and balance of all of the flavors. The plum/hibiscus was unique, but complimented the base style very well. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of durwood64
4.29/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
3.61/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walleybeer
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of luke12345
3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tcwestcott
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I was so disappointed with the Winter Ale this year I looked at this beer for some hope in Samuel Adams. It was far from a home run, but it was better than the previous beers I had from this brewery. This is not I beer I would go out of my way to drink, but if my relatives brought it to a party I would drink it. Oh...how I wish for the days when Samuel Adams was good.

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Photo of Stardusthotel83
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurzman
3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ashes857
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigedal60
2.38/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of carrollmel7
3.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreatHammerhead
4.19/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle freshness notched for May 2017 poured into a pint glass.

Look: Hazy yellow-orange with a two finger white head that quickly settles down to 1/8".

Smell: Light malts and citrus.

Taste: Malts, light citrus and some spices. Very tasty.

Feel: Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation, true to style.

Overall: A very tasty sign that winter is coming to an end and spring is on its way.

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Photo of Demi
2.38/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of csurowiec
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajreds11
4.64/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stud122433
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vencad
2.56/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Adam1993
4.3/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hophugger
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.47 out of 5 based on 2,190 ratings.
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