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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian 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
Ranking:
#40,511
Reviews:
326
Ratings:
2,320
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
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52
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Ratings: 2,320 |  Reviews: 326
Photo of LennyDercolo
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a small chalice: color is murky, hazy copper, head is off white with fine bubbles, presenting 1/2 inch thick and then dissipating to a thin top with some lacing on the glass.

Smell is subdued but a bit unique with the subtle plum notes - otherwise some biscuit and toast, light coriander, hint of yeast off phenols and light clove.

Taste follows with a bit more plum like character - biscuit, light spice, coriander and some light yeast notes.

Mouthfeel is a bit sharp, dry and didnt sit well on my tongue.

Overall good white ale with light spice but just a bit too dry/sharp on the finish.

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Photo of kboe1313
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Very crisp and refreshing, a good session beer. You can taste the spices brewed in the beer, though it is nothing strong. Surprisingly with only 10 IBUs a very noticeable hop profile is apparent, giving off a very piney hop after taste.

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Photo of MECove
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The aroma is just a bit teasing. The feel is standard with light citrus bite. I can drink it all night as it isn't heavy; it's not overpowering but pleases you with more kick at 5.3 %. I like the super cool owl on the label.

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Photo of S-Taylor
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall clear glass. Has a dark cloudy orange color. Finger thick head. Moderate carbonation.

Smells like lemon zest and wheat. Pepper notes, along with cinnamon, coriander, honey, cloves, and ginger.

Tastes of lemon zest and wheat, maybe banana bread--some sort of bread. Has a nice cinnamon and ginger combination, along with cloves, honey, and mild pepper. Other spices are present. Has a light dry finish, not bitter but tingles. Feels somewhat smooth on the palette.

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Photo of BeerPirate
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eluvah
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sqpat
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ibanez2k
2.86/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kamerondallen
3.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMan247
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sam Adams tried to make their take on a Blue Moon and wound up crafting a remarkably average white ale. I’ll finish this one, obviously, but any time I’d ever be in the mood for a beer like this I’d prefer a Blue Moon. The orange peel proves once again that it is a great compliment to a white ale nonetheless. I have an alcohol problem :(

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Photo of brewme
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked-up a single bottle being served at a work event. I do not dislike Sam Adams, I just do not seek it out. This is a decent brew, just not my style. Would drink for free again.

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Photo of GlennWB
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cold Snap pours a hazy copper color, with a big fuzzy lacing head. Mellow aroma, spicy notes. Flavors are full of spices, hints of orange, and finishes with a nice cinnamon flavor. Good body and feel. Overall, a very nice winter beer, good full flavors, nice to drink, finally a good winter beer from SA.

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Photo of Mcb99d
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.85/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dcg50c
4.46/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.62/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Draft. One finger white head, hazy yellow-orange body.

Smell: See below.

Taste : Wheat, orange, mild coriander. Classic yet simple flavors.

Feel : Medium body and carbonation, dry finish.

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Photo of hairnic
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Velivolus
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nvrmind16
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

subtle spices not an overwhelming flavor but certainly a white ale, very crisp.

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Photo of stevoj
2.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nice looking, but lacks some of the citrus tang of the Belgian varieties. Hazy pale golden with fairly robust silky head. Some citrus (lemon) in the aroma, which disappears when tasted. Taste is fairly flat and bland, abrupt, dry finish.

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Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 2,320 ratings