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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: 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:
#41,928
Reviews:
296
Ratings:
2,195
pDev:
14.29%
Bros Score:
3.02
 
 
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Ratings: 2,195 |  Reviews: 296
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3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.56/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Adam1993
4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Skv1982
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 413
2.34/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

I had the Sam Adams Cold Snap out of a can. Super spiced like everyone has said in the other reviews, it overwhelms at the front with a sweet flavor that seems frankly out of place in a winter seasonal of all things. Though it's got a unique flavor and a clean finish, it doesn't have any depth or warmth to it like you might look for in the colder months. In fact, the hoppy and malty flavors seem to have been left at the door. The result is awkward, unbalanced. If you're going to reach for this one, keep it in the fridge until spring time. But I don't recommend it.

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Photo of generallee
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hotdogtornados
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of sdatorand
4.06/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My #17 from the marketing masters of craft brewing's revolution.
Cold Snap is better than its ratings. Boston should mask the orange rind after-taste

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Photo of craigbelly
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MinerBob
4.06/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer has a cloudy look with a small head and a good smell. The taste is really good and smooth especially for a Sam Adams (not a huge fan). Would definitely recommend as a session beer.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle,into a Cigar City pint glass

Thin,white head,that dissolves fast.Hazy,cloudy,orange in color,with distorted light coming through the glass.

On the nose I get mostly breaded yeast,and sweet malts,back by some bright citrus notes.

On the palate I get mostly sweet malts up front,with heavy bread and yeast flavors,that linger after the sip.Im also getting some underwhelming spice flavors.Slight orange after taste.

The body is medium thin,with a slightly dry finish.

This is a pretty decent witbier,but definitely not Samuel Adams best offering.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

You get a respectable degree of haze in this beer that is colored between orange and yellow. Soft 2/3" white head. Aroma is just chalk full of the spice rack. Sam Adams loves the spice rack. Its like they're in competition with Dogfish Head to dump the most shit into your beer.

Taste, yeah, tastes like they dumped a bunch of spice rack shit into it. Flowers, chamomile, cardomam, coriander, citrus peel. Underneath that you might find some wheat. More of the same. . .

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Photo of JDBL14
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this on tap a few times last year and today my wife got me a six pack of bottles.

I was surprised that the bottles seem to have a stronger spice note than I remember on tap.

This beer is possibly my favorite Sam Adams seasonal. It has a hazy slightly orange look with a very thin head and leaves very fine lacing on a pint glass. The smell is pretty standard for a wheat ale with some spice notes mixed in. The taste, what can I say, it's a crisp wheat ale with some orange citrus and spice mixed in. It has a nice crisp carbonated mouth feel almost like a dry cider. I find this beer to be very easy to enjoy on a cold winters night... Or day...

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

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3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.77/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Cyning
4.75/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Samuel Adams Cold Snap from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 2,195 ratings
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