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Cold Spring Honey Almond Weiss | Cold Spring Brewing Co.

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Cold Spring Honey Almond WeissCold Spring Honey Almond Weiss

Brewed by:
Cold Spring Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ZAP on 05-18-2008

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 31
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.47/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cold Spring Honey Almond Weiss

It was really the quart sized can that caught my attention and led me to try this, but the idea of a honey-almond weiss didn't hurt either, so here goes...

It's a slightly hazy dark gold that appears orange in an imperial pint glass. The head is a slight off-white that doesn't hold particularly well but does leave some lace behind. (Note added after initial review: the second pour brought up the yeast and changed the appearance and character of the beer. I'd suggests you gently roll it to rouse the yeast if you've got one of the quart cans).

The aroma is sweetly honeyish and almond-like, backed by some nice grain. (The yeast pour brings it a more weiss-like, yeasty aroma).

The flavor, as you might expect is... 'sweetly honeyish and almond-like, backed by some nice grain'. There's a minor bitterness to it, but I think the fairly zesty carbonation does just about the same amount of work to cut the sweetness. Somehow though, it never becomes cloying. (The yeast pour does even more, lending a slight underlying tang).

Overall it's a fairly interesting beer. I think they could have done a lot more with it, but as it is, it seems they've intended an easy to drink, sweetish beer that will have mass appeal. Not bad. (Again, note... the yeast really changed the character of the beer, bringing it from a simple, mainstream brew into a more complex weizen-type ale. With the yeast it had more character, but the first glass that was mostly clear had more charm).

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Can pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, and some slight honey aromas. Taste is much the same with a slightly odd sweet flavor on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that smells better than it tastes but that isn't saying too much.

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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2/5  rDev -26.7%

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1.38/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer poured a cloudy golden with a thin head that quickly left the party.

the aroma is orange and buttery. This beer may have been off when I tasted it.

The flavor while rather bland does have a weak citrus note. A slight almond maltiness can be found (if you're looking for it.) The mouthfeel is not pleasant but astringent and rather flat. This was a vendor sample. If the cost was low I could see where some would want this but otherwise just pass if you value your taste buds.

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

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3/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.78/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The final of the three Cold Spring 32oz cans that Elizabeth Station here in Bellingham carries. I thought the IPA was OK, for what it was, the Dark Ale was just a diacetyl butter bomb. Lets see what we get here.

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured mostly clear (with a slight haze) medium honey gold color that had a half inch of white head that featured moderate-low retention and very light lacing.

The aroma was mostly mild grains, with a noticeable sweetness, a touch of butter and, just maybe, a hint of almond. Or not. On the tongue, the beer wasn't as sweet or as buttery as in the nose, but otherwise the same as the aroma. The wheat flavors were barely noticeable.

The body was on the thin and meh-ish side of average. Drinkability was OK, 32 ounces was more than I enjoyed, I would have been fine with 12oz of this beer, but I did finish the oil can. Overall, an OK brew. Worth grabbing for the tick, or if you just want a cheap, cold beer. Not worth seeking out.

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4/5  rDev +46.5%

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1.66/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is bad beer. I knew I should have left it on the shelf, but I couldn't resist the big can.

I smell honey and almond, but mostly I smell rotten pineapple.

Little carbonation or lace. Cloudy yellow.

Bad flavor of pineapple and paper bag. As someone else stated, this tastes like a bad homebrew.

Paid $4.09 for the "double pints" can. Drank one 12 oz glass and poured the rest out. :(

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4.6/5  rDev +68.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

IDK what THE HELL people are talking about with this beer. I loved this beer before i knew what "good" beer was and now that i have tried it again, after expierecing ALOT of craft and micro beers that have BLOWN my mind, i STILL LOVE IT. Its unique in my opinion, I've never had a beer quite like this one. the color is average for a wheat beer, the aroma is pleasant but the flavor is excellant! It has a very well rounded flavor of wheat and barley, hints of honey and almond, and who can beat the PRICE you fricks?! 2.39 for a 32 oz can?!?! come on?! I love this beer... LOVE IT!

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2.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer called to me from the shelf, tempting me with the hope of a clean, nutty, wheat beer. Unfortunately it was the siren's call, and my hopes were smashed on the rocks of reality.

Cold Spring's Honey Almond Weiss looks okay when poured. It's a light color, but darkness isn't everything. However, the smell is almost nonexistant and the taste and mouthfeel just aren't good. It's not a crisp feel, just kind of there. The taste reminds me more of a homebrew gone bad.

It was a good idea, but this is one to stay away from. On a side note, this is a screw top, so homebrewers should look elsewhere when manufacturing bottles.

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3.38/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a giant double pint can.

Appears a very very light apricot yellow. A very thin foam rests on top.

Smells of honey and mildly of sweet malt and wheat graininess.

Tastes very mildly of almond butter. Not sure if I would have pegged it without looking at the bottle first.

Mouthfeel is pretty plain. A little soda-like effervescence.

Not very good. Not getting again.

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2.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This pours out as a yellowish gold color, the head is thin and kind of fizzy. The smell of the beer has the typical soft wheat aroma with a touch of almond sweetness to it. The taste was very minimal, could barely get anything from this one other than some wheat flavors. I was hoping for something from the almond to step in but it didn't. The mouthfeel was decent, it was on the lighter side. Really not too much to say about this beer other than I expected something more flavorful and didn't get it. Better luck next time I guess.

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2.88/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 32oz (!) can into my Ayinger weizen glass.

Titanium yellow body, lightly hazy with a small ivory cap that recedes to a lasting collar. Decent sandy lacing.

Smells much like a breakfast cereal, cheap wheat with a kiss of honey and a few slivers of almonds.

Slightly sour palate entry likely from the wheat, though there is a mellow tinge of lemon zest and a vaguely lactic sour note as well. These give way to adjunct, pale malt, and perhaps a touch of hops lending a gentle bitterness to the affair. Tart, starchy, and wort-like in many ways. A touch metallic and muddled.

Well carbonated, lightly creamy yet spritzy.

Not the best crafted beer I've sampled, but still strangely enjoyable.

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Photo of xnicknj
1.91/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

32oz can poured into pint glass (well, not all at once) - thanks to mrmiles for this during the Nice Cans II BIF

Pours a plain clear yellow with plenty of bubbly carbonation and a frothy white head. Retains for a bit before dissolving and leaving some patches of lacing on the glass.

Some toasted wheat, crackers and a slight hint of sweetness in the nose. Reminds me of adjunct lager initially.

The flavors begin clashing right off the bat with odd sweetness combined with strange citric, lemony characteristics. There's a moment where the beer almost tastes sour, before some honey and wheat flavors attempt to come through. Finishes with an unpleasant aftertaste laden with unbalanced sweetness and macro barley.

Lighter medium body, okay carbonation, somewhat chewy and sticky on the tongue. I wasn't expecting much from this one, and that's exactly what I received.

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2.99/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32 oz can poured into a half liter weizen glass. Pale straw color, nice head, pretty good haze that gives way to a slight transparency. Smells a little sweet but mostly like wet straw. Don't think I would have guessed honey or almond had I not read the can. Average wheat flavor. Nothing offensive as most of the reviews here would have you believe. If it wasn't for a faint soapiness this would land right in the middle for taste. Feels good and is easy drinking. Certainly not the best but serviceable, and you gotta love that 32 oz can.

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Photo of tigg924
2.33/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: high carbonation, caution light yellow in color, 1 inch head, cloudy

Smell: wheat and honey

Taste: wheat, very light nut, honey, grass, and small hops at the end

Mouthfeel: light bodied, moderate to high carbonation, sweet with bitterness in the back and a very bitter aftertaste, smooth

Drinkability: From the label I was hoping to get some honey and almond. I really did not get much of either...rather a pale ale with a bitter and unpleasant aftertaste. I would pass on this if not for the aftertaste alone. A disappointment.

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Photo of moester13
2.95/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice yellow coloring, not a lot of head but very lively caronation.

S: Sweet, flowery aroma, underwhelming at best.

T: Light, flavors are not robust or easily recognizable. Picked up a very subtle hop aftertaste.

M: thin and watery.

D: Could knock these down on a hot day, but wouldn't go out of my way to find it.

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