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Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
Cold Snap White Ale

Category: Witbier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.3%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Best Witbier

Samuel Adams
Cold Snap White Ale

Category: Witbier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.3%
Hazy old gold color. Aromas and flavors of dried apricot and mango, banana bread and mousse, spiced nougat, and malted chocolate with a satiny, tangy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, long finish with notes of starfruit and jicama and grassy earth finish. An attractive fruity, lightly spicy witbier that goes down easy.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: dried apricot and mango, banana bread and mousse, spiced nougat, and malted chocolate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of starfruit and jicama and grassy earth
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tuna With Mango Salsa, Chicken Satay, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An attractive fruity, lightly spicy witbier that goes down easy.

The Producer

The Boston Beer Co.

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000

Their Portfolio

90 Samuel Adams Light Lager 4.3% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams Toasted Caramel Bock 5.6% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock 5.8% (USA)
89 Samuel Adams Boston Ale 5.4% (USA)
94 Samuel Adams Rebel Juiced IPA 6.2% (USA)
95 Samuel Adams Rebel White Citra IPA 7.3% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Hopscape Wheat Ale 5.5% (USA)
87 Samuel Adams Hefeweizen 5.4% (USA)
89 Samuel Adams Berliner Weisse 4.8% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Cold Snap White Ale 5.3% (USA)
89 Samuel Adams Porch Rocker Flavored Lager 4.5% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Tropic of Yuzu Flavored Ale 6% (USA)
83 Samuel Adams Summer Lemon Wheat Ale 5.3% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Irish Red 5.8% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams New World Tripel 10% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout 9% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red Ale 9% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Octoberfest 5.3% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Double Bock 9.5% (USA)
97 Samuel Adams Cinder Bock 9.5% (USA)
94 Samuel Adams Black Lager 4.9% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Utopias 2015 Barrel-Aged Strong Ale 28% (USA)
84 Samuel Adams KMF Grand Cru Barrel Aged Sour 6.5% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Cream Stout 4.9% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Kellerbier 5% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Noble Pils 4.9% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Boston Lager 5% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Bohemian Pilsner 5% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams Fresh as Helles 5.4% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Rebel IPA 6.5% (USA)
96 Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser IPA 8.4% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams New England IPA 6.8% (USA)
87 Samuel Adams Rebel Anytime Session IPA 4.7% (USA)
84 Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat Ale 5.3% (USA)
84 Samuel Adams Raspberry Lemon Gose 5.0% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams American Kriek 7% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA 6.3% (USA)

Witbier

Beer Glass Pokal Gold.jpg
Serve in a Pokal
Witbier or wit beers are pale straw to deep golden in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-5%. These unfiltered beers are a style of flavored wheat beer, and derive much of their flavoring from bitter curaçao orange peel, coriander and other spices. This style is distinctly Belgian in origin and has seen resurgence in recent decades. It is now widely produced in the US as a summer seasonal. Noteworthy example of this style include: Hoegaarden White Beer, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly, and Brouwerij de Gouden Boom Blanche de Bruges. Pair with Thai noodles or baked chicken.