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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Snap! You Just captured an unfiltered wheat beer full of refreshment and a smile-inducing flash of tart at the finish.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gururyan (694) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter, hazy pale with light head and lacing. Light taste but not watery, good summer brew to be enjoyed outside. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyScallywag (197) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2016
This has a huge wheat aroma. The taste is a small bite and rather weak, but the tartness that builds up on the palate is worth the wait. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
juiceisloose (1266) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy, straw golden color and topped by a small head of white foam that settles quickly to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of floral and citrus hops, coriander spice, a hint of tartness, and a clean, light wheat malt base. The flavor follows with the crisp, clean wheat malts, spices, and some moderate floral and citrus hop bitterness. Not much in the way of tartness, but there is a touch. Light in body with average carbonation that leads to a crisp, wheat and citrus finish. Easy drinking and decent enough wheat ale, but definitely no real tartness like was advertised.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Draft at the Irish Pol. Very cloudy yellow gold pour with bright white soapy foam. Thin rows of lace. Juicy citrusy wheat beer. Fuller-bodied than most. Also a touch of sour funk. Bruised lemon juice and zest. Apricots. Straw. Yellow plums and apples. Pleasant mix of fruit and wheat in the nose. Nicely balanced. Still the style keeps things from running too deep.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (561) - - JAN 19, 2016
Sampled on draught at Bubba Gump's in Anaheim. A hazy golden beer with a foaming white head. Citrus aroma and a taste of lemon peel with hints of coriander and a slight tartness. A good thirst quencher!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2710) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Pours a cloudy golden yellow orange. White head. Aromas of citrus and hay. Taste is lightly sweet. Faintly tart. Easy drinker. More of a warm weather beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippieFee (259) - - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle - Heavy smell of grass and hay. Has a confusing but interesting taste. It has the characteristics of a wheat beer with a slight tartness. I give it credit for being different but it doesn’t straddle the two worlds very well. It is stuck in the middle of a an identity crisis. Tastes of citrus. Dry on the plate, makes my mouth water.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
justsayswell (244) - Mission, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Pours a hazy gold with a slightly fizzy inch high white head. Nose is citrus, grassy hop, faint lacto sour, wheat. Light, almost effervescent body. Taste is wheat, lemon peel, citrus hop and slight sour in the finish. Decent refreshing beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lbianchi66 (225) - FRANCE - NOV 19, 2015
Robe blonde et opaque avec des particules en suspension. La mousse se forme et tient bien. Arômes biscuit, levure, pain, écorce d’ agrumes, clou de girofle. Fruits jaunes, fruits confits en bouche. Astringence marquée. Texture liquoreuse. Pas de longueur en bouche. Une bière moyenne.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4645) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Rated on 6-27-2015 at S & V Liquors, Fort Wayne, IN event. This bottled beer pours a small white head with a long retention, cloudy body and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is wheat, malt, citrus hops, and sweet. The flavor is sweet, wheat, malt, and tart. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. A quaffable beer but it could use more flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1542) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
One of the best ways to tell if a summer beer really is good is whether it’s as enjoyable when it’s not hot and sunny out at the time. New Belgium Snapshot is a fairly simple pale wheat ale brew with a touch of spices and even a bit of lacto tartness to make it interesting. And I can see this being ideal in the summer sun, but in any other setting it’s only okay.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a large tumbler glass. It had an expiration date of 1/3/16 and cost $1.66 ($0.14 per ounce).

Appearance: Surprisingly clear body for an unfiltered wheat beer. Light orange/yellow hue with carbonation visible. Pours to a large, white, fluffy head which retains and laces quite well.

Smell: Slight lemon zest scent along with typical wheat aroma. Spices and lacto are barely present.

Taste: There isn’t a lot going on with this palette, though I think that’s the point and thus I won’t penalize it as such. The base flavor is classic wheat beer – very light malt with some wheat presence. The Coriander and Grains Of Paradise emerge on the back end to impart a slightly spicy sensation; otherwise there’s an undercurrent of lemonpeel throughout (which is interesting, since there’s no actual lemonpeel in the beer). The lactobacillus is mild; it does create for the tartness as promised, but it’s mild. There’s no intense sour sensation, either. The flavor combinations here are nice – had they been more intense this would be a pretty impressive beer.

Drinkability: Upon my first sip of New Belgium Snapshot I could tell this is intended to be a summer/warm weather climate brew. The mouthfeel is light, crisp and moist. Thirst-quenching for sure, and the tartness and spice makes it a bit self-cleaning on the palate. Though I’m surprised there isn’t much body for a 5% ABV brew; this feels more like an overtly sessionable beer in the sub 4.5% range. I’m sure you could session it if you want, though.

RATING: 6/10


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