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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crisp & lively, the hazy smoothness of this unfiltered White Ale is roused by the crackling of spring spices. From a hint of sweetness from orange peel & plum to the peppery bite of fresh ground coriander, the subtle blend of spices creates just the right refreshing kick to signal that spring is on its way. Cheers!


gilvanblight's rating

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (820) - Windsor, Ontario, - FEB 22, 2014
Sam Adams Cold Snap Very hazy orange pour in an awesome glass. Check out that glass. Weak scent overpowered be the scent of chicken wings. What an odd beer. Very not beer like. Lots os odd spices. Reminds me of a hard cider. Or maybe a mulled wine. Very unique. Very drinkable. Love the aftertaste. Wasn’t expecting much but really like this.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5344) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Sampled on 2/11/2016. This witbier pours a light orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, touch of bready and something floral. A light to medium bodied witbier. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and floral. Decent carbonation. Some bread, some spices, some sweetness, perhaps a hint of vanilla. Easy drinking, but perhaps a tad too sweet. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Titia (1) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2016 does not count
Love it!!!! Sam Adams you done it again, right there with Oktoberfest Seasonal!! ? ? ?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
glennmastrange (2531) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle. Light aromas of grain for the malt, flowers and dough for the hops and yeast, with hints of citrus peel and coriander in the background. Head is average sized, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy yellow. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a lively finish. A pretty good Witbier that rich enough for a cold night.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Noye07 (1) - Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
Best Sam Adams seasonal available! Glad it came out before New Years this year!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierdimpfe (100) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
Cloudy hazy golden color. Foamy white 2 finger head lasting around 5 minutes. Good legs and some powerful activity. Aromas and taste of citrus, fruits, clove, floral and herbal spices, slightly grainy. Powerful flavors of orange, too much in fact. Rich sweet taste with a slightly vinous feel. Creamy medium body with prickly carbonation. Well intensified finish ending with a pleasant smoky coriander and clove like spicy bitter mouth coat. Overall : Acceptable freshness and interesting craft. Very flavorful, but unbalanced, having overwhelming citrus. Could easily be called an orange beer, making this a bit hard to drink while eating for a white beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorkenstein (257) - - FEB 8, 2016
Wheat, straw, citrus zest, and some horse blanket in the aroma. Taste is very wheat and orange dominant with coriander to round it out. The yeast finishes with some more citrus zest.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3906) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazed orange with a small, quickly dissipating white head. Mild lacing. Aroma of citrus and orange peel. Flavor is dominated by coriander and orange beer. Mild spiciness and yeast notes. Light bodied with above average carbonation. Finishes with light spiciness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chalumeaux (691) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Poured from tap at Spuds cloudy orange with a white head. Aromas of fruit lemon and mild coriander. Taste is somewhat sweet and crisp with notes of fruit. Meh!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tompete (262) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2016
Pours a cloudy orange. Aroma is spicy Belgian wit. Flavour is more coriander and pepper with some orange. Finish is thick and slightly dry.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McGarnigle (601) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle. Mellow beer, tastes like a wit but with different spices. No bite to it, hops or otherwise. Feels like it has a coating on it which dampens the flavor. Not strong enough to be warming. Admittedly, I don’t much like winter spiced beers in general.


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