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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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!


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3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (780) - 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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (1507) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle->shaker. Yellow with small white head. Citrus, coriander, wheat. Weak and contrived. Like me when trying this, Sam Adams must have been just checking off their list when making it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2115) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
12oz bottle - Aroma - light citrus, coriander, cloves and yeast Appearance - hazy light golden body, frothy 2-finger head, nice retention, light lacing Mouthfeel - light-medium bodied, medium carbonation, Flavor - light citrus, crackery/bready malts, spices the dominate flavor here, but a strange off flavor also present Overall - another so-so beers in Sam Adams repertoire. That are far better witbiers available to most markets, so I can’t really recommend this one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darkmagus82 (1742) - - OCT 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-13-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a super hazy orange amber color with a one finger of pure white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is yeasty and spicy with lots of a yeast cake smell mixed with tons of coriander and some clove. Along with these yeast and spice smells are some aromas of sweeter orange and some orange peel as well as some lemon and wheat. A light pepper like smell rounds out the smell producing a rather heavily yeasty and spiced Belgian white smell. Taste – The taste begins with a huge yeasty, bready and wheaty taste with lots of spice flavors of coriander and clove right up front. The spice, while strong upfront, gets even stronger as the taste moves on to the end, with the coriander and clove being joined by some nutmeg and allspice. Some lighter citrus flavors of tangerine and orange come to the tongue quickly initially after the initial tastes, but remain on the lighter side, never really able to compete with the spice or the wheat. In the end, with the mass of spice and thicker bready and wheat flavors of the brew, one is left with a lightly citrus flavored thick and chewy spiced wheat bread flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thick body and lower carbonation accentuate the spice a bit too much in my opinion, making them far too dominant on the tongue with them overpowering the other flavors a bit too much. Overall – Too thick and heavily spiced. Not really something that I found all that palatable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bork (260) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Added flavors take the main stage, notably orange and coriander. Tart finish is less than great but beer is refreshing nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_alkis (305) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 A fresh witbier that does what it should do. Quite refreshing but a bit thin.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2754) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle pour, small white head, nose is lacking, taste is lacking, really bland beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5985) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
"Light color and body, aroma and flavor floral and spicey. I’d have said light lavender but I’d have been wrong. Soft on the palate, lightly fruity though the traditional wit spices are pretty light."

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikerominiecki (6) - - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
Awesome. The coriander and orange peel flavors that they talk about on the bottle, you can actually taste them, and they should be in every beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3604) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle: Poured a orange yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is wheat and coriander spice. Taste is a strong fresh citrus orange, wheat and nice peppery spice finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Serving: Bottle. Hazy dark gold pour. Slightly citrusy nose with a hint of wheat. Very wit like flavor wise. A little flabby on the tongue. I really don’t dig Wits as a winter brew. While not bad, it isn’t remarkable either.


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