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RATINGS: 634   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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!

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3.9
gilvanblight (825) - 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.


3.9
superspak (5508) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2017
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 6/2017. Pours hazy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, plum, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, wheat, honey, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, light berry/clove, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, fruit/spices, and moderate bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, orange peel, plum, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, wheat, honey, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, light berry/clove, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, plum, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, wheat, honey, lightly toasted bread, herbal, light berry/clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, fruit/spices, and moderate bready malt sweetness; with a nice malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly silky mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a really nice witbier. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, fruit/spices, and moderate bready malt sweetness; very smooth and refreshing to drink. Extremely flavorful for the ABV; with awesome complexity and balance of all of the flavors. The plum/hibiscus was unique, but complimented the base style very well. A very enjoyable offering.

2.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2017
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some bubblegum, light banana, pepper. Taste is medium sweet, orange, candied orange, some banana, light yeast spicy, pepper. Light-medium body, some creaminess.

3
SONOFWODEN (56) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2017
I had this from the tap with a pasta dinner at a local Italian restaurant. It was good. Drinkable. Some head which didn’t last too long. Mild sweetness, some spice that also came out in the aroma. A little thin for me with a little too much carbonation but, for ordering at a restaurant that is not a brew pub, it was fine, but not something I would choose to buy for myself at a distributor.

3.6
kassner (1656) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Well it is different andi like it. Not just the lemon twist, complex spices and a nice cloudy refreshing beer.

1.3
GoodDog (1) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JAN 7, 2017 does not count
This is not a good Sam Adams beer. I’m not really an unfiltered enthusiast but this tastes like a cheap beer. Cool label design though

3.2
JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Hazy to cloudy golden/orange colored liquid. Smallish dense near white head. Scents of wheat, yeast, orange zest, licorice and light apple. Light sweet pale malt start. Citrus and mild spices kick in, which leads to a peppery finish and linger with pears and peaches. 1/14

3
darbeer75 (887) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Aroma: faintly bready but not much there; Appearance: hazy dark orange pour with billowy white head that thins out quickly; Taste: lightly spicy and malty but no personality; Palate: medium body with short finish; Overall: forgettable

2.7
wombat23 (1362) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pale golden color with an off-white head. Aroma of light malts and yeast. Taste is light malt, yeast, spice, coriander, and citrus notes. Okay.

3.4
bjakk (756) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - SEP 20, 2016
Bronze, cloudy, white foam that dosnt last. Caramel, spice in the aroma. Sweet, fruit, caramel, with candy aftertaste. High in carbon.

2.7
Maracuja05 (1206) - Mainz, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2016
[backlog] 18-03-16 / bottle at Houston Airport. Crisp, spicy. Nice yeast aroma. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating 3.25/5


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