Samuel Adams Cold Snap Ale Brewed by the Boston Beer Company in Boston, Massachusetts
Stirring from the haze of winter, this refreshing unfiltered White Ale
awakens its smooth wheat with the bright snap of spring spices. From the
subtle sweetness of orange peel and plum to the peppery bite of fresh ground
coriander, the blend of spices creates just the right refreshing kick to
signal that spring is on its way. Hops for this ale include Hallertau and
Mittelfrueh Noble. The malts include two-row pale malt blend and malted
wheat. Special ingredients consist of ablend of exotic fruits & spices
including orange peel, plum, hibiscus & fresh ground coriander. ABV: 5.3%.
Beer Review from Beer Advocate
Appearance: Pours a very hazy blonde color with a medium-sized fizzy white head
that dissipates quickly, yielding a nice ring of lacing.
Aroma: Citric and fruity sweetness backed up by a peppery aroma. Hints of
typical witbier in the background- wheat and a bit of yeastiness.
Taste: Begins with an orange sweetness with hints of apple and plum toward the
middle. Finish begins spicy before turning a bit wheaty and yeasty.
Mouthfeel: Lighter body with crisp carbonation that stings a bit up front.
Finish is light, watery, and quite refreshing.
Overall: A damn good witbier. I am not a big drinker of the style, but this was
a nice one to have. Like many beers from the Boston Beer Company, this would
make a good gateway beer to those newer to craft beers, and it's definitely
something to have those who swear by Blue Moon to try. It still surprises me
that the Samuel Adams line expands at a near-alarming rate, yet the beers are
Boston Beer Company Story
The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that
Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father's attic. After bringing the
recipe to life in his kitchen, Jim brought it to bars in Boston with the belief
that drinkers would appreciate a complex, full-flavored beer, brewed fresh in
America. That beer was Samuel Adams Boston Lager(R), and it helped catalyze what
became known as the American craft beer revolution.
Today, the Company brews more than 30 styles of beer. The Company uses the
traditional four vessel brewing process and often takes extra steps like
dry-hopping and a secondary fermentation known as krausening. It passionately
pursues the development of new styles and the perfection of its classic beers by
constantly searching for the world's finest ingredients. While resurrecting
traditional brewing methods, the Company has earned a reputation as a pioneer in
another revolution, the "extreme beer" movement, where it seeks to challenge
drinkers' perceptions of what beer can be. The Boston Beer Company strives to
elevate the image of American craft beer by entering festivals and competitions
the world over, and in the past five years it has won more awards in
international beer competitions than any other brewery in the world. The Company
remains independent, and brewing quality beer remains its single focus. While
Samuel Adams is the country's largest-selling craft beer, it accounts for only
about one-half of one percent of the U.S. beer market.