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Samuel Adams Cold Snap Ale Brewed by the Boston Beer Company

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%. IBUs: 7.

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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 consistently winners.

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.

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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.


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