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Samuel Adams Cold Snap

February, 2016
Judges Rating: 
86
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
35 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
15 / 20

This beer poured clear and gold with a relatively thin white head. The aroma emphasized wheat malt, mild yeastiness and light spices (e.g. white pepper). The flavor profile begins and ends with restrained wheat malt sweetness, light fruity esters (e.g. pear and/or apricot) and hops. The predominance of wheat in this beer’s straightforward malt bill comes through especially in its body and light texture on the palate. Overall, this is an easy-drinking beer without excessive alcohol warmth that should appeal more to craft beer novices than to those seeking bolder, more challenging beer styles.

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