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.
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The hazy smoothness of this brew is awakened by the crackling of spring spices. Its unique combination of 10 ingredients includes a range from the familiar to the exotic with fruits (orange and lemon peel, dried plum, and tamarind), flowers (hibiscus and rose hips) and spices like vanilla, anise, and fresh ground coriander and Grains of Paradise. Each add a layer of flavor while the fresh ground spices give a vibrant snap to the light cereal malt sweetness for a crisp and refreshing brew.
Taking inspiration from the traditional Belgian witbier style, we developed our own take on this brilliant brew. The truly unique taste of Samuel Adams Cold Snap is created from our signature spice blend that gives it a distinct and lively character. The spices range from fruits to spices and even a few flowers to create a myriad of flavors to discover with each sip. We also dry spice, similar to dry hopping, to bring out the full character of the fresh ground spices. The beer is then coarse filtered, leaving a hazy appearance.
Belgian white ales, or witbiers, get their name from their white, hazy appearance created by the unfiltered brews’ suspended yeast and wheat proteins. Closely related to German weissbiers, or wheat beers, witbiers have the addition of spices like orange peel & coriander. One key difference in witbiers comes from their yeasts. Belgian yeasts create a spicy fruity character while American ale yeasts are more subtle. When witbiers were first created the spices were used to add flavor and preserve the beer prior to the advent of hops. Today, the spices still add character & flavor but are accompanied by the subtle citrus bitterness of hops.