This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Samuel Adams Cold Snap.
As Mrs KB says, after a warm day out in the sun, everyone could use a Cold Snap. Although this may be wishful thinking, there still are some bottles of this seasonal brew, so at least you can chill one (or six) and try to think cold.
The Cold Snap is an unfiltered white ale which is brewed with spices (as most are). The website indicates that the spices added to the brew process include coriander, orange peel and plum.
The beer pours a very dark gold and has nice carbonation with some foam. There is a strong, rich fruit flavor which may be the plum and is quite pleasant. The beer should not be confused with a lambic or other fruit infused beer as it is not overly sweet. Instead, the spices work with the complex fruit notes to create a beer that has a slight resemblance to a barley wine in its flavor profile.
I would recommend pairing this beer with sweet poultry dishes or mellow sweet tomato based beef soups or stews.
The Samuel Adams Cold Snap is under the Kosher Supervision of the Star-K and has a Star-K certification mark on the label. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this brew, please follow this link - beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/109458.
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