The Wit pours a slightly hazy burnt orange and is topped by a thick cap of dense white foam that shows fair retention. An aggressive pour yields the best results. The reduction doesn’t leave behind any lace or residue.
The aroma wafts orange peel and coriander.
Doughy wheat bread and a light citrus gradually crest to tart orange peel, spiced with pepper and coriander. Notes of yeast banana round out the finish.
Its feel is smooth and creamy with a medium body and soft with moderate carbonation.
The aroma is pleasant. Its appearance shows a bit too much clarity and its head retention could be better. Smooth and creamy feel isn’t as effervescent as preferred. Refreshingly tart palate. The Samuel Adams Cold Snap is a nice Witbier but not one that rises to the level of the better Belgians Wits.
Samuel Adams recommends the following food pairings with their Cold Snap Wit: smoked salmon, pork empanadas, sushi, Indian Food, lamb curry, and Shrimp Pad Thai; desserts of orange-ginger ricotta tart, spiced cake with vanilla ice Cream, and Panna cotta.