Sessionable is an understatement. This fresh brew from New Belgium – to be released just in time for the Super Bowl – is mellow and citrusy up front with a hint of coriander and clove, finishing with a snappy tartness then soothing the palate with a creamy mouth-feel.
Snapshot Wheat, brewed with wheat and pale malts, is a blend of two beers, one that has been traditionally fermented in classic Belgian style and one that has undergone lactobacillus fermentation. Unfiltered, Snapshot pours a slightly hazy, golden, apricot color with clean, creamy white lacing that slowly trickles down the glass as you sip. The Target hops add a delightful citrus character that melds harmoniously with grains of paradise, a ginger-like spice, and coriander.
While the name comes partly from the “snap” of tartness, Snapshot refers to the “snap-happy phone photographer trend,” and in homage to New Belgium’s celebration of phone photo sharing, the above photo was taken with a classic iPhone 4S camera. Upon release, be sure to sample and share your thoughts using #snapshotwheat on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Untappd, Forkly, Foursquare… you get the “picture.”
Snapshot Wheat will be available year-round in 12 oz bottles and cans, as well as in 22 oz bottles or on draft at select local bars and restaurants.