Spinnaker’s Brewery – Snake Bite Thirty Firssst Aniversary Brew

Spinnakers Brewery Snake Bite Review


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3.7 out of 5


  • Brewery: Spinnaker's Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Blonde Ale, Cider
  • Pros:

    A unique and refreshing blend of cider and beer

  • Cons:

    Not quite cider and not quite beer

  • Conclusion:

    A sessionable and flavourful twist on both craft beer and cider

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A Snake Bite is traditionally a Stout and Apple Cider blend but the Spinnaker’s version takes a lighter twist using a more sessionable ale and an all-BC Apple Cider. From the Bomber bottle this unique cider-beer blend pours as a golden straw colour with a finger and a half of head that settles quickly and without a trace. An aroma of apple cider comes through on the nose without much of a beer tone. A subtle malt tone and a Blonde Ale like flavour crrep into the cider tones to mellow the apple sourness. The Snake bite starts like a cider and finishes like a beer. Right off the bat a sweet and sour apple cider flavour hits the tongue with a big carbonation level. The apple flavour slowly mellows and leaves way for more of a Blonde Ale finish. The sour-apple tones linger slightly but the beer notes take over for the most part. The Snake Bite is a nice blend of beer and cider that mellows the cider side and adds a bit of a sour-apple twist to a sessionable summer beer.

Alcohol – 6.0%
IBU – 5
Size –650ml bottle
Price – $7.25 (Craft retailer)


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