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Provisions Series: Snickelfritz - The Bruery

Provisions Series: SnickelfritzProvisions Series: Snickelfritz

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84
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47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 09-12-2009)
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Reviews by jeff1973:
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jeff1973

California

4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL pour into tulip. Just "re-released" as a Provisions Series beer.

A - Slightly hazy, burnt orange in color. Nice eggshell head that sticks around for awhile. Decent lacing.

S - Get the orange with spices right away. A little orange sherbet? Also get the band-aid funk from the yeast.

T - Again with the orange sherbet and a little spice. Then it dries out just enough not to be too sweet. No sign of alcohol for a 10%ABV beer. Just a slight bit of funk, just barely noticeable. Very well balanced and refreshing.

M - Medium body with medium-low carbonation. Gives a silky mouthfeel. Nice.

D - Dangerously smooth and refreshing. You really have to remember that this one is 10% ABV and not drink it too fast.

Great easy drinking and delicious beer. I'm glad they brought this one back. I bought an extra to age. If it smoothes out even more, watch out!

Update 8/23/2013
Bottled 8/2011, so 2yrs old.

Maybe a little more horse blanket than I remember, but that was 2yrs ago, so who knows. Pretty much the same as above. Was smooth to start with and is still really smooth. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 03:52:37 | More by jeff1973
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Provisions Series: Snickelfritz from The Bruery
84 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.