Provisions Series: Snicklefritz - The Bruery
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3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
Gold, a little bit of orange in the color, pristine white head to it, just right, around 1" per 12oz. Big time belgian yeast aroma. Pretty clean and citrusy for the style.
Moderately hoppy for style, lots of citrus flavors for style, yet no haze from the fruit zesting and whatnot that went on.
Kick ass mouthfeel making 10% go down so easily. How something 10% can qualify as 'refreshing' seems at odds, but it really works here.
09-13-2011 23:50:59 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.53/5 rDev -6.1%
Bottleshare with Alucard4 and Darthkostrizer
Pours a clear amber color with a frothy eggshell colored head. Good retention and low lacing.
Yeasty and bready on the nose with a faint caramel and candi sugar note. Also a touch of sourness.
Flavor starts off good with good balance and a little different for the style IMO. Then as I drank it more it became increasingly tougher to drink. It started getting more and more sugary and sweet. Notes include sugary maltiness, bready yeast, subtle fruit like peach and mango, bitter oakiness, orange zest and a hint of clove.
Medium mouthfeel that gets increasingly heavier through the beer. A little zesty bite with medium-high carbonation.
Overall I just thought it was weird how much my opinion changed through this beer. I can see how some would like it but for me and the others I drank it with, we all felt the same way.
09-18-2011 18:31:25 | More by MrVonzipper
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
Appearance: Slightly cloudy medium amber color. Has a fairly generous white head that slowly faded.
Smell: Bready Belgian yeast notes, with some fruity notes that could be described as grapesque.
Taste: Some grape/white wine notes come through with some spicy notes also featuring prominently. Some mild orange notes also come through.
Mouth-feel: Medium-bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation.
Overall: This beer was one of my first beers from the Bruery at their 1st anniversary party. People can hate on the Bruery all they want, but I feel they aren't afraid to take chances and go for brewing unique flavorful beers. Even though this was not their original recipe this one holds true to that philosophy.
Reviewed on 9/10/2011
09-15-2011 00:25:34 | More by IKR
4/5 rDev +6.4%
Served from bottle into a Bell's stemmed tulip. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, wood, spices, pineapple, and orange zest. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, banana, wood, spices, floral, orange, orange rine, and orange zest. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I went into this one fairly curious on what this combination would be like. It actually happpened to turn out pretty well as the citrus came across really nicely with the added wood character. This made it quite enjoyable and easy to drink. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance.
02-11-2012 23:36:17 | More by thagr81us
4.1/5 rDev +9%
A big thanks to Frank (lurchingbeast) for this unsolicited extra. Cheers!
Appearance – Pours into a LadyFace snifter with a hazy tangerine color. About a finger of off white head is achieved that dissipates rather slowly leaving slight lacing.
Smell – Slight oak, Belgian yeast, a hint of citrus, and some nice spices.
Taste – The initial flavor is some nice spices and citrus such as clove and orange (making me think of Christmas time). Some nice oaky, earthy flavors mixed in with definite candied brown sugar. Just a bit of vanilla shows itself as the beer warms, and there are definite Belgian yeast characteristics that finish up the sip.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, exquisitely creamy, decent carbonation.
Overall – Honestly, this is a pretty good Belgian pale ale. Nothing that would knock your socks off, but a very appropriate brew to enjoy tonight and enjoy it I am!
12-15-2011 01:50:42 | More by SpdKilz
British Columbia (Canada)
4/5 rDev +6.4%
Appearance. Pours a clear, gold-amber with two finger of frothy white head.
Smell. Spicy belgian yeast along with some citrus and a little tropical fruit.
Taste. Sweet light grains and some belgian yeast and spices, some citrus fruits and honey.
Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium-low carbonation.
Overall. Very nice belgian pale. A bit sweet for me, but has nice flavours in a nice ballance.
04-01-2012 02:11:38 | More by Rutager
4.1/5 rDev +9%
750 poured to Green Man oversized snifter.
Pours a glowing burnt orange that just lights up your eyes. You're greeted by a vicious pure white 3 finger head that falls to a half inch and sticks around forever. Very little lacing, but there are slight webs at times.
So many spices in this one, I struggle to pick exact ones out. It's very nice though. It's a spiced up citrus bomb that has the tiniest bit of zest on the finish. Almost like a Saison and I'd probably guess it was a Saison if I didn't know what I was drinking.
Taste follows suit with the spices and gobs of citrus. Nice Belgian yeasts are present, and again it's finished with some lemony tartness that I'm very happy is in there.
Mouthfeel is nice. Very light which makes it very drinkable especially while clocking in at 10% ABV. I wish there were a dry finish in this one since I've been thinking Saison this whole time, but alas, there's not. Still very nice though.
I think this is by far my favorite offering by The Bruery so far. This is the first of their Provisions Series that I've tried, but I might have to start making some regualr trips out there if they continue to stock this stuff.
09-29-2011 06:00:30 | More by DearthVader
4/5 rDev +6.4%
750ml bottle poured into a Bruery Tulip.
Pours a hazy gold with a lovely soapy white head that settles to a nice haze and leaves some sticky lacing. Aromas are of candi sugar, bready Belgian yeast, citrus, oak, and spices. Taste is similar to the nose, rather sweet, with some spicy Belgian yeast, lots of citrus, and lots of spices (getting some allspice, cinnamon, and a touch of clove - in fact there were moments where this reminded me of a clove cigarette). Slightly boozy, the 10% definitely comes through, but it doesn't really detract from the overall experience. Mouthfeel is smooth, with a touch-over-medium body and good carbonation. Overall an enjoyable experience, definitely something unique.
09-18-2011 19:13:02 | More by jsanford
3.65/5 rDev -2.9%
Look: Caramel orange in color with a 1/4 inch white head and ok retention
Smell: Bready yeast and lots of biscuit upfront and a decent amount of summer fruits like apricot on the backend
Taste: Upfront it taste like there is some citrus that is fighting against the spices that were used. It finishes of with a nice oak character and actually the more I drink it the less I like it.
Mouthfeel: Is maybe just a bit thinner than medium and carbonation is medium
Overall: A decent little belgian golden but nothing to wonderful
09-23-2011 02:01:03 | More by DarthKostrizer
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
Had this on tap at the Provisions store in Orange.
A - Golden yellow with a thin white head.
S - Biscuit, fruits, estery, tons of citrus and coriander. This is not subtly spiced at ALL.
T - Like a golden strong and a witbier had a baby. Wow. It really does not taste like 10%. Lots of spice and belgian yeast character. Cinnamon, coriander, curaçao, pepper.
M - Medium, tons of carbonation.
O - I was very impressed by this beer. It's a great drinking beer, but at 10% I wouldn't want more than 2 - 3 glasses. It'd be very easy to get drunk on this stuff though, as it's one of the most sessionable beers of this strength I've ever had.
09-22-2011 21:01:07 | More by Cinderbike
3.58/5 rDev -4.8%
Served in a Bruery tulip during today's NFL mini-tasting.
Pours a moderately-hazy golden-peach color with a decent white head. Faint bit of lacing and a thin collar with a bit of a cap. The nose carries some light oak plus a bit of light citrus and spice. Flavor has a bit of spice and oak. Citrus is in the background. Spice and oak really come through in the body. Medium in feel. Pretty good and a nice concept.
10-02-2011 19:40:15 | More by Thorpe429
Provisions Series: Snicklefritz from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.