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Provisions Series: Snicklefritz - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 10
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DovaliHops on 09-10-2011)
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GRG1313

California

5/5  rDev +33%

11-26-2011 13:46:14 | More by GRG1313
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +33%

05-14-2013 21:03:26 | More by Rempo
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AlexM

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

11-14-2011 19:19:03 | More by AlexM
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afksports

New York

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-12-2012 22:11:34 | More by afksports
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Beerenauslese

California

4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Bruery tulip glass. Body is a hazy, translucent amber gold. Poured to a half inch head, the foam is white and sudsy. Good retention, but eventually dissipates to a cap and ring, leaving trace lacing on the glass. A swirl will regenerate some foam, but that quickly dissipates back to a cap and ring. Has the appearance of a belgian golden ale as The Bruery describes it, though more amber in color.

This smells lusciously sweet, like icing on a wedding cake. So much so that a fruit fly dive-bombed into my brew (I hate that) and now it is attracting more. Have to cover this with a coaster in between sips. There are orange and other citrus notes, toffee, and spices like coriander, cinnamon. Has a noticeable alcohol level in the nose.

Tastes of bready and caramel malt, candi sugar, butter, toffee, belgian yeast, hops. Quite a delightful tasting beer overall. Similar to Piraat, but a bit lighter in body. There might be citrus esters from the yeast, but I know this has tangerine and other citrus rind added. The tangerine presence is notable and delightful. As for spices, I'd say there is some coriander, ginger, cinnamon and clove. There is also some metal from the yeast. There is some vanilla and oak in this too. In the long finish (which occurs when you take too much time composing a review) it is dry and peppery. The more I drink of it, and as it warms, the sweeter this gets. There is some perceptible alcohol in the taste, but it is pretty well hidden.

Body is light to medium (the sugar in this adds to the perception of body) and the carbonation is soft, giving this a creamy mouthfeel.

You don't much taste the 10% ABV with this beer, but after a glass, I notice it, so sip, sip, sip. Overall, I think this is a delightful belgian-style golden strong ale. It is definitely on the sweet side but the citrus rind keeps the sweetness in check. Sort of like a buttered belgian waffle with orange curacao that has been flamed off. What do you expect in a beer that seems to be named after a candy bar?

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 01:48:57 | More by Beerenauslese
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head atop. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of oak, banana, clove, citrus fruits, coriander and other spices, ginger, juniper, light fruits, and a bit of alcohol.

T - Starts off with Belgian candi sugar with some coriander, clove, and other spices, banana, and a bit of citrus peels. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some stronger citrus hop and zest flavors, juniper, and some more yeast character. The finish is a mix of banana, clove, orange and grapefruit, yeast flavor and spices, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a spicy, warming, and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really big and complex with lots of different flavors mixed in, but the end result has a remarkable amount of balance.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 05:30:26 | More by ngeunit1
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-02-2013 04:09:54 | More by t0rin0
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IKR

California

4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 00:25:34 | More by IKR
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GregSVT

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy orange with a nice white head that fades to a layering and leaves a lot of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is mostly belgian yeast esters like clove and banana along with nice lemon zest and spice notes. As it warms I pick up a prominent vanilla/oak aroma which is very nice.

T: The taste is a bit better than the nose with big flavors of candied sugar, vanilla, belgian yeast esters, and sweet malt. As it warms the vanilla and a bit of oak come out more and really add to the overall flavor of the beer.

M: The feel is medium bodied and slightly too bubbly for me. The 10% alcohol is nowhere to be seen though.

O: Tasty beer but I wish the oak and spices came through a bit more in the taste and smell. It's still good for the style and something I will have to try again.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 04:39:08 | More by GregSVT
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DovaliHops

California

4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an almost-clear, golden-orange color with a medium white head that disappears quickly. Scent is quite hoppy with some noticeable Belgian yeast aromas. Some sweet malt and hints of citrus. Taste is initially hoppy, then quickly followed by bread flavors and a ton of butter! Wasn't expecting this one to be a butter bomb. I like it though. Belgian yeast flavors mix well with the hops and spices. Finishes rather citrusy with more bread and malt flavors. Mouthfeel is full bodied and smooth. Drinkability is scary high for a 10% beer. The alcohol is well hidden. Overall, this is like no other beer I've had before and I must say I really enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 06:21:30 | More by DovaliHops
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 01:50:42 | More by SpdKilz
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DearthVader

California

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 06:00:30 | More by DearthVader
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle courtesy of BigTomZ. This one was poured into my Bruery tulip.

Snicklefritzy pours a relatively clear golden color (the second pour brings in some sediment and turns the beer a murky tangerine). There's a monster pile of foam that rises atop the beer. It sails past four fingers in height, and comes as close to spilling out of the glass without actually doing so as possible. Head retention is very good, but the lacing left behind is disappointingly patchy. The nose is an intriguing blast of spicy and citrusy, slightly favoring the former over the latter. Specifically, ginger, clove, and coriander jump out and are met by orange and lemon. That balance is disrupted a bit in the flavor profile by the addition of oak, and the woody notes amplify the spice into a clearly dominant position over the citrusy aspect of the beer. The body is nicely light for a 10% beer, but the carbonation, while solid, is neither as active nor as refined as the best Belgians. Snicklefritz is a fairly good Belgian Strong Pale Ale, and the citrusy edge gives it a bit of a unique twist. I wouldn't mind this being made available again to Reserve Society members in 2012.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 04:43:10 | More by axeman9182
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Scored this one in a trade awhile back.

Poured to a Bruery tulip glass: golden orange with a fluffy white head, two fingers width of head hanging around. The smell is yeasty, mildly citrus, and spicy. Taste is full of fun: a ton of different spices happening, a good bit of ginger, coriander, and black pepper. Belgian yeast is very prominent, much like a Triple. Some citrus and banana as well. Mouthfeel is dry, seemingly the only offering from the oak cubes it was aged on.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 21:45:34 | More by JustinMatthew
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John_M

Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange gold color with pretty good head and fair lacing. The nose is impressive in this beer, as I pick up considerable honey, light butter, apricot, gingerale and vanilla. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this sweet, full bodied beer, but I didn't seem to get the same complexity of flavor on the palate. The sweet tropical fruit flavor really seems to dominate in this beer, though I appreciate how well integrated into the alcohol is into the flavor profile. This beer really comes across as quite rich, with plush, viscuous mouthfeel.

This is a pretty nice beer, but given how sweet and boozy it is, I can't imagine drinking a whole lot of it (thankfully there were plenty of folks to share it with last night).

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 15:42:29 | More by John_M
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BrewerB

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this beer from jhenry04 via an in-person trade. Thanks again, Jason!

Pouring into an SF Beer Week tulip. This brew is a mostly clear medium gold and formed a thick off-white head that's retaining well and leaving lacing behind.

Heavy yeast-driven esters showing off some unique characters including toasted coconut, banana, and clove spice. Alcohol is noticeable as well.

Upfront malty sweetness with clove-like esters, sweet orange rind, and a hint of caramel. Short, dry finish leaves a hint of brief sweetness on the palette. Hop flavors appear to be minimal and low bitterness.

Medium-light in body with a moderate level of carbonation. Smooth and easy on the palette.

From the first sip to the last, this is a beer to enjoy. Great malty sweetness combining with some unique and interesting esters. Highly drinkable as well.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 02:05:51 | More by BrewerB
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leschkie

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-17-2011 22:48:31 | More by leschkie
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 23:36:17 | More by thagr81us
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Mrbubbler!

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 02:11:38 | More by Rutager
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 19:13:02 | More by jsanford
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Rckmo10

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-21-2011 02:58:06 | More by Rckmo10
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-24-2013 17:13:29 | More by djaeon
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy deep golden color with a huge fluffy white head that has great retention and lace. Smells of lemon, orange, wheat, and spice. Slightly sweet malt in the nose mixed with tart spicy undertones. Taste is again sweet with malts but also has a spicy citrusy bite to it. Finishes with a bit of warming alcohol heat mixed with some candied sugar. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet but tart mouthfeel. I'm really digging this one! Sweet and strong Belgian pale that's quite easy to consume.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 21:30:43 | More by johnnnniee
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zenwatts

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-28-2012 23:05:17 | More by zenwatts
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dksl16

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-14-2011 17:07:11 | More by dksl16
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Provisions Series: Snicklefritz from The Bruery
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