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Provisions Series: Snicklefritz - The Bruery

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Provisions Series: SnicklefritzProvisions Series: Snicklefritz

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BA SCORE
85
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 80
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
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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3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-08-2011 03:28:53 | More by pwoody11
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.2%

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billshmeinke

California

3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

Honey/golden/orange in color. Two fingers of white head. Good retention and lacing.

Smells of honey, belgian candi sugar, mint, sage and dill.

Taste follows smell, belgian candi sugar, honey, mint, sage, dill, a bit of clove/banana phenols going on, a bit of spicy white pepper, earthy/bitter finish.

Full bodied, carbonation is on point, balance is a little off, too sweet. Fucking Patrick and his addiction to Candi Sugar... he's like the Lamar Odom of the brewing world. Just kidding, but too sweet none the less.

This is ok. I wish the hops had made more of an impact on the beer. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 05:01:45 | More by billshmeinke
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3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled March 2012
A steady pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces an almost, three-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The head leaves a nicely layered, it a touch thin, lacing on the sides of my glass as I slowly work my way through a couple glasses of this beer. The beer is a bright amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, dark gold / copper color when held up to the light. The aroma has a solid biscuit, or sweet brown grain cracker like maltiness to it that is accentuated by a richly toasted character that seems oak derived, but seems to escape from overly woody notes. The effervescent carries bright citrus notes to the nose that is noticeable after the toasted / malty notes. There seems to be a fair amount going on in the nose here with other notes reminiscent of ginger, perhaps a hint of juniper, a light turpene spice character that reminds me of clove or cardamom (though this last only faintly), perhaps a hint of earthy coriander and lots of pale malt cracker character once you really start to dig into the aroma.

Quite effervescent, almost foamy, as it first hits my mouth, and this despite sitting ten minutes in my glass. The beer is quite dry, but some warming alcohol seems to add some sweetness and there is also a soft citrus character that keeps this from being bone dry. The finish has a light spiciness and astringency to it that seems oak derived, but the alcohol also adds some piquancy. The rich, toasted maltiness that is in the nose is also here in the flavor but at a much reduced level; it focuses more on the cracker side of things rather than the more biscuit like character that was found in the aroma. The body is quite light, especially when you consider the strength; it doesn’t stop being a sipping beer though as the alcohol and oak add a heat to the finish that keeps me from wanting to quaff this thing (which is certainly a good thing given the strength). The spiciness is quite a bit muted as compared to the aroma, instead there is a general, floral spiciness to the flavor that can be a bit peppery

I feel like this could use a touch more residual body, at times it can seem a touch too thin, not really from a body standpoint, but that dryness seems to mute a bunch of the spice and malt character that would otherwise be in the flavor. Still this is an enjoyable beer as is, but it seems like it could be quite a bit better without letting the yeast chomp through this quite as much (though it definitely should remain on the dry side).

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 02:24:59 | More by Gueuzedude
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Indiana

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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New Hampshire

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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MrVonzipper

California

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 18:31:25 | More by MrVonzipper
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Provisions Series: Snicklefritz from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.