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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: 11.7%
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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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-02-2013 04:09:54 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

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

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, Belgian yeast, and some spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors that make it quite easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2012 03:34:39 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 19:40:15 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-11-2012 12:51:51 | More by acurtis
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spycow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

01-13-2013 19:56:05 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

5/5  rDev +33%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

02-27-2013 21:22:56 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

11-14-2011 22:37:32 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-13-2014 15:35:13 | More by drabmuh
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mdfb79

New York

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 10/02/11 notes. Thanks to Thorpe429 for sharing this one. Served in my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a murky orange amber color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spices, citrus hops, Belgian yeast, and a little oak or wood. Lots of spice in the nose.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, Belgian yeast, spices, fruity malts, light floral and pine, and some vanilla. A step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderare carbonation.

o - Overall a decent Belgian style ale from the Bruery. Lots of spices in the nose, but I enjoyed the almost vanilla like qualities in the taste. Would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 17:47:00 | More by mdfb79
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

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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imperialking

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.2%

11-18-2011 00:59:36 | More by imperialking
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer appears orange colored and hazy, with a half inch of white head that leaves some good lacing on the glass. The aroma offers a heavy dose of citrus, along with malt, spices, and subtle wood. The flavor is of woody citrus, with a light, earthy funk about it. Too much wood, a bit out of balance. Medium bodied, with solid carbonation level. Overall, decent.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 16:30:52 | More by Huhzubendah
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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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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

02-26-2013 06:11:04 | More by drewone
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2011 23:50:59 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-02-2013 06:10:16 | More by Kelp
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-24-2013 08:10:15 | More by zestar
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-04-2014 03:19:46 | More by afsdan
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-22-2013 21:18:12 | More by drummermattie02
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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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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks jodan.
25.4oz bottle poured into a Bruery Snifter.

A - Pours a light, hazy orange with a two finger cream colored head - small and large bubbles are present. Good retention and lots of lacing is left on the glass.

S - Belgian yeast, citrus-lemons, spicy.

T - Spicy, orange, lemons.

D - Lots of carbonation, light to medium body.

O - Light and very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 05:23:23 | More by HuskyinPDX
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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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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-02-2013 13:18:26 | More by ShanePB
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-25-2013 15:55:17 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Provisions Series: Snicklefritz from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.