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Provisions Series: Snicklefritz - The Bruery

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87
very good

36 Reviews
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Reviews: 36
Hads: 90
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 4.38%
Wants: 12
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DovaliHops on 09-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 36 | Hads: 90
Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 (529 characters)

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
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? (2,038 characters)

Photo of Cinderbike
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (642 characters)

Photo of jsanford
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (707 characters)

Photo of MrVonzipper
3.53/5  rDev -9%
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. (877 characters)

Photo of phichifiji00
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip glass:

Appearance: Golden in color, hazy, white head that quickly fades.

Smell: Spicy, citrusy, oak, cloves, hoppy, malty in the middle. Almost like a pumpkin beer, but without the nutmeg and cinnamon.

Taste: Spicy, citrusy, ginger, cloves, oaky in the middle.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, good carbonation. A bit boozy towards the end, but deceptive given its 10% ABV.

Overall: A good belgian style beer. I like the spice and oak additions, and I liked this release much more than the 2009 release. (531 characters)

Photo of IKR
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
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 (743 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
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. (434 characters)

Photo of notchucknorris
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Provisions

A: Dark golden color with a thin tan head.

S: Huge butterscotch aroma (think Werther's Original) with some faint belgian yeast and wet hay.

T: Muted peppery hops, caramel malts, lots of butterscotch and some freshly baked bread. A hint of oak on the finish as well. The butterscotch flavor is a bit much, but it kind of works in this beer in a weird way. (380 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
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. (372 characters)

Photo of DovaliHops
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
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. (653 characters)

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Provisions Series: Snicklefritz from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.