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Provisions Series: Snicklefritz - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
83
good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
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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Photo of lcmir23
4/5  rDev +6.4%

lcmir23, Nov 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Callmecoon, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Rckmo10, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of GregSVT
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.

GregSVT, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

imperialking, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

leschkie, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

BeerThursdays, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Retsinis
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Retsinis, Nov 16, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

AlexM, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of dksl16
4/5  rDev +6.4%

dksl16, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Khazadum
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Great head development. Pure white body, rose to a height of 2 fingers, settled down appropriately to a collar and murky topper. Edging has some medium sized bubbles disrupting the creamy characteristic. Toffee colored body hides very tiny bubbles, but a multitude of them.

S- Nice light oak character, less the sweetness and more woody than anything else. Gentle belgian candied sugar. Pretty simple bouquet here, there is a tinge of citrus spice rather than sweetness which is quite welcome.

T- First hit is a citrus rind and spice. Its like oranges dehydrated and sprinkled over the body. The body that I speak of is a light candied sweetness. Like caramels and brown sugar, but woody as well. Gritty, more earthen. The wooden flavors of the oak hit first and fade quickly.

The hops are not gentle, bitter in the front and rising to be high on the back most reaches of my tongue. Perhaps as I drink more I detect cloves and minor banana sweetness as well! Oh, the hidden nature of this beer. For a 10%, the alcohol is very well placed. Definitely doesn't taste hot or alcoholic at all.

M- Full of body, very very creamy. Low carbonation generates some interesting contrasts to the velvet liquid. Perfect stickiness and great bitter retention to the point that it becomes a hassle to drink. Very frustrating at times.

Nice belgian pale ale. Good flavors, nothing amazing.

Khazadum, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of BrewerB
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.

BrewerB, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of alpinebryant
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden orange amber in color. Massive white head and a strong carbonation when opened.

S: Aroma of honey, belgian candy sugar, some noble hops and tons of orange with a bit of spicing.

T: The belgian candi sugar takes the front of the stage followed directly by citrus flavors from orange rind and a bitterness probably also from the same thing. A bit of belgian yeast white pepper flavors and a bit of coriander essence. This is really bitter for a BSPA, different which is nice for a change but probably would be more enjoyable a little less bitter.

M: Thick body with a medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy

O: A nice bit of work and a good beer, tough to enjoy a full bottle by one person. I split this up and finished the second half on a Sunday rather than crushing it in one night. Luckily some carbonation was still present after capping.

alpinebryant, Oct 19, 2011
Photo of johnnnniee
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.

johnnnniee, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of Huhzubendah
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.

Huhzubendah, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of billshmeinke
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.

billshmeinke, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of mdfb79
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.

mdfb79, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Thorpe429, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of auroracrisis
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into a Duvel tulip.

Hazy sunset orange with a big pillowy head at first, then dissipates into a froth that rests on the top of the beer. Effervescent carbonation can be seen upon pouring which disappears after a minute or two. Some lacing.

Bright orange rind and clove. Subtle notes of sourdough and other citrus fruits. Lemon and tangerine rind more apparent as it warms. Also, almost a stale character to the beer as well. Oak woven throughout most of the aroma.

A touch more sublte on the tongue with tangerine rind, clove and oak. Not much breadyness as the nose but oak is very apparent throughout the beer.

Medium consistency and a real soft body. A tickle of carbonation but not much as the beer continues to rest in the glass.

Nice, bright citrus rind flavors with spicy and bready qualities. A nice experiment by The Bruery but it didn't really knock me out. Glad to try it.

auroracrisis, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of DearthVader
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.

DearthVader, Sep 29, 2011
Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
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

DarthKostrizer, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of Beerenauslese
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?

Beerenauslese, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of Cinderbike
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Cinderbike, Sep 22, 2011
Photo of jsanford
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.

jsanford, Sep 18, 2011
Provisions Series: Snicklefritz from The Bruery
83 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.