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Snowsuit - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 02-10-2012)
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CraftyHusker

Nebraska

3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a 6 pack at the Walmart neighborhood market for a reasonable $6.47. Poured into a pub style pint glass. Pours a very clear deep red/copper with moderate carbonation. Smells of apples and cherries. Taste is similar to the smell. After a while the standard winter spices become apparent, but not overwhelming. Finish is somewhat dry & fruity. An easy beer to drink.

I tried this one last year and was not impressed, but decided to try again this year & am glad I did. It seems as though they toned down the spice this year, although i may have just had a bad bottle last year. Its labeled as a winter abbey which is an accurate description, and leans more towards an abbey which in my opinion is a good thing. A fine winter selection from Lucky Bucket.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 20:35:31 | More by CraftyHusker
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Alabama

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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Sampled this last night on 3/5/14 but had it about a year ago. From a local brewery (Lucky Bucket) that is like 15 miles from the house. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a pretty reddish-brown in color with a very thin head. Some light spotty lacing is seen every now and then but not a lot. The aroma is of some dark fruit and spices. the taste is about the same with the cloves and nutmeg coming through. Very bitter finish. Much different than the last time I tried this as I really liked it then and would rate it much higher than this time. This time, not so much. Maybe a bad bottle? No date is seen. I will give it one more time next winter.

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03-07-2014 03:25:18 | More by BeerWithMike
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

03-01-2014 22:11:49 | More by TwoForty
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Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

02-28-2014 01:57:00 | More by bigolwilly
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a brownish red with a thin white head.

S - Some sweetness with lots of nutmeg and cinnamon.

T - Taste is dominated by cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. The yeast is not very noticeable.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp with a sticky mouthfeel.

O - Drinkable. I just wish there would have been a little more body and depth of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 05:44:08 | More by TreyIsWilson
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South Dakota

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02-07-2014 01:56:12 | More by Eric908
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North Dakota

3/5  rDev -13%

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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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South Dakota

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Nebraska

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Nebraska

3/5  rDev -13%

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dbossman

Nebraska

3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark cherry red with a quickly dissipating head--the head completely disappears; it looks like red wine or cherry juice; the lacing is non existent; it's pretty but it doesn't look like beer (unless it was a sour, which it is not)

S: Pretty subdued--sweet fruits like cherries, oranges, and apples blend with spices like nutmeg, cloves, allspice; some brown sugar and toffee notes--nice but pretty subdued

T: Slightly sweet, slightly roasted malts up front with fruity undertones; the spicing is subtle and it works well but everything is so subdued

F: Medium body, sticky, but a bit under-carbonated

O: This is okay but just too subdued and lacking full carbonation; I think this beer has some potential but it's pretty average right now

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05-03-2013 13:16:31 | More by dbossman
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -13%

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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lucky Bucket Snow Suit
On Tap at the brewery, 12/27/2012

Snow Suit? Hmmm, what to expect? Nothing to describe it on the black board. I'm guessing a spicy winter warmer or perhaps even a stout. Served in a pint glass. Clear dark copper with a reddish cast beneath a frothy head of off-white. Aroma of apple and light spice. Taste of apple and light spice. A pleasant surprise! This is a unique winter offering. As you get into it the spice grows (kind of a generic mix) and some dark fruit emerges. Medium-light in body and gently crisp. Good head retention and lacing. Wonderful. Pleasant finish with a gently spicy drying finish.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2013 14:06:33 | More by NeroFiddled
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

01-02-2013 19:06:41 | More by beerdhabelly
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RDW

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +15.9%

01-01-2013 06:46:12 | More by RDW
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babayaga

Nebraska

2.9/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

Appearance- Ruby-brown color, clear with initial off-white head. Head dissipates very quickly. Minimal lacing.

Aroma- I do get some belgian yeast notes, and some nutmeg. Some sort of light vegetal aroma going on.

Flavor- Sweet spices, cassis, anise, malt notes, some type of lighter fruit, actually.

Mouthfeel - Light body, long finish from the spices is semi-sweet. Carbonation is pretty soft. Almost oily.

Label says that it's a "spiced belgian style abbey ale" brewed with six spices. I think that this would be more pleasant without the heavy spicing. It's actually taken me 3 of these over the last month or so to work up the effort of a review. I really wanted to like it more, support the local brewery and all that (I'm from Omaha), but I don't "get" this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 00:04:28 | More by babayaga
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in Nashville @ Frugal McD's. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Yazoo pint glass. Whoever created this entry labled the beer as a Winter Warmer but it clearly says Belgian Style Abbey Ale on the bottle; maybe a mix of both.

A: Pours clear, amber in color with a thick off white frothy head. Nice retention, the head slowly dissipates and clings to the glass. Looks inviting.

S: The nose is floral with a hint of Belgian maltiness. Some dried fruit, fig, cherry syrup. Definitely some scents of spice in there, maybe cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg as well.

T: Taste keeps it coming w/ the spices, upon which it heavily relies. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice. Beneath that some hints of a Trappist like yeast flavor with a slight amount of bitterness. Finish is slightly acidic and grainy.

M: The feel is light with minimal carbonation. Slides over the tongue and goes down easily.

O: Overall a good, light winter brew. The mix of an abbey ale w/ the characteristics of a winter warmer is interesting and works. I however tend to prefer to go full out in one direction or the other this time of year. That being said, a tasty beer that I enjoyed and would recommend.

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11-17-2012 04:18:49 | More by mattsdenney
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kevincleary


3/5  rDev -13%

10-28-2012 14:21:11 | More by kevincleary
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

07-14-2012 04:30:48 | More by ssjkyle
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Snowsuit from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.