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Schnickelfritz - Saucony Creek Brewing Company

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163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saucony Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Knapp85 on 10-20-2013

Pennsylvania German’s translate “Schnickelfritz” to mean a Nix Nux, or a naughty rebellious child who is always getting into trouble. That sums up our family here at Saucony Creek, so in honor of our Pop-Pop’s chocolate covered cherry addiction during the winter months we brewed an Imperial Chocolate Cherry Milk Stout. Schnickelfritz is brewed with dark caramel malts, chocolate malts and lactose to create a smooth creamy mouth feel. Milk chocolate and real cherries are added for a winter warmer treat.
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Photo of JPowell712
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BFCarr
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAM12
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vylo
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Duff27
3.22/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lucular
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad milk stout but I couldn't really taste the cherry at all. My wife said she could taste it a little bit on the finish but that it was a medicinal flavor so she was glad it wasn't a stronger cherry flavor.

Photo of wonothesane42
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KVNBGRY
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Highly let down. It tasted like an average homebrew at best. The adjuncts are just not here with these guys. It looked and felt more like a brown ale than an imperial milk stout. You could kinda sorta taste a hint of cherry if I told you it was in there. If you tried it blind, you would think odd brown ale.

Photo of Viperman1316
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briandaube
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brant_J
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stacks1914
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brocktune
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NJBeer265
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slvrmon82
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of Deltoro
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of malfunxion
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jgido759
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

After finding this a few weeks ago, I finally got around to tasting this.

Poured a very dark brown, almost black color with a very thin, tan head which dissipated within 5 minutes. To my "untrained' nose & palate the only thing I noticed was a coffee aroma with little to no cherry. I was also disappointed with the lack of any cherry flavor.

Although I would purchase and drink this again, I feel it did not live up to most of the reviews that I've read.

Photo of Shandycan
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of saison90
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Swedey2k
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%

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Schnickelfritz from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.