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Schnickelfritz - Saucony Creek Brewing Company

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144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 10-20-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

lockewoodfin, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

bigfnjoe, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

GeoffreyM, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Dreadnaught33, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

IdrinkGas, Nov 06, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer was pretty good and an interesting spin on a milk stout. The beer pours zero head which was a letdown for me as the carbonation is very low on this one. The aroma was decent with slight cherries coming thru the stout backbone and a little chocolate. The taste is good, a little syrupy but good none the less with the cherries accenting the beer. This beer is a little sweet and I could not see me downing tons of these. In the end I am glad to have a few and I can check this off the never ending list of beers I have tried.

Bottom Line: See it, give it a try its not bad at all. The ABV is totally hidden.

themind, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

bshiban, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

lobos62, Nov 02, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Philbe has the review nailed down accurately so I won't try to duplicate. However, I thought the whole was better than the sum of the parts and was very fond of the taste. I was afraid that the chocolate cherry would be a bit overly sweet as this is not my favorite thing to do to a milk stout but it was subtle enough to enhance and not be cloying It goes down deceptively easily for an 8.0 abv beer.

Villanovan, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Phillyz, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Deerslayer210, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Dannynoonan123, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

RobertColianni, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

ridgeline23, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ShanePB, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of philbe311
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Couldn't resist picking this up after Maple Mistress far exceeded my expectations...

A - The pour is slightly viscous and yields nothing more than a half fingers worth of light-to-medium colored khaki froth that quickly fades away... What remains is an uneven slightly splotchy veil of lacing with a thin collar... Some carbonation bubbles can be seen bursting through the surface... The color is quite black, but rather a deep rich dark chestnut brown that allows some bits of light to leak in around the edges... Appears mostly still at first glance, but there are some very small streaks of micro-sized bubbles streaking through the top of the glass at a very rapid pace...

S - The aroma is rather pleasant and fairly complex... The mildy sweet lactose presence is undeniable... Next some seem rich slightly bitter chocolate... Some bing cherries... A very light hint of some faint roasted malts... Perhaps even a bit nutty...

T - The flavor profile begins to raise this brew to a much higher level... All the expected elements from the nose are present, but they work in harmony to create a truly complex flavor profile... Each component rises and feels as each takes a turn starring... Each sip reveals a slightly new nuance... A bit sweet overall, but far from cloying... Chocolate cake... Cherries... Light roasted malts... Perhaps a hint of coffee... Faint blueberries... The lactose sweetness is throughout.. A very little boozy component rises on the finish as this one warms a tad bit...

M - Medium to full bodied... Limited carbonation... Decadent... Smooth... Lush... Creamy... Sultry... Velvety... You get the picture yet??? Silky... Rich... Satisfying... Do you need me to keep going??? Very near world class in this category...

D - Average at best appearance and aroma give way to outstanding flavor and exceptional mouthfeel... The end result is a very enjoyable and memorable desert beer... I can easily see myself relaxing with one of these in my hands after the end to a long winter's day... Another offering from Saucony Creek not to be missed... One odd note however, most beers tend to improve as they come closer to room temperature, this one however falls off a slight bit which made me go back and tweak down some of m ratings...

philbe311, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jzeilinger, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

millerbuffoon, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Knapp85, Oct 20, 2013
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Schnickelfritz from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.