Provisions Series: Snicklefritz | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Floydster on 09-12-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
23
For Trade:
1
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3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet. We opened up this one at a tasting hosted by finewinemike.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Sweet malt with Belgian spice and some fruity, banana notes. The yeast does most of the work here.

Taste: Quite sweet. There are some herbal, fruity, and floral notes along with a decent amount of bitterness. Some alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation and a slick finish.

Overall: I thought this was a strange one. I don't know that all the flavors worked together perfectly. The alcohol was a bit too prevalent as well. I don't think I'll search this one out again.

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3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thank you, Andrew. 2011 Provisions release clocking in at 10% ABV.

Pouring a mildly hazy copper, this beer has a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose has plenty of yeasty, fruity esters, with the added citrus kinda dominating the mix. Moderate spice character is present as well, and the oak is rather big, buttery and vanillin heavy. Mild to moderate honey sweetness is present along with a moderate alcohol note. The spice character seems like a blend of clove and nutmeg with a dash of cinnamon thrown in. Decent.

The palate is a lot brasher and boozier than the nose would suggest. A robust alcohol character is present, lightening the body, and enhancing the oak. Flavor-wise, there's some citrus (orange peel), a mellow blend of spices (it's hard to discern with the rather high booziness and heavy handed use of oak and some honey. The oak character is just too much, rather raw, medium-light toast, with some buttery notes as well as a rather high amount of oak flavors and a little vanillin. As for malts, there's a pleasant, enjoyable toffee and caramel character as well. Medium in body with a very nice level of carbonation, this beer is just too boozy and too oaky for it's own good. On the bright side, it doesn't quite taste like the lumber yard that Acer Quercus was, but that's not setting a very high bar, is it? Still, this is drinkable, and I'll probably finish this bottle, but I feel no need to revisit, especially at the cost.

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3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

742nd Review on BA
Draft to Goblet

App- This was a very nice golden orange with a bit of a ½ in head that left very quickly. A good amount of lace and cling down the glass.

Smell- This actually had a great deal going on. This started with a bit of fruit and light citrus but then moved along to a spice note but included some oak.

Taste- This was just not a favorite of mine. Had a lot going on and I didn't get the flavors going on. It started with the weird bland citrus notes, followed but the too spicy notes of the nutmeg and clove.

Mouth- A medium bodied beer with a paired medium carbonation. Left me with a too spicy mamosa like orangy spice note.

Drink- This beer just wasnt for me. Ive loved everything by the Bruery so one was bound to not be liked. Such is life.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled March 2012
A steady pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces an almost, three-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The head leaves a nicely layered, it a touch thin, lacing on the sides of my glass as I slowly work my way through a couple glasses of this beer. The beer is a bright amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, dark gold / copper color when held up to the light. The aroma has a solid biscuit, or sweet brown grain cracker like maltiness to it that is accentuated by a richly toasted character that seems oak derived, but seems to escape from overly woody notes. The effervescent carries bright citrus notes to the nose that is noticeable after the toasted / malty notes. There seems to be a fair amount going on in the nose here with other notes reminiscent of ginger, perhaps a hint of juniper, a light turpene spice character that reminds me of clove or cardamom (though this last only faintly), perhaps a hint of earthy coriander and lots of pale malt cracker character once you really start to dig into the aroma.

Quite effervescent, almost foamy, as it first hits my mouth, and this despite sitting ten minutes in my glass. The beer is quite dry, but some warming alcohol seems to add some sweetness and there is also a soft citrus character that keeps this from being bone dry. The finish has a light spiciness and astringency to it that seems oak derived, but the alcohol also adds some piquancy. The rich, toasted maltiness that is in the nose is also here in the flavor but at a much reduced level; it focuses more on the cracker side of things rather than the more biscuit like character that was found in the aroma. The body is quite light, especially when you consider the strength; it doesn’t stop being a sipping beer though as the alcohol and oak add a heat to the finish that keeps me from wanting to quaff this thing (which is certainly a good thing given the strength). The spiciness is quite a bit muted as compared to the aroma, instead there is a general, floral spiciness to the flavor that can be a bit peppery

I feel like this could use a touch more residual body, at times it can seem a touch too thin, not really from a body standpoint, but that dryness seems to mute a bunch of the spice and malt character that would otherwise be in the flavor. Still this is an enjoyable beer as is, but it seems like it could be quite a bit better without letting the yeast chomp through this quite as much (though it definitely should remain on the dry side).

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Provisions Series: Snicklefritz from The Bruery
3.83 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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