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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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 52
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, Belgian yeast, and some spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors that make it quite easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Bruery

A: The beer pours a surprisingly clear golden color with a finger of white head. I say surprisingly clear because most Bruery beers aren't.

S: The aroma is very heavily spiced with with a lot of nutmeg and cinnamon notes. There is a bit of yeast along with some mild fruit esters and pepper. Fairly sweet with bread and caramel malt aromas.

T: Sweeter than the nose lets on with nice toffee and caramel flavors. Still very spicy with a lot of nutmeg, mild cinnamon, and some white pepper. There is a mild fruit character of candied pears and apples.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: One of the better "Belgian" beers the Bruery has made in recent memory.

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3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a orangish brown in color with brown highlights and a thin head leaving a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: there was definitely some spice in the aroma but manage to sniff out clove, molasses, some citrus, and sweet dark fruits.

T: the dark fruitiness was more apparent on the palate with ginger molasses notes and citrus spice accents.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, mild fruity, spice, and citrusy finish.

D: it did drink pretty decent and was glad to take another stab at this brew to review it.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
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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4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange gold color with pretty good head and fair lacing. The nose is impressive in this beer, as I pick up considerable honey, light butter, apricot, gingerale and vanilla. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this sweet, full bodied beer, but I didn't seem to get the same complexity of flavor on the palate. The sweet tropical fruit flavor really seems to dominate in this beer, though I appreciate how well integrated into the alcohol is into the flavor profile. This beer really comes across as quite rich, with plush, viscuous mouthfeel.

This is a pretty nice beer, but given how sweet and boozy it is, I can't imagine drinking a whole lot of it (thankfully there were plenty of folks to share it with last night).

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