Snowsuit | Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
Nebraska, United States
luckybucketbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by feloniousmonk on 02-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
17.92%
 
 
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Reviews by babayaga:
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2.88/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

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Photo of bigolwilly
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of DantooineBBQ
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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Photo of dbossman
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
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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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of beergorrilla
1.99/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Thanks Vanessa. Wasn’t sure what to pour this into, opted for a tulip thinking this was some sort of Belgian styled ale. The appearance was a murky semi-dark red color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that subsided at a good pace. Some messy lace. The aroma had some cinnamon, cardamom, light orange peel, grassy to woody hops, some nuts, toast, raisin, butterscotch, caramel/toffee malts, and white bread. The flavor was a nice blend between the malts and the spices gathering in the orange peel and earthiness to meld fairly nice. Not much of an aftertaste but finished with the spices and malts. The feel was just a tad under medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine and so was the ABV. Spicy harshness was tame enough not to distract. Overall, not a Belgian ale, and glad to see it correctly entered on ratebeer. Not exactly sure what Lucky Bucket was going for. I haven’t had much of their beers, however, this was good for what it was.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter from a from at work. Thanks Randy!

This warmer pours a ruby amber with a subtle head of white foam that dissipates to a thin ring....period. Nose of cinnamon, nutmeg, moderately strong grain notes, and subtle breaded notes. Flavors exceed the nose with Christmas spiced raisin bread, a touch of honey, and subtle orange and cherry notes that are more evident on the back with a touch of cola. Medium mouth feel, lightly carbonated, solid for the style without being overbearing with the spices. A touch watery on the finish with a light dry note. Decent.

Cheers

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Photo of LJWalker
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of OregonGrown7
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Zaphog
2.07/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of MinorThreat
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Cramerican
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.14/5  rDev +19.7%

Appearance (4) : Orange, dark amber appearance with a three fingered foamy head that settles to a two fingered head.

Smell (4.5) : fruity esters, rich wit or Belgian style ale. Fruity spice, cinnamon, brown sugar, orange.

Taste (4.25) : very good. Spicy, fruity. Honey notes, cinnamon, a very faint hint of peppermint. This is a very tasty, enjoyable beer.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : medium bodied, rich, maybe a little watery but that's due to a lack of carbonation. Good overall.

Overall (4.22) : this one's a winner. It's basically an Abbey/Dubbel style beer. Ill go back and get more. Very tasty, smooth, delicious.

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Photo of jonathaniler
4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

Photo of matcris
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

LOOKS: Dark amber poured into a snifter. Very small tan head, gone after a minute. Beautiful carbonation as I rock the glass back and forth, tight small bubbles. Definitely a filtered beer. Not really much for lacing.
AROMA: A little floral. It's a spiced ale, and I really get the nutmeg, cinnamon, has that holiday thing going on. Smells of big bready fruitcake. Dried, candied fruits. No alcohol present.
TASTE: Not as sweet as you would think from the aroma. Pretty balanced there. Almost has a ginger ale taste. Well that's (ginger) the spice I couldn't put my finger on from the aroma. Bready spiced fruitcake.
MOUTHFEEL: Very well carbonated but not obnoxiously so. A very dry beer from start to finish. Medium thin body.
OVERALL:.Lower abv, but pretty nice flavors. Maybe just a little one note as far as not a lot of 'Belgian' qualities....yeast, DARK dried fruit. But it would be a nice addition around the holidays.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/light copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, clove, peppercorn, orange, apple, cherry, plum, light banana, honey, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, clove, peppercorn, orange, apple, cherry, plum, light banana, honey, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, clove, peppercorn, orange, apple, cherry, plum, light banana, honey, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. A bit thin, but not watery; nicely flavorful. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a very nice spiced Belgian Abbey singel style. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing to drink. Intensely fragrant on spices in the aromas, but not overwhelming; more balanced in the flavors. Hits the base style very well. A very enjoyable offering.

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Snowsuit from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
3.46 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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