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Snowsuit | Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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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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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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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.


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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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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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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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Purchased in Nashville @ Frugal McD's. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Yazoo pint glass. Whoever created this entry labled the beer as a Winter Warmer but it clearly says Belgian Style Abbey Ale on the bottle; maybe a mix of both.

A: Pours clear, amber in color with a thick off white frothy head. Nice retention, the head slowly dissipates and clings to the glass. Looks inviting.

S: The nose is floral with a hint of Belgian maltiness. Some dried fruit, fig, cherry syrup. Definitely some scents of spice in there, maybe cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg as well.

T: Taste keeps it coming w/ the spices, upon which it heavily relies. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice. Beneath that some hints of a Trappist like yeast flavor with a slight amount of bitterness. Finish is slightly acidic and grainy.

M: The feel is light with minimal carbonation. Slides over the tongue and goes down easily.

O: Overall a good, light winter brew. The mix of an abbey ale w/ the characteristics of a winter warmer is interesting and works. I however tend to prefer to go full out in one direction or the other this time of year. That being said, a tasty beer that I enjoyed and would recommend.

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