Schnickelfritz | Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
Pennsylvania, United States
sauconycreekbrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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.

Added by Knapp85 on 10-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
232
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 232 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of Wizzle32
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zekeman17
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 bottle into pint glass

black in color, off-white color head that fades. I do pick up the chocolate and cherry in the aroma, as advertised. taste is well balanced, not too sweet. can't tell it's higher alcohol. medium body and caronation level. It could be thicker and fuller bodied.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacMalt
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter. The color is an opaque dark brown with a two finger tan head and lacing. It's a classic looking stout. The smell is dominated by cherry and chocolate with some nice maltiness. The initial taste is the tart cherry but the chocolate quickly dominates, followed by a slight bitterness. It's a nice combination. For a stout, it is highly carbonated and medium bodied. I prefer a chewier mouth feel. Overall, I enjoyed it. It's a very good example of a sweet stout and the tart cherry works well with the chocolate. I don't know why it doesn't rate more highly but I'm a stout guy and tend to rate stouts and porters higher than other styles. I'd now like to visit Saucony Creek Brewing and sample their other offerings. With Fegley's and Saucony Creek, the craft beer scene is look good in the Lehigh Valley!

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Photo of AngusOg
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Slightly above average sweet stout. Taste is sweet and dark chocolate, cream, roasted malt and light dark cherries. I wish the cherries were more pronounced. Would not pass this up, but I prefer others.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

You can actually taste the chocolate and cherries in this beer.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samsbinky
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskifan55
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter. Thanks, Alan.

A: A deep brown with a tan half-finger head that dums down to a steady ring.

S: Chocolate, lactose, malts and light cherries.

T: Follows nose with a nice robust taste of dark chocolate, biscuity malts, cocoa and a touch of cherry juice. Smooth and tasty. Didn't feel the 8%.

M: Medium with Medium carbonation.

O: A decent milk stout with a cool touch of cherries added. Great artwork on the label

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Photo of IPAchris
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t_holland
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwkdmk
2.52/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just ok, thin taste for me

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Schnickelfritz from Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
3.66 out of 5 based on 232 ratings.
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