LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber gold with a white foamy head.
Aroma: Spicy bay leaf. Cardamom nutmeg cinnamon. Bready malt.
Taste: Holiday spices: cinnamon, nut meg, all spice. A little sweetness. Some pepper. The alcohol is well hidden behind the bombardment of spicy flavors.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied and fizzy.
Overall: A tasty spiced beer. I think The Bruery could have fun making slight variations for this beer for, oh lets say for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Chruchills. Pours a hazy yellow with some head. Flavor is very sweet and slightly fruity. A bit underwhelming, but a decent offering.
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchill with Andrew and dallas. Pours bright clear yellow with thin white lacing. Aroma is sugar and sweet dry malts. Mouthfeel is thin crisp and dry with notes of banana, sweet candy, and a light bitterness.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At churchills in San Diego with James and Dallas. Dry and sugary triple style Belgian.
thome50 (1233) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Bruery. Pours a clear golden blond with a frothy head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is over nutmeg and some other spices I canít quite pick up but overall a very distinct Belgian aroma for lack of a better description. Taste is lackluster with the typical Bruery yeast coming into play but leaving something to be desired after the nice aroma. Some pepper and slight spice notes coming in but nothing that makes this one stand out. Overall, a Bruery Belgian that will likely be brewed again in some variance that Iíll be hard pressed to tell apart.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tastes what potpourri looks like. Pretty pungent floral notes practically capsize this brew, but the strange, lopsided spiciness is actually more interesting than offensive. Would be good on a summer night, if nothing else, because of its innocuous density and easygoing mouthfeel. Snicklefritz isnít the most balanced beer, but itís worth a shot if youíre getting a flight somewhere.
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange County tasting room, pour 4/5. Orange-golden pour with basically no head. Sour and citrus appear in the nose, and dominate the flavor. Orange juice and lemon notes are huge. Flavor is pretty complex: hard to know what everything is. Palate is dry, alcohol is mostly hidden. Maybe too much citrus, maybe too many elements here, but very interesting. Very bitter finish, with some sour.
brokensail (13668) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The beer pours a surprisingly clear golden color with a finger of white head. I say surprisingly clear because most Bruery beers arenít.
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.
JohnnyJ (4950) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy amber pour, white head. Sweetness, honey, fruit (banana & apricot), spice, clove, and coriander. Too sweet for me, didnít like it to much.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really hate to be a dick but I just donít get it. All of their beers taste the same. Sweet and sugary and bland with plenty of off flavors. Tickers keep tickiní but Iíll pass from now on. Pours amber with a big white head and good lace. Smells sweet and caramelly malty, sugary. Tastes the same. Bland and sweet with some dishwater and a hint of booze. Med body, subdued carbonation.