The Bruery Provisions Series: Snicklefritz



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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Snicklefritz is a citrusy, spiced, oaked Golden Strong Ale originally developed and homebrewed by Kyle Manns. It is spiced with cardomom, ginger, juniper berries and coriander, along with fresh lemon, orange, grapefruit and tangerine zests. After fermentation, the already complex concoction was aged on oak cubes to add one more layer of flavor. We’ve production brewed it at The Bruery.
Original batch was 9.2% ABV. The newest release (bottled as a Provisions Series beer) is 10% ABV.

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Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
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.

tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle, courtesy OldSock. Pour is hazy gold with a white head, some retention/lace. Aroma of green apple, soap, ginger, spice, light oak. Taste is sweet, green apple, vanilla, ginger, spices. Palate is slick, average carbonation, some warmth. I believe this was an infected bottle.

cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2011
25oz bottle. Pours out a decent golden hue, fluffy white head, good carbonation. Aromas are spicy and citrusy, with a touch of creaminess. Upon first sip I am decently taken back by some of the reviews, I thought the citrus really popped and the palate was balanced. Certainly not my favorite offering from the Bruery, but they make so many better ones, that this one just kind of blends in. Good, but not great.

GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
750mL thanks to OldSock aka The Mad Fermentationist. Pours a hazy lighter gold with a medium to small white head. Weak lace. Nose is big acetaldehyde, acetic acid, laundry detergent, dry cleaners chemicals., and even- yes- AIRPLANE GLUE!! What- on earth is this crap? Taste is similar to my first batch of homebrew- odd infecting bacteria, tannic old apple skins. It tastes like it is 10-12 years old, but I’m told this is quite fresh. Couldn’t finish this.

cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle served in a tulip. Pours hazy dark honey with a short head. Minimal retention and decent lacing. Stong nose of belgian influence. Spicy, flowery, citrusy, peppery, gingery, and yeasty with a hint of oak. Complex, but a little sharp. Potent full flavored, mouthfilling attack. None too sweet and a little woodsy and bitter. Medium body, solid carbonation, sticky thick texture, and a citrusy, bitter, dry finish.

drfabulous (8567) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2011
750 thanks to thome50. Golden orange. Big oak flavor that, along with Belgian yeast, might hide some of these claimed spices that are in there. Pretty decent. Doesn’t feel like 10 percent.

chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
bottle... medium gold with a bright white head, lots of lace... beats my expectations which weren’t high, but is exactly what it describes it to be, much coriander and spices for me, just give me the sour, ok but can’t recommend

dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2011
(750ml bottle from MikeL). Pours a hazy orange-golden color with a chunky off-white head and active carbonation. Aroma has plenty of citrus-I definitely get the orange and lemon plus come coriander, cardomom, and ginger. Taste is sweet with more citrus and an almost savory sweetness from the cardomom and coriander. Aside from the sweet citrusy notes, it is reminiscent of Indian mithai or sweets. Full bodied with a thick mouthfeel. Alcohol is warming, but not noticeable in the flavor. Actually, this is a really nice beer.

johnnnniee (4411) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2011
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.

Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Pours a light cloudy yellow color with aroma of citrus and ginger. Taste is zesty with a mild spiciness. The fruit and coriander is evident at first sip. Overall a decent Belgian Strong ale, very complex flavors.

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