Snowsuit - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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3.4/5 rDev -0.9%
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
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2013 13:16:31 | More by dbossman
4/5 rDev +16.6%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
01-05-2013 14:06:33 | More by NeroFiddled
2.9/5 rDev -15.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 00:04:28 | More by babayaga
3.45/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2012 04:18:49 | More by mattsdenney
3.43/5 rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Okay, this is seriously weird. I tapped this beer at my bar a week ago. It was in my cooler for several weeks before then, and all the while, I never saw it listed here, and the most information I got was a listing on another site (but no reviews), and many "check-in"s on untapp'd. So, people were drinking it, for sure. Maybe there are just very few Nebraska BAs, or fewer that care to review this?
Other thing is, they call it a "Belgian single", but it's over-loaded with spices, and I can't find anything Belgian single-like about it. So, I'm calling it a Winter Warmer. And here's what I wrote, when I sat down with a pint, some days after tapping it:
"Called a Belgian single, or pale ale. Additionally, spiced with cinnamon, clove, allspice, and nutmeg. 5.5 % ABV.
Clear, reddish-brown, negligible head. Starts as something, gets to nowhere quickly.
Aroma: sweetness and spice. Like a pumpkin pie. Nutmeg dominates and drowns out anything else.
Taste: sweetness and spice again, and, well, almost too much. Body is lean, malt holds no particular presence, suggests no true character, nothing comes through from hops, and yeast is not present either. Thin, and watery, with the spice standing over everything.
Here's the thing. I took a chance, decided it had every possibility of being good. Tapped without ever drinking it (doesn't happen that often), sampled it, and thought, "hmmm, maybe I made a mistake." Later, had a full glass and changed my mind. "No, no, this is good, people will like it." No one who had it seriously complained.
Right now, I'm wondering what was in my glass four days ago. This is so much thinner in body than I remember, there's nothing to suggest it should be classified Belgian anything, no character at all. The only stand-out flavor is the spices, and they can cover up any flaw you choose to mention, if you pile them up high enough."
Serving type: on-tap
02-10-2012 10:06:46 | More by feloniousmonk
Snowsuit from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 16 user ratings.