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Provisions Series: Premiére - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 121
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 23
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Premiére marks the grand opening of The Bruery Provisions in Old Towne Orange. A barrel aged strong golden ale, its a great introduction to our new location. Spicy with flavors of honey, caramel, light tropical fruits and bourbon. A beer that will surely mature beautifully with age.

ABV: 10.4%, IBU: 30, SRM: 7, Release: One time only

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-18-2010)
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Reviews by JustinMatthew:
Photo of JustinMatthew
4.88/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vintage 2010

Poured to a Bruery tulip glass, hazy golden orange with a fingers width of white head. The smell is complex: spices, belgian yeast, slight farmhouse funk & faint bourbon. The taste is top notch: plenty of Vanilla and coconut from the barrels, spices and spicy yeast esters, banana and caramel, tons complexity, tons of balance. Well carbonated with the right amount of flavor lingering. Dry but not too dry. I absolutely love this beer, if I could get my hands on more of these without trading off my first born I'd be thrilled. One of my favorite beers of 2012

Big thanks to Ryan for this one.

JustinMatthew, Nov 13, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Callmecoon, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of lemons and oranges with some wheat and herbal notes. The flavor is similar with a few added additions.

The main flavor component is made up of wheat and grassy hops notes. I also get some nice lemon and orange citrus notes as well as some candy sugar. One of the best aspects of the flavor is the bourbon notes from the barrel aging. I also get a little bit of maple and vanilla from the barrel aging.

Medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation. A very nice beer.

Mora2000, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank this at BT, I believe it was the 5th sample, after BT, CR, CCR, and Loakal Red, and this beer still stood out, was multi-dimensional, just very nice.

Dark yellow, tan and orange, lush white head. Crisp light wood nose.

Great big light fruit (apple, pear, banana) come out in just a dollop with the alcohol and hops. Caramel, honey, whiskey. This is a really easy drinking and yet complex and yet big (without throwing its weight around) beer. White grape, slight vanilla, more wood, just heavier oak this time around. Never does any aspect of this beer come across heavy or unwilling to play nice with all the other flavor components. I'm really wondering how they do this.

Read in a few reviews where Curieux came up. This blows the doors off it IMHO.

Beerandraiderfan, Nov 06, 2010
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

acurtis, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of DJButters
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

DJButters, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to ipa247 (Jeff) for this one. Shared at a tasting 1/5/11. 5oz. pour from a 750ml bottle into a Duvel sample tulip. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a .5 fine, white head with decent retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is stringy and patterned with decent stick.

S: Nose is very one-dimensional and pretty aromatic. Apple vinegar and sweet sharp alcohol. Like a very hard apple cider. Unique but just a bit over-the-top.

T: Apples all around in this one. Apple sauce, apple juice, sweet candied apple... and cane sugar sweetness. Alcohol makes its presence known in this one. Boozy from beginning to end. Finish is slight yeastiness with clove and other spices. Aftertaste is bourbon and more apple sweetness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Spicy and lively in the mouth. Very hot. Actually drinks bigger than its ABV. Sliky and pretty smooth going down. Finish is messy with a lingering aftertaste.

D: Another big beer from the Bruery. I'm not surprised that this one seems super hot as this brewery (to me) hasn't learned how to hide the alcohol content yet and continues to display it proudly in all its offerings. This one's definitely unique though... almost like a better Captain Lawrence Golden Delicious... a big, bold apple beer. Worth a try but I wasn't too impressed overall.

SpeedwayJim, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of leschkie
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

leschkie, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of mikey711
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this yesterday while watching the giants dominate the seahawks

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a nice fluffy white head that leaves good lace. Nose was some floral hops with hints of vanilla and a touch of pepper. The bourbon in this one was more present as vanilla but there was some nice spice notes and nice floral earthiness. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, and extremely quaffable for such a big beer.

mikey711, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Gonzoillini, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden in color. Sort of cloudy. Thin film white head. Little lacing.

Aroma of a bit of Bret. Sort of some tart lemon. Little slight bit of bourbon. Belgian funk. Smells great.

Tastes sort of like it smells. No tartness like the aroma would suggest. Little bit of Belgian funk. Slight bit of lemon. Tiny bit of spices. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is great. Great carb and smooth.

Overall a very tasty beer that I am glad to have on tap here at Bruery Provisions. Glad they had some bottles for sale too.

PeprSprYoFace, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of Crazydaddyo
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Crazydaddyo, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of nickd717
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the brewery - I mean bruery.

Pours a bright slightly hazy golden color with a lasting white head and good lacing.

The aroma is nice, with sweet malty notes, tropical fruits, oak, vanilla, and white wine. Sweet, -baly, and enticing.

The flavor is sweet and also very mildly tart. Big fruity esters, pear, banana, and coconut, along with oaky vanilla notes, Belgian yeast, and a sweet pale malt base.

Medium-bodied and exceedingly smooth with soft carbonation and very mild tannins.

A very solid -bal aged offering from the bru crew. Easy to drink for 10%.

nickd717, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of edproctor
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- light orange, relatively clear for a bruery beer. a small white head manifests on top but dissipates quickly. almost dark straw around the rim of the glass.

s- smells sour. apples, pears, vanilla, and coconut. that bruery funkiness is there. this is almost seeming like a sour white oak. this is almost a little medicinally, but in a good way, if that makes any sense.

t- same as nose. definitely seeming like a barrel aged sour. reminds me of an albarino wine from spain. this is a surprisingly tart, refreshing beer. it just keeps unraveling, tropical fruits are more prevalent in in the taste..some pineapple, and ripe melons.

m- nice carbonation. smooth, with a slight burn from the alcohol.

o- i liked it. im not really a sour guy but i am open to the style. refreshing on a hot summers night. this beer really held up well.

edproctor, Jul 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

dumptruck81, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of bashiba
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a slightly hazy golden amber with a light white head, quickly dissipating into a soapy ring.

The smell is very vinous and tart, with a big sour and funky nose.

While the smell made me a bit unsure the flavor made me a beleiver, great mix of belgian golden flavors of light citrus, funky yeast and belgiany spices mixing in with subtle bourbon flavors of oak, vanilla, and a light bit of butterscotch. Very balanced and drinkable, a great marriage.

The mouthfeel has a nice fullness to it with a clean dry finish.

Really nice blend of what would seem to be contrasting flavors, very unique, and well done.

bashiba, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of IKR
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

IKR, Jan 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

GRG1313, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of SpdKilz
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours into my Bruery Tulip with a golden hazy color. About a finger of head is achieved with a moderate pour that subsides quickly leaving slight lacing.

Smell - A very light aroma overall. Slight vanilla, white wine, malt, orange citrus, and spices.

Taste - Hm, an interesting flavor. I'm not sure where to start with this. Quite sweet up front, fruity esters, an almost candied characteristic to it. I oddly (I say this since I haven't experienced it many if any beers) get a relatively heavy pear flavor, along with banana and orange. The vanilla comes in at the end as well as the oaked flavors. An interesting beer to say the least.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, lower carbonation.

Drinkability - Relatively so. An interesting -bal aged beer from the Bruery, and pretty damn easy to drink for being 10.4%.

SpdKilz, Jan 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

dvmin98, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

kmoen, May 10, 2014
Photo of theminutemen
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

theminutemen, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

bombadil, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

hoppymcgee, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of jsanford
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Bruery Tulip Glass.

A - Pours a cloudy honey-gold with a creamy white head that settles to a thick ring and haze, leaving streaky lacing clinging to the glass.
S - Big aromas of Bourbon, oak, caramel, pineapple juice, passion fruit, papaya, and honey. Very unusual blend of tropical and Bourbon, but I'm liking it.
T - A similar mix of sweet tropical flavors and Bourbon goodness. More pineapple, mango, and passion fruit with, vanilla, caramel, Bourbon, and a good amount of oak character. Such a weird beer, never had anything quite like this.
M - Crisp, with a medium body and solid carbonation. The 10% ABV is hidden nicely.
O - A solid beer that takes some time to figure out. I've never had such a tropical fruit-forward Belgian beer, let alone one slapped in a Bourbon barrel. A unique "kitchen sink" experiment that was quite enjoyable!

jsanford, Feb 01, 2012
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Provisions Series: Premiére from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.