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Provisions Series: Premiére - The Bruery

Provisions Series: PremiéreProvisions Series: Premiére

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 110
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%


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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slayer3604

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

DAMN YOU, OVERLORD! I was going to review this last night but Premiere is a little strong so I passed out!

Served in a Bruery goblet (OF COURSE), gave this guy 4.5's across the board, just so damn good. Too bad there was a 3 bottle limit.

A- Extremely cloudy pillow of white cropped on a golden body, that has plumes of carbonation reeling throughout the beverage. Looks really rustic, almost like something you'd find in the middle of nowhere, Belgium.

S- Ripe, bright fruit with a tad of oak, and that distinct Bruery caramelized scent...don't know how to put my finger on it, exactly; its not something you find from beer to beer in most breweries! Very clean and fresh smelling. This was the first day it was available for pickup (10/11) so its got a lot of phenolic spice in the nose as well.

T- Creamy, smooth, bright, ripe, pears, cinnamon, plum, over ripe red apple, and a sweet bourbon finish. Can't imagine this beer being any better. Its like White Oak on crack, just so good.

M-Full bodied, with a nice lingering bright finish....almost sticky but not quite, and keeps reviving itself over and over on your palate.

D-For 10.4% *?* abv, this is one of the smoother Strong Golden barrel aged beers I've had in a long long time. Almost like Curieux, but more complex and a better mouthfeel.

Cheers to the Bruery.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 17:44:58 | More by slayer3604
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