Provisions Series: Premiére - The Bruery
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2.85/5 rDev -29.1%
Simple review for a simple brew. Bourbon wasn't in your face in the nose and smelled of toasted oak with belgain yeast. Tightly carbed, golden body. Tasted of spritzed bourbon. Harsh, hot finish. Lingering astringency to boot, completely wrecking my palette to both food and drink. Not my cup o' tea.
04-05-2011 02:12:11 | More by jwjon1
3.2/5 rDev -20.4%
Thanks to drabmuh for opening this bottle recently. Served in a snifter.
Pours a golden color with a nice single-finger white head that fades down somewhat quickly and leaves a bit of a cap and a white collar around the edges of the glass. The nose brings a fair amount of bourbon and not too much else besides that. I get a mild oak character and maybe some yeast if I try real hard to identify something else. The flavor is light bourbon with a bit of oak and a mild grainy presence. Slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is medium with a bit of booze. Not my favorite beer that Patrick and crew have put out, though I'm curious to see how this ages.
12-19-2010 23:52:59 | More by Thorpe429
3.55/5 rDev -11.7%
Thanks to t0rin0 for this one. Seems to be somewhat polarizing. Served in a taster glass at yesterday's Flossmoor release.
A - Pours with a quick-dissolving white foam that settles to a thin ring. Transparent pale golden body, and minimal lace.
S - Bourbon barrel flavors - oak and vanilla. Some fusel alcohol and bourbon aroma as well. Surprisingly understated after some of the other beers we had, although it gets better as it warms up. There's some nebulous sugar and fruit in the periphery.
T - Tastes like the description on the bottle. A Belgian-style golden ale aged in bourbon barrels - vanilla, oak, and alcohol from the latter, and some sweet malt and spicy esters from the former. Surprisingly bland.
M - Lightly zesty carbonation, medium-full body, dry tannic finish, and some light alcohol heat.
D - Meh. The Bruery's vaunted -bals couldn't propel this past slightly above-average. I'd try it again if offered but wouldn't seek it out. Probably best in small quantities.
02-27-2011 21:01:10 | More by MasterSki
3.58/5 rDev -10.9%
This came in the mail yesterday. Thanks, Chris.
Pouring a hazy, murky orange with a thick white head that falls off rather quickly leaving little lacing, this beer isn't particularly attractive. I shall cut it some slack 'cos I didn't really wait for the yeast to settle down after shipping, though. The nose is rather big and sweet with a moderate Belgian yeast character still present. A big, wet bourbon barrel character is present, lending massive vanilla and moderate coconut aromatics that complement the yeast notes quite well. The malt seems mildly doughy and biscuit-like (some Belgian pils?), not quite working but not failing either.
The palate is a little disappointing. Boozy, yes, mildly spicy (clove and allspice), but surprisingly tannic, with some barrel astringency present. The alcohol does singe the palate a bit too. The bourbon notes don't really work with the Belgian yeast. Vanilla from the bourbon does appear on the mid-palate. Moderately sweet with dough, honey and a little caramel, this beer dries on the finish, especially with the booze, leaving a blend of boozy astringency and moderate spice. Medium in body with a nice, creamy carbonation, this is nice on the palate (except for the finish). Solid stuff, this is quite nice IMO.
11-17-2012 04:48:51 | More by DefenCorps
3.63/5 rDev -9.7%
Shared with speedwayjim, capra12, billyshears. Thanks to speedway for sharing!!!
a-Nice golden color with a thin head that didn't hang around long.
s-The overall consensus seemed to be some sort of appley vinegar. The alcohol was somewhat in your face.
t-Much like the nose apples n alcohol. Super hot but tasty BPA, all the usual suspects for a BPA are present in the flavor.
m/d-Light and easy drinker but way too hot for me. Glad I got to try it, but not something I would seek out with all the other great BPAs out there.
01-06-2011 19:35:17 | More by cosmicevan
3.63/5 rDev -9.7%
Thanks to stormking47 for this bottle: the description sounds like a beer that's in my Barry Bonds wheelhouse. 750 ML bottle split into two tulips.
Bottle pops mightily, but there's no evident over-carbonation: odd. Pours muddy orange, with tailings of evident debris lilting towards the bottom of the glass. Smell is complex to the point of knotted. Lots of fruitiness, especially pears, very vinuous (white) quality, tiny undertow of oak, spices, & vanilla. Intriguing. Not great, but intriguing.
Premiere has a certain 'kitchen sink' quality to it. The spicing is exponentially greater in the taste than the nose, & really get in your face. Plenty of light fruits, pear, green apple. Halfway through there's an Enola Gay explosion of sugary sweetness. Wood & vanilla are Quiet underneath the Riot.
This is a beer that suffers from too much complexity. The components are nice enough, but they don't really come together, instead waging brass-knuckles on one another. Good beer that might benefit from time for everything to make nice with one another.
12-14-2011 03:32:23 | More by maximum12
3.63/5 rDev -9.7%
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Thanks to bauermj for bringing this over.
Appearance: This is a cloudy muted golden color with a brown tint. A very small off-white head is all that remains after an aggressive pour.
Smell: There is a very robust smell of bourbon. Soft caramel, bourbon, oak, vanilla, soft grains, tart lemon, flowers.
Taste: Bourbon is a prime flavor here. Some soft light malts, full bourbon, vanilla, and spicy oak. Some interesting soft, dry malts, honey, and flowers back up the bourbon. The finish has a strange alcohol flavor.
Mouthfeel: This has a full body for a Belgian Strong Pale, but it feels light for a bourbon barrel beer. The carbonation is on the light side and more creamy than crisp. There is a strange film on the tongue at the end of each sip.
Overall: This is a little bit confusing at first, but in the end I found it to be fairly enjoyable. The bourbon is more than accentuated, it is put on a pedestal and admired. The rest of the beer really fades back and lets the bourbon shine.
01-07-2012 01:34:58 | More by KickInTheChalice
3.65/5 rDev -9.2%
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.
01-06-2011 17:26:42 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.68/5 rDev -8.5%
Pours a very hazy golden orange with a big bubbly beige head that recedes very slowly to a thin cap with some decent lacing.
Aroma is sweet and fruity with lots of pears and apples, a bit of candi sugar with a hefty barrel presence with oak, vanilla and bourbon.
The taste is even heavier on the oak and fruit. There is a fruity Belgian backbone with the apples and pears showing up. But they don't stand up as well as in the aroma and, in the finish, it's all about the bourbon, vanilla and oak.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with strong carbonation and I actually do get the alcohol prominently.
I like this beer but the drinkability is limited by the alcohol presence along with the huge sugar-coated fruit character. Find someone to split this bottle with.
01-31-2011 02:39:57 | More by gford217
3.73/5 rDev -7.2%
Hazy golden hue with a fluffy white head. A little boozy in the nose. Aromas of light toast, vanilla and bourbon come forward first, definitely barrel aged. The base beer has a subtle yeast smell with earthy lemon zest.
The lemon and yeast still comes through in the flavor. Light bourbon taste with lots of toasted oak. Alcohol is hidden. The beer seems very cohesive but not blowing me away.
11-17-2010 17:53:38 | More by BearsOnAcid
District of Columbia
3.73/5 rDev -7.2%
750 mL bottle poured into a tulip.
Pours a hazy golden orange with a foamy thin white head that quickly fades to a ring and light lacing. Very fruity aroma, with mild citrus and strong ripe green fruits and apple. Bourbon and vanilla from the oak also blend nicely with the sweetness of the fruits. Flavor is dominated by mildly spice ripe fruits, pear and apple, less citrus than the nose. Bourbon is present throughout and is well balanced with a slightly hot finish. Very soft and smooth body with light carbonation. This was an interesting Belgian pale but the barrel aging was a little too much for me diminishing my enjoyment.
01-13-2011 21:27:40 | More by yourefragile
Provisions Series: Premiére from The Bruery
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