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Provisions Series: Premiére - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
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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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -0.5%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -0.5%

spycow, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the Bruery Reserve Society initiation party at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a murky light orange with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and sour fruits (especially cranberry). Taste is of grain, fruits, vanilla, and wood. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors. I really don't get any distinct bourbon aromas or flavors however.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -0.5%

zestar, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

acurtis, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Thorpe429, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -0.5%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Texasfan549, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

GRG1313, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -0.5%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

ygtbsm94, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

i had been holding this one for a while and was finally able to crack it open last night. served chilled into a chalice an allowed to warm up through the day.

aroma is very interesting as it is dominated by fresh juicy citrus at first, orange, tangerine, pineapple and loads of nice fruits really push through from the very start, nicely done i have to say. warming though brings a ton of oak out, light spices and hints of nutmeg? there is something there tugging on me. this is shadowed exactly in the flavor and works very, very well. huge flavor here as the citrus explodes and the oak an spices add a level to it that works so well that i was shocked. usually when you get this many things going on it can get tricky but this was sublime, perfect notes of oak and citrus play off each other so well, with pears and apples bring up the back end flawlessly. really just a great bear, not much else can be said.

overall one of the best i have seen them put out in the non stout styles. i could drink this all day as the 10 percent is no where to be found. great job patrick.

mikesgroove, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle at the Bruery -bal tasting

A: The pour is a hazy golden-orange color with a thin layer of white foam.

S: Not exactly what I was expecting from this beer. Very strong sweet orange notes and some other citrus peel notes. Some vanilla and oak along with the usual spice esters and alcohol.

T: Quite sweet with lots of pale malts and light candi sugar to start this one off. Lots of sweet citrus, spice esters, vanilla, and phenolics. The oak/barrel is not super present but does provide some additional spiciness.

M: The body is medium with a low-medium level of carbonation.

D: I was surprised by how little the spirit flavor came through. But, the beer itself was pretty good. I was expecting a more malt forward beer with less citrus, but I did enjoy it.

womencantsail, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

SocalKicks, May 12, 2014
Photo of largadeer
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle at Black Tuesday.

Appearance: Premiére has a golden, somewhat hazy body. The frothy white head retains well, though the beer isn't as highly carbonated as some Belgian golden ales.

Smell: Estery and lightly phenolic Belgian yeast shines through above all else; there are notes of green apple, pear, a bit of white pepper and clove. Oak and bourbon are evident but understated, lending caramel sweetness and a touch of vanilla. This is rich, but not as over the top as I was expecting.

Taste & mouthfeel: Pleasantly fruity on the tongue, pear and apple flavors come through nicely along with a faint spiciness. Restrained caramel and vanilla, floral undertones, bready pale malt. Very balanced, the barrel is complementary rather than dominant. Carbonation is moderate, perhaps low for the style, though it works fine for this beer. The finish is semi-dry, hinting at oak. Alcohol is barely noticed, making this a little too easy to drink for the ABV.

This really exceeded my expectations. The bourbon barrel doesn't destroy the subtleties of the base beer, which was my concern when Premiére was first announced. The only thing I can think to compare it to is Curieux, but this beer is far superior.

largadeer, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of MasterSki
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

MasterSki, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a cool beer. Its yellow and light with mild haze and nice white thin head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation moderate. Looks good.

Aroma is like a belgian ale with a nice citrus nose to it. Smells awesome, very awesome.

Beer is light and bright, 10%?!?!? I doubt it, this is about the easiest drinking beer I've ever had. Its not hot, overly sweet, or too dry. Its perfectly balanced. Overall its a great sipping beer, I could drink a lot of this all day.

drabmuh, Nov 02, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 12/12/10 notes. Big thanks to drabmuh for sharing this one at a local tasting; thanks Matt.

a - Pours a nice golden/amber color with a few inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Leaves some nice lacing on the glass and some nice retention.

s - Smells of oak, bourbon, spices, citrus, and fruity malts. I really like the citrus mixing with the oak and bourbon.

t - Tastes of oak, bourbon, sour fruit, citrus, vanilla, tropical fruits, and a hint of spice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and really easy to drink for 10% ABV; the alcohol is very well hidden.

d - A pretty interesting barrel aged Belgian style ale. I enjoyed the citrus and spice mixing with the oak and bourbon and would like to try it again sometime.

mdfb79, Dec 16, 2010
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 Gueuzedude
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at Redlight Redlight; January 2011
This pours from the bottle with a dirty blond color and a frothy, white colored head. The beer is quite fruity smelling with notes of lime. Other notes of funky, earthy character, a light musty Brettanomyces like character, some oak tannins and a fresh woody plank character are joined by some rip cheese like aromatics.

The beer tastes lightly sweet and quite fruity tasting up front. There is a touch of coconut and some vanillin like notes that speak to the oak presence and some alcohol heat is also accentuated by the spicy oak character. The fruit flavors make me think of pear and green apple notes though this beer does not have tartness to it. There is a sharp astringency and a fresh plank wood character that lingers on the palate as well as some Bourbon'esque heat in the finish. This is not nearly as Bourbon influenced as I had expected; it is really more virgin-oak flavored than Bourbon like to me. This has a good complexity to it in the end, but it somehow seems to be lacking in some dimensions; still it is quite enjoyable.

Gueuzedude, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

drewone, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 mL bottle,

A: Pours a burnt orange, with a medium white head, some lace.

S: Moderate bourbon, yellow apple and pear esters, nice balance.

T: Good interplay of the bourbon and the BSPA. Sweet bourbon with molasses and vanilla upfront, with a fruity finish, with a bit of booze in the finish.

M: Smooth, medium-bodied, spritzy.

D: A nice beer, nowhere near as bourbon concentrated as Curieux, a more balanced selection.

Halcyondays, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -0.5%

imperialking, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of yourefragile
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

yourefragile, Jan 13, 2011
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Provisions Series: Premiére from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.