Provisions Series: Premiére - The Bruery
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4/5 rDev -0.5%
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!
02-01-2012 23:54:25 | More by jsanford
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
3.63/5 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
Provisions Series: Premiére from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.