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Provisions Series: Premiére - The Bruery

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89
very good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 24
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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jsanford

Georgia

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 23:54:25 | More by jsanford
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IKR

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-23-2012 07:30:55 | More by IKR
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clarkenstein

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-08-2012 20:46:09 | More by clarkenstein
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 01:34:58 | More by KickInTheChalice
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photomike

California

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-15-2011 05:03:59 | More by photomike
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 03:32:23 | More by maximum12
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-14-2011 00:20:38 | More by spycow
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-12-2011 21:23:23 | More by tbeq00
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-12-2011 00:58:00 | More by EasyReader
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-09-2011 16:07:42 | More by thewimperoo
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Bmoyer0301

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-01-2011 13:49:00 | More by Bmoyer0301
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-29-2011 05:48:18 | More by cadaugherty
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-25-2011 03:29:31 | More by nmann08
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-25-2011 02:46:38 | More by Exiled
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-21-2011 05:36:56 | More by Callmecoon
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jerz

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2011 06:09:55 | More by jerz
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MrFootstones

California

3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-15-2011 17:07:14 | More by MrFootstones
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bombadil

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2011 05:40:27 | More by bombadil
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2011 02:52:45 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2011 02:08:54 | More by imperialking
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SonicAlligator

Washington

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-15-2011 00:00:06 | More by SonicAlligator
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

11-14-2011 22:36:35 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Skuter

California

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-14-2011 18:54:32 | More by Skuter
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bashiba

Iowa

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 03:12:14 | More by bashiba
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Mora2000

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 01:51:11 | More by Mora2000
Provisions Series: Premiére from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.