Provisions Series: Old Richland - The Bruery
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Reviews by BearsOnAcid:
3.28/5 rDev -14.8%
Copper pour, dark off-white creamy head. Definitely a good amount of lace sticking to the glass.
Alcohol is somewhat abrasive in the nose. Grassy hop profile. Caramel and rich toffee.
Toffee up front in the taste. A little thinner than I'd like. Hoppy, semi-sweet, with a dry finish from the hops. Wish it was a little sweeter and complex. A somewhat average beer. Looked nice though.
02-05-2012 23:39:33 | More by BearsOnAcid
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4/5 rDev +3.9%
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and a lot of dark fruit and some alcohol. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of brown sugar and toffee and caramel malt. The hops are also present in the flavor and contribute some grassy and piney notes. The alcohol is present but the beer is still easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
07-19-2011 01:58:38 | More by Mora2000
4.33/5 rDev +12.5%
Came off as a brown looking beer, not much head to it. Great aroma, especially for a barleywine which tend to be alcohol dominant in the nose.
Extremely hoppy taste, all the simcoe and amarillo really came out in the nose and on the palate. Extreme citrus amount, haven't seen anything in a barleywine come close outside of O'Dell's India Barleywine. The pine is there too. One of the easiest drinking barleywines out there when it is fresh and on tap, had this for the first time at the Bruery initiation party and was raving about it.
Unfortunately, my 2 subsequent drinks of it in the bottle were not as pungently hoppy. Good, but not great like it was the first time, on tap and fresh.
04-16-2011 02:32:43 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.33/5 rDev +12.5%
On tap at Haven Gastropub
Pours a nice deep red wine color. Very nice head and lacing. Good lookin beer.
It smells like an IPA. Very citrucy hop forward. Not slot of malt like you would expect.
Taste is great. Not heavy like you would expect a barlywine to be. Hop bite on the tongue with citrucy hops. The malt profile is pretty good but not heavy. What's weird is you can't taste the 9% ABV at at all.
Mouthfeel is thinner than you would expect but it makes it so easy to drink.
Overall an awesome take on a barlywine. Not your traditional take but you can taste it.
01-27-2011 05:28:47 | More by PeprSprYoFace
4.13/5 rDev +7.3%
On tap at the Bruery Line Party.
Hazy medium orange brown in color with a creamy light beige head.
Aroma is great with huge caramel malt notes , citrusy and floral hops, and some brown sugar.
Hugely hoppy flavor of grapefruit and pine resin backs up a medium level of caramel and toffee maltiness. Some fruit notes, plum and fig, poke through, and there is some booze to it.
Resinous and enamel-ripping on the palate, medium-full bodied, and slightly boozy.
Well, The Bruery has come through big on yet another style. Their quality and consistency have been on the rise as of late. I'd like to see how a couple years of age treat this one.
01-21-2011 20:51:06 | More by nickd717
3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
750 ml bottle into an oversized tulip glass. I enjoyed this one in early July, 2011.
Pours a deep, clear ruby and is topped with several fingers of rocky looking light mocha head. This retains with a thick ¾ of a finger of foam that just absolutely slathers the sides of the glass with rich sticky lacing. Quite the robust look to this! The aroma has a definite thick graininess to it, which mixes with a deep and earthy ripeness. There is a dark aspect here to the nose, which appears to not only be coming from some fruit character but also maybe from some roast and chocolate flavors as well. Alcohol adds a bold sweetness, which has this filling up the nostrils with some heft.
The taste has a base core of strong dark fruitiness, tight grains, and then some lesser pronounced notes of cocoa and caramel. This is surrounded on the sides by grapefruit bitterness, while much like the nose; the ABV is adding a good bit of sweetness here to the profile as well. This finishes more on the roasted side of things, with lingering notes of bitterness and spice hanging about. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a mostly creamy slickness to the carbonation that encapsulates a beefy alcohol center. I wouldn’t really call the alcohol presence here stinging per se but it definitely sticks a bit in the throat and chest as things start to warm up.
Granted that I might have got to this one a bit late but I was still looking for much more of an American hop presence than what I got here. Especially in the nose. Still though, with the way that the malts and alcohol are already interacting with each other, I could definitely see this one as having some aging potential. It’s just too bad that this was my only bottle.
08-15-2011 16:59:17 | More by Kegatron
4.22/5 rDev +9.6%
Had at the source. Served from cask into a goblet. Poured dark brown with a two finger off-white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bitter/citrus hop, and citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, and citrus hops. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. Had a very nice flavor and aroma going on here. It wasn't very Barleywine-ish in my opinion, but still great. Probably one of the nicer Barleywines I've had as of late.
01-11-2011 16:54:14 | More by thagr81us
3.93/5 rDev +2.1%
Bottle to Bruery snifter.
A - Dark brown; almost completely opaque with just the slightest ruby glow along the bottom of the glass. Two big fingers of thick, dirty white head.
S - A big bitterness is present right away with some grassy, fruity and piney aromas. A big sweet caramel and toffee malt backbone adds balance.
T - The hop profile hits the tongue right away with a huge bitterness and grassy/piney/fruity flavours with a touch of citrus present. The big sweet malt backbone enters mid-palate, adding dark caramel, toffee and raisin flavours. Bitter, dry finish.
M - Medium body with plenty of sticky hop oils. Light carbonation.
01-20-2013 18:49:23 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.45/5 rDev -10.4%
Pours a mud colour, with a beige finger of head. Aroma was some hops, floral, tinges of citrus. A little bit of sweetness and caramel. Taste had a fairly potent bitterness with a floral hop bite, caramel and nutty malt sweetness. Somewhat lighter for a Bwine. Not too sticky and definitely not full bodied.
It's definitely hoppy, but it's not super hoppy...and I've had much hoppier American barleywines. Pretty good, but nothing out the ordinary.
10-20-2012 01:29:50 | More by EgadBananas
Provisions Series: Old Richland from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.