Provisions Series: Old Richland - The Bruery
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Reviews by zac16125:
3.55/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
750mL bottle into a tulip
no bottled on date, but I believe this was a one off from early 2011
Thanks to Redbeeron for sending this one over as an extra!
A: Pours an opaque very dark mahoghany with a huge 3 plus fingers width of light mocha colored head. Head is dense and takes minutes to dissipate down to a drinkable level. Leaves sheets of lacing on the sides of the glass.
S: Aroma is rather unique. Pretty heavy medicinal/astrigent flavors, along with some brown sugar and caramel. Nutty and booze notes as well. Remnants of hops are present with faint notes of stale pine. A swirl of the glass brings out aromas of apple and hints of citrus.
T: Taste is roasted malt and herbaceous character forward. I also get a bit of burnt sugar, caramel malts, nuts, some bitterness on the finish. Pretty weak in terms of barleywine flavors. The hops are obviously diminished, with piney bitterness on the finish being pretty much the only noticeable hop characteristic. However, even fresh I doubt this tasted much like a traditional barleywine, probably even less so.
M/D: Pretty smooth with an approriately low carbonation. Full bodied but not thick. The double digit ABV is well masked, and drinkability is fair.
O: Its always interesting to see how the 'hoppy' barleywines age. This one was alright, the hop characters were obviously muted, which I am ok with, but it seemed to be missing a lot of the traditional barley components that I love (like dark fruits, toffee, bourbon, etc). Overall, its decent, but its not something I would seek out. Im always happy to get the opportunity to try a Bruery one off though!
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2012 18:46:20 | More by zac16125
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3.2/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A : Poured a hazy amber color with a dirty white cap. It sports some good head retention and good lacing
S: Big pine hop presence, Christmas trees with a hint of citrus and and brown sugar
T: Big pine start to finish, perhaps juniper, definitely hop forward with a caramel/toffee base. This beer has some moderate heat, moderate bitterness and dry on the finish with a lingering caramel/pine presence. This beer honestly reminded me of vintage Doggie Claws.
M : Medium bodied, medium-high on carbonation, dry, warm, a little sweet but still very hop forward and its packed full of faded hops which gives it a chewy feel
O: Not bad.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2013 19:48:10 | More by barleywinefiend
Provisions Series: Old Richland from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.