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Provisions Series: Old Richland - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 206
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our spin on an American-style barley wine, and we we say "our spin", we mean it's super hoppy. Dry hopped with Simcoe, Centennial and Sterling hops, a real piney and citrusy flavor shines through the dark, caramelly malt backbone. Some may think of it as more of a double IPA than a barley wine, we just think its delicious.

ABV: 9%, IBU: 80, SRM: 30, Release: One time only

(Beer added by: Overlord on 01-09-2011)
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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for the glass Dave!

Pours a ruby-red brown with a fingers worth of creamy white head. Nice lacing. Looks good.

Lots of grassy, leafy hops on the nose. Caramel and a few dark fruits. Some sweet malts and a touch of alcohol. Figs and raisins in the background.

The taste is filled with hoppy caramel maltiness. Hoppy wood-char on the finish. A little bit of fig and light citrus. Fairly tasty, but the wood char flavor throws things off a bit. Reminded me of Old Ruffian, which is not a fave.

The mouthfeel is quite good. Almost velvety smooth. Low carbonation. The Bruery always seems to do a pretty good job with the body of their beers.

Overall, this is well done for an American barleywine. Not my favorite, but it sticks to the style well. Definitely need to split this with a friend or two. It would be hard to finish a bottle on my own.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 19:37:55 | More by sisuspeed
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GregSVT

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml capped bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a dark brownish red with a huge light tan head that fades to a small layering and leaves a TON of lacing on the glass. Crazy head on this thing and I didn't even pour it that fast.

S: The nose is mostly bready malt and not even a hint of hops. There is a herbal aroma that may be the remnants of hops. The beer is almost stale smelling. For a "heavily hopped" brew I'm not picking up much in the nose and what's there is pretty one dimensional. I wonder if I waited too long to drink this...

T: The taste however has a good earthy/piney hop flavor along with some nice caramel and bready malt. Not nearly the punch in the mouth I was expecting like some others in the style.

M: The feel is big and creamy with really nice carbonation.

O: I was a bit disappointed in the lack of hop flavor and aroma but the overall taste and mouthfeel were good. I have another that I may just stick in the fridge and drink soon...I don't see age being good to this unless it's just in a sick period at the moment.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 06:49:31 | More by GregSVT
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A steady pour produces a three-finger thick, pale amber tinged, tan colored head that leaves a lot of lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a concentrated amber color that shows a lightly hazed, amber-red color when held up to the light. The aroma smells sticky with notes of ample, sweet crystal malt and candied citrus zest / pine needles. Concentrated malt notes of brown sugar syrup, even a touch of molasses, plus a huge sweetened whole grain maltiness. The malt, is just about the dominant character here, just edging out the hops, if not because of the up front intensity, then for its staying power. The hops, in addition to the candied citrus zest and candied pine, especially in combination with the rich malt, contribute notes of ripe berries, tobacco, an almost cedar like note that can be quite distinct, as well as cleaner hop notes of lychee, tangelo zest and a bright floral peach note.

Well balanced malt sweetness and herbaceous bitter hop notes up front yield to a more dominant sweetness in the middle that finally in the lingering finish comes to be dominated by a sometimes astringent, raw bitterness and pine-like flavor. The hop character seems to be the dominant character in the flavor, and it is definitely a bit raw and aggressive. The hops and darker malt notes accentuate the herbaceous and pine notes in the hops as well as producing hints of tobacco, cedar and a just plain, raw, aggressive, green hoppiness. More typical fruity hop notes are definitely here as well, though they seem to be muted a bit by the ample crystal / caramelized malt character and the raw herbaceous hop notes, but you do get flavors of essential citrus oil, lychee, touches of other generic tropical fruit, some slightly muddled tangelo zest notes, and a sort of dirty grapefruit note. The malt even seems to have an almost roasty edge, but definitely amply toasted grain, to it in the finish. Chewy, viscous and rich, but the hop character is ample enough that it dries out the palate enough after each sip to keep this from being cloying

The ample malt and ample hop character seem to clash a bit in this beer; it is not so much that I am not enjoying this beer, but there the malt character is too big to really enjoy the bright, vibrant hop character as it muddles and dirties the hop notes at this point and accentuates the harsher side of the hops. With time the hop character will fade and the malt should come into its own, but this was a beer advertised to drink now & for that reason it doesn’t really quite work (fresh Bigfoot definitely does this much better). Still, this is quite an enjoyable beer, worth trying, but I would always choose a fresh big foot over a fresh one of these if I had the chance.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 15:04:33 | More by Gueuzedude
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

You know this is a barleywine because it says so on the label and it has the word "OLD" in the name. Very clever Bruery. Served in a Bruery tulip because...well let's be honest, if you could you would too.

Beer is kind of ruby / amber red with tan bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation mild to moderate. The lacing really destroyed the glassware. I doubt you'd see this effect with another brewery's glass. Seriously people, drink the beer out of the right glassware.

Aroma is sweet, mild ethanol, malt, a faint pine hop note off in the distance. I wonder if it would smell better if I put on my Bruery T-shirt.

Beer is a little thin on the get go but fills out in the mouth. Mildly alcoholic / boozy on the palate with a semi-dry finish. Second sip was better than the first with more hop presence on the palate, a better finish with some mild bitterness that lingers, it is earthy rather than piny hops on the palate. It is a decent beer, not earth shattering, still a little hot. I have another, I'll take it to a tasting someday in the future, could use a little time in the closet...if you know what I mean.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 03:18:35 | More by drabmuh
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour is a dark caramel color with a healthy tan head.

Aroma of citrus, lots of pine and caramel mixing with sweet candy.

Taste of thick piney resin, a handful of orange , thick caramel malt, mid body malt flavors and a sweet finish. Really a light aftertaste with the bitterness which I was expecting more, but there really is a large forward facing aroma profile that I expect to fall away after a year. This is a very nice tasting barleywine which I would get if it were available locally, but I doubt I will be purchasing this through the Provisions shop and going through a massive hassle of having it shipped to me through a third party. I really wish they would get their ability to ship straightened out.

Very light carbonation with a medium syrupy body. This would probably do well with some barrel aging. I wouldnt be surprised to see it within the next 6 months or so. Overall I think it is a less bittered , less carbonated version of bigfoot at a higher pricepoint. An American Barleywine is what it is supposed to be so that is a bit of a compliment.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 23:43:47 | More by alpinebryant
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. No bottling date, despite the white bar for it on the label. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours a murky mahogany brown with a fluffy three finger bone hued head. That fluff sticks around a long time and leaves large clumps of lace.

Smells of mild pine hops, oranges, caramel and raisin bread.

Taste is somewhere between an out of date DIPA and a barleywine. Musty and earthy like old hops with orange rind, muted pine, toasted grain, slight pineapple, some caramel, a hint of toffee and a small kick of booze. An interesting mix but doesn't quite hit my preferred notes for either barleywine or DIPA.

Semi creamy, slightly oily medium body with a ton of carbonation. Long dry bittersweet orange rind and burnt caramel aftertaste.

Not bad at all but certainly not outstanding. I'm relativley certain that this undated bottle is several months old. I'd have liked to try it fresh when the hops were in peak condition. As it is now, it'll take another 6-9 months to really start hitting the barleywine notes I'd like (and hopefully have the over carbonation settle). That's fine- I have a couple more bottles and I'm patient.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 05:03:54 | More by ThickNStout
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 16:59:17 | More by Kegatron
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thetastywort

California

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy amber color and about two fingers of head. Very nice lacing left behind.

S - citrus hop with some carmel and juniper. Brown sugar finish.

T - Strong citrus hops up front with medium bitterness. It mellows out right before too bitter. Caramel/Malt and brown sugar on the back end. The taste has really developed since I first had this.

M - Medium body with slightly high carbonation. Possibly because it has aged for a bit, carbonation appears to have increased. Leave a dry and warm finish.

D - Not like most barley wines you would think of. Big hop flavor with a bi of a bite in the end. I like this beer, but I wouldn't expect your traditional barley wine when you drink this. Overall, a nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2012 00:11:36 | More by thetastywort
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a clear copper brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and some citrus zest and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but not one of the Bruery's best efforts in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2012 03:19:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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willjschmidt

California

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Sierra Nevada hop tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark mahogany with a very thick light tan head.

S: Brown sugar, citrusy hops, and a bit of alcohol.

T: A decent barleywine. It's smooth and rich. The malts dominate in the form of burnt brown sugar and caramel. Slightly sweet. The hops are there in the finish but would have liked to have seen much more of them. It's a bit boozy but not over the top in this regard.

M: Medium to full bodied, average carbonation.

O: Overall, a decent barleywine but would have liked to see more hop assertiveness.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 03:37:42 | More by willjschmidt
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zac16125

South Carolina

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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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Moderately hazed deep amber color. Three fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is good for the ABV and some spotty lacing is left.

4.0 S: Holy piss is this hoppy. No way I would identify this as a Bruery beer if smelled blind. Hops are foremost floral and herbal. Some citrus and earthiness to follow. Underneath there is a solidly toasty backbone with plenty of caramel and toffee. Light dark fruitiness to round things out.

3.5 T: Interesting. It's not bad, but it has trouble finding its place. It's not hoppy enough to be a DIPA, but it's not malty enough to be a BW. It's not even a hoppy barleywine or a malty DIPA. It's somewhere between those two. Mild to moderate bitterness. Toasty malts, caramel, toffee, and maybe a touch of molasses. Dark fruits, raisins, and a touch of tobacco. Floral hops with light herbal and citrusy components. Again, it's decent, but it confuses the palate and not in a good way.

4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Decently creamy, a bit chewy, and smooth enough. Booze is well hidden.

3.0 D: I think I summed this up already. Good, but confused.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 03:54:48 | More by DavoleBomb
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle poured into tulip, thanks to gcphilli

Pours a clouded burnt orange color with a decent coating of white head. Retention is nice with some splotchy lacing on the glass.

Strong scents of bitter hops with pine and resin. Almost astringent alcohol and slight malt base.

Punch of bitterness with juicy and citrus hops, grapefruit rind and very pithy. Some hints of fruit sweetness, but overwhelmed by waves of bready malt base and caramel. Syrup-like sweetness with biting hop bitterness, swallowed up by extreme alcohol.

Full medium body, higher carbonation, a bit rough on the tongue. Drinks okay but there's definitely some balance issues here.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 06:29:39 | More by xnicknj
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OakedCanuck

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into cervoise. From notes

A- This beer pours a dark, muddy brown colour. Nice rocky, muffin top head that left a few stick lacing rings.

S - Lots of caramel sweetness and toffee. Noticeable piney bitterness along with some oranges, lemons, pepper

T - Very distinct caramel malts, making this beer pretty sweet. The pine, grassy bitterness is there and the citric hops are muted. I do pick up a graininess to it mixed in with a hint of honey.

M - Sticky sweet, hard to drink more than a glass and a half.

O - A decent beer. A touch unbalanced and very sweet.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 15:36:21 | More by OakedCanuck
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craytonic

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark red/amber pour with a small white head

Smell: hops, toffee, dark fruit. Very boozy.

Taste: A bit too sweet, brown sugar, toffee and caramel. Very ho-hum.

Mouthfeel: medium body & carbonation

Overall: Decent example of the style but not one I ever need to try again, doesn't seem to really put in the effort.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 22:08:27 | More by craytonic
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waltersrj

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour: Murky copper brown with an initially large, creamy tan head that dissipates into a soapy swirl around the glass' edge.

Nose: Rich, sweet toffee, fig, dates, slight cardboard, oak, and alcohol.

Taste: Slight oxidization at this point which doesn't retract from the taste. Toffee, dates and a buttery lingering aftertaste. This isn't very dimensional which is weird coming from The Bruery.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, moderately thin, and decently carbonated.

Overall: Probably my least favorite Bruery beer. I've had a ton but this is not that great of one. Pretty week at this point for a barleywine but perhaps I should've had it fresh (even though it cam as an extra). Thanks Rich btw!

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 05:16:48 | More by waltersrj
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Verecund

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a carnelian reddish brown with two to three fingers of sticky head.

Caramel malts, brown sugar, and some dank floral hops. Also, strong whiffs of citrus and grapefruit hops.

Resinous, floral, and grapefruit hop medley, some brown sugar, somewhat earthy, and a toffee sweetness.

Disappointingly thin feel, even though it's only medium-low in body and fairly low in carbonation. Watery.

Not the biggest fan at this stage. It doesn't scream barleywine to me, but it doesn't work for me as a DIPA either (hop profile seems muddled). Not a complete miss (nice look and aroma), but the body is oddly watery and the taste is here and there.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 03:28:09 | More by Verecund
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 01:29:50 | More by EgadBananas
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BearsOnAcid

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 23:39:33 | More by BearsOnAcid
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barleywinefiend

Washington

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
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ChadQuest

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The pour on this one has a nice robust head on it, and it leaves lots of lacing behind. semi hazy, dark amber.
The aroma is loaded with pine and citrus, only a hint of malts, not much at all. I expected the hops to have died down a lot by this point, but it seems they are still going very strong.
Man, this still has a really strong citric bitterness as its chief flavor component, orange zest and bitter orange peel, orange everywhere. Some pine notes but those are fainter, and at the same background strength level is some caramel malts. But overall this one really is over the top hoppy for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 06:50:53 | More by ChadQuest
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beagle75

Iowa

3.04/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a half-pint chalice.

A: Hazy, dark amber color with over one finger of light beige foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Intense orange citrus hops up front, with a metallic edge. Husky grain is revealed after the hops crest. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins very off-dry, with hop aromatics that are spicy and earthy. Acidity is high into the middle where crystal malt is dense but not dynamic. The finish is slightly roasty, with some juicy orange citrus revealed at times. Bitterness is rather restrained, while the volatile whiff of alcohol seems to gain momentum as the beer warms.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, acidic and warming on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This barleywine seems simplistic, with a potentially appealing malt bill that frequently seems hidden behind hops of underwhelming quality. It is bland in its unofficial role as imperial IPA, and it also seems hobbled as a barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 23:06:57 | More by beagle75
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.85/5  rDev -26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to buzbuzzer for the bottle.

Pours deep brown with a big sticky off-white head.

Smells of heavy caramel with a little bit of a piney hop presence.

Similar flavors. This one is definitely over the hill though. Most hop presence has faded and it's just a malty amber at this point.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin with medium carbonation levels.

Been really wanting to try this one for a while, but was ultimately disappointed by it. A little one note at this point.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 20:50:03 | More by jmarsh123
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mdfb79

New York

2.78/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From 4/29 and 4/30 notes. Got to try a few ounces of this on Friday night on tap at Hopleaf in Chicago, and then a few ounces again on tap Saturday at Dark Lord Day.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with an inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pine hops, citrus hops, grapefruit, soap, and lightly toasted malts. No real caramel and not getting much that would resemble a barleywine; more like a very hoppy DIPA.

t - Tastes of soap, bitter grapefruit, pine hops, citrus hops. Again, straight up hops and very bitter, with a little bit of a soapylike taste to it. Not what I would want in a barleywine at all.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, with some bitterness due to all the hops.

o - Overall I did not enjoy this one at all. While the description on this site makes sense about all the hops, I did not know that going in and was expecting a barleywine; this is not one in my opinion. Even as a DIPA it was very bitter and soapy to me; tried it with a few BA's and no one seemed to enjoy it. Would not seek it out again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2011 22:37:42 | More by mdfb79
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sbxx

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - Dark brown with amber tint, much darker than expected, 2+ fingers of thick dense foam head that hangs around forever. Chunky lacing.

Smell - Caramel malt, citrus fruit

Taste - Where are the hops? This must be an old bottle because it's basically a malt bomb at this point. Barely any hops coming through. It's like they've faded into nothing more than a bitter taste within the malt. Very minimal flavor overall. Very odd. Kinda like a big malty IPA gone stale.

Mouthfeel - Med/heavy body, moderate carbonation, semi-dry finish

Overall - Blah. Extremely forgettable. When fresh, I'm guessing this is an entirely different beer. At this point, either suck it up and drink it or give it away. This is not one that belongs in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 05:32:52 | More by sbxx
Provisions Series: Old Richland from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.