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Provisions Series: Old Richland - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

218 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 27
Gots: 54 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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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.

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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Alex L for being my trustee and getting these out to me. Served in a Jackie O's snifter.

Pours a moderate copper color with a large off white head and quite a bit of lacing as it goes down. Nice collar throughout. The nose brings forward a good amount of citrus hops plus some sweet malt in the background--a bit of caramel plus a nice amount of candied sugar. Favor is enhanced by a good amount of bitterness. Hops are at the front with a bit of sweet malt in the background. Body is medium with a nice bitter finish. A nice barleywine, and I am excited to see how this one ages.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the first beers from the provision series i opened i was anxious to try this monster of a beer. split between me and alex, this one still kicked our butts.

the pour is a nice light brown/dark amber with a cloudiness and a big head that came up nearly three inches before settling back down. enormous aroma, tons of bright, fresh citrus hops dominate until it cools down and then light caramel malts, and hints of butterscotch do poke their heads up, this is much more noticeable in the finish when the flavor really opens up and you get a sense of how good this one could be. give it a few years and this is going to be absolutely incredible.

overall this was great fresh, super hoppy and full of character, so glad i have another bottle to see what a year or two does to it.

Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On cask for First Firkin Friday at the Bruery

A: The pour from the cask is a dark amber one with a creamy yet slightly airy off-white head.

S: The nose is very hoppy, which is always nice. Lots of lemon and grapefruit rind with just a touch of pine. The basic aromas of toffee, chocolate, and caramel (maybe some bread, too) are there.

T: Not quite as bitter as I would have expected, given the nose, but that's not to say it's weak in this area. Grapefruit and pine provide the hop character, but there is that perfume and alcohol flavor that brings down the enjoyment level for me. Not quite as sweet as you would anticipate for a barleywine, either. While there are some malt flavors, it's pretty dry.

M: The body is medium with the low smooth carbonation I expect from the cask.

D: A pretty solid barleywine here. I think it might benefit from a little more aging, but still pretty good right now.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with amber highlights. It had a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left sticky patchy of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very floral with a piney nose. It had a nice malty presence, too.

T - It tasted of sweet maltiness with some bitter piney hops. It had a mild booziness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied beer with a warm alcohol presence.

O - This is a deliciously good barleywine. Another thanks to drfabulous for sharing.

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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A small off white head on a dark brown body. A nicely hoppy aroma of pine and grapefruit with a touch of dark malt and brown sugar. A much more barleywine like flavor with notes of molasses, pine, pepper, and mustard. Medium thick body, modately carbonation, and a sweet finish. Nicely done, fairly hoppy, but definitely not a DIPA, there is a lot of dark sugar and rich, spicy character that cleary makes this a barleywine.

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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.

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3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Shared with rudzud of course.

Big honkin head, 2+ fingers, fluffy thick and good retention, tons of soapy thick lacing completely covers the glass, dark molasses brown color with foggy faint garnet light sneaking through.

Nose is essentially a black ipa, lots of pine, light citrus and pineapple, earthy spicy hops, resinous musty dank simcoe. Then malts, dark malts dark caramel and hint if black malt, etc. Light creamy darkness, and faint cocoa almost.

Taste starts with malts, coffee and roast, caramel, dark almost powdered cocoa, creamy at the same time, and hint of char. Hops come on strong, slight earthy spicy hops, then pineapple again, slight resinous musty simcoe, hint citrus and orange peel, etc. Bitter rind like flavor that detracts slightly, and bitterness is huge. Pretty much a black ipa. Finish is quite bitter borderline astringent, spicy earthy long lingering hops, creamy dark malts, light roast and powdered cocoa like lingering. Barely any booze.

Mouth is nice, creamy, nice fluffy carb, hint of booze but not close to 10%.

Overall interesting beer, more like double black ipa than a barleywine, 5 minutes after the last sip I still feel like I'm chewing on hops. Not quite my fav style blend of roast dark malts etc and pine pineapple and citrus, etc, so this didn't strike a chord with me, esp for being a barleywine... however, for a double black IPA taking into account it's not my fav style, this was still a decent beer. I wonder how the aging will effect the hops in this.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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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.

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Provisions Series: Old Richland from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.