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Provisions Series: Old Richland - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

210 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 27
Gots: 52 | FT: 4
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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Gobzilla

California

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark amber brown in color with brown highlights that had a. Half finger of foamy head and left good lacing sticking to the glass. Upfront the piney hops were very noticeable with a good amount of caramel character sweetness from the malts and faint booze in the background. It wasn't a bad thing for me but the piney hops were dominate on the palate but weren't too bitter alongside caramel citrusy accents and a good malt backing that added some sweetness as well. The brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a piny, hoppy, sweet, malty finish. I honestly like barleywines like this one which drank good and was not overly bitter and boozy.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2011 03:51:02 | More by Gobzilla
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-12-2013 00:04:05 | More by bsuedekum
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks very much to jdiddy for sharing. Pours an exquisite burnished red/mahogany with a quarter inch cream-colored head embedded with tiny ringlets. Spots of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Nose expresses dark fruits, figs, prunes and a slightly candied character. Taste follows nose with the addition of a hoppiness that sits on the malty backbone. Finish is slightly bitter and medicinal. Mouthfeel is medium-light in consistency with a slightly prickly carbonation. Right now this beer comes off a little too hoppy for my preference, but it's still quite tasty and has great cellaring potential in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 00:36:11 | More by Jwale73
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-20-2014 02:38:23 | More by wrightst
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a La Chouffe tulip; thanks to the kind soul who shared this at the Batch 3 Rosso release.

A: Hazy russet body with a solid finger of super-fine tan foam. Fantastic retention, solid sheets of lacing. Beautiful.

S: Caramel, toffee, and fruity, spicy hops. Clean, simple, and good.

T: Follows the nose, with added emphasis on the hops up front and caramel sweetness on the finish. Excellent, but far from transcendent.

M: Smooth, sticky medium body with low carbonation. Ok.

O: This was a solid example of a great style, offering a nice balance of sweet specialty malts and fruity American hops. I wouldn't go out of my way to get more, but I'm very glad I got to try it.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 23:59:37 | More by woosterbill
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FosterJM

California

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

179th review on BA
on tap at RS party

App- A lighter amber/red with a creamy white cap.

Smell- Up front is the citrus notes, got a big whiff of hops and looked at my sheet to see Barleywine. Hmmm...Maltly backbone on this one

Taste- It was flavoful and a touch bitter to me. It wasn't bad though. Had a lot of hops. Which I wasn't expecting.

Mouth-Medium bodied with a high carb level.

Drink- Was a nice beer, was excited I got to try it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2011 03:53:47 | More by FosterJM
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros and poured into a Kate the Great tulip.

A - poured a dark molasses brown hue with light garnet intermingled. Three finger creamy light tan head that left absurd amount of side lacing. Super super sticky lacing here with a nice quarters inch blanket of retention.

S - Aromas of bright hops here light pine with faint fruits, wet dank musty hops. Nice black? malts here almost like a black ipa. Definitely not your typical barleywine.

T - Taste is lots of pine with pineapple running through it. Light roasty malts Herr faintly sweet with a good booze presense. A super tasty mingling of a dipa and barley wine. Really delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and sharp. Keeps the alcohol up off the tongue as well. Still slightly boozy.

O - Overall this was a tasty brew actually a very very good non barrel aged barley wine. Wonder how this will age.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 22:55:38 | More by rudzud
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-16-2013 00:26:00 | More by Reagan1984
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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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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-10-2013 06:39:23 | More by BGsWo22
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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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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2011 20:15:38 | More by Exiled
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-02-2013 02:54:47 | More by AlexFields
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srandycarter

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours almost cola brown, maybe a bit lighter. Off white head, .5 inch thick, hangs out for awhile. Some spot lace.

S - Wort! It's so malty sweet. A thread of bitter tries to come through, but malt wins the match.

T - That malt comes right out and attacks. Brown sugar, cooked dark fruits, and a nice surprise bitter does make a show.

M - Medium body, good carb, balance is nice for such huge sweetness.

D - I like this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 04:01:24 | More by srandycarter
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy amber-brown color with a finger of frothy tannish head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of strong grapefruit and citrus hops with some pine as well. There is also some strong toasted caramel malts with a bit of brown sugar.

T - Starts off with some strong grapefruit and citrus hops with some rich sweet caramel malts and brown sugar. Through the middle, some strong pine hop flavor with some bitterness comes through. The finish is a mix of rich caramelized malts, pine and citrus hops, bitterness, and a touch of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really big hoppy American Barleywine with some strong malt flavors and body to balance things out.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 04:01:58 | More by ngeunit1
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-22-2012 02:50:32 | More by warnerry
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a Bruery growler into three pint glasses. Thanks to Steve and Chris for the assist! Extra special thanks to errantnight for the amazing hook-up!

A: Pours a muddy/cloudy Des Plaines River water brown. A massively creamy yet rocky four finger layer of foam rises up, way over the rim of the glass, and hangs tight before slowly receeding and leaving a wonderful mess of lace stuck to the sides of the glass.

S: Loads of sticky pine resin hops. Before long, a thick layer of sweet caramel and pan roasted nuts come on to soften the blow.

T: Just as above with an excellent level of boozy heat. Just enough to let you know it's there, but not enough to wreck your palate.

M: As the growler wore on it picked up a twinge of barleywine roughness. Pretty typical for the style. Loads of oily hops and spicy alcohol mixed with a little caramel sweetness for balance.

D: Drinks waaay better that expected. We killed this growler far too quickly! These limited Bruery releases have been stellar as of late!

Serving type: growler

02-02-2011 00:08:18 | More by GbVDave
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-28-2013 23:30:16 | More by jenray
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jsanford

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-11-2013 02:28:20 | More by jsanford
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-01-2012 06:49:06 | More by DarthKostrizer
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-09-2013 17:30:38 | More by ncaudle
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Overlord

California

4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This amberish red colored DIPA ... wait, I mean American Barleywine ... really came out of nowhere to surprise me.

Pours a reddish/amberish/orange-ish hue (kind of looks like Bigfoot). Smells like a blast of pine, caramel malt, and citrus rind from a foot away. Oooo ... I like.

Taste is upfront with abrasive hops. More pine, perhaps, than I expected, but it's balanced really well with an aggressively sweet caramel malt backbone that's sticky and sugary yet not doing much to tone down the aggressive hop character. Mouthfeel is great.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2011 05:13:51 | More by Overlord
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nickd717

California

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

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2011 20:51:06 | More by nickd717
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-03-2013 16:25:52 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Jeffo

Netherlands

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

Got this one in a recent trade with Irishgurl4. Cheers for the brews!

From a 750 into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, medium looking, fluffy, light tan head with great retention. Clear mahogany red with higher levels of carbonation. Head slowly recedes to a thick, fluffy foam cap and coats the sides of the glass with lacing. A thick foam cap remains until the end and leaves nice sheets of lacing down the glass. A touch too much carbo perhaps, but the head and lacing are phenomenal.

SMELL: Lots of hops and plenty of malt backbone. Caramel, toffee and butterscotch notes for sure, with plenty of citrus, grapefruit and piney hop notes. Definitely a nice balance between malt and hops for a barleywine at this point.

TASTE: Caramel and toffee sweetness and toasted malt notes up front, moving into a nice hop finish with grapefruit, pine and citrus at the swallow. This introduces a big, bold and persistent aftertaste of caramel malt sweetness, butterscotch, gram cracker and plenty of citrus and floral hop bitterness. Lots of malt sweetness and hop bitterness, nicely balanced for the style.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium, smooth carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth with a bit of a bite at the swallow and finishes slightly mouth-coating. A bitter bite lingers. Good feel.

OVERALL: This was great. After trying a few American barleywines and finding out the name is often just an excuse to release another DIPA, this was a nice, honest brew. Perhaps this was hoppier when it was first released, but right now this is a barleywine with a nice hop presence as opposed to the other way around. Anyways, this was a quality beer that I really enjoyed. Cheers for this one Irishgurl4!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 18:42:45 | More by Jeffo
Provisions Series: Old Richland from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.