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Provisions Series: Old Richland - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 27
Gots: 54 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Overlord on 01-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BearsOnAcid
3.31/5  rDev -14%
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.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice hazy and murky dark amber color with some slight light brown hints. The head is nice and dense and about 1 inch tall. It is quite sticky and recedes to a nice chunky ring around the glass.

Aroma is delicious. With sharp grapefruit hints and some nice citrus hop notes just exploding all over the nose. On the back end of the nose one can notice some nice caramel notes. Buttery butterscotch is present as well. Very nice malty finish with the hop aroma lingering in the back.

The flavor is quite nice. Strong hop hints begin early in the beer with some nice intense citrus notes. Grapefruit rind, and nice sharp orange notes. Very hoppy and citrusy. Intense sharp and bitter hop notes. There is definitely some nice caramel notes in the back and some nice malty grain that opens up as the beer warms. Nice notes of butterscotch can be perceived after more sips along with some nice slightly burnt caramel notes. As the beer warms the butterscotch notes get real nice and smooth. Body is a bit on the light side but its nice and refreshing and crisp.

Pretty good barleywine. Nice fresh hop notes and some bread mixed in there with nice strong caramel hints.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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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%

Photo of ChadQuest
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

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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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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