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Provisions Series: Old Richland - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 28
Gots: 53 | FT: 6
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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Photo of mulder1010
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First Bruery beer in a long time. Thanks to Nicks6217 for sending this out.

A-- Poured a dark, golden amber color. Dark leather is a better way of putting it. Light brown, two finger, light brown colored head. Excellent streaks of lacing on this. Good head retention on swirling.

S-- Big hoppy nose up front that drops off to Carmel, toffee, apricot and prune notes. In some ways this has a lot of a smell of a DIPA.

T-- Hops up front and followed by a lot of rich, thick, and buttery Carmel backbone. Very nice.

M-- Mostly pine hops in this. To me the pine is stronger in the mouth feel than in the taste. Pretty much medium feel and higher medium carbonated. A little bit creamy at times. Quite a dry finish to this with a pine and grapefruit punch. ABV is noticeable in the mouth.

D-- Quite nice. Has a bit of the DIPA smell and feel and a lot of the barley wine character to this. Should have got a second bottle of it. ABV is there and feel it about halfway through this but still a very good beer.

mulder1010, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of billshmeinke
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Dark amber that looks brown in dim light. Two finger off white head. Good retention and lacing left behind.

Smells of brown sugar and amber malt. Lots of floral hops.

Tastes of a flash of brown sugar and subtle licorice. Then slightly resinous and mostly floral hops take over.

Mouthfeel is almost heavy but with really nice carbonation that lightens things up. The finish is surprisingly dry. Suspiciously DIPA like body, much less of the thick/syrupy mouth feel I expect from a Barleywine.

A super floral/hoppy "Barleywine." Very nice. I dig it.

billshmeinke, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of treehouse
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

nose of wet wood and raisins...copper.... a small bit of sassafrass

it looks deep and rich..very pretty in a large bowled and stemmed glass

mouthed..
tangy...more of the sarsparilla taste...earthy...damp earthy things...not saisony at all though....9%...decent amount of hops..the malt keeps them barely in check...in a good way...a bit of alcohol comes though but fades...

treehouse, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of hickmancase
4.8/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap my first trip to The Bruery.

A: Rosy Brown. Not much head.

S: Delicious smell. Unique. Floral hoppiness, but not IPA.

T: Delicious and wonderfully complex. Not like a barleywine. Heard comparisons to IPA, but not buying it. Great warming alcohol with the swallow.

M: Thin for the style.

D: Will be drinking again.

Similar to Lucky Bastard

9/10

hickmancase, Feb 04, 2011
Photo of GbVDave
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!

GbVDave, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Haven Gastropub

Pours a nice deep red wine color. Very nice head and lacing. Good lookin beer.

It smells like an IPA. Very citrucy hop forward. Not slot of malt like you would expect.

Taste is great. Not heavy like you would expect a barlywine to be. Hop bite on the tongue with citrucy hops. The malt profile is pretty good but not heavy. What's weird is you can't taste the 9% ABV at at all.

Mouthfeel is thinner than you would expect but it makes it so easy to drink.

Overall an awesome take on a barlywine. Not your traditional take but you can taste it.

PeprSprYoFace, Jan 27, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Bruery Tasting Room,

A: Pours a dark red with a small white head, good lace.

S: Simcoe stands out. Lots of pineapple, gooseberry, greenery. Fragrant.

T: The traditional barleywine flavours come out here. Sweet crystal malt with a lot of pine, Christmas tree.

M: Full-bodied, strongly resinous, medium carbonation.

D: Solid barleywine, not as good as Bigfoot or Old Crusty, but well made and certainly tastes to style.

Halcyondays, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of nickd717
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.

nickd717, Jan 21, 2011
Photo of mothman
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beige head. A half fingers worth.

Aroma: Very, very hoppy. This doesn't even smell like a barleywine. I know it is supposed to be hoppy, but it reminds me more of a dipa. A lot of floral and earthy hops. Hardly and malts showing.

Taste: A little more malts shows here. Has some bready and caramel flavors. But it is still intensely hoppy. Floral and earthy with some grapefruit citrus. Very hoppy. Some other cirtus shows.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. It is pretty sticky with a hop resin tastes to it.

Overall, a very drinkable hopped up bwine. I love how hoppy it is. Hardcore dipa in the nose. Then dipa with malt backbone in the taste. Good stuff.

mothman, Jan 20, 2011
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.

womencantsail, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of FosterJM
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.

FosterJM, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of thagr81us
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at the source. Served from cask into a goblet. Poured dark brown with a two finger off-white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bitter/citrus hop, and citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, and citrus hops. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. Had a very nice flavor and aroma going on here. It wasn't very Barleywine-ish in my opinion, but still great. Probably one of the nicer Barleywines I've had as of late.

thagr81us, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of cjer53
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at RS party on 1/8/11

app- orange cloud, foamy head, it looked alive and full of life

smell- zesty, fresh, hoppy, full

taste- the hoppiest barley wine ever. medium bodied for a bw, an unexpected barley wine, i look forward to revisiting it once the bottles are released

cjer53, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of Gobzilla
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.

Gobzilla, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of HopHead84
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

01/08/2011

On tap at the Reserve Society Initiation Celebration 2011. 

A: Amber with a frothy off white cap.

S: Prominent pine resin and grapefruit notes, a very nice hop bouquet. Caramel malt provides backing and a little balance. I detect a dash of alcohol. Smells like a Double IPA. 

T: Quite bitter, upper moderately so I'd say. Notes of pine and grapefruit rind mingle with caramel malt. The flavor is aggressive and uncompromising, much like Richland. Finish is dry and with some astringency and lingering pine bitterness with a little alcohol.

M: Medium in body, upper moderate in carbonation, and dry and sticky on the palate, with some astringency.

Overall: A great beer. I probably had 5 pours of this. I'm glad they're bottling it. Essentially a maltier Double IPA.

HopHead84, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of Overlord
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.

Overlord, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Bottle opened on 7.13.14
2012 Vintage

Malty, brown sugar, heat. Kind of bland and boring.

HuskyinPDX, Aug 15, 2014
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Provisions Series: Old Richland from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.