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Provisions Series: Bierbauch - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
82
good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2011)
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Reviews by Overlord:
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Overlord

California

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%

Pours a clear golden color with a sudsy, foamy head. Smells slightly of grass/hay, much more strongly of sweet sugary malt. Bready yeastiness abounds.

Taste is straight-forward. Maybe a hint .. just a hint of woodsiness, but mostly sweet malt and a bit of grass mixed along with it. There's a mineral zest to it that I don't care for. I think it's a bit too strong for the base beer.

A nice beer. Quaffable.

05-20-2011 10:21:05 | More by Overlord
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Callmecoon

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-21-2011 05:43:42 | More by Callmecoon
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma has a lot going on. I get some oak and vanilla notes, as well as some biscuit malt and a little bit of grass. The flavor is more complex. I still get the oak and vanilla notes from the barrel aging, but they are complimented by some biscuit malt and grass and earth from the hops. There is also a good bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

08-18-2012 21:58:57 | More by Mora2000
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ehammond1


3.43/5  rDev -5.5%

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for the gift, NoSignsOfPain!

(Aged for 1+ year)

Dark, clear yellow with a thin off-white head that leaves dots of lace down the glass.

Sweet grains and breads make up most of the aroma, along with a bit of vanilla and a very mild wood presence.

The sweet malt and grains make up the largest flavor component, with a bit of vanilla and honey complementing things. There's definitely some alcohol harshness throughout, even after the aging.

Medium bodied with moderate/high carbonation, though it's a bit prickly and not entirely pleasant.

Decent enough, but unspectacular. One of the few average beers from The Bruery.

08-01-2012 21:19:20 | More by ehammond1
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%

Vibrant yellow and light orange pour, crisp and fluffy virgin white head, one of the most exceptional looking bocks I've ever seen. Gold standard. Aroma was bready with a heavy oak presence, mild yeast accompaniment.

Taste still delivers a heavy dose of first time use oak (I already used the adjective virgin), light body, mild hopping (although more than usual for style), more breadiness, a quant almost belgianesque yeast that stays far away from clove or banana (yeay). Carbonation was delightful. Hid the alcohol amazingly well.

A great beer for the beginning, or even the middle of summer. Very light and crisp, with plenty of flavor. One of my favorite bocks, any fans of SN XXX series hellesbock should check this out.

07-11-2011 17:16:52 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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glid02

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +14.3%

Bottle shared by Grant – thanks!

Pours a clear amber color with a slightly off-white head that leaves solid lacing.

Smells of mildly sweet caramel malts with hints of spicy oak. Also present are very slight amounts of dried pears.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Grainy caramel malts up front are joined quickly by earthy hops and dry pear flavors. Midway through slight amounts of bready flavors and oak come into play, carrying through to a mildly bitter ending. Mouthfeel is very good, with grainy carbonation.

Overall the beer was greater than the sum of its parts, as the oak was nicely integrated into the flavor profile. A drier beer than most other maibocks and a solid beer that’s worth a shot.

07-24-2011 21:03:27 | More by glid02
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

08-11-2012 12:53:23 | More by acurtis
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JosephThompson

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-05-2013 23:56:59 | More by JosephThompson
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

Imperial Maibock, on tap at The Bruery Tasting Room. A nice orange colour with generous retained head. a good malty aroma that yields a good malted experience in this lager. Above average mouthfeel, good drinkability. Something I could have again, but perhaps later in the evening because of the abv. Demonstrating skill in a variety of styles by this brewery.

01-19-2012 04:14:05 | More by Sammy
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AnPiobaire

New York

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

02-06-2012 23:23:17 | More by AnPiobaire
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VictoriaAnne

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-06-2013 04:43:31 | More by VictoriaAnne
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bashiba

Iowa

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured a nice clean amber with a light white head..

The smell was light and oaky, a touch sweet and bready.

The flavor is good, but a bit mild, sweet and oaky with a light vanilla touch. Very bready and malt centric.

Has a nice dry oaky mouthfeel.

Good, but not great and a bit non descript.

04-11-2012 23:41:25 | More by bashiba
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-26-2011 13:44:34 | More by GRG1313
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jlb502

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-20-2011 05:23:28 | More by jlb502
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-15-2012 02:58:23 | More by hoppymcgee
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

750ml bottle poured into a Tulip Glass.

A - Pours a clear, orange-amber with a thin white head that leaves a tiny bit of lacing as it recedes.
S - Straight-forward aromas of sweet caramel malt and spicy yeast with perhaps just the faintest trace of the barrel-aging.
T - More sweet bready malt with a surprising amount of bitter orange peel and pine resin hops. Probably one of the hoppiest Bocks I've had, kinda odd. Again, not much in the way of barrel-aging, just a small trace of vanilla and oak.
M - Slightly sticky and syrupy with medium-low carbonation.
O - A very unique take on a Maibock, no surprise given the Bruery's track record. I do wish the barrel came out a bit more.

06-13-2011 14:46:52 | More by jsanford
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

01-30-2013 14:47:34 | More by FreshmanPour77
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-27-2013 21:28:30 | More by largadeer
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JazzIPA55

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-04-2012 01:56:01 | More by JazzIPA55
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wethorseblanket

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Bottle sitting in the frig for a while now, time to try this one.

A: Pours into a Bruery tulip. Hazy, slightly yellowish orange with an initial 1" with a chunky head which fades to the edges. Some clumpy lacing is present at first but vanishes along with the head.

N: A dominantly oaky blast up front followed quickly by malty/yeasty notes and eventually the floral and citrus hops bring up the rear.

T: Lots of oak aging evident here. Bready yeast and grainy malts combine well with a nice hop finish. Somewhat like liquid bread. The tannins impart a bright profile without the acidic undertones. Some spice notes either from the oak or hops. Very hearty brew.

M: Medium body. Carbonation seems prickly but is most likely an effect of the oak aging and malts. Some alcohol heat is present as it warms. Bitter and very dry finish.

O: Complex and well done. The semi-sweetness of the malts is balanced by the oak and hops. Nicely refreshing transition from winter to summer = spring is just a couple of days away. Prost!

03-19-2012 01:16:42 | More by wethorseblanket
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-01-2012 06:51:41 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Skuter

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-14-2011 18:53:39 | More by Skuter
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev -27%

Bottle courtesy of my RS membership. Thanks to my trustee for getting it out this way. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a slightly-cloudy very light copper color with a thin white head and no real lacing. Thin collar as it goes down. The nose brings some bread and faint earthy hops. Light malt sweetness as well. Flavor is bready with light caramel. and semi-sweet malt. A bit of booze. Chewy medium body with average carbonation. Nothing special and a bit boozy.

11-19-2011 20:47:14 | More by Thorpe429
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AgentZero

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

12-28-2012 22:30:58 | More by AgentZero
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-16-2012 08:26:42 | More by drewone
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Provisions Series: Bierbauch from The Bruery
82 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.