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Provisions Series: Bierbauch - The Bruery

Provisions Series: BierbauchProvisions Series: Bierbauch

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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%


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 nhindian:
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. Bottle generous provided by BigTomZ as an extra, thanks Tom!

A - Pours a sunny, bright orange with flecks of yellow near the edges. It's completely opaque, with an unfiltered haze to the body. About a finger of cream-colored head arises, but recedes fairly quickly. The lacing appears to stick at first, but then rapidly falls down the edges of the glass.

S - The aromas wafting from this beer are very floral and grassy, bringing to mind images of my trip to Europe, scouring the countrysides of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. A decent malt bill comes forth at first, providing a somewhat spicy breadiness. Finally, a squeeze of lemon and citrus round out the nose.

T - The flavor of Bierbauch definitely carries on the tradition that the nose set. An almost rye-like spiciness leads off the malts and flavor, creating an interesting transition through the palate. Again, lots of bread all throughout the start, which definitely falls in line with a traditional bock-styled beer. As the hops come in, the floral qualities exude freely, with a kiss of grass and even some vanilla and oak from the barrels. While the hops do seem a bit faded, they still add a slight citrus kick in the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy-bodied with lowish carbonation. Really full-bodied and filling, with a bit of alcohol heat permeating the palate in the aftertaste. A tad bit syrupy due to the thickness without a comparable amount of carbonation.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately high. Maibocks are definitely a style of beer that I don't have a lot of experience with, but this is definitely up there in one of the best I've had. I'm loving the use of oak to add some complexity, but I feel the alcohol is a bit hot at times. Overall a solid beer from a brewery that is quickly rising up my rankings!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 03:33:17 | More by nhindian
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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.

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Provisions Series: Bierbauch from The Bruery
82 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.