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Provisions Series: Run B.M.C. - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
81
good

115 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 115
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 15
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vacax on 07-13-2011)
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Reviews by Overlord:
Photo of Overlord
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bar none, the best member of the pilsener family I can recall ... with perhaps the Sam Adams hallertauer being up there as well.

Pours a hazy gold with a minimal white head. The head is bracing, with the clean, earthy hop profile one expects from a pilsener giving way to a bold, almost tropical citrus hop bouquet and a bit of a ... malt? ... current. Interesting.

Incredibly drinkable. Definitely more earthy and zesty than expected, with a nice crisp finish to it. But, the rounding hops really make this stand out, as the tropical and sweet notes, along with the larger than expected malt presence, really add a lot to it.

Found myself totally looking forward to the next gulp. Will need to pick up more.

Overlord, Aug 05, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of jp7161
3.5/5  rDev -2%

jp7161, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev +12%

Callmecoon, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of ehammond1
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2011)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Hazy golden yellow with a a medium sized white head. Spots and specks of lacing down the glass. Gorgeous lager.

Simple aroma mainly consisting of simple bread, sharp hop notes and grass, with a persistent adjunct/corn odor as well.

Bready malt and some sharp, floral, and grassy flavors from the hops. No alcohol presence.

Medium mouthfeel and a touch creamy--excellent for the style.

A simple, balanced, and easy drinking pilsner in the style of American adjunct lagers--in that sense, this is a great success, though all that being true, it probably won't be seeing much time in my fridge.

ehammond1, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little bit of a blurry haze to the straw belgianesque appearance of a beer, nice head, good retention. Aroma had almost a belgian yeast aroma to it, a little bit of clove and fruity esters attributable to yeast instead of actual fruit.

Taste, more of that belgian-ness. Quadruple hopped must have been a play on the triple hopped Miller Lite commercials, because this doesn't taste 'hoppy' like their humulus series, not even close. A little bit of hop zest, but nothing worth mentioning quad hopped unless you're just ribbing on the other company.
Hoppy by BMC standard, sure.

Why did I pay $10 for this? It's an ok beer, until you think about what you paid for it, then it is subpar for the price. A rare miss from the Bruery.

Beerandraiderfan, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -9%

acurtis, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of whatthewhat
1/5  rDev -72%

whatthewhat, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev +12%

nickhiller, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of thagr81us
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy straw yellow with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, wheat, and banana. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, banana, spices, and very subtle alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. The aroma on this one was pretty nice and inviting. The flavor unfortunately fell a little short of the aroma. It was just that the flavor wasn't very well balanced. It was okay, but not overly impressive. Worth trying, but that is about it.

thagr81us, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -2%

GRG1313, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of trappistlover
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Purchased at Bruery Provisions). Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Some nice lacing develops. Aroma has grass, bubblegum and florals. Taste is sweet with grassy/hay notes and a light bitterness. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Dry finish. I thought this was a pretty taste beer and quite drinkable. Abv was hidden well.

trappistlover, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of zep9865
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into new belgium snifter. Three fingers of soapy, white foam head that leaves generous lacing. Color is an orange-copper

Smell is very floral with lots of orange blossom. Alcohol is slightly detectable.

Beer tastes like a pilsner that's been modified more than anything else. Much sweeter than i expected with a nice hop kick. Little bit of bitter citrus, grass, and a nice sweet finish that i cannot describe.

Beer lacks carbonation that you would expect from a pils. The hops stay on your tongue after every sip. Beer is too sweet upfront to think it's a pils if you were blind tasting it.

I should probably rate to style but i enjoy this beer for what it is.

zep9865, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of jlb502
3.5/5  rDev -2%

jlb502, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of hoppymcgee
3.5/5  rDev -2%

hoppymcgee, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of TheRealDBCooper
4/5  rDev +12%

TheRealDBCooper, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of jsanford
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a Bruery Tulip Glass.

Pours a hazy gold with a thick, fluffy white head that settles to a thick cap, leaving spotty lacing as it recedes. Nice, crisp aromas of toasted pilsner malt, fresh-cut grass, and lemony hops. Flavors of doughy bread and toasted malt with more lemon and grass hops. Crisp mouthfeel, with a medium body and sharp carbonation. Overall a solid beer, but not my favorite Provisions offering so far.

jsanford, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of jmarsh123
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Run BMC

Poured into pilsner flute

Pours light straw with a huge white head leaving moderate retention and lacing.

Aroma consists of grainy malts with a spicy noble hop profile

Flavor profile follows closely. Cereal grains supported by a spicy hoppy characteristic. Very light bodied.

Light mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

I'm assuming Patrick is aping the big boys and showing you can do a pilsner that actually has taste. If so then bravo he succeeds. Not tremendous in any way, but is a great spicy light(er) lager. Went down very smooth.

jmarsh123, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of FreshmanPour77
3.5/5  rDev -2%

FreshmanPour77, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of vacax
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This really cold quadruple hopped imperial pilsner is golden in color with an average in size yet somewhat sticky white head. Bottle conditioned, which I found interesting for a lager. Aroma has spicy and fruity hop notes with some husky malt mixed in there.

Flavor largely echoes the nose with some juicy fruity and spicy hops on the front with a sweetish cookielike malt finish that comes out as the beer warms. Of course, this one is best enjoyed "really cold." Some nicely done hop flavors, nothing too over the top on that front. This is going to finish crisper the colder it is, though as is typical for the style a bit of malt sweetness does come out on the finish.

I would have expected The Bruery to do something crazy with rice or corn or sugar or who knows what to result in a crisper finish. I suppose that would have been a different beer though. Carbonation is moderate-high, probably could go higher for a lager, and an easy drinking lighter body is completely on the right track. Nice beer overall, perhaps one of the less adventurous beers from The Bruery actually. A very solid example of the category.

vacax, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of camil1mj
2.8/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received as an extra from a great trader who lives near The Bruery. Chilled and poured into my Bell's tulip glass.

A: Cloudy yellow-orange with 2 finger whit head. Intermediate lacing.

S: This one has that off-base, funky Heineken smell to it but multiply it by 100.

T: Take your standard big pilsner taste and blow it up to the point that it is flat out too much.

M: The mouthfeel is comparable to other pilsners.

O: I do like the occasional pilsner, but this was flat out not good. I appreciate receiving from a generous BA, but would turn down drinking it again. In my opinion there is just no need for imperial pilsners.

camil1mj, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of dmsohyea
3/5  rDev -16%

dmsohyea, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of Buck_Jones
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Buck_Jones, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of oline73
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden amber with lots of fluffy white carbonation and good retention.

Smell: Herbal up front with some citrus in the background and a floral fruity note as well.

Taste: Bitter hops with some light, bready malt. Fairly smooth overall with some of that signature pils taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a pretty good beer for the style. The hops were smooth and everything blended together well. I don't think I would search it out again.

oline73, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.75/5  rDev -23%

DarthKostrizer, May 05, 2013
Photo of BearsOnAcid
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Golden color, big white fluffy head.

Lemony spice hits first in the aroma. Grassy lemony hops.

Semi-sweet malt coats the tongue then finishes quickly. Moderately hoppy with grassy lemony hops. Was hoping for a bigger hop kick or at least something more flavorful. Some adjunct-like flavors. Clean finish. Not a whole lot going on but not really a bad beer.

BearsOnAcid, Oct 17, 2011
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Provisions Series: Run B.M.C. from The Bruery
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