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

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115 Ratings
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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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Photo of whatthewhat
1/5  rDev -72%

whatthewhat, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
1.95/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served on-draught at the Bruery provisions store in Orange, California as part of a taster. Serving volume was 2 oz. At the time, I thought the serving temperature was entirely too warm, but they're The Bruery, so this can't be attributed to barstaff error. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of fair thickness, bad cream, and decent retention. Colour is a cloudy transparent dirty straw-yellow.

Sm: Full-bodied straw, barley, and a light PBR-esque faux cream note. Mild in strength.

T: Bland simple garbage. Barley and water. Simple crap build is "complemented" by a wretched balance. No layering, subtlety, or complexity is present here. Feels almost like a poorly executed homebrew.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but just short of watery. Mistake!

Dr: Repugnant. It's drinkable, but you wouldn't want to have it repeatedly on account of its low quality.

kojevergas, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of bstyle
2.25/5  rDev -37%

bstyle, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
2.55/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Bruery tulip at last weekend's tasting.

Pours a slightly-hazy light orange color with a thin white head and just a touch of lacing. The nose brings forward a heavy pilsner malt presence and a touch of hops. Too bready and malty. The flavor is pretty similar. There's a lot of pilsner malt in this and it's far too heavy, even for an imperial version of the style. Bready throughout with a moderate hop bite to the finish. Just short of average.

Thorpe429, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of craytonic
2.6/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pour - peachy-golden=yellow with a bit of orange and a huge white head

Smell: Way too malty, with some citrus and pineapple floral hops. A bit sweet and yeasty also

Taste: Too sweet, almost like tropical candy. Only slightly bitter, maybe it was triple hop brewed. Decent amount of honey.

Mouthfeel: A bit lighter in body and mouthfeel than I expected, but loaded on the back end.

Overall: Too sweet, like malt liquor or something. They should spend more time on the beer and less time thinking up catchy names. Imperial pilsner probably isn't a good start for a beer.

craytonic, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
2.63/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pour is hazy orange amber and deep orange center with a bubbly thin white head leaving a decent lace. Nose is heavy grain with some stale cereal. A cream and citrus behind with a cardboard paper underneath. Taste is the same, paper and cream, grain is faint, light citrus, more zest and notes of coriander. Everything is slightly muted and a bit disintegrated.
Body is crisp, grainy, and highly carbonated.

cpetrone84, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.75/5  rDev -23%

DarthKostrizer, May 05, 2013
Photo of eyemustard
2.75/5  rDev -23%

eyemustard, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of thegerm87
2.75/5  rDev -23%

thegerm87, May 27, 2013
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 Koufax21
2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a yellowish orange and carries a nice 1" of foamy white head. Smell is kind of bready. Taste is like a bud on steroids. Pretty much what I expected. Summer, I'm parched kind of beer. Not my thing but if it were priced similarly to BMC, I'd bring it to get togethers where people would be snaking beers out of the coola'.

Koufax21, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of dmsohyea
3/5  rDev -16%

dmsohyea, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
3/5  rDev -16%

DaveHack, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of RichBeer
3/5  rDev -16%

RichBeer, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of 01Ryan10
3/5  rDev -16%

01Ryan10, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of furthurgone
3/5  rDev -16%

furthurgone, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of nanobrew
3/5  rDev -16%

nanobrew, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of jerz
3/5  rDev -16%

jerz, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of laxer8811
3/5  rDev -16%

laxer8811, Feb 10, 2013
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 UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a murky honey yellow with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and some herbal hop and alcohol aromas. Taste is very much the same along with some slight nail polish remover flavors on the finish. There is a somewhat intense herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that is quite harsh with acetone and alcohol flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at The Bruery,

A: Pours yellow with a light white head, some lace, fair retention.

S: Pineapple, apricot, some grassiness, a tad herbal.

T: Lots of sweet malt with a generous hopping. Very American hop-style flavour with pine and citrus, hint of tropicality. It's fairly boozy which makes it akin to a Euro strong lager or malt liquor though there is no adjunct flavour apparent.

M: Full-bodied, too boozy, thick, creamy, cloying at times.

O: For me kind of an all-malt malt liquor if you will. Not really my style and comparing it to Humulus Lager is a laugher. The Humulus is considerably drier and much more direct and full-flavoured. Not a terrible beer in the end, though I clearly wanted more attenuation.

Halcyondays, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Boulevard tulip glass.

Given our shared love for old school rap, classic Golden State Warriors trios, and odd new beers, I had to share this one with VDubb. His reaction was similar to mine: "Cool name, but does it have to be an imperial pils?" Yeah... Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly-hazy brass topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises fresh non-flavored oatmeal, sweet corn, light wild rice, light sweet flowers, and a vague sense of greenery off in the distance, oasis-style. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a thankfully-mild-but-still-decidedly-perceptible vein of vinyl. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally fluid feel. Overall, one of the better imperial pilsners I've had, but still nothing I'd wanna go after again. Gotta love novelty, right?

TMoney2591, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Retsinis
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Split the bottle with my wife, and poured into a Bruery tulip glass. A solid one inch plus of frothy, pillowy white head rose, and retained for abit, leaving some lacing. The beer is a semi hazy, light copper, or dark straw hay in color.

S: Complex scents of grains, fresh cut grass, and some tropical fruit notes from the generous hop addtions, notes of citrus, pineapple, and lemon.

T: Layered flavors of bread or biscuits, lemon zest, touch of orange rind, semi sweet lighltly toasted malts. Kick of alcohol though, bit distracting, makes it a slow sipper.

M: Light to medium, light dryness. Lacks the crisp drinkability of a regular Pilsner though.

O: Decent summer beer, but pretty strong though. Yes it's an Imperial pilsner that has all the flavors right, but the alcohol kick drags down that crisp drinkability for me. Certainly a complex offering, but hard to crave to have another. Maybe if they are able to ditch the Imperial part, and just make in a 5.5% pilsner, they would have something pretty good here.

Retsinis, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of eyeenjoybeer
3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750ml into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Thick white head that subsides in about 30 seconds. Body is a hazy golden color

Smell: Mediciny hops...I am not sure which ones, but it is not too strong.

Taste: Perhaps this beer has a short life span, but it is very one dimensional. Up front, I taste light notes of citrus and noble hops. However, these are very muted. The middle flavor is soft pilsener malt notes...again, not much. I taste notes that remind me of a lighter hefe, such as light banana and spice. The aftertaste is lightly bitter and not too pleasant.

Mouthfeel: This is a bit heavier as it is an imperial version. It is lightly coating but fades fast.

Overall: I am very underwhelmed with this beer. It was generous extra from a great trader, but I would not seek this one out again.

eyeenjoybeer, Aug 08, 2011
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Provisions Series: Run B.M.C. from The Bruery
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