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

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BA SCORE
81
good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 114
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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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, corn, and other grains, lemon zest, citrus hops, some spice, and a bit of yeast.

T - Starts off with a mix of wheat and other grains with some lemon zest, citrus hop, and some pineapple. Through the middle, some lightly spicy hop flavors come through with a touch of bready malt, bitterness, and some yeast esters. The finish is a mix of wheat and corn with some citrus and floral hops, a bit of spice, and some yeast flavor that lingers.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced Imperial Pilsner with a really nice hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 03:03:18 | More by ngeunit1
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UCLABrewN84

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 05:03:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-12-2012 17:27:45 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Koufax21

New Mexico

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'.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 21:32:14 | More by Koufax21
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Dan25D

California

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

03-19-2012 04:22:13 | More by Dan25D
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

03-19-2012 00:08:54 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 18:45:57 | More by Thorpe429
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mdfb79

New York

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 03/09/12 notes. Big thanks to Thorep429 for sharing this one, knocking off another Bruery want of mine. 750ml bottle into a Portsmouth tulip.

a - Pours a murky yellow orange color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wheat, corn, grains, light spice, light fruits. aNot bad but a little bland...pretty average.

t - Tastes of grains, wheat, sweet corn, sweet fruits, and bready malts. A step up from the nose and some nice sweetness to the taste.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a decent imperial pilsner from the Bruery. The nose is a bit bland but the taste is better, and it's pretty easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 17:55:50 | More by mdfb79
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jmarsh123

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 13:52:48 | More by jmarsh123
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Gilmango

California

4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just picked up as a pre-bought Reserve allocation, still quite hoppy but would've loved to have tried it fresh in July/August 2011. That said, some of the old reviews cited a sweetness that I really did not find to be very present, so perhaps the bottle conditioned lager yeast took a bit of time to dry out the beer?

An exceptional pilsner, probably the closest Bruery has come to bottling their spectacular Humulus Lager. Nice rocky head left with some lacing in my Bruery tulip. Great aroma of citrus, grass, earth, spice; medium bitterness, nice earthy grain flavor with hints of sweet malt, dry finish. Great beer, even with 6 months age this had a nice hoppiness and was a wonderful treat to try.

Opened a 2nd bottle on 2/17/12 and was a tad bit less wowed by the hops - aroma and bitterness just slightly not as impressive as first taste. Still a very tasty pilsner, very clean, well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 05:54:57 | More by Gilmango
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer served in a Bruery tulip, it's called having a plan, you should try it.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a wispy white head, lots of lacing, moderate retention.

Aroma is sweet and a little fruity, almost pineapple.

Beer is medium in body, quite sweet. Beer has a nice finish, it is decent throughout, a little odd in the midpalate, has that Bruery sweetness taste to it that I come to expect from a lot of Bruery beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 04:42:12 | More by drabmuh
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John11486

California

4/5  rDev +12%

02-15-2012 19:34:54 | More by John11486
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

sampled October 2011
A solid pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a two-finger thick, pale tan , off-white colored head; the head leaves some lacing on the sides of my glass and it slowly subsides into a dense, creamy head that seems quite airy. The beer is a pale amber color and shows a hazy, yellow-straw color when held up to the light. The aroma smells like what an Imperial Pilsner might; dried grass (from mostly the hops, but also from the grain), hay, light notes of dried herbs or even more so dried wild flowers, and even a grain-huskiness are quite noticeable up front. These notes are backed by rounder notes of orange flower nectar, perhaps a touch of tangelo zest, an ample floral note that has a touch of spice to it as well as a touch of nostril warming alcohol spice once you really start to dig around in the nose.

A spritzy carbonation adds some liveliness to this creaming feeling beer. There is a sharpness to this beer that is contributed by bitter hop notes, a touch of raw hop astringency and some warming / spicy alcohol flavors that all come together in the finish. Up front the flavor is dry, hay like and somewhat bitter, but it picks up a roundness towards the middle that has some chewy pale-wheat cracker flavors to it as well as some slightly juicy fruit notes from the hop character; this hop character lingers through to the finish were it sticks around for a fair amount of time and contributes flavors of sweetened Meyer lemon zest, tangelo like notes, as well as some more exotic like flavors that are sort of evocative of kumquats, perhaps a touch of mango and some lychee hints too. This really has an ample dried grain quality to it that can be surprisingly toothsome; it makes me think of a concentrated pale malt, a white-whole-grain bread (if that makes sense), lots of cracker like notes, lots of dried straw and really just a round, fairly complex, pale malt character. There is almost a touch of musky hoppiness to this beer, it is definitely excessively hoppy, though the grain character still manages to come through; more because the particular hops integrate well with the grain character, than because they are at a low enough level that they don’t dominate the flavor profile of this beer.

The chewiness of this beer is really getting more into the hoppy, pale bock territory than that of a standard Pilsner; this is certainly unsurprising as they are really the same thing, for me though a Pilsner is so much about the light, quenching, quaffability that I really don’t think the name Double / Imperial Pilsner ever really works from a purely stylistic perspective. Still, stylistic considerations aside, this does not affect my enjoyment of this beer, which is quite nice; this definitely works as a fall beer as it is a little more than I would be looking for on a hot Summer’s day.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 03:11:09 | More by Gueuzedude
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thagr81us

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 03:39:58 | More by thagr81us
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craytonic

District of Columbia

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 21:28:40 | More by craytonic
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hopburster

Washington

4/5  rDev +12%

01-12-2012 04:51:49 | More by hopburster
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clarkenstein

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-08-2012 20:46:23 | More by clarkenstein
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CelticAleMan

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-07-2012 18:22:52 | More by CelticAleMan
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furthurgone

California

3/5  rDev -16%

12-25-2011 04:28:00 | More by furthurgone
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jp7161

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-22-2011 06:17:09 | More by jp7161
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jlb502

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-20-2011 05:23:51 | More by jlb502
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oline73

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 01:17:47 | More by oline73
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-18-2011 17:11:45 | More by mhaugo
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zep9865

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 04:07:56 | More by zep9865
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aasher

Indiana

3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle was courtesy of BrewerB in a box I received on Friday. Thanks for hitting this want Brian!

First off, I love the name and that this is quadruple hopped. So, its got to be at least a little better than Miller Lite. It pours a light bodied cloudy gold in color with a poofy two finger white head. It smells of pale malts, corn, other grains, with just a touch of hop bitterness. I mean ESB subtle bitterness. It tastes of sweeter pale malts with a moderate amount of honey with a slightly bitter hop finish. The honey flavor seems to be authentic. I do still detect some corn in the after taste. My first thought is that this is a less refined My Antonia. It has nice flavor and I consider this style to be very drinkable. Overall this is a solid beer and good for the style. I'm sure a lot of people don't think a pilsner is worth the money but I enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 04:06:44 | More by aasher
Provisions Series: Run B.M.C. from The Bruery
81 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.