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

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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 15
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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California, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: vacax on 07-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 117 | Reviews: 61
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3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this little gem when I picked BT ’11 allocations for myself and a few others a few weeks back. Shared with the wife and served in Duvel tulip glasses.

A – Pours a hazy golden/straw color and the haziness never really goes away. Nice thick 2-3 finger head develops and dissipates rather quickly, the head leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

S – Lots of Earth/funk characters, some lemon zest, some biscuit/bread presence also.

T – Similar to the nose, fresh lemon zest flavor, a mild hop profile that then develops into a sweet malt profile at the end. This has the earth/funk flavors, a yeastiness similar to a Belgian saison or triple, interesting flavor profile for an Imperial Pilsner.

M – Thicker side of medium, great carbonation on this also. Pretty refreshing.

O – Didn’t know what to expect from this, and I wasn’t disappointed. Was expecting something a little more hop forward and a little more cleaner and less Belgain/farmhouse funk, but it’s just the Bruery’s style and you can’t dismiss that. Would be cool to see this in the regular line up or a seasonal offering into distribution.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Pours a completely hazy yellow orange with a big fluffy white head that leaves some really nice lacing along the sides.

Aroma has lots of lemon zest and some typical German hop aromas including earthy grass notes and some spiciness. There is a sweet malty character underneath but this is one has a pretty bright nose for an impy pilsner.

The light citrus also kick off the taste with some lemons and pineapple. There is a sugary malt backbone underneath but this is definitely one of the hoppiest imperial pilsners I've encountered.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and spritzy for the style. I was definitely expecting more sugary sweetness on the palate.

This isn't one of my favorites from the Bruery but I do think it is one of the better impy pilsners I've had. I like the fact that it's really hoppy and not cloyingly sweet like many in this style.

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