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Provisions Series: Burly Gourd - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
83
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152 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.85%
Wants: 14
Gots: 36 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 11-05-2011)
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DovaliHops

California

4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color with a large, light tan head that goes down steadily. Scent is immediate cinnamon and nutmeg. Then I get pumpkin aromas with a hint of clove and chocolate. Very spicy. Taste is immediately milky with lovely nutmeg and cinnamon flavors. Chocolate and cinnamon sticks with a bit of pepper and squash. Nice pumpkin flavors throughout. Lovely spice as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Drinkability is high. Overall, one of the better pumpkin beers I've had. Very tasty, especially on this Thanksgiving day.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 00:24:48 | More by DovaliHops
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MrFootstones

California

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-24-2011 20:36:17 | More by MrFootstones
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drink1121

California

4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours black with tan head. Good head retention all the way down with very very light lacing.

S-Pumpkins with clove, nutmeg, among other spices. There is a good amount of roasted malt and cedar as well.

T- A little less powerful than the smell. I get the milk sweetness here. There is a spiciness too it, almost peppery. Pumpkins a cedar linger in the background.

M-Pretty good for the low abv. Light creaminess, with a slight heat at the end.

O- A differnt take on the pumpkin style, but it is well done. Had Treat a few nights ago and this it was only slightly better than BG. Very drinkable. Roommate likes too!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 04:14:05 | More by drink1121
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Mark000

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -45.7%

11-23-2011 17:50:20 | More by Mark000
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phichifiji00

California

4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown, almost black. Pours 3 inches of thick tan head that fades very slowly. Tons of lacing.

Smell: Pumpkin, malty, cedar, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, roasted malt, a bit estery, anise as it warms.

Taste: Pumpkin, roasted malt, spices, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, milk, cream, cedar, tobacco, leather, vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, moderate carbonation, silky, creamy.

Overall: A great milk stout. The combination of the pumpkin spices with the silkiness of the milk stout works very well. Very drinkable and very compled. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 16:59:23 | More by phichifiji00
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lcmir23

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-22-2011 03:42:01 | More by lcmir23
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UnknownKoger

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2011 21:17:27 | More by UnknownKoger
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leschkie

California

2/5  rDev -45.7%

11-21-2011 16:58:17 | More by leschkie
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2011 05:35:20 | More by Callmecoon
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dpnyby

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2011 00:59:13 | More by dpnyby
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womencantsail

California

2.73/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at The Bruery

Dark brown in color, dense tan head. Reeks of cedar. Very peppery, a bit of pie spices. A little bit of roast, not that much pumpkin. Tastes like cedar, too. Same sort of spice character on the palate. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not a fan of this one.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2011 21:22:26 | More by womencantsail
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johnbjaeger

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-19-2011 18:36:08 | More by johnbjaeger
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Cavery

California

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-18-2011 23:21:16 | More by Cavery
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thedindaniel

California

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-17-2011 19:22:13 | More by thedindaniel
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seeswo

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Beer shared by me with a large group of Cincy BAs.

The beer poured very dark brown with a nice tannish head. The nose is - awful. Think of a candle/potpourri store during winter holiday time. A strong bouquet of anise, pumpkin, a touch of wood, spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, all very flowery and artificial. It was pungently fragrant and offensive. Oddly, the smell didn't taste like a failure in brewing, but a failure in concept. The taste was dominated by the nose. In fact, when drank with a plugged nose, it tasted like a nicely spiced stout. The mouthfeel was decent, with a medium body and decent carbonation. Universally panned by our group - I don't think anyone finished their glass. I love the Bruery and am unfazed, but this beer did not work at all. I do appreciate the willingness to experiment. Maybe some time will chill out the nose, but I probably will never find out.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 17:19:52 | More by seeswo
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Brew33

Ohio

2/5  rDev -45.7%

11-17-2011 16:33:22 | More by Brew33
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emaciated

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-17-2011 03:26:13 | More by emaciated
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jerz

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-16-2011 06:10:11 | More by jerz
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Retsinis

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-16-2011 01:09:00 | More by Retsinis
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of my Reserve Society membership. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a dark brown color with a nice light tan head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries some roasted malt and chocolate plus a nice bit of pumpkin pie spice. The flavor hits the milk stout aspect well and adds a bit of pumpkin spice, though nothing overpowering. The cedar is there in the background. Medium body with a smooth carbonation and nice spice to the finish. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 12:34:51 | More by Thorpe429
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CelticAleMan

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-14-2011 20:13:11 | More by CelticAleMan
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jlb502

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-14-2011 18:59:36 | More by jlb502
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dksl16

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-14-2011 17:04:44 | More by dksl16
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mthomas84

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

11-14-2011 16:44:50 | More by mthomas84
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billshmeinke

California

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Pitch black with a three finger off white head. Retention and lacing are both excellent. Great looking beer.

The nose is all pumpkin pie spices. Hint of vanilla and sone lactose as well, but the spices dominate.

The taste features roasty, earthy and chocolatey notes up front, some lactose too, which is swept away by pumpkin pie (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, all spice, biscuit like bread and pumpkin). The finish is quite roasty, a tad earthy and sports a cedar smoke spiciness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, and super smooth until the carbonic acid and spiciness kicks in.

Definitely gonna be drinking this over autumn maple this year. Lactose component is mild, cedar spiciness is quite interesting, very enjoyable all around.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 19:33:58 | More by billshmeinke
Provisions Series: Burly Gourd from The Bruery
83 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.