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Provisions Series: Burly Gourd - The Bruery

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.58%
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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Photo of tjfinkle
4/5  rDev +8.7%

tjfinkle, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Gobzilla
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a very dark opaque brown in color with a finger of bubbly brown head that dissipated and let a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: the pumpkin along with the spices were noticeable upfront on the nose but I also got a little cedar and some sweet lactic notes.

T: the taste had more of the cedar character alongside pumpkin, spice, nutmeg, and brown sugar notes but with a touh of sweet lactic flavor.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, woody, spice, mild lactic, and creamy finish.

Gobzilla, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of nycwinter
4/5  rDev +8.7%

nycwinter, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of DovaliHops
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.

DovaliHops, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of MrFootstones
5/5  rDev +35.9%

MrFootstones, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of drink1121
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!

drink1121, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Mark000
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Mark000, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of phichifiji00
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.

phichifiji00, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of lcmir23
4/5  rDev +8.7%

lcmir23, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of UnknownKoger
4/5  rDev +8.7%

UnknownKoger, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of leschkie
2/5  rDev -45.7%

leschkie, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Callmecoon, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of dpnyby
4/5  rDev +8.7%

dpnyby, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
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.

womencantsail, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of johnbjaeger
4/5  rDev +8.7%

johnbjaeger, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Cavery
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Cavery, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of thedindaniel
5/5  rDev +35.9%

thedindaniel, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of seeswo
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.

seeswo, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Brew33
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Brew33, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of emaciated
4/5  rDev +8.7%

emaciated, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of jerz
4/5  rDev +8.7%

jerz, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Retsinis
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Retsinis, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Thorpe429, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of CelticAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

CelticAleMan, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of jlb502
4/5  rDev +8.7%

jlb502, Nov 14, 2011
Provisions Series: Burly Gourd from The Bruery
84 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.