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Provisions Series: A Stein’s Throw - The Bruery

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Provisions Series: A Stein’s ThrowProvisions Series: A Stein’s Throw

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BA SCORE
82
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89 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

This is the third release in our 2012 Provisions Series Local Collaborations Series. We've teamed up with our great friends at TAPS Brewery out of Brea for this beer and we made one of our most complicated beers to date. An amalgamation of a barley wine with a traditional stein beer, this strong, brown ale has an extra level of caramel complexity brought on by our use of granite rocks that were heated to 900º and added to the wort along with a generous addition of date sugar for added gravity. A Stein's Throw is rich with fruity esters and toffee richness, but finishes dry after being fermented with proprietary yeast strains from both The Bruery and TAPS.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-07-2012)
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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

moonknight31, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

samEBC, May 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

DarthKostrizer, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

warnerry, Apr 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

rrryanc, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of kk73
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

kk73, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

jvillefan, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Unchi
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Unchi, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of KhangGarrett
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

KhangGarrett, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Azrael
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Azrael, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of korguy123
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into tulip.
Special delivery from TheSevenDuffs, he never ceases to amaze me.

A- Hazy burnt amber pour with light orange around the edges. Finger and a half egg shell head that leaves decent lacing.

S - Caramel, strawberries, candied sugar, date and figs with some sweet digestive cookies (or shortbread) There is a touch of Belgian yeast as well.

T- Definite candy sugar and dates and figs. There is an apple skin tartness hiding in there somewhere followed by fresh baked biscuits. Sweet toffee in the back end.

M- Medium body, decent carbonation, slightly sticky on the lips.

korguy123, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

drewone, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours reddish brown with a big fluffy off-white head leaving decent retention and lacing down the glass.

Lots of caramel aroma with some dark fruits and candi sugar.

Flavor also features a ton of caramel along with raisin and fig (and I suppose dates). A little candi sugar sweetness with a tough of dark fruit. Strongly resembles a Belgian Quad.

Medium bodied somewhat sticky. Low to medium carbonation.

Enjoyed this beer more than I thought I would. Barleywine it is not though. Strongly reminded me of a Belgian quad although a good one.

jmarsh123, Jan 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

BeerThursdays, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Gonzoillini, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of arash1000
2/5  rDev -44.3%

arash1000, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark copper color with a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates to almost nothing on top. Smells of caramel and brown sugar with lots of apricots and dates. It smells pretty sweet but the burnt sugars and the fruit seem to balance that out a bit. The flavor is quite old aleish. Lots of sweet and caramelized sugars along with a hefty does of light and dark fruits. Prunes, plums, dates, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, and a touch of alcohol meld into quite a flavorful brew. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. I like this one, I wish I had some more to see how this develops.

johnnnniee, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 12.21.12

A - Pours a light to medium brown with a 1/2 inch tan head that slowly fades to the outside.

S - Sweet dark fruits, the date sugar I am guessing.

T - Very sweet and more date sugar, carmel malts, earthy, granite? finish.

D - Decent carbonation and a medium body.

O - Sweet and solid. A different Barle Wine, but a bit sweet.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of DocJitsu
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a murky to translucentbrown amber color with a short light caramel colored head. The nose is not terribly impressive. Aromas of toffee, cherry, and orange peel. The mouthfeel is quite pleasant. It is quite full, slick, and a bit oily. The flavor is not bad, overall. Toffee, brown sugar, cherry, date, and a touch of vanilla appears toward the finish. A metallic flavor emerges late, nearly contaminating the whole experience. This is a very mild barleywine to say the least.

DocJitsu, Dec 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Rhettroactive, Dec 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

brotherloco, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of Gobzilla
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poure an amber brown in color with burgundy highlights and a nice finger of fluffy head that left some good frothy lacing sticking to the glass.

S: huge caramel aroma upfront with plenty of dark fruit character such as figs, raisins and dates but also sniffed burnt sugars semi booze and a touch of brown sugar.

T: the caramel character was just as potent on the palate like the nose suggested alongside toffee, brown sugar, dates, raisins, fig fruit, but with a little sweet burnt sugar, well balanced booze and a touch of underlying cherry flavor.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, slightly boozy, dark fruity and sticky finish,

O. Really was digging this beer which kind of reminded me of a belgian Quad.

Gobzilla, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of DonDirkA
4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into The Bruery tulip glass

From my beer journal:

Nose: Caramel, dates, burnt sugar, toffee, grape juice, figs, raisins, cola and slight alcohol.

Taste: Raisins, dates, caramel, figs, burnt sugar, caramel, grapes, toffee, a hint of booze and some spices.

Medium body.

I liked this a lot more than all these reviews led me to believe I would. One of my favorite Provisions series beers so far.

DonDirkA, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

2beerdogs, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 11/21/12 notes. Got 1 bottle of this in the Reserve Society this year. 750ml bottle poured into a Chimay tulip.

a - Pours a deep brown color with a reddish tint, two fingers of off white head that leaves quickly, and low to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of dark fruits, raisins, fig, plums, cherries, bready malts. Lots of cherries which surprised me. Sweet but not too sweet; pretty nice nose.

t - Tastes of dark fruits, raisins, figs, plums, fruity malts, bready malts, toasted malts, light cherries, light alcohol, and some caramel. Less cherries than the nose and very light alcohol, which I didn't notice in the nose at all. A slight step down but still pretty good.

m - Light to medium body and very low carbonation. Beer definitely seems to be undercarbonated, and would have liked the body to be a bit thicker.

o - Overall I was surprised how much I liked this one considering I had seem some people's reviews beforehand; I seemed to like it more than most I guess. I got a lot of cherries in the nose and sweet dark fruits throughout, but didn't think it was too sweet. My only knock on the beer was the mouthfeel. It was definitely undercarbonated, and would have liked it to be a bit thicker. The bottle said it was a barleywine but I felt it was more of a Belgian style dark ale; either way it was pretty good overall.

mdfb79, Nov 23, 2012
Provisions Series: A Stein’s Throw from The Bruery
82 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.