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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
81
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89 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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tbeq00

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

11-18-2012 20:47:11 | More by tbeq00
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to tulip.

A - Dark amber, almost brown in the middle. Half a finger of tan coloured head formed on the pour and immediately disappeared leaving a few scattered bubbles on the top of the beer.

S - Caramel, raisins, toffee, dates. Slightly noticeable ABV.

T - Sweet caramel and brown sugar up front - almost a burnt caramel presence. Raisins and figs show up too and add more sweetness. Some Belgian yeast is present as well as some fruity flavours. Warming alcohol throughout.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Light to medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 03:10:12 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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daysinthewake

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-15-2012 03:30:01 | More by daysinthewake
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-12-2012 07:22:21 | More by ste5venla
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-12-2012 02:44:36 | More by BeerHunter76
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-10-2012 14:23:20 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-03-2012 13:51:47 | More by kjkinsey
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle courtesy of my Reserve Society trustee JRSD. It was allowed to warm a little bit before being split with my cousin. My half was poured into my Bruery tulip.

A Stein's Throw pours a murky mahogany. Maybe a finger of off white foam rises up to cap the beer. It fades pretty quickly though, and doesn't leave anything in the way of lacing. The nose has a bit of dates and figs , as well as some alcohol and caramel, with the former unfortunately outweighing the latter. The flavor isn't quite as boozy. There's still some alcoholic heat to it, but it's a bit more in the background here. There's still a strong amount of fruity esters, and there's some brown sugar to supplement the caramel sweetness. The body isn't too overbearing and heavy, and when paired with the low level carbonation the mouthfeel gives the impression of a malt forward beer, while staying relatively drinkable at the same time. I'm intrigued by the process used to make A Stein's Throw, but the end result is a barleywine/strong ale that just isn't particularly memorable.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 01:15:27 | More by axeman9182
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joshwith

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-23-2012 16:33:49 | More by joshwith
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-22-2012 18:38:46 | More by imperialking
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thor638

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-22-2012 12:05:21 | More by thor638
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

10-20-2012 16:43:42 | More by kevgod
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billab914

Virginia

3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my CBS glass. Mahogany brown in color with a thin, spotty head to it. A little lacing to it and nice color.

The aroma shows a lot of rich, sugary dark fruits to it. Notes of dates and raisins are most prominent. Some malty caramel is there as well. The date sugar definitely has a big influence in the aroma as well. Not a bad aroma, but not something that stood out in the style either.

In the taste the date sugar gives it a good amount of sweeter dark fruit flavors with notes of raisin, dates and a little cherry all coming out. The Belgian yeast comes out more in the finish. It does feel a little sugary and unbalanced at times, but it also has some really nice flavors to it as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style and carbonation being a little below average. Overall, it was a pretty good beer but not an outstanding one of the style. The date sugar gave it some interesting and pretty good flavors but it also made it feel a little sugary and unbalanced. Enjoyable and interesting beer overall, but probably not one of the better Bruery beers I've had recently.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 23:47:00 | More by billab914
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litheum94

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-16-2012 04:19:46 | More by litheum94
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JosephThompson

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-09-2012 21:35:10 | More by JosephThompson
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gford217

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle.

Pours a deep reddish amber with little light passing or through underneath a small thick beige head.

Aroma is sweet with carame malts and brown sugar but also has a mineral presence, presumably from the granite. There is a good bit of plums and other overripe dark fruits, soaked in booze.

Taste is sugary sweet up front, lots of molasses and fruity esters? Some earthy hops and caramel. The finish is definitely bitter, some coming from the hops, but also a bit of mineral aftertaste. Interesting.

Mouthfeel is excellent, medium bodied and really smooth with soft carbonation.

I've definitely had better barleywines but it's interesting and better than some of the Bruery beers I've had recently, so it's mainly positives for me. Definitely sweeter than I was expecting though.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 01:23:42 | More by gford217
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

09-26-2012 02:21:17 | More by bsuedekum
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a clouded light brown with a reddish hint when held to the light. An initial surge of 2+ fingers of tan cap forms across the top and quickly fades to a thin film atop the brew. A light swirl brings forth a supporting film across the top and paint some spots of lacing effect on the glass.

The aroma initially is quite sweet more like belgian candy sugar than anything else. Some minor citrus quality and a touch of fruit to floral quality emerges. The maltiness is like caramel/toffee with a bit of earthy mineral elements. A bit of alcohol ester emerges as the brew warms up really driving home that focus on fruity tinges.

The taste is quite sweet like belgian candy sugar. Toffee, caramel, a hint of citrus, floral elements and fruit like dates, prunes, plums. A faint inclusion of herbal hops is present that transitions into a bit of earthy and minorly musty grain. As the brew warms up, the focus on alcohol increases along with a mild touch of vanilla.

This is a medium to fuller bodied brew with a moderate to light amount of carbonation. Visually the carbonation seems a bit lacking but in the mouth, it has some prickly feel. The alcohol is fairly evident for 8.5%. Overall this is a very sweet brew that seems like it didnt attenuate all the way or perhaps the process of throwing those rocks into the wort created unfermentable sugar that just doesn't quite do it for me. It is worth a try but not something I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 00:40:55 | More by stakem
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MarkFy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-24-2012 16:09:52 | More by MarkFy
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The_Kings_Quart

Bhutan

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very pretty plum tint when held to the light that fades to amber as you go. Barely a finger's worth of bubbly head that coats the glass without much lacing.

S: Really catch the dates here. Also figs, dark chocolate, flutter of cinnamon/nutmeg, not a strong alcohol presence.

T: Smokier than I expected! Roasted texture, almost minerally. Toasted hazelnuts, oats, and dates that follow through to the finish.

MF: Gentle carbonation. Coats the mouth nicely and doesn't leave a sugary film on the way down.

O: This was a mellow, roasty brew that surpassed my expectations. Sweeter, but not saccharine. Could have easily come across as a gimmicky beer, but it was thoroughly well-crafted.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2012 05:59:31 | More by The_Kings_Quart
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jlindros

Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Shared with Rudzud as our membership requires.

Light fizzy head fades semi slowly, little lacing, super hazy reddish murky mahogany beer.

Nose light fruity, no actually fairly fruity, date like, apricot?, light molasses, caramelized sugar, a light chalky mineral like aromas, herbal earthy chewy date sugar sweetener, light phenols, hint esters.

Taste what the... sweet molasses and dates, caramelized fig in sugar but not very sweet, light chalky mineral and rock like with little smokey rock. Some booze and phenols, herbal, earthy, little esters, etc. More fruity fig date like, touch of slime from some old rock. Finish is more booze, date sugar, mineral and phenols, little sweet, weird.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, decent carb, booze.

Overall blech!

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 12:53:41 | More by jlindros
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wethorseblanket

California

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a dark brown with reddish edges under 1-inch thick off-white head which fades quickly to the rim and leaves spotty lace.

N: Some dark fruits such as dates, raisins, figs and plums, along with dark cherries and bready malts.

T: Follows nose with dark fruits and some caramel sweetness.

M: Semi-moderate body and carbonation. Finishes kinda sweetish with those dark fruits.

O: Not a barleywine or a quad, perhaps a strong ale hybrid.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 01:20:09 | More by wethorseblanket
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rudzud

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A shared bottle with JLindros from our rs membership. Poured into a duvel tulip.

A - Poured into a standard Kate the Great tulip a hazy chestnut brown hue with a one finger brown head that faded to a light wisping halo.

S - Aromas of weak sweet malts light booze and gentle mineral notes. What is this...

T - Taste is well....uhhh....how do I say this, not good. Sweet sugary malts and light esters with some mineral qualities. As a geologist I cam assure that this does not taste like granite, but instead shale (possibly gneiss) and a faint green talc. Incredibly misleading.

M - Mouthfeel is not too too bad for the style and ABV. Kind of the high point of the beer.

O - Overall this beer was very underwhelming possibly due another establishment being involved. Oh well...

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 22:12:16 | More by rudzud
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a clear orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is super malty and very sweet with a strong caramel aroma. Taste is much the same an interesting super malty and caramel covered fruit flavor. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting flavors but I couldn’t drink too much of this one.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2012 01:53:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ffOpusx

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-15-2012 18:19:24 | More by ffOpusx
Provisions Series: A Stein’s Throw from The Bruery
81 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.