Provisions Series: Premiére | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Premiére marks the grand opening of The Bruery Provisions in Old Towne Orange. A barrel aged strong golden ale, its a great introduction to our new location. Spicy with flavors of honey, caramel, light tropical fruits and bourbon. A beer that will surely mature beautifully with age.

ABV: 10.4%, IBU: 30, SRM: 7, Release: One time only

Added by womencantsail on 08-18-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
130
Reviews:
59
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
37
For Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the Bruery Reserve Society initiation party at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a murky light orange with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and sour fruits (especially cranberry). Taste is of grain, fruits, vanilla, and wood. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors. I really don't get any distinct bourbon aromas or flavors however.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle at Black Tuesday.

Appearance: Premiére has a golden, somewhat hazy body. The frothy white head retains well, though the beer isn't as highly carbonated as some Belgian golden ales.

Smell: Estery and lightly phenolic Belgian yeast shines through above all else; there are notes of green apple, pear, a bit of white pepper and clove. Oak and bourbon are evident but understated, lending caramel sweetness and a touch of vanilla. This is rich, but not as over the top as I was expecting.

Taste & mouthfeel: Pleasantly fruity on the tongue, pear and apple flavors come through nicely along with a faint spiciness. Restrained caramel and vanilla, floral undertones, bready pale malt. Very balanced, the barrel is complementary rather than dominant. Carbonation is moderate, perhaps low for the style, though it works fine for this beer. The finish is semi-dry, hinting at oak. Alcohol is barely noticed, making this a little too easy to drink for the ABV.

This really exceeded my expectations. The bourbon barrel doesn't destroy the subtleties of the base beer, which was my concern when Premiére was first announced. The only thing I can think to compare it to is Curieux, but this beer is far superior.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into darkness snifter.

Pours 1 finger of white head that eventually settles to a ring. Color is a clear gold.

Aroma: Wheat, bananas, yeast, citrus, fruits, limes, oranges, pineapples, and other tropical flavors. It has oak and vanilla, but the bourbon isn't too apparent. Pretty decent.

Taste: Vanilla and oak show right away with a little more bourbon and heat here. It has a lot of tropical fruits. Pineapples, oranges, bananas, and more. A light layer of spices.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends kind of dry with a weird aftertaste.

Overall, this was a decent beer and something that really shocked me with the fruit citrus profile. It drinks pretty easily. Glad to have tried this one.

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3.23/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to drabmuh for opening this bottle recently. Served in a snifter.

Pours a golden color with a nice single-finger white head that fades down somewhat quickly and leaves a bit of a cap and a white collar around the edges of the glass. The nose brings a fair amount of bourbon and not too much else besides that. I get a mild oak character and maybe some yeast if I try real hard to identify something else. The flavor is light bourbon with a bit of oak and a mild grainy presence. Slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is medium with a bit of booze. Not my favorite beer that Patrick and crew have put out, though I'm curious to see how this ages.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

i had been holding this one for a while and was finally able to crack it open last night. served chilled into a chalice an allowed to warm up through the day.

aroma is very interesting as it is dominated by fresh juicy citrus at first, orange, tangerine, pineapple and loads of nice fruits really push through from the very start, nicely done i have to say. warming though brings a ton of oak out, light spices and hints of nutmeg? there is something there tugging on me. this is shadowed exactly in the flavor and works very, very well. huge flavor here as the citrus explodes and the oak an spices add a level to it that works so well that i was shocked. usually when you get this many things going on it can get tricky but this was sublime, perfect notes of oak and citrus play off each other so well, with pears and apples bring up the back end flawlessly. really just a great bear, not much else can be said.

overall one of the best i have seen them put out in the non stout styles. i could drink this all day as the 10 percent is no where to be found. great job patrick.

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4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 12/12/10 notes. Big thanks to drabmuh for sharing this one at a local tasting; thanks Matt.

a - Pours a nice golden/amber color with a few inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Leaves some nice lacing on the glass and some nice retention.

s - Smells of oak, bourbon, spices, citrus, and fruity malts. I really like the citrus mixing with the oak and bourbon.

t - Tastes of oak, bourbon, sour fruit, citrus, vanilla, tropical fruits, and a hint of spice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and really easy to drink for 10% ABV; the alcohol is very well hidden.

d - A pretty interesting barrel aged Belgian style ale. I enjoyed the citrus and spice mixing with the oak and bourbon and would like to try it again sometime.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle at the Bruery -bal tasting

A: The pour is a hazy golden-orange color with a thin layer of white foam.

S: Not exactly what I was expecting from this beer. Very strong sweet orange notes and some other citrus peel notes. Some vanilla and oak along with the usual spice esters and alcohol.

T: Quite sweet with lots of pale malts and light candi sugar to start this one off. Lots of sweet citrus, spice esters, vanilla, and phenolics. The oak/barrel is not super present but does provide some additional spiciness.

M: The body is medium with a low-medium level of carbonation.

D: I was surprised by how little the spirit flavor came through. But, the beer itself was pretty good. I was expecting a more malt forward beer with less citrus, but I did enjoy it.

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

A: The beer appears hazy and light orange in color. There is a half inch of white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing behind.

S: Spices, citrus (particularly oranges), alcohol.

T: The beer is strong and slightly sweet, with a nice fruit character. Flavors of Belgian yeast and oak add some nice depth and complexity.

M: A bit too strong and a bit too sweet. Otherwise, a decent feel.

D: Overall, not bad. This is an interesting brew, and a slight departure from a typical beer of this ilk. It's definitely worth a try.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to t0rin0 for this one. Seems to be somewhat polarizing. Served in a taster glass at yesterday's Flossmoor release.

A - Pours with a quick-dissolving white foam that settles to a thin ring. Transparent pale golden body, and minimal lace.

S - Bourbon barrel flavors - oak and vanilla. Some fusel alcohol and bourbon aroma as well. Surprisingly understated after some of the other beers we had, although it gets better as it warms up. There's some nebulous sugar and fruit in the periphery.

T - Tastes like the description on the bottle. A Belgian-style golden ale aged in bourbon barrels - vanilla, oak, and alcohol from the latter, and some sweet malt and spicy esters from the former. Surprisingly bland.

M - Lightly zesty carbonation, medium-full body, dry tannic finish, and some light alcohol heat.

D - Meh. The Bruery's vaunted -bals couldn't propel this past slightly above-average. I'd try it again if offered but wouldn't seek it out. Probably best in small quantities.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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