Premiére | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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.

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3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This came in the mail yesterday. Thanks, Chris.

Pouring a hazy, murky orange with a thick white head that falls off rather quickly leaving little lacing, this beer isn't particularly attractive. I shall cut it some slack 'cos I didn't really wait for the yeast to settle down after shipping, though. The nose is rather big and sweet with a moderate Belgian yeast character still present. A big, wet bourbon barrel character is present, lending massive vanilla and moderate coconut aromatics that complement the yeast notes quite well. The malt seems mildly doughy and biscuit-like (some Belgian pils?), not quite working but not failing either.

The palate is a little disappointing. Boozy, yes, mildly spicy (clove and allspice), but surprisingly tannic, with some barrel astringency present. The alcohol does singe the palate a bit too. The bourbon notes don't really work with the Belgian yeast. Vanilla from the bourbon does appear on the mid-palate. Moderately sweet with dough, honey and a little caramel, this beer dries on the finish, especially with the booze, leaving a blend of boozy astringency and moderate spice. Medium in body with a nice, creamy carbonation, this is nice on the palate (except for the finish). Solid stuff, this is quite nice IMO.

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4.85/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vintage 2010

Poured to a Bruery tulip glass, hazy golden orange with a fingers width of white head. The smell is complex: spices, belgian yeast, slight farmhouse funk & faint bourbon. The taste is top notch: plenty of Vanilla and coconut from the barrels, spices and spicy yeast esters, banana and caramel, tons complexity, tons of balance. Well carbonated with the right amount of flavor lingering. Dry but not too dry. I absolutely love this beer, if I could get my hands on more of these without trading off my first born I'd be thrilled. One of my favorite beers of 2012

Big thanks to Ryan for this one.

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3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- light orange, relatively clear for a bruery beer. a small white head manifests on top but dissipates quickly. almost dark straw around the rim of the glass.

s- smells sour. apples, pears, vanilla, and coconut. that bruery funkiness is there. this is almost seeming like a sour white oak. this is almost a little medicinally, but in a good way, if that makes any sense.

t- same as nose. definitely seeming like a barrel aged sour. reminds me of an albarino wine from spain. this is a surprisingly tart, refreshing beer. it just keeps unraveling, tropical fruits are more prevalent in in the taste..some pineapple, and ripe melons.

m- nice carbonation. smooth, with a slight burn from the alcohol.

o- i liked it. im not really a sour guy but i am open to the style. refreshing on a hot summers night. this beer really held up well.

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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, golden orangish color with a large white head that takes some time to go down. At first, scent is very comparable to White Oak (the bourbon with the citrus and Belgian yeast aromas). As the beer settles, the aromas makes itself to be much more sweet than White Oak, and with a little more bourbon and vanilla. Some creamy caramel as well with a hint of butterscotch. Taste is citrusy at frst with a lot of lemon and some zesty spiciness to it. There is a good amount af bourbon in the flavor with some boozy components immediately following. More citrus, orange peel and grape flavor, immediately followed by sweeet bourbon and vanilla. Pleasant Belgian yeast characteristics throughout. Mouthfeel is a little on the lighter side, leaning toward medium. Drinkability is fairly high for being so sweet and rich. Overall, very much like White Oak, although White Oak is much more complex. This one is more bourbon forward with more sweetness. A very tasty beer nonetheless.

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4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a half-finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some light lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of Bourbon and oak with Belgian yeast esters, some spices, lemon zest, vanilla, funkiness, and grains.

T - Starts off with a mix of Belgian yeast esters with some lemon zest and some light spices with just a touch of Bourbon in the background. Through the middle the Bourbon comes through a bit stronger with some oak and vanilla, and a bit of farmhouse flavors and funk. The finish is a mix of vanilla, oak, lemon zest, yeast flavors, spices, and a touch of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a warming, spicy, and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. The Bourbon aging did some great things to this beer. The base beer holds up really well and the complexity and balance are very good.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a a light golden with a fluffy white head. It's got a light, smooth booziness that melds well with the beer's spice and sweetness. This is a very drinkable beer with a big brown banana aftertaste... sounds weird to say that. Very sweet with beer that may mellow our nicely with time.

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Premiére from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 130 ratings