Provisions Series: Old Richland | The Bruery

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Provisions Series: Old RichlandProvisions Series: Old Richland
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our spin on an American-style barley wine, and we we say "our spin", we mean it's super hoppy. Dry hopped with Simcoe, Centennial and Sterling hops, a real piney and citrusy flavor shines through the dark, caramelly malt backbone. Some may think of it as more of a double IPA than a barley wine, we just think its delicious.

ABV: 9%, IBU: 80, SRM: 30, Release: One time only

Added by Overlord on 01-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
227
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
51
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 227 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of rodbeermunch
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a different beer with age. Pours a brown color, tan thin head 1/6". The nose can be bursting with amarillo and simcoe. Just depends if you drink it fresh or not. Fresh, its excellent.

Same flavor wise, packs a ton of green hop flavor, some of the nicest for a barleywine, doesn't really taste like a barleywine when fresh, they just didn't wanna make a dipa ethos wise, much less the oversimplified ridicule if they were to say it will age into a barleywine.

I think this might be like a lot of barleywines, they go through an awkward stage for a few years when aged, because they haven't been near as good when fresh.

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Photo of sidetracked
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Hopleaf for the Bruery tap takeover.

Dark brownish ruby red body. Kind of an offish brown color--could look better. Served with a sliver of off-white head that dissipates quickly. Some lacing.

Aroma is bitter and very hoppy with citrus and pine dominating. Some bready malts keep the hops in check.

Upfront taste is bitter citrus, grapefruit, and piney hops. Bready malts come through in the middle with a little caramel sweetness. Lemon, pine, and bitter grapefruit peel finish with a little caramel-like sweetness. Lingering piney bitterness.

Medium body with moderate carbonation that makes it easy to drink. Hint of alcohol heat at the finish.

More of a double/imperial IPA in my opinion--it lacks the heavy malt presence and thick syrupy body I'm used to in Barleywines. That said, as a big IPA fan this was very enjoyable. Great hoppy flavor and aroma with just enough caramel malt.

4/18/2011

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Photo of axeman9182
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle from the 2012 release. Thanks to JRSD for getting it to me, and after warming it was poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

Old Richland pours a dark mahogany, with scant cherry highlights shining through. Three fingers of khaki colored foam crown the beer and stick around for a little bit. Lacing is left in thick webbing around the glass. The nose delivers on the promise of hops in the beer's description, with lots of pine immediately apparent. A sticky caramel aroma is also easily appreciable. That caramel appears again at the opening of each sip, providing a firm sweetness for the hops to play off of. The bitterness that rolls through next is potent, but not as abrasive as I'd anticipate from a barleywine. The hop profile is again pine dominant, but there is a little bit of grapefruit peel shining through as well. The body is remarkably not syrupy for the heavy caramel flavor, but the carbonation ends up feeling just a little lackluster. The Bruery doesn't do hoppy beers very often, but Old Richland is evidence they can do them well.

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Photo of Phelps
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by ottovon, poured into a tulip.

Dark burgundy, pretty clear and tinged with cherry redness at the edges. A beautiful, dense, one-inch head of khaki foam becomes a thin, pancake batter-dense top layer with thick dalmation spots of lace.

Deep, sweet aroma. Lightly toasted dark bread, nicely caramelized, brown sugar, orange. Some citrusy hops, but it’s lost the brightness it had just seven months ago.

In the flavor: toasty biscuits, orange peel, caramel. Bitterness is moderate, lingering on the tongue with grapefruit peel. Pretty big smack of ethanol, but the sugar emerges as the beer warms to hide it. Smoothly deep in flavor, and I love the pronounced toastiness of the malt.

Silky, pillowy body is just one notch under medium. Gentle bubbles. There’s more alcohol in the flavor than the feel, but it;s still fairly well-hidden for 9 percent ABV.

When I had Old Richland on tap at the Reserve Society party, this beer was a bitch slap of hops. I like it much more now. Better malt flavor, better blend.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice hazy and murky dark amber color with some slight light brown hints. The head is nice and dense and about 1 inch tall. It is quite sticky and recedes to a nice chunky ring around the glass.

Aroma is delicious. With sharp grapefruit hints and some nice citrus hop notes just exploding all over the nose. On the back end of the nose one can notice some nice caramel notes. Buttery butterscotch is present as well. Very nice malty finish with the hop aroma lingering in the back.

The flavor is quite nice. Strong hop hints begin early in the beer with some nice intense citrus notes. Grapefruit rind, and nice sharp orange notes. Very hoppy and citrusy. Intense sharp and bitter hop notes. There is definitely some nice caramel notes in the back and some nice malty grain that opens up as the beer warms. Nice notes of butterscotch can be perceived after more sips along with some nice slightly burnt caramel notes. As the beer warms the butterscotch notes get real nice and smooth. Body is a bit on the light side but its nice and refreshing and crisp.

Pretty good barleywine. Nice fresh hop notes and some bread mixed in there with nice strong caramel hints.

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Photo of billshmeinke
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Dark amber that looks brown in dim light. Two finger off white head. Good retention and lacing left behind.

Smells of brown sugar and amber malt. Lots of floral hops.

Tastes of a flash of brown sugar and subtle licorice. Then slightly resinous and mostly floral hops take over.

Mouthfeel is almost heavy but with really nice carbonation that lightens things up. The finish is surprisingly dry. Suspiciously DIPA like body, much less of the thick/syrupy mouth feel I expect from a Barleywine.

A super floral/hoppy "Barleywine." Very nice. I dig it.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and a lot of dark fruit and some alcohol. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of brown sugar and toffee and caramel malt. The hops are also present in the flavor and contribute some grassy and piney notes. The alcohol is present but the beer is still easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ejyoung
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a great dark amber color with a huge off-white head. The head eventually falls to about an eighth of an inch of creaminess. Lots of bubbly lacing left behind.

Nice citrus in the aroma, blended with caramel malt and some dark fruits. Not much alcohol in the nose like a lot of barleywines.

Definitely a good amount of bitterness in the taste as suggested in the description, but less so than when I had it at the Reserve Party when it was fresh. Getting more sweetness now than before. This is fine as it is tasting closer to a barleywine than a DIPA now, but I did enjoy it a lot when it was hoppier. Still very hoppy for a barleywine though.

Nice medium body with a playful amount of carbonation.

Overall, very enjoyable, but I'm planning to drink my other bottle soon as well.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Provisions Series: Old Richland from The Bruery
3.85 out of 5 based on 227 ratings.
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