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 Dreadnaught33
2.35/5  rDev -39%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this on tap at the Hopleaf in Chicago the night before Darklord day 2011 (4/29).

A: A dark brown color with a nice pinky of head and great lacing! A great start.

S: Bizarre smell thats mostly dominated by citrus rind and a smell I can only describe as a mix of vegetable produce a la the produce at Whole Foods or something, really weird. Not appealing at all.

T: Not much better. A lot of raw citrus hops that seem unmingled into the sweet malt and toffee. Tons of vegetable, raw vegetable I'd say thats not inviting in beer. Some lighter toasted malts but thats hurt by minty soapy hops. Not at all what I expected.

M: Super, super dry and medium feel. Egh.

O: Very underwhelmed. Disgusting.

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Photo of sbxx
2.58/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - Dark brown with amber tint, much darker than expected, 2+ fingers of thick dense foam head that hangs around forever. Chunky lacing.

Smell - Caramel malt, citrus fruit

Taste - Where are the hops? This must be an old bottle because it's basically a malt bomb at this point. Barely any hops coming through. It's like they've faded into nothing more than a bitter taste within the malt. Very minimal flavor overall. Very odd. Kinda like a big malty IPA gone stale.

Mouthfeel - Med/heavy body, moderate carbonation, semi-dry finish

Overall - Blah. Extremely forgettable. When fresh, I'm guessing this is an entirely different beer. At this point, either suck it up and drink it or give it away. This is not one that belongs in the cellar.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of mdfb79
2.81/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From 4/29 and 4/30 notes. Got to try a few ounces of this on Friday night on tap at Hopleaf in Chicago, and then a few ounces again on tap Saturday at Dark Lord Day.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with an inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pine hops, citrus hops, grapefruit, soap, and lightly toasted malts. No real caramel and not getting much that would resemble a barleywine; more like a very hoppy DIPA.

t - Tastes of soap, bitter grapefruit, pine hops, citrus hops. Again, straight up hops and very bitter, with a little bit of a soapylike taste to it. Not what I would want in a barleywine at all.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, with some bitterness due to all the hops.

o - Overall I did not enjoy this one at all. While the description on this site makes sense about all the hops, I did not know that going in and was expecting a barleywine; this is not one in my opinion. Even as a DIPA it was very bitter and soapy to me; tried it with a few BA's and no one seemed to enjoy it. Would not seek it out again.

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Photo of jmarsh123
2.89/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to buzbuzzer for the bottle.

Pours deep brown with a big sticky off-white head.

Smells of heavy caramel with a little bit of a piney hop presence.

Similar flavors. This one is definitely over the hill though. Most hop presence has faded and it's just a malty amber at this point.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin with medium carbonation levels.

Been really wanting to try this one for a while, but was ultimately disappointed by it. A little one note at this point.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of ChadQuest
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The pour on this one has a nice robust head on it, and it leaves lots of lacing behind. semi hazy, dark amber.
The aroma is loaded with pine and citrus, only a hint of malts, not much at all. I expected the hops to have died down a lot by this point, but it seems they are still going very strong.
Man, this still has a really strong citric bitterness as its chief flavor component, orange zest and bitter orange peel, orange everywhere. Some pine notes but those are fainter, and at the same background strength level is some caramel malts. But overall this one really is over the top hoppy for me.

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Photo of beagle75
3.07/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a half-pint chalice.

A: Hazy, dark amber color with over one finger of light beige foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Intense orange citrus hops up front, with a metallic edge. Husky grain is revealed after the hops crest. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins very off-dry, with hop aromatics that are spicy and earthy. Acidity is high into the middle where crystal malt is dense but not dynamic. The finish is slightly roasty, with some juicy orange citrus revealed at times. Bitterness is rather restrained, while the volatile whiff of alcohol seems to gain momentum as the beer warms.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, acidic and warming on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This barleywine seems simplistic, with a potentially appealing malt bill that frequently seems hidden behind hops of underwhelming quality. It is bland in its unofficial role as imperial IPA, and it also seems hobbled as a barleywine.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A : Poured a hazy amber color with a dirty white cap. It sports some good head retention and good lacing

S: Big pine hop presence, Christmas trees with a hint of citrus and and brown sugar

T: Big pine start to finish, perhaps juniper, definitely hop forward with a caramel/toffee base. This beer has some moderate heat, moderate bitterness and dry on the finish with a lingering caramel/pine presence. This beer honestly reminded me of vintage Doggie Claws.

M : Medium bodied, medium-high on carbonation, dry, warm, a little sweet but still very hop forward and its packed full of faded hops which gives it a chewy feel

O: Not bad.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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