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Provisions Series: Old Richland | The Bruery

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Provisions Series: Old RichlandProvisions Series: Old Richland

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was told this was on its way over the hill so I decided to pop it open tonight.

Look: Dark brown body, slightly translucent with a fluffy, tan head.

Smell: Malt, caramel, piney hops.

Taste: This is where Old Richland shines. Burnt sugar, light piney hops with a lingering malt backbone,

Feel: Silky smooth, light carbonation.

Overall: I don't think this is on its way down. It reminds me of a 3 year old Bigfoot, which I do enjoy on occasion. I could see it aging another year or two to reach its peak.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Opaque dirty brown in color, with a head that dissipated quickly. Earthy, dark fruits, chocolate and tea leaves. Fig newtons. Full bodied. It's a big American barleywine.

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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 cvm4
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - Pours a murky brown body with a two finger tan head. Great retention to the head and nice lacing down the glass.

S - Lovely malt, caramel and brown sugar profile. Seems like the pine and earth from earlier reviews has been relegated to the back, but it's still there, although not as prominent.

T - Piney at first, then goes into big malt profile with brown sugar and caramel.

F - Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Smooth and chewy.

O - To me, this beer has held up well. May'be some slight oxidation. But man I'm impressed with this beer and how old it is.

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Bottle opened on 7.13.14
2012 Vintage

Malty, brown sugar, heat. Kind of bland and boring.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Provisions Series: Old Richland from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 227 ratings
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