Provisions Series: Old Richland | The Bruery

BA SCORE
86
very good
227 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 227 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of IrishColonial
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of nickfl
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A small off white head on a dark brown body. A nicely hoppy aroma of pine and grapefruit with a touch of dark malt and brown sugar. A much more barleywine like flavor with notes of molasses, pine, pepper, and mustard. Medium thick body, modately carbonation, and a sweet finish. Nicely done, fairly hoppy, but definitely not a DIPA, there is a lot of dark sugar and rich, spicy character that cleary makes this a barleywine.

 424 characters

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Cookierachas
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of stevefinny
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ant880
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of ncaudle
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Lucnifter
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ChugginOil
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

 751 characters

Photo of Callmecoon
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. No bottling date, despite the white bar for it on the label. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours a murky mahogany brown with a fluffy three finger bone hued head. That fluff sticks around a long time and leaves large clumps of lace.

Smells of mild pine hops, oranges, caramel and raisin bread.

Taste is somewhere between an out of date DIPA and a barleywine. Musty and earthy like old hops with orange rind, muted pine, toasted grain, slight pineapple, some caramel, a hint of toffee and a small kick of booze. An interesting mix but doesn't quite hit my preferred notes for either barleywine or DIPA.

Semi creamy, slightly oily medium body with a ton of carbonation. Long dry bittersweet orange rind and burnt caramel aftertaste.

Not bad at all but certainly not outstanding. I'm relativley certain that this undated bottle is several months old. I'd have liked to try it fresh when the hops were in peak condition. As it is now, it'll take another 6-9 months to really start hitting the barleywine notes I'd like (and hopefully have the over carbonation settle). That's fine- I have a couple more bottles and I'm patient.

 1,189 characters

Photo of davesway10
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of ajzy
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of moonknight31
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of vitese
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More