Provisions Series: Old Richland | The Bruery

Provisions Series: Old RichlandProvisions Series: Old Richland
BA SCORE
72.7%
Liked This Beer
3.85 w/ 227 ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
227
Liked:
165
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
10.91%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
51
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 227 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a clear copper brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and some citrus zest and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but not one of the Bruery's best efforts in my opinion.

 565 characters

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of zeff80
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with amber highlights. It had a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left sticky patchy of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very floral with a piney nose. It had a nice malty presence, too.

T - It tasted of sweet maltiness with some bitter piney hops. It had a mild booziness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied beer with a warm alcohol presence.

O - This is a deliciously good barleywine. Another thanks to drfabulous for sharing.

 500 characters

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mothman
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beige head. A half fingers worth.

Aroma: Very, very hoppy. This doesn't even smell like a barleywine. I know it is supposed to be hoppy, but it reminds me more of a dipa. A lot of floral and earthy hops. Hardly and malts showing.

Taste: A little more malts shows here. Has some bready and caramel flavors. But it is still intensely hoppy. Floral and earthy with some grapefruit citrus. Very hoppy. Some other cirtus shows.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. It is pretty sticky with a hop resin tastes to it.

Overall, a very drinkable hopped up bwine. I love how hoppy it is. Hardcore dipa in the nose. Then dipa with malt backbone in the taste. Good stuff.

 715 characters

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Shared with rudzud of course.

Big honkin head, 2+ fingers, fluffy thick and good retention, tons of soapy thick lacing completely covers the glass, dark molasses brown color with foggy faint garnet light sneaking through.

Nose is essentially a black ipa, lots of pine, light citrus and pineapple, earthy spicy hops, resinous musty dank simcoe. Then malts, dark malts dark caramel and hint if black malt, etc. Light creamy darkness, and faint cocoa almost.

Taste starts with malts, coffee and roast, caramel, dark almost powdered cocoa, creamy at the same time, and hint of char. Hops come on strong, slight earthy spicy hops, then pineapple again, slight resinous musty simcoe, hint citrus and orange peel, etc. Bitter rind like flavor that detracts slightly, and bitterness is huge. Pretty much a black ipa. Finish is quite bitter borderline astringent, spicy earthy long lingering hops, creamy dark malts, light roast and powdered cocoa like lingering. Barely any booze.

Mouth is nice, creamy, nice fluffy carb, hint of booze but not close to 10%.

Overall interesting beer, more like double black ipa than a barleywine, 5 minutes after the last sip I still feel like I'm chewing on hops. Not quite my fav style blend of roast dark malts etc and pine pineapple and citrus, etc, so this didn't strike a chord with me, esp for being a barleywine... however, for a double black IPA taking into account it's not my fav style, this was still a decent beer. I wonder how the aging will effect the hops in this.

 1,511 characters

Photo of Thorpe429
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Alex L for being my trustee and getting these out to me. Served in a Jackie O's snifter.

Pours a moderate copper color with a large off white head and quite a bit of lacing as it goes down. Nice collar throughout. The nose brings forward a good amount of citrus hops plus some sweet malt in the background--a bit of caramel plus a nice amount of candied sugar. Favor is enhanced by a good amount of bitterness. Hops are at the front with a bit of sweet malt in the background. Body is medium with a nice bitter finish. A nice barleywine, and I am excited to see how this one ages.

 591 characters

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 ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Kegatron
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into an oversized tulip glass. I enjoyed this one in early July, 2011.

Pours a deep, clear ruby and is topped with several fingers of rocky looking light mocha head. This retains with a thick ¾ of a finger of foam that just absolutely slathers the sides of the glass with rich sticky lacing. Quite the robust look to this! The aroma has a definite thick graininess to it, which mixes with a deep and earthy ripeness. There is a dark aspect here to the nose, which appears to not only be coming from some fruit character but also maybe from some roast and chocolate flavors as well. Alcohol adds a bold sweetness, which has this filling up the nostrils with some heft.

The taste has a base core of strong dark fruitiness, tight grains, and then some lesser pronounced notes of cocoa and caramel. This is surrounded on the sides by grapefruit bitterness, while much like the nose; the ABV is adding a good bit of sweetness here to the profile as well. This finishes more on the roasted side of things, with lingering notes of bitterness and spice hanging about. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a mostly creamy slickness to the carbonation that encapsulates a beefy alcohol center. I wouldn’t really call the alcohol presence here stinging per se but it definitely sticks a bit in the throat and chest as things start to warm up.

Granted that I might have got to this one a bit late but I was still looking for much more of an American hop presence than what I got here. Especially in the nose. Still though, with the way that the malts and alcohol are already interacting with each other, I could definitely see this one as having some aging potential. It’s just too bad that this was my only bottle.

 1,726 characters

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of drewone
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In a tulip glass.

Nice brown color, small head, med to low carbonation.

Really enjoy the smell - def seems to be what a barley wine should be, hops don't over dominate which maybe the age of the beer. Smells rich.

Hops still come through quite nice on the taste front. A lot of heavy sweetness too. Has depth, enjoyable.

Rich.

I liked it, to me seemed what a barley wine should be - even though there are hops there, doesn't have the bit that some barley wines have. Alcohol is present, but not hot (on the lower end as far barley wines go).

 546 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Provisions Series: Old Richland from The Bruery
Beer rating: 72.7% out of 100 with 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.
  • Our Events

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

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