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 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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Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Bottle shared with friends with and after dinner last night.

Darker in color than I was expecting, this is a deep amber-colored brew with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. Despite having a few months under its belt, this beer still does smell hoppy, and in a good way. Moderately subdued pine and citrus hops with a noticeable brightness are immediately noticeable. In addition, there's a nice malty backbone as well, with dark caramel, candi sugar (wink wink), brown sugar and a mellow sweetness. In fact, the malt character makes me think of Papier/Coton/Cuir light, minus the age and oxidation. Again, despite the age, the hops are mildly faded but still fresh, and show no signs of oxidation.

The palate opens with a blend of pine and grapefruit hop flavor, and moderate bitterness. The malt appears right after, with flavors of brown sugar, dark caramel, toffee, a little bit of burnt sugar and some cocoa coming through. The caramel does linger on the finish, along with a sticky, resiny hop character. Medium in body with moderate carbonation, this feels great on the palate. Recommended, I'd drink this again.

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Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Jwale73
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks very much to jdiddy for sharing. Pours an exquisite burnished red/mahogany with a quarter inch cream-colored head embedded with tiny ringlets. Spots of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Nose expresses dark fruits, figs, prunes and a slightly candied character. Taste follows nose with the addition of a hoppiness that sits on the malty backbone. Finish is slightly bitter and medicinal. Mouthfeel is medium-light in consistency with a slightly prickly carbonation. Right now this beer comes off a little too hoppy for my preference, but it's still quite tasty and has great cellaring potential in my opinion.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
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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Photo of drummermattie02
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came off as a brown looking beer, not much head to it. Great aroma, especially for a barleywine which tend to be alcohol dominant in the nose.

Extremely hoppy taste, all the simcoe and amarillo really came out in the nose and on the palate. Extreme citrus amount, haven't seen anything in a barleywine come close outside of O'Dell's India Barleywine. The pine is there too. One of the easiest drinking barleywines out there when it is fresh and on tap, had this for the first time at the Bruery initiation party and was raving about it.

Unfortunately, my 2 subsequent drinks of it in the bottle were not as pungently hoppy. Good, but not great like it was the first time, on tap and fresh.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Lucnifter
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of xnicknj
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle poured into tulip, thanks to gcphilli

Pours a clouded burnt orange color with a decent coating of white head. Retention is nice with some splotchy lacing on the glass.

Strong scents of bitter hops with pine and resin. Almost astringent alcohol and slight malt base.

Punch of bitterness with juicy and citrus hops, grapefruit rind and very pithy. Some hints of fruit sweetness, but overwhelmed by waves of bready malt base and caramel. Syrup-like sweetness with biting hop bitterness, swallowed up by extreme alcohol.

Full medium body, higher carbonation, a bit rough on the tongue. Drinks okay but there's definitely some balance issues here.

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Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Photo of thagr81us
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at the source. Served from cask into a goblet. Poured dark brown with a two finger off-white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bitter/citrus hop, and citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, and citrus hops. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. Had a very nice flavor and aroma going on here. It wasn't very Barleywine-ish in my opinion, but still great. Probably one of the nicer Barleywines I've had as of late.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hopleaf.

A - Brownish beer with red highlights. Decent sized off-white head that dissipated to some pretty solid lacing.

S - This smells pretty hoppy, particularly along the resin, citrus, and bitter veins. There is a bit of malt on the backbone, but doesn't really smell like a barleywine.

T - This really reminds me of a hoppy amber or red ale moret han a barleywine. Taste is caramel and bready malts, with some citrus and resin hops. It's actually pretty tasty and easy to get down, but is style confusing.

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation.

O - Actually a beer I liked, although seems odd for style. Would drink again, but not going to go out of my way to get it.

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Photo of gford217
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As always, big thanks to tOrinO for getting the Bruery bottles out to me. I owe you for that.

Really dark pour, almost completely opaque mahogany with only hints of light coming through the edges. It also sports an impressive thick creamy beige head that shows phenomenal retention as it literally refuses to recede at all.

Definitely a hoppy barley wine in the nose with thick pithy citrus in the form of grapefruit alongside resinous pine. The caramel malts are subtle with a bit of toffee and overripe fruits. Alcohol is barely noticeable.

Taste Is not quite as hoppy as the nose, but it's still hopper than most versions of the style. Sticky resinous pine up front with a more dominant caramel malt backbone than the aroma suggested. Definitely a stronger fruity sweetness as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation and is my main knock on the beer as it's verging on watery.

Tasty hop-forward barley wine but I think the Bruery could amp this up a bit and really hit a home run. I look forward to more iterations in the style from Patrick.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Moderately hazed deep amber color. Three fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is good for the ABV and some spotty lacing is left.

4.0 S: Holy piss is this hoppy. No way I would identify this as a Bruery beer if smelled blind. Hops are foremost floral and herbal. Some citrus and earthiness to follow. Underneath there is a solidly toasty backbone with plenty of caramel and toffee. Light dark fruitiness to round things out.

3.5 T: Interesting. It's not bad, but it has trouble finding its place. It's not hoppy enough to be a DIPA, but it's not malty enough to be a BW. It's not even a hoppy barleywine or a malty DIPA. It's somewhere between those two. Mild to moderate bitterness. Toasty malts, caramel, toffee, and maybe a touch of molasses. Dark fruits, raisins, and a touch of tobacco. Floral hops with light herbal and citrusy components. Again, it's decent, but it confuses the palate and not in a good way.

4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Decently creamy, a bit chewy, and smooth enough. Booze is well hidden.

3.0 D: I think I summed this up already. Good, but confused.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one in a recent trade with Irishgurl4. Cheers for the brews!

From a 750 into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, medium looking, fluffy, light tan head with great retention. Clear mahogany red with higher levels of carbonation. Head slowly recedes to a thick, fluffy foam cap and coats the sides of the glass with lacing. A thick foam cap remains until the end and leaves nice sheets of lacing down the glass. A touch too much carbo perhaps, but the head and lacing are phenomenal.

SMELL: Lots of hops and plenty of malt backbone. Caramel, toffee and butterscotch notes for sure, with plenty of citrus, grapefruit and piney hop notes. Definitely a nice balance between malt and hops for a barleywine at this point.

TASTE: Caramel and toffee sweetness and toasted malt notes up front, moving into a nice hop finish with grapefruit, pine and citrus at the swallow. This introduces a big, bold and persistent aftertaste of caramel malt sweetness, butterscotch, gram cracker and plenty of citrus and floral hop bitterness. Lots of malt sweetness and hop bitterness, nicely balanced for the style.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium, smooth carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth with a bit of a bite at the swallow and finishes slightly mouth-coating. A bitter bite lingers. Good feel.

OVERALL: This was great. After trying a few American barleywines and finding out the name is often just an excuse to release another DIPA, this was a nice, honest brew. Perhaps this was hoppier when it was first released, but right now this is a barleywine with a nice hop presence as opposed to the other way around. Anyways, this was a quality beer that I really enjoyed. Cheers for this one Irishgurl4!

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