Provisions Series: Bierbauch | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.98%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of craytonic
2.53/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: orange-copper with a large off-white head that quickly fatdes

Smell: Toasted bred and yeast, a bit of caramel malt. Not much else, I am not getting any oak.

Taste: Malty-yeasty-caramel mix, perhaps some weird corn notes? Touch of vanilla and a bit boozy. Not much going on here.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin but good carbonation

Overall: Good to see they retired this one.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.68/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle courtesy of my RS membership. Thanks to my trustee for getting it out this way. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a slightly-cloudy very light copper color with a thin white head and no real lacing. Thin collar as it goes down. The nose brings some bread and faint earthy hops. Light malt sweetness as well. Flavor is bready with light caramel. and semi-sweet malt. A bit of booze. Chewy medium body with average carbonation. Nothing special and a bit boozy.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of SundaySour
2.86/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared with Cavery at The Bruery Provisions. And also reviewed from notes.

A: Smoky black and red with a dense cream colored head. It's like looking deeply into the eyes of a dragon.

S: Smells exactly like an oak barrel rolling down a grassy hill while on fire. That aforementioned dragon is angry, and this is what his nostrils smell like.

T: Shortly after tasting, I grew a full patch of chest hair, thick enough to braid. It tastes like oak, pepper, and gun powder from the Civil War. It finishes like a burnt steak, and is almost too badass for me to handle.

M: Burns. Burns like I stuck a curling iron into my pie hole.

O: Strong, smoky, and probably poisonous. The flavor is truly impressive, but next time I'll reach for a bottle of liquid smoke.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Rempo
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of drummermattie02
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of StayWhatYouAre2
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of JosephThompson
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of ajzy
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of DCon
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA for $7. Tapped into a 12oz Tulip/Wine Glass and has The Bruery(HA! Spelled Wrong) BIERBACH Heller Bock written in White on the chalkboard of Guest Taps.

Aroma- Moderate malt aroma with a clean smell. Everything very low key and doesn't call attention to itself.

Appearance- Received with a 2 finger head that stays for a good amount of time with the bubbles. Light golden color body that is clean and leaves almost no lacing.

Flavor- Has light malty taste from the start and almost tastes like a Czech Pilsner. Very clean and has a dry finish. No real sign of hops or any other attributes.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Smooth, Clean, and leaves a bit of peppery taste on the palate but nothing big.

Overall Impression- I was really hoping to have something MUCH better from The Bruery... As my first beer of theirs, it was average but will be having more this week! This was easy to drink and was almost like a lager and pilsner mixed together. Very bland when it came down to it but can appreciate this.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for the gift, NoSignsOfPain!

(Aged for 1+ year)

Dark, clear yellow with a thin off-white head that leaves dots of lace down the glass.

Sweet grains and breads make up most of the aroma, along with a bit of vanilla and a very mild wood presence.

The sweet malt and grains make up the largest flavor component, with a bit of vanilla and honey complementing things. There's definitely some alcohol harshness throughout, even after the aging.

Medium bodied with moderate/high carbonation, though it's a bit prickly and not entirely pleasant.

Decent enough, but unspectacular. One of the few average beers from The Bruery.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled August 2011
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass produces a four finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a rich, bright amber color that shows a mostly clear, orange tinged, copper hue. The aroma smells of toasted whole grain, concentrated pale malt sweetness that is almost more rich than sweet smelling, some toasted oak notes, hints of butterscotch and vanillin and just a big, toasty, cracker / biscuit like malt character; this last seems to get bigger as the beer warms up.

The beer is somewhat sweet, but the malt sweetness has a savory character to it and isn’t all that cloying. The finish has some bitterness to it as well as a sharp astringent oakiness; this last really lingers. The malt sweetness combines with the oak character to almost form an orange like note, but I really think some of the buttery notes from the oak are accentuating this suggestion of a flavor. The oak character plays a big role here with a substantial woodiness that is both spicy and quite woody. This has some almost heat to it in the finish, some of it is alcohol, but much of it is really from the spicy wood notes.

An interesting beer, the oak has likely improved this over the base beer, though it does not seem to have been an incredible beer from the beginning. Still, it is enjoyable.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Bruery

A: The pour is a fairly clear golden orange color with a large white head.

S: Smells of yeast and bread for the most part. Not a terribly complex nose, even with the barrel aging. Some oak and vanilla are there, but that is just about it.

T: A moderate level of sweetness with most of it coming from bready malts. Plenty of oak flavor and some sweetness coming from vanilla as well. Somewhat bitter, at least moreso than expected.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Not really great in any way. I wasn't too crazy about this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Provisions Series: Bierbauch from The Bruery
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