Provisions Series: Bierbauch | The Bruery

Provisions Series: BierbauchProvisions Series: Bierbauch
BA SCORE
3.63/5
87 Ratings
Provisions Series: BierbauchProvisions Series: Bierbauch
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
87
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of bashiba
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice clean amber with a light white head..

The smell was light and oaky, a touch sweet and bready.

The flavor is good, but a bit mild, sweet and oaky with a light vanilla touch. Very bready and malt centric.

Has a nice dry oaky mouthfeel.

Good, but not great and a bit non descript.

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Photo of tjfinkle
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle sitting in the frig for a while now, time to try this one.

A: Pours into a Bruery tulip. Hazy, slightly yellowish orange with an initial 1" with a chunky head which fades to the edges. Some clumpy lacing is present at first but vanishes along with the head.

N: A dominantly oaky blast up front followed quickly by malty/yeasty notes and eventually the floral and citrus hops bring up the rear.

T: Lots of oak aging evident here. Bready yeast and grainy malts combine well with a nice hop finish. Somewhat like liquid bread. The tannins impart a bright profile without the acidic undertones. Some spice notes either from the oak or hops. Very hearty brew.

M: Medium body. Carbonation seems prickly but is most likely an effect of the oak aging and malts. Some alcohol heat is present as it warms. Bitter and very dry finish.

O: Complex and well done. The semi-sweetness of the malts is balanced by the oak and hops. Nicely refreshing transition from winter to summer = spring is just a couple of days away. Prost!

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Photo of Phelps
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, I wanted to keep this beer until May. But then it became March, and I forgot which month was which, and the bottle was suddenly open. So here we go.

Poured into a snifter, the brew's the color of peach skin, very cloudy. A little lighter and clearer at the edges. One inch of bubbly off-white head thins down to a fuzzy top layer, but there’s not much lace.

A blend of alcohol, apricot, some green apple and a surprising floral note. The oak is vinous and green, imparting a brightness that’s almost tart. Some sweet burnt sugar and alcohol.

Less sweetness in the flavor, and it’s pretty bland until the swallow. Very light apple and biscuits in the front. The swallow delivers deeper yeast notes, like not-yet done-baking bread. Apple cider is in there, as is the oaky character that’s become a little less green and a little more toasty. Nice bits of vanilla and toffee can be picked up.

The body’s soft, but a little watery and insubstantial. Soft, massaging carbonation breaks the brew into a little fizz. The finish is clean, and the alcohol is impressively unnoticeable.

A tasty maibock overall. It could maybe use a little more oak, but it’s got a nice, clean flavor.

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Photo of John11486
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
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 AnPiobaire
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of JazzIPA55
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of craytonic
2.53/5  rDev -30.3%
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 UCLABrewN84
4.24/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA.

Pours a hazy golden color with an off-white head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. No lace on this one. Smell is of oranges and other citrus fruits and some nice oak aromas. Taste is the same but better with very nice citrus and wood flavors that work together very well. This beer has a good carbonation level with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that I enjoyed very much. The combination of the citrus and wood is very well done in my opinion.

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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial Maibock, on tap at The Bruery Tasting Room. A nice orange colour with generous retained head. a good malty aroma that yields a good malted experience in this lager. Above average mouthfeel, good drinkability. Something I could have again, but perhaps later in the evening because of the abv. Demonstrating skill in a variety of styles by this brewery.

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Photo of drummermattie02
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of clarkenstein
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of nanobrew
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of furthurgone
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jlb502
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of StayWhatYouAre2
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of lcmir23
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Provisions Series: Bierbauch from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 87 ratings
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