Provisions Series: Run B.M.C. | The Bruery

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Provisions Series: Run B.M.C.Provisions Series: Run B.M.C.

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by vacax on 07-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +40.4%

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5/5  rDev +40.4%

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5/5  rDev +40.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Stretch270
4.32/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from growler into Bruery tulip glass

Appearance - an intense light gold body with a sticky lingering cream white head.

Smell - intense fragrance that really comes through the nose. There is a lot of sweetness and spiciness that comes through. You can certainly tell that this will not be light in flavor and will be a great example of the imperial pils bold flavors.

Taste - a very bold bitterness from the hops goes straight to the tongue. This combines with very strong spicy malt flavors.

Mouthfeel - the bold flavors and strong alcohol content make a very creamy and full-bodied feel.

Overall - while this is not a style i am particularly well versed with, I think the strong and bitter, yet complicated flavors make fir a nice summer drinking experience.

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Photo of Overlord
4.27/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bar none, the best member of the pilsener family I can recall ... with perhaps the Sam Adams hallertauer being up there as well.

Pours a hazy gold with a minimal white head. The head is bracing, with the clean, earthy hop profile one expects from a pilsener giving way to a bold, almost tropical citrus hop bouquet and a bit of a ... malt? ... current. Interesting.

Incredibly drinkable. Definitely more earthy and zesty than expected, with a nice crisp finish to it. But, the rounding hops really make this stand out, as the tropical and sweet notes, along with the larger than expected malt presence, really add a lot to it.

Found myself totally looking forward to the next gulp. Will need to pick up more.

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Photo of John_M
4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Generously provided at Dyan's place the other night.

Run BMC pours a slightly cloudy, solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is really nice in this one, and is just all pilser goodness. I pick up considerable honey, cookie dough and a slight grassiness, which gives one the impression this beer might be a bit sweet. While there is some modest sweetness to this beer, it's nicely countered by the hoppy bitterness, leading to a well balanced, easy to appreciate and enjoy pils. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely otherwise, leading to a medium bodied, almost slick, long, smooth finish. There is just a hint of alcohol in the finish, which I guess is to be expected in a 7% abv. pils. Otherwise, this is just a delicious beer from Bruery, and one I wish was more readily available.

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Photo of Gilmango
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just picked up as a pre-bought Reserve allocation, still quite hoppy but would've loved to have tried it fresh in July/August 2011. That said, some of the old reviews cited a sweetness that I really did not find to be very present, so perhaps the bottle conditioned lager yeast took a bit of time to dry out the beer?

An exceptional pilsner, probably the closest Bruery has come to bottling their spectacular Humulus Lager. Nice rocky head left with some lacing in my Bruery tulip. Great aroma of citrus, grass, earth, spice; medium bitterness, nice earthy grain flavor with hints of sweet malt, dry finish. Great beer, even with 6 months age this had a nice hoppiness and was a wonderful treat to try.

Opened a 2nd bottle on 2/17/12 and was a tad bit less wowed by the hops - aroma and bitterness just slightly not as impressive as first taste. Still a very tasty pilsner, very clean, well balanced.

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Photo of Cavery
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml shared with Klym, poured into Stone Nonic.

A: Luminous golden straw body with a fluffy white ~2 finger head. The beer is fairly cloudy without any visible inconsistencies, but the glass is also quite cold! The color is best described as honey like with some inclusion of early morning sunlights.

S: A really forward mealy wheat sweet nose, with a complexity in the sweetness that is gummy like. Pineapple orange gummies are really present in the nose. A prickle of lemony sweetness makes for a zesty note. The sweetness is controlled by a subtly drying tartness. Not too sweet at all, very balanced notes.

T: A very clean hoppy flavor that blends with wheat malt for a complex granola of pine nuts, sunflower seeds, and light flax. Really quite good tasting with brief tastes of light colored quinoa. Complex seedy tastes that keeps away from typically cereal grain notes. Some sweetness of pear juices adds a lot to the overall flavor. Surprisingly delicious balance.

M: A very full pilsner body in the mouth where bubbles and alcohol blend for a very Ale-like feel. The bubbles sensitize the taste buds for balanced hop flavor and ripe non-citrus fruit juice. Love the balance of pear and pineapple juice over extremely well balanced hops. The alcohol really adds a level of smoothness that I haven't had in a pilsner before. Digging this mouth a lot.

O: The flavor on this Imperial Pilsner is very solid, and it's greatly helped by the mouth-feel. There's an extraordinary balance here for the style; as I think flavors of pear, pineapple, seedy hops, and small texture grains make for a culinary forward light beer. While the feel and style may be traditionally light, this one has a very smooth alcohol characteristic. The integration of the alcohol takes this to the next level for me. Very smooth drinking full flavors over a full body for me; best imperial pilsner I've had, and I've had more than a few. There's still room for improvement, but quad hopping this brew wasn't a bad idea. Impressive balance on this one.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a hazy golden color with a fluffy white head. The lacing is nice there is a decent retention also. The smell of the beer is earthy and malty, subtly sweet. It smells nice for the style. The taste of the beer is malty and sweet. Not much hop bitterness but plenty of corn-like sweetness. The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and medium bodied. Overall this is a pretty good brew.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes, 7-30-2011
Thanks for sharing Cam

A - golden yellow body, big white head, somewhat cloudy

S - light malts, light hops, some citrus and banana, a small nose

T - very smooth, crisp, light citrus and vanilla. pretty good

M - light, and smooth

O - nice and enjoyable. better than Bud.

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Photo of Hershdawg
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 into tulip

A:Hazy golden color. A little white head appears that makes a ring. It doesn't appear to make any lacing but it could be my glass.

S: Sweet malt, maybe a little corn. Noble hops. Interesting.

T: Sweet malt. Noble hops. Not as bitter as I was expecting but still good. I do detect some non barley wheat adjunct use. maybe corn.

M: good and creamy. Not quite to style but its imperial anyway.

O: This is how BMC company beers should taste like. Refreshing, creamy, the adjuncts don't detract. Good stuff.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of DefenCorps
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was expecting an underattenuated mess, but this was quite enjoyable. Thanks for sending me this beer, Andrew!

Light yellow with a thin, white head with decent retention, this is a little hazy. The nose is really good! Rustic, grainy, bready pils malt backbone with a tone off hops, bright, lemony and herbal. The palate replicates these flavors, with the excellent pils malt backbone on which the perfumey, floral, lemony hops . The malt is really bready and raw, very nice. Overcarbonated, this beer is medium-light in body with an excellent finish. Color me impressed.

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Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Klym
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone nonic. Shared with Cavery.

A: Pours a pale yellow with some chill hazy. Microbubble white head with curtain lacing that fissures and mostly dissipates not too long after.

S: Not very aromatic but the smell is complex. Grains, some floral notes, citrus, and some green notes. A lot less of a traditional pilsner smell than I expected.

T: Not sure I've had anything quite like this before. It's like drinking the ghost of a strong, bitter ipa with an overhang of grainy, bready pilsner character. There is the *flavor* of strong hop bitterness without the feeling of great bitterness, as though it's been smoothed out entirely by the style. Less of the citrus/floral/green notes from the nose than I was hoping to encounter but they're still there.

M: More on the medium side of a medium-light body and even heavier bodied than other imperial pils I have had. Nice level of carbonation, mostly refreshing mouthfeel.

O: I'm not sure if I admire and enjoy this beer or it just frustrates me. The ingenuity of this beer is going big with a light style, but getting strong indications of both the light and heavy ends of the spectrum is both interesting and enjoyable, but also frustrating and a little confusing as I always find myself at some points during the drink wishing it would just accept its heaviness or lightness and stick with the direction. It's definitely original and honestly quite tasty with a solid mouthfeel, but I'm not sure if I enjoy it a great deal because of multiple personality disorder this beer seems to suffer from. Either way, I'd give this a try if you can get a hold of it, for sure. I really admire The Bruery for going out on a limb and doing beers like this.

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Photo of AlexM
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, corn, and other grains, lemon zest, citrus hops, some spice, and a bit of yeast.

T - Starts off with a mix of wheat and other grains with some lemon zest, citrus hop, and some pineapple. Through the middle, some lightly spicy hop flavors come through with a touch of bready malt, bitterness, and some yeast esters. The finish is a mix of wheat and corn with some citrus and floral hops, a bit of spice, and some yeast flavor that lingers.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced Imperial Pilsner with a really nice hop profile.

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Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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