Provisions Series: Burly Gourd | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Halcyondays on 11-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
162
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
16.48%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
34
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of GregSVT
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml capped bottle into a tulip - 2011 Vintage

A: Pours a dark brown with a huge rocky dark tan head that fades to a small layering and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

S: The aromas are pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice, a lactose sweetness, and a hint of chocolate.

T: The taste is the same along with a mild roasted malt flavor. Not too impressed with the flavor compared to the nose.

M: The feel is the biggest disappointment as it's pretty thin and very over carbonated. There are barely any flavors on the finish.

O: The aromas and flavors are good but the mouthfeel is way off here. Granted this is a low ABV beer but I expected at least a decent finish with all the spices.

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Photo of PhineasGage
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of leschkie
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of Travisnin
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a creamy black with a light tan and sticky head. The nose contains some pumpkin, cinnamon, chocolate and nutmeg. The taste pretty much match the nose but presents itself a bit more then it does on the nose. It's got a medium body with good carbonation and a pretty easy drink-ability. Would gladly have again.

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Photo of waltonc
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours ordinary brown with tan head. Smell is roasted malts, pumpkin pie spices, and a whiff of cedar. On the palate, the cedar is quite pronounced - too strong for my taste. I like the idea in concept, but feel it could this beer would be better if the cedar were dialed back by about 33%. Not a very sweet beer for a milk stout either. Either that or the bitterness of the cedar is just drowning the sweetness out. Body is on the thinner side with smooth, velvety carbonation that is a hallmark of a sweet stout. Overall, a very interesting beer. One I would drink again, though would prefer to see the cedar reduced. Silly that this is sold in such a large bottle, as it is not a beer that most people are likely to want 750 ml of in one sitting.

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Photo of Ineedabeerhere
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of mgbickel
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Thickfreakness
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Popp24
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Retsinis
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Azrael
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of Rudy
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jlb502
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of BlackTuesday
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jerz
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of dmsohyea
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of AApparel
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of HosP
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared this bottle from Marisatheyounger. 750ml poured into snifter.

A- Pours dark, dark brown almost black. Creamy, thick brown head. Bits of lace left on glass.

S- Pumpkin and nutmeg fill the nose from start to finish. Some sweet aromas towards the end. Makes me wonder where the thanksgiving turkey is!

T- Nice pumpkin, nutmeg, and some sugar tastes throughout. Some cedar comes through as an earthy, woody undertone to the other flavors. Sweetness at the end. Pumpkin flavor a little weaker, but still there at the end.

M- Medium body, but on the thinner side. Moderate carbonation.

O- Very nice drink. Would have been a perfect Thanksgiving day beer. Really enjoyed a little different milk stout. Would gladly drink another one of these. Thanks a lot Marisa for the treat!!

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Photo of emaciated
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Rmatuszak2
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of phichifiji00
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown, almost black. Pours 3 inches of thick tan head that fades very slowly. Tons of lacing.

Smell: Pumpkin, malty, cedar, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, roasted malt, a bit estery, anise as it warms.

Taste: Pumpkin, roasted malt, spices, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, milk, cream, cedar, tobacco, leather, vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, moderate carbonation, silky, creamy.

Overall: A great milk stout. The combination of the pumpkin spices with the silkiness of the milk stout works very well. Very drinkable and very compled. Well done.

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Photo of eclipse54
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 750 mL bottle from barfdiggs; thank you! Split into two tulips.

A standard pour produces a primarily black body with dark brown and garnet hues. About two and a half finger’s worth of tan head develops with moderate retention and lacing. A steady stream of bubbles fuels a large patch in the center of the surface. Definitely a gorgeous looking brew.

The aroma is of pumpkin/yam, allspice, cardamom, nutmeg, clove, a bit of cacao, cane sugar, and a touch of roasted malt. Great scent, only wish it jumped out a bit more (minor gripe really).

Taste begins with the “pumpkin” spices: yam, pumpkin seed, allspice, clove, nutmeg, hint of cinnamon and some brown sugar. Finishes more like a milk stout, with the cacao, lightly roasted malt, and cane sugar coming through. A bi of nutmeg and clove linger on the aftertaste, and a hint of the cedar is noticeable on the exhale.

Mouthfeel is wonderful; carbonation is spot on, cutting through the spices and keeping them from sticking to the palate. The mouth feels thinly coated by this moderate/thick bodied beer, but the finish is relatively clean (no syrupy or cloying residue) and dry, perhaps aided by the cedar.

Overall, this is a great pumpkin ale with a lot of complexity and dimension. Slightly reminiscent of TREAT, but taken in a different direction and masterfully done.

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Photo of spamages
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Provisions Series: Burly Gourd from The Bruery
3.64 out of 5 based on 162 ratings.
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