Provisions Series: A Stein’s Throw | The Bruery

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Provisions Series: A Stein’s ThrowProvisions Series: A Stein’s Throw
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is the third release in our 2012 Provisions Series Local Collaborations Series. We've teamed up with our great friends at TAPS Brewery out of Brea for this beer and we made one of our most complicated beers to date. An amalgamation of a barley wine with a traditional stein beer, this strong, brown ale has an extra level of caramel complexity brought on by our use of granite rocks that were heated to 900º and added to the wort along with a generous addition of date sugar for added gravity. A Stein's Throw is rich with fruity esters and toffee richness, but finishes dry after being fermented with proprietary yeast strains from both The Bruery and TAPS.

Added by womencantsail on 08-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
103
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.64%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
20
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by drabmuh:
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Photo of DonDirkA
4.4/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into The Bruery tulip glass

From my beer journal:

Nose: Caramel, dates, burnt sugar, toffee, grape juice, figs, raisins, cola and slight alcohol.

Taste: Raisins, dates, caramel, figs, burnt sugar, caramel, grapes, toffee, a hint of booze and some spices.

Medium body.

I liked this a lot more than all these reviews led me to believe I would. One of my favorite Provisions series beers so far.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dvmin98
4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4 year old bottle. Fairly effervescent. Nice bronze color. Smell is dark fruits. Sweet. Flavor follows the same profile. Dates, raisin, fig, caramel. Zero signs of oxidation. Thin bodied. This was a great beer that aged fantastically. Probably peaking at this point. I'd drink it now if you can, or just send it my way :)

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to tulip.

A - Dark amber, almost brown in the middle. Half a finger of tan coloured head formed on the pour and immediately disappeared leaving a few scattered bubbles on the top of the beer.

S - Caramel, raisins, toffee, dates. Slightly noticeable ABV.

T - Sweet caramel and brown sugar up front - almost a burnt caramel presence. Raisins and figs show up too and add more sweetness. Some Belgian yeast is present as well as some fruity flavours. Warming alcohol throughout.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Light to medium carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours reddish brown with a big fluffy off-white head leaving decent retention and lacing down the glass.

Lots of caramel aroma with some dark fruits and candi sugar.

Flavor also features a ton of caramel along with raisin and fig (and I suppose dates). A little candi sugar sweetness with a tough of dark fruit. Strongly resembles a Belgian Quad.

Medium bodied somewhat sticky. Low to medium carbonation.

Enjoyed this beer more than I thought I would. Barleywine it is not though. Strongly reminded me of a Belgian quad although a good one.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SHODriver
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured into a snifter to a deep amber with a small off white head that is quick to fade to a collar around the edge of the glass
S: smells of caramel, toffee and fruity esters. slight alcohol as well
T: tastes of caramel, toffee, some fruity flavors and a bit sugary. swallow brings a bit of alcohol, more caramel sweetness, another hint of fruitiness, and a little bitterness
M: somewhat thick and full in the mouth but not chewy. soft but firm carbonation is adequate.
O: Not bad, but not great. A bit too sweet and lacking balance and complexity. Decent flavors but it doesn't stand out.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a dark brown with reddish edges under 1-inch thick off-white head which fades quickly to the rim and leaves spotty lace.

N: Some dark fruits such as dates, raisins, figs and plums, along with dark cherries and bready malts.

T: Follows nose with dark fruits and some caramel sweetness.

M: Semi-moderate body and carbonation. Finishes kinda sweetish with those dark fruits.

O: Not a barleywine or a quad, perhaps a strong ale hybrid.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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