A Stein’s Throw
The Bruery

A Stein’s ThrowA Stein’s Throw
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Style:
American Strong Ale
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 12.57%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
109
From:
The Bruery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  7
Gots
  20
SCORE
85
Very Good
A Stein’s ThrowA Stein’s Throw
Notes: 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.
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A - Beer pours a dark mahogany body with a one finger light tan head. The head doesn't stick around and minimal to no lacing to speak of.

S - A big helping of dark fruits like figs, dates and purple grapes. It really reminds me of opening a (pick a dark fruit base) ocean spray drink. After the dark fruits fade, there is some candied sugar and caramel.

T - Not a huge wave or progression of flavors. It's really like dark fruits (dates/figs) mixed in with a caramel and candied sugar base. The dark fruits dominate.

F - Medium bodied, low carbonation. A bit undercarbed in this area.

O - It's hard for me to find fault. The beer is unique. Dates/figs dominate, but a great base backs it all up.

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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.

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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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A: Very pretty plum tint when held to the light that fades to amber as you go. Barely a finger's worth of bubbly head that coats the glass without much lacing.

S: Really catch the dates here. Also figs, dark chocolate, flutter of cinnamon/nutmeg, not a strong alcohol presence.

T: Smokier than I expected! Roasted texture, almost minerally. Toasted hazelnuts, oats, and dates that follow through to the finish.

MF: Gentle carbonation. Coats the mouth nicely and doesn't leave a sugary film on the way down.

O: This was a mellow, roasty brew that surpassed my expectations. Sweeter, but not saccharine. Could have easily come across as a gimmicky beer, but it was thoroughly well-crafted.

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A Stein’s Throw from The Bruery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 109 ratings