Provisions Series: A Stein’s Throw | The Bruery

Provisions Series: A Stein’s ThrowProvisions Series: A Stein’s Throw
BA SCORE
52.4%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 103 ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
103
Liked:
54
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
12.64%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
20
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 27
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4.56/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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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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4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

A: poure an amber brown in color with burgundy highlights and a nice finger of fluffy head that left some good frothy lacing sticking to the glass.

S: huge caramel aroma upfront with plenty of dark fruit character such as figs, raisins and dates but also sniffed burnt sugars semi booze and a touch of brown sugar.

T: the caramel character was just as potent on the palate like the nose suggested alongside toffee, brown sugar, dates, raisins, fig fruit, but with a little sweet burnt sugar, well balanced booze and a touch of underlying cherry flavor.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, slightly boozy, dark fruity and sticky finish,

O. Really was digging this beer which kind of reminded me of a belgian Quad.

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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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Provisions Series: A Stein’s Throw from The Bruery
Beer rating: 52.4% out of 100 with 103 ratings
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