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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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of mhaugo
2.64/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On draft. 4 ounce pour in mini-snifter.
Appearance: Deep copper with ruby highlights. Thin layer of loose foam around the edges.
Smell: Sulfur and minerals, with a faint sweetness. Does not appear to have a lot of life in it.
Taste: Sweet, malty, with caramelization. Everything tastes like its on mute. Maybe the body has been washed out with the date sugar?
Mouthfeel: Low carbonation and the body seems to be missing.
Overall: Somebody hook this thing up to a defibrillator… I think it’s dying. I don’t hate it, but it’s kind of a letdown. There’s no energy here.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of rudzud
2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A shared bottle with JLindros from our rs membership. Poured into a duvel tulip.

A - Poured into a standard Kate the Great tulip a hazy chestnut brown hue with a one finger brown head that faded to a light wisping halo.

S - Aromas of weak sweet malts light booze and gentle mineral notes. What is this...

T - Taste is well....uhhh....how do I say this, not good. Sweet sugary malts and light esters with some mineral qualities. As a geologist I cam assure that this does not taste like granite, but instead shale (possibly gneiss) and a faint green talc. Incredibly misleading.

M - Mouthfeel is not too too bad for the style and ABV. Kind of the high point of the beer.

O - Overall this beer was very underwhelming possibly due another establishment being involved. Oh well...

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2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Shared with Rudzud as our membership requires.

Light fizzy head fades semi slowly, little lacing, super hazy reddish murky mahogany beer.

Nose light fruity, no actually fairly fruity, date like, apricot?, light molasses, caramelized sugar, a light chalky mineral like aromas, herbal earthy chewy date sugar sweetener, light phenols, hint esters.

Taste what the... sweet molasses and dates, caramelized fig in sugar but not very sweet, light chalky mineral and rock like with little smokey rock. Some booze and phenols, herbal, earthy, little esters, etc. More fruity fig date like, touch of slime from some old rock. Finish is more booze, date sugar, mineral and phenols, little sweet, weird.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, decent carb, booze.

Overall blech!

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of DocJitsu
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a murky to translucentbrown amber color with a short light caramel colored head. The nose is not terribly impressive. Aromas of toffee, cherry, and orange peel. The mouthfeel is quite pleasant. It is quite full, slick, and a bit oily. The flavor is not bad, overall. Toffee, brown sugar, cherry, date, and a touch of vanilla appears toward the finish. A metallic flavor emerges late, nearly contaminating the whole experience. This is a very mild barleywine to say the least.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of billab914
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my CBS glass. Mahogany brown in color with a thin, spotty head to it. A little lacing to it and nice color.

The aroma shows a lot of rich, sugary dark fruits to it. Notes of dates and raisins are most prominent. Some malty caramel is there as well. The date sugar definitely has a big influence in the aroma as well. Not a bad aroma, but not something that stood out in the style either.

In the taste the date sugar gives it a good amount of sweeter dark fruit flavors with notes of raisin, dates and a little cherry all coming out. The Belgian yeast comes out more in the finish. It does feel a little sugary and unbalanced at times, but it also has some really nice flavors to it as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style and carbonation being a little below average. Overall, it was a pretty good beer but not an outstanding one of the style. The date sugar gave it some interesting and pretty good flavors but it also made it feel a little sugary and unbalanced. Enjoyable and interesting beer overall, but probably not one of the better Bruery beers I've had recently.

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3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Bruery itself,

A: Pours a nice umber with a medium off-white head, frothy lacing, average head retention.

S: Toffee and caramel malt, though pretty light.

T: Sweet caramel, dark bready malt, somewhat bock like, with some dates and raisins as well.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth, soft carbonation.

O: An enjoyable effort, I just wanted it to be a little more full-flavoured.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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