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Provisions | Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by largadeer on 02-01-2014

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 56
Reviews by Nage37:
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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Photo of JFrank78
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This is one delicious, fresh saison, poured from a bottle. It has a distinct grain flavor, but with a fair amount bite. Don't get me wrong, it's a good bite: full body grains, with a zesty wheat nose and an effervescent finish. Given the value with this one (it's on the medium range for beers of its style), it's a MUST. Totally worthwhile. I have yet to have anything from Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co that I didn't like. Provisions was no exception.

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Photo of charlzm
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed October 8th, 2015 from a bottle marked 05-15-15, poured into a Teku glass.

Beer is a mostly-clear medium pale gold. A nice white head a couple of fingers high forms and sticks around for a long time, though sheeting and lacing is minimal.

Aroma is subdued, with only a hint of the phenolic funk I was expecting. A little spicy - is that rye I am smelling?

Flavor is mild for the style; golden apples and pears are hard to pick out through the predominately spicy (again, rye?) notes, dominated by modest black pepper. Firm bitterness on the finish that lingers a long time. Think of it as a "lite" version of the style.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and features adequate carbonation to keep the drinking experience zippy.

According to the label, this is apparently intended to be a "sessionable" saison. My session was one bottle. Not the full on saison experience some might crave, but a balanced, lighter take on the style that managed to be tasty enough to be very drinkable and light enough to not be a chore to drink (as I have found some saisons to be after they warm up a bit).

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Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice attempt at a saison that you would find 4-6 years ago, before sour everything was cool. Nice big cloudy head as I pour into a 22oz goblet. Lemon zest but not strong on the nose. Really easy to drink some grain but body almost feels thin, not picking up any peppercorns but dont think Im supposed to. If you like different saisons you'll enjoy this, not a sour. Really happy I received as a gift but have seen for $6.49 @ Wholefoods. Pretty good brewery as well.

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Photo of MarioM
2.97/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Great looking beer with a huge head and amazing lacing.

S: Kinda lager in the smell. Fruity, grain and a int of spice. Not very saison/farmhouse like. Smells too clean and refined.

T: You can taste a lot of grain character but not much yeas or hops. Again, similar to the smell, not saison like and kinda boring. If doing a blind taste I would have guessed this was a blonde ale...

M: Mouth feel is ok. Average carbonation, not as high as traditional saisons but gentle and friendly. Mostly grain in the finish like a pilsner or lightly hopped ale. Again, very blonde ale like and mediocre.

O: A disappointing and expensive misleading blonde ale disguised and mislabeled as a saison... Not a saison. Too clean and not interesting.

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Photo of pat61
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Popping the cap releases spicy grain, orange, citrus light bread and a faint funky over ripe fruit aroma. The beer pours a hazy peachy gold with a moussey 2” off-white very persistent and lacy foam cap. A light graininess supports a fairly dry, fruity palate with hints of pineapple, citrus, grape, ginger and white pepper backed by an earthy, but not overly brash bitterness. A light tropical fruit sweetness lingers long into the aftertaste. A very creamy medium bodied beer with above average fine soft carbonation.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of riotontheroad
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatehunter
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a big foamy head on a clear light straw body. Lots of bubbles.
The aroma mild grain, flowers and lemon.
The taste has a mild tart flavor, lemon bitterness and a touch of sweetness.
The texture is crisp and bubbly.
A mild beer, but fine flavor.

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Photo of tomb_ride
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Westyn
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of abach1179
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blond with a slight haze, topped by a two finger head that leaves clinging lace. Rustic, grainy nose with a whiff of farmhouse funk. Bit of pineapple and apple from the yeast, but this is largely a grain-driven saison. Palate is big on the grain flavors as well, which are really nice. Touch of granny smith, some grassiness. Very dry, with firm but clean bitterness in the finish. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Modernrickk
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdown
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of More_betterness
3.9/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ucsbmullet
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of random846
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Rick778
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of define333
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of brianmandell
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, orange/gold pour with pillowy head. A subtle and very dry saison, its first impression does not impress. At second glance, however, this effervescent and crisp farmhouse ale's strengths are in its subtleties. It offers some light citrus and peel and apple flavors balanced by a slightly spicy malt and a touch of breadiness. The finish is crisp and dry as a bone. This beer is not going to wow you but it is nicely made.

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