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The Bruery Provisions Series: Burly Gourd

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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sweet Stout
Placentia, California USA

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A 6.66% ABV milk stout brewed using fresh pumpkins from the Cal Poly Farm Store, seasonal spices, aged on cedar chips, is the next installment in our Provisions Series of beers.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Tap at The Bruery for RBSG. Thanks to the Bruery for pulling out all of the stops for us! The pour is black to deep ruby. Medium carbonation to low. Spotty lace. Nose is fresh autumn spice, Old Bay seasoning, sugar, herbal tea, seasoned steak. Very interesting. Taste is herbal, minty, small bitter chocolate. Lemon and malic acid finish. Very odd beer- not the typical ’pumpkin stout’ flavors. But very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2242) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Draught at the brewery with RBSG. Deep brown liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of spices, milk chocolate, pumpkin. Way too spicy for my taste. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of spices and milk chocolate. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Waaaaaaaay to spicy for me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Bottle shared amongst friends. I love pumpkin beers! I won’t hide it one bit. This one has a lot of good qualities that come in a great pumpkin beer. Great pumpkin spice aroma and slightly sweet flavor. More of a dessert beer but definitely awesome!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Draft at te bruery tasting room with Linh. Pours a deep brownish black with of brown lacing. Aroma is an incredible blend of spice, pumpkin, floral flavors and cinnamon. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of pumpkin, cedar, oak and spices. The cedar here wins it for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Sampled on 3/16/2012. This sweet stout pours an eclipse black color from a 750 ml bottle. Medium to large sized beige foamy head with nice retention. The aroma is coffee and chocolate. fruity and spicy. A medium bodied sweet stout. The malts are fruity, chocolate, coffee and spicy. The hops are earthy and herbal. Nice carbonation. A very nice balance between the roasted malts, the chocolate, the pumpkin and the spices. Very smooth tasting beer, extremely drinkable. Nice roasty finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2012
750ml bottle. Clear dark black brown colour with huge firm frothy lacing tan head. Aroma is spicy, has pumpkin, cinnamon and clove notes with some dark roasty and caramel malt in the background. Taste has typical pumpkin notes accompanied by slightly sweet malty notes, some chocolate; not that spicy as the aroma suggested.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Sour&Bitter 2012 ] @ Refshalevej 163A, 1432 Copenhagen K, Denmark.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, pepper. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy, wood - ceder notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120510]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2012
This is not what I was expecting, pours a dark brown. I was thinking more of a Pumking. Smell is of nutmeg, little ginger, cinnamon, orange peel and pumpkin. I didn’t like the taste at first but when it warmed this beer really shined. Thick and flavorful, wouldn’t mind another bottle or 3.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Ruby. Thanks. Black with a creamy light brown head. Chocolate pumpkin cinnamon nutmeg and light vanilla aroma and taste with a woody caramel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2012
750ml-thanks to Blazer06 for sharing-pours black with a big tan head. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, wood. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, lactose, wood, 2nd earthy hops.


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