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The Bruery / Taps Provisions Series: A Stein’s Throw

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The Bruery / Taps Provisions Series: A Stein’s Throw
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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A Stein’s Throw, is an 8.5% ABV amalgamation of a barley wine and a traditional stein beer. We teamed up with the staff over at TAPS Brewery in Brea to make this strong, brown ale. To add an extra layer of complexity, we heated granite rocks up to 900º and added it to the wort along with a generous addition of date sugar for added gravity. The result is rich with fruity esters and toffee richness but finishes dry after being fermented with yeast strains special to the Bruery and TAPS.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (243) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Specialty ale apparently made for a Californian brew pub with a fish restaurant attached to it. Off-white, coarse, quickly dissipating head, colour a deep and pure bronze, misty. Aroma nicely and refinedly perfumed, dates, raisins, chocolate, port wine, gingerbread, candi syrup, black pepper, wodka... Taste a rounded fruity sweetness in onset, but in a ’cooked’ and ’sugared’ way (candied dates and figues, apple sauce), citrussy freshness vaguely present, then softly malty, chocolate and caramel, ginger-like spicy accents, in the finish a peppery hop bitterishness along with some warm, non-astringent alcohol. In terms of style, I would classify this as a top-fermented barley-wine interpretation of the old German Steinbier tradition, as it has apparently been caramelised with hot granite rocks.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aenima (244) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Compact aroma of raisins, caramel, fudge and figs. The taste is similar with some traces of honey. A little sweet. Incredible beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
It pours a dark orange color with virtually no head. Low carbonation. Sweet nose with caramel notes. Slightly medicinal flavor with a little mineral, burnt sugar, and a light fruitness. Weird. The alcohol is surprisingly evident at 8.5%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1558) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle from backlog. Dark reddish brown, beige head. Aroma: sweet and malty, candy, light earthy, caramel and burnt sugar, steinbier (well, what I remember from the only other one I’ve had). Taste: same as in the aroma + zootablettask, juleknäck, fruity, light burnt. Really nice actually.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (4546) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
light sweet aroma,amber, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, very sweet caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel braunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig, hopfig. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig hopfig, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6495) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2014
Heavy sweet. Colour is amber, almost clear. Has a white head, diminishing. Aroma is sweet, caramel, yeasty and light citrus. Syrupy texture and soft carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kevin (2065) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle pours a dark hazed amber with a head that does not last. Smells like bubble gum and fig paste. Taste is sweet very sweet with a strong cantalope and grape. Caramel lingers but although this does dry out some it is still sweet. Fig notes linger forever

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11028) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Odense catch-up from the cellar. Hazy copper with a small white head, Weak fruity aroma, with strawberry and pear and a hint of bread. Very sweet fruity flavour with malt and a touch of alcohol. Clean and well brewed, but far too sweet to be drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2622) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours clear ruby reddish caramel brown with a rather small goldenish beige head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, malty and fruity with caramel, dates, raisins, toasted cereal, alcohol, sweet dark bread, wood, oatmeal, apple jam, glue and hints of liquorice root and cinnamon. Taste is sweet, tiny sour, fruity and malty with caramel, sweet dark bread, dark grapes, overripe plums, dates, hay, brown sugar, soil, toasted cereal, alcohol, dusty oatmeal flakes and hints of apple skins. Mouthfeel is round, tiny boozy, tiny sticky sweet, tiny tart and medium bodied. Finish us tiny sweet, tiny sour, malty and fruity with caramel, toasted cereal, apple skins, raisins, dates, alcohol, hay and wood. Over expectations...


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