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The Bruery / Taps Provisions Series: A Steinís Throw

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A Steinís 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 900ļ 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (2914) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle thanks to Greg. Pours a cloudy brown with small off white head. The aroma is candy sugar and toffee. Medium mouthfeel with strong toffee, caramel and sweet finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (12651) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle at The Tulip Bodegraven. Fruity sweetish dates. Almost flemish sour but too sweet. Likeable. Ken and me talking about Geddy Lee bass playing. Cool

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep copper color with very little head. Very sweet aroma; honey, apple, and caramel. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. This is a very sweet beer. Apple notes throughout along with the caramel. A little boozy at the end. Meh

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Amber pour, off white head. Bready, malty flavors up front. Some sweetness, light boozy flavors, hints of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
750 ml bottle from my former Reserve Society membership. Pours a hazy, deep amber with some reddish highlights and a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and rich toasted malts, brown sugar, and dark fruits (dried cranberries, raisins, and figs). The flavor is well-balanced between the same slate of rich and sweet malts, dark and dried fruits. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and an estery mouthfeel that soaks into the palate the whole way through. Doesnít dry on the finish like it suggests. Nice barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, cookie, caramel, fudge, toffee, wood notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130215] -

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (448) - Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2012 bottle. Pours a clear dark burgundy color with almost no head. Odd nose of sweet grape juice and malt vinegar. Sweet, malty taste with heavy, almost cloying dates, grape must, and a sneaky, nearly hidden booziness. Slightly tart, acidic mouthfeel. Just OK.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Brown pour with off white head. Aroma of dried fruit, abv, sweet caramel, and resin. Sweet dried fruit, abv, brown sugar, with a nice resiny bitter. Medium full bodied but fizzy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2013
Caramel colour, slight white head. Aroma of apple, caramel, malts and overripe fruits. Malty flavour, caramel, burned caramel, light sweet, light iron. Metallic finish, malts and caramel.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT VII, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, Joris!)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (5962) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear deep burnt orange with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice sweet grain note with a touch of light fruit and a good amount of caramel. Flavor starts with sweet grains and caramel and has some dates and light fruits through the finish. A touch on the thin side.


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