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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aenima (333) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (12958) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
750 ml bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR (thanks Andrew) poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, dates, toffee and brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, brown sugar and dates with a smooth dry lingering brown sugar finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4340) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8040) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 (01/28/2013) The 750mL bottle pours a murky copper brown sort of color with a thin tannish head of foam. The aroma offers up a little apple mixed with a light amount of spicy Belgian yeast and smooth sweetness. The taste is similar as I get some sweet apples mixing with various spices seemingly coriander and clove, possibly, and backed by some smooth almost honey like sweetness.

(01/30/2014) This is getting a lot better. Smooth and bready to grainy notes are showing up and cutting nicely into the sweetness. Yes. 3.5 goes to a 3.9. Thanks Todd!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fudanchu (2) - San Jose, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013 does not count
Scents of strawberries and ¿pebbles? Very palatable. Would pair up nicely with seafood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3553) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
shared bottle with a friend. poured a murky brown amber colour with a small tann head. sweet caramel, malts, nuts, figs, biscuit, plums, sweet honey, cherrie, syrup, fruity flavor, sweet apple compot, lot’s of flavors going on here. pretty tasty beer! i think the little bit of age has improved the beer. was expecting a bit more on the abv. but it was a pretty full bodied beer for 8.5% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
I had this on tap at The Bruery. This murky amber/brown pour has a complexity of flavors combining fruitiness and some caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
(750ml bottle) clear amber, tan bubbles. Nose of dates, rich, dark dried fruit. Taste of date, fig, light alcohol, creamy sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (826) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap it has an amber color with a medium head. Aroma has dark fruits up front like raisins, figs and dates. Also some caramel. Taste has caramel, toffee and a sweetness to it. The booze provides a good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3660) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pours a hazy dark copper color with a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates to almost nothing on top. Smells of caramel and brown sugar with lots of apricots and dates. It smells pretty sweet but the burnt sugars and the fruit seem to balance that out a bit. The flavor is quite old aleish. Lots of sweet and caramelized sugars along with a hefty does of light and dark fruits. Prunes, plums, dates, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, and a touch of alcohol meld into quite a flavorful brew. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. I like this one, I wish I had some more to see how this develops.

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