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Preservation Series: Or Xata - The Bruery

Preservation Series: Or XataPreservation Series: Or Xata

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BA SCORE
87
very good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 217
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Blonde ale brewed with rice, cinnamon, and vanilla beans.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 07-15-2013)
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-04-2013 00:44:17 | More by MattSweatshirt
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-20-2014 00:09:38 | More by nmann08
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shared thanks the Mac, thanks man. This is a hard drink to rate as a beer persay, but as a drink it captures the original splendidly.

The beer has a great balance with the added ingredients, with the vanilla and cinnamon working great with the barrel, all in harmony. Both the smell and taste are great, it reminds me in many ways of a natural cola with vanilla beans or almost like a rum and coke in the best way if that makes sense. The carbonation even furthers this take on it since it has plenty of carbonation supporting the body of the beer. In a lot of ways, the aroma especially reminds me of a nice cool chai which it find very nice.

Overall an interesting and cool achievement by the bruery. A blond ale? No. But a cool drink? Definitely. It is refreshing and nice especially when the weather is getting hotter.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 00:04:35 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-18-2014 02:37:43 | More by Smarty_Pints
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16%

04-05-2014 22:09:26 | More by brother_kenneth
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rollncalguy78

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-05-2014 00:11:54 | More by rollncalguy78
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-29-2014 05:07:37 | More by Denzo
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-29-2014 05:05:11 | More by jayhunter357
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mancallede

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-28-2014 13:53:15 | More by mancallede
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HoldenDurden

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-27-2014 21:08:35 | More by HoldenDurden
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grom111

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-24-2014 01:14:16 | More by grom111
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-23-2014 15:56:33 | More by greenspointexas
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

03-21-2014 06:58:14 | More by MarkyMOD
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petty_crimes

California

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-21-2014 04:15:43 | More by petty_crimes
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mfield14

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-21-2014 01:42:49 | More by mfield14
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Blahstarr

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-16-2014 04:52:32 | More by Blahstarr
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-15-2014 13:21:30 | More by griffeyb
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kmanjohnson

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-14-2014 22:37:31 | More by kmanjohnson
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-13-2014 15:30:55 | More by drabmuh
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great scent of horchata with a big vanilla nose. Golden body that drinks quite smooth. There is a sweet bite at the beginning for me. The vanilla really takes over but you get a roundness from the rice. I'm not getting a ton of cinnamon which might add a little more depth. Really fun to try, but quite sweet.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 15:23:55 | More by PHBoiler
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-13-2014 05:40:32 | More by vinny21bal
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

03-13-2014 00:27:14 | More by schmidtmattsays
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-12-2014 05:47:20 | More by Beerbuddy21
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SHODriver

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a tulip to a deep orange with a small fluffy off white head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass
S: smells of vanilla and cinnamon
T: tastes of vanilla, and cinnamon with some creamy sweetness. very impressive. Slight hint of some bitterness but mostly the flavors of horchata. Swallow is more vanilla, sweetness, and cinnamon
M: full and creamy on the palate with soft but adequate carbonation and a refreshing finish
O: This beer hit the marks they were going for and I'm sure fresh the vanilla was much more apparent. Very well crafted and very well done. I don't know if we'll be seeing this one again but I wouldn't be opposed to it.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 04:30:51 | More by SHODriver
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-09-2014 15:51:06 | More by Buck_Jones
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Preservation Series: Or Xata from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.