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Preservation Series: Or Xata - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

259 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 259
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 18
Gots: 36 | FT: 9
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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Javi_bobby

California

4.98/5  rDev +28.7%

Smells just like horchata
This beer is creamy, smooth and tastes just like horchata. Has little to no head at the top and leaves no lacing on the glass. Great with mexican food. If you have a chance to grab one of these you should try it. One of my favorite beers

09-04-2013 23:14:34 | More by Javi_bobby
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Azyrien

California

4.84/5  rDev +25.1%

Brilliant. Horchata + carbonation + 7% alcohol. This may be my new favorite beer - it needs to be in a bottle more often. This beer is like a cream soda, an horchata, and a "butter beer" from Potter-verse all in one. Do yourself a favor and try it!

09-02-2013 03:51:55 | More by Azyrien
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BuschLeagueOC

California

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

07-19-2014 22:06:57 | More by BuschLeagueOC
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JonathanC

California

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

08-15-2013 22:20:53 | More by JonathanC
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Beerrenda

California

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

01-16-2014 00:14:03 | More by Beerrenda
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ReddMoneyBrown

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-19-2013 22:02:30 | More by ReddMoneyBrown
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Tuckersmth

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-28-2013 01:01:23 | More by Tuckersmth
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danwho

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-08-2013 21:23:56 | More by danwho
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-11-2013 14:35:20 | More by ShanePB
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-15-2013 03:38:23 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Chuggernaut00

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-08-2014 20:19:10 | More by Chuggernaut00
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HALB

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-23-2013 19:04:38 | More by HALB
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-23-2013 01:27:11 | More by twenty5
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ILikeGoodCider

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-02-2014 23:55:11 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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Lare453

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-16-2013 01:45:10 | More by Lare453
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seeswo

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-21-2013 11:17:41 | More by seeswo
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stealth

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-24-2013 23:35:04 | More by stealth
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tonybigcheese

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-24-2013 00:11:20 | More by tonybigcheese
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petty_crimes

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-22-2013 22:48:30 | More by Pecan
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Kreko7

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-01-2013 03:58:54 | More by Kreko7
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topdown

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-06-2013 20:08:08 | More by topdown
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-28-2014 18:17:34 | More by Sound_Explorer
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TastefulNudity

California

4.48/5  rDev +15.8%

750mL split with the girlfriend over some Kogi BBQ (look it up if you're in the LA area, delicious).

Appearance: Darker than expected for a horchata beer. Start pouring and girlfriend goes "oh god I didn't know it was a dark beer". Orange with a foamy white head, expected lacing and a large head but kinda fizzled out. I'd have no idea what the flavor was by the appearance, but it looks like beer at least.

Smell: While cold, not much. Pulled some vanilla and a tiny dash of cinnamon. While warming up, it gets much better. Pure vanilla, a nice topper of cinnamon, smells almost creamy.

Taste: Starts with an estery fruitiness (at first I wasn't sure if I liked this but it added another dimension), waves of creamy vanilla and cinnamon while staying light and refreshing. No hops to speak of. Surprisingly, alcohol heat at the end. Granted, 7% isn't tiny, but I expected it to be hidden. This is a sweet, sweet beer, and I love it.

Mouthfeel: This is the reason I wanted to write a review of this beer. Milky, creamy, lactose. I've never had a beer that fills the mouth like this. Feels almost like taking swigs of milk. I think the only way to improve the mouthfeel on this would be to serve it on nitro, which I don't ever see happening.

Overall: Let's just say that my girlfriend hates the IPAs and imperial syrups I normally drink, and she told me, "I'd buy this to drink for myself." She was pretty sad when I told her they'd probably only ever brew this once. If you enjoy horchata, you will enjoy this brew.

10-17-2013 23:24:46 | More by TastefulNudity
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earljones199

New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%

Smells very sweet with a lot of vanilla.

Tastes like cake batter. Very sweet taste with a lot of vanilla. Not a lot of booze in the taste. Pours a very yellow color with not much head. Very good!

My buddies didn't like it as much as me. Very sweet. Definitely a sipper.

06-11-2014 20:01:01 | More by earljones199
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Preservation Series: Or Xata from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.