Preservation Series: Or Xata - The Bruery
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Ratings: 259 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
Preservation Series: Or Xata from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.