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Preservation Series: Or Xata - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

276 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 37 | FT: 8
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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Ratings: 276 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
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1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

kscaldef, Nov 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

ONovoMexicano, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of IrishColonial
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

IrishColonial, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of alaimoa
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

alaimoa, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.71/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - A little hazy. Deep orange. Nice white head. Thick collar and nice surface foam.

Smell - Vanilla is most prevalent. Cinnamon behind it. I guess some graininess. Kinda like a wheatwine.

Taste - Sweet. Lots of vanilla. Spice builds into the flavor and lingers in the finish. The middle is an odd sweet body. I suppose that's rice, because it doesn't taste like malt.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and sweet, but not by Bruery standards. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Having had two Or Xata beers, I can safely say I don't think I would enjoy the title beverage.

Alieniloquium, Feb 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

schmidtmattsays, Mar 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

GDawgs34, Sep 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

ubiq3000, Aug 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

12owls, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
2.89/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle shared at the BFD Christmas party.
Cloudy amber color with a minimal head.
Aroma is heavy on the vanilla sugar and cinnamon.
The flavor follows the aroma.
This was entirely too sweet for my palette.
I'm glad to have tried it, but I'm also glad I didn't have to drink it alone.

johnnnniee, Dec 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

acurtis, Sep 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

GRG1313, Aug 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

rowbow, Jun 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

hbchrisg, Jan 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

jeff1973, May 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

funkel81, Aug 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

djrn2, Sep 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

vinny21bal, Mar 13, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer is copper hued with ruby highlights. An inch or so of off white head with plenty of staying power. The aroma offers a huge dose of sweet vanilla, cinnamon, butterscotch candies, booze. Smells as advertised - like an alcoholic horchata. Overly sweet and cloying. A fun idea, but the sweetness combined with alcohol is just too much.

Huhzubendah, Nov 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

blabaer, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

hopkrid, May 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Msudukie, Jul 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

blkcld, Jun 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Ludwigkpa, Oct 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

dfhhead25, Aug 01, 2014
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Preservation Series: Or Xata from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.