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Preservation Series: Or Xata - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

255 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 255
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 17
Gots: 37 | 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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kscaldef

Oregon

1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

11-05-2013 08:23:49 | More by kscaldef
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

11-22-2013 04:24:34 | More by ONovoMexicano
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IrishColonial

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

11-23-2013 19:19:59 | More by IrishColonial
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alaimoa

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

10-23-2013 17:09:17 | More by alaimoa
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.71/5  rDev -30.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 01:16:27 | More by Alieniloquium
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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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12owls

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

09-14-2013 11:27:50 | More by 12owls
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

2.89/5  rDev -25.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 23:58:43 | More by johnnnniee
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.7%

09-29-2013 18:12:11 | More by acurtis
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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hbchrisg

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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jeff1973

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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funkel81

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

08-05-2013 02:30:48 | More by funkel81
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.7%

09-29-2013 18:13:07 | More by djrn2
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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

District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 21:23:50 | More by Huhzubendah
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California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

02-10-2014 07:38:07 | More by bierdeflanders
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Preservation Series: Or Xata from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.