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Preservation Series: Or Xata - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

284 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 20
Gots: 36 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ehammond1 on 07-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Blonde ale brewed with rice, cinnamon, and vanilla beans.
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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.

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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.

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Preservation Series: Or Xata from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.