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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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no score

(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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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-03-2014 06:49:37 | More by drewone
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notchucknorris

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-01-2014 21:16:41 | More by notchucknorris
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Pours a dark gold to bronze with moderate haze, a thin off-white head and low visible carbonation.

S: Reminds me of cream soda. Vanilla, cinnamon, lactose creaminess, and overall sweet.

T: Big creamy sweet lactose and vanilla, cinnamon and Christmas spices, with some bready malts underneath. I don't get anything I could identify as rice. It finishes with more vanilla sweetness with a pinch of spice.

M: Full-bodied but still has a thin mouthfeel. Low carbonation sensation, though not quite flat. Modest alcohol presence.

O: This isn't offensive, but I don't find it particularly drinkable. I think a three-ounce taster would have been enough to see that it's a beer with some interesting flavors, and then been done with it. In the end, I couldn't make it through even my half-bottle pour before sharing it with the drain. Just too sweet and not enough complexity to make it worth pushing through.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 17:12:06 | More by macrosmatic
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hopkrid

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

05-25-2014 00:56:27 | More by hopkrid
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RolandBlunts

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-22-2014 18:45:42 | More by RolandBlunts
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MrDave

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-20-2014 15:03:30 | More by MrDave
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jeff1973

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

05-13-2014 01:09:39 | More by jeff1973
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jsunj

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-12-2014 17:39:53 | More by jsunj
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-09-2014 03:17:19 | More by XmnwildX12
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PretzelCity

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-04-2014 06:15:05 | More by PretzelCity
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-22-2014 14:32:13 | More by mendvicdog
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-22-2014 03:10:29 | More by zbodnar1
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

04-21-2014 22:47:44 | More by williamjbauer
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-20-2014 00:09:38 | More by nmann08
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shared thanks the Mac, thanks man. This is a hard drink to rate as a beer persay, but as a drink it captures the original splendidly.

The beer has a great balance with the added ingredients, with the vanilla and cinnamon working great with the barrel, all in harmony. Both the smell and taste are great, it reminds me in many ways of a natural cola with vanilla beans or almost like a rum and coke in the best way if that makes sense. The carbonation even furthers this take on it since it has plenty of carbonation supporting the body of the beer. In a lot of ways, the aroma especially reminds me of a nice cool chai which it find very nice.

Overall an interesting and cool achievement by the bruery. A blond ale? No. But a cool drink? Definitely. It is refreshing and nice especially when the weather is getting hotter.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 00:04:35 | More by Dreadnaught33
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California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Colorado

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Preservation Series: Or Xata from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.