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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

SUBER, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

blabaer, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

ShaneTheWalrus, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

spoonsock, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Flip4beers, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

TheSamKuehn, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Joe_Mahma, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

SalisburySteak, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Jeffrey2310, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of earljones199
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

earljones199, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

NHbeerguy, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Mikeypnh, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Gus_13, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of JulioH
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is like drinking alcoholic horchata. I find it very cool, because most beers fall into the same categories, except for this type of beers. They are out there.

Or xata pours a nice yellow beer. Foamy. Smells a bit to some yeast and vegetables. Taste sweet.

JulioH, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tectactoe, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Evan, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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

blkcld, Jun 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

rowbow, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

drewone, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

notchucknorris, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of macrosmatic
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

macrosmatic, May 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

hopkrid, May 25, 2014
Preservation Series: Or Xata from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.