Preservation Series: Or Xata - The Bruery
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3.34/5 rDev -13.7%
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.
05-26-2014 17:12:06 | More by macrosmatic
District of Columbia
4.01/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
04-20-2014 00:04:35 | More by Dreadnaught33
Preservation Series: Or Xata from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.