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Preservation Series: Or Xata - The Bruery

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Preservation Series: Or XataPreservation Series: Or Xata

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very good

289 Ratings
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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 22
Gots: 44 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

Blonde ale brewed with rice, cinnamon, and vanilla beans.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Ruderaven52
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 ml bottle into snifter.

Hazy-ish, light copper. Very thin head with a few bubbles lingering on the side, but this is not lacing.

This smells like a rice, cinnamon, vanilla ice cream. I am not a huge Horchata fan, but this smells like a Horchata dessert. A Horchata float. Smells on the sweet side.

This taste is Horchata. Lots of vanilla and rice. Not quite as sweet as the smell. This gets better with every sip. The bottles says drink fresh, but this is almost two month old now (bottle 6/19/13). I imagine the taste is even more spot on Horchata coming off the bottling line. All the cinnamon comes on the finish.

Mouthfeel is creamy. Cream soda with lighter carbonation. Nice.

Overall, while I don't love Horchata, this beer is right on the money. They made Horchata into a beer! The bottle calls this a blonde beer, but it is what it is. Great experimental brew (odd, but tasty).

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Photo of litheum94
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, with a bottled on date of 6/9/13.

The body is a dark golden color, with a bubbly, dirty white head. The head fizzes out to a nothingness, leaving no trace behind.

The aromas nail the essence of horchata perfectly: cinnamon, vanilla, rice and lactose. Yup. That’s horchata.

The body has a creamy feel to it, with flavors of vanilla and a lactose sweetness. A grainy essence comes up, with a huge, spicy bite of cinnamon and cloves. There’s a thin-bodied, rice flavor towards the end, with a lingering sweetness, but with a somewhat dry finish from the carbonation.

This beer really does what it sets out to accomplish, and drinks exactly like an alcoholic horchata. This is an even better option to pair with Mexican food, as well as being a great summertime beer. I'd love to have a 4 pack of tallboys for a day at the beach.

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Preservation Series: Or Xata from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.