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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

292 Ratings
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 22
Gots: 47 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Preservation Series: Or Xata from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.