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Grazias - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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83
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 01-03-2011)
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4.13/5  rDev +11.9%

Appearance: Orange/amber color. Nice head that laced the glass where the head, but did not continue down the glass (4.5/5)

Smell: Malty, nothing really stands out (4/5)

Mouthfeel: smooth, lightly carbonated (4/5)

Taste: Malt tasting for a cream ale. Slight hint of sweetness and a very very low bitterness. Very smooth and easy to drink (4/5)

Overall: good beer. Light, easy to drink, and not too complex (4/5)

the_awesometeer, Aug 19, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer looks awesome! I was expecting a lighter color for a cream ale but the darker caramel looking color is foreshadowing a hoppy take on this style - extra dark orange like a hoffner bass. Creamy froth up on top of this brew. Really sexy looking head that hangs out for a while.

Malts dominate the aromas with lighter German hops in the back. No booziness in the smell. Kinda smells like Boston lager -

Taste is similar to smell straight up malt forward brew with German hops- I would say this is a hoppy take on this style - not bitter but the hops do stand out for a cream ale.

Mouthfeel is rather thin for a 6.3 abv. Creaminess was not turned up to 11 bro. Slippery and goes down real easy

Overall I still need more cream ales on my resume. This one is the best one I've had yet. The 4 pack o' pint format is awesome and I will definately be purchasing this again

Modernrickk, Jun 30, 2014
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Awesome and elegant white can. This is a dark amber beer, smooth carbonation nets a small off white head. The retention is excellent as is the lacing.

Tons of grainy pilsner malt, doughy biscuit and slightly nutty. The ale yeast adds some dried red fruit. Noble hops add some earthy tones. As the beer warms earthy coffee and sweet cocoa nibs rise.

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A flavorful vienna cream ale, a definite step up to something local that will knock Boston Lager or a Karl Stauss amber off its perch. While a bit too heavy to session this hard, I'd be proud hand one of these to anyone.

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Grazias from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.