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Grazias - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.75%


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:
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(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 01-03-2011)
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mrelizabeth

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-14-2012 21:50:33 | More by mrelizabeth
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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Robust pilsner malt carries a steady breadiness that features hazelnuts and cocoa. Raw grain husks and a twinge of metallic near the finish are the only off notes. Yeast is a bit fruity but maintains a mostly benign task of featuring noble hops which are zesty lemon and grassy. Nutty flavor carries into the finish with low bitterness.

Robust cream ale, run somewhat heavy with smooth and creamy carbonation, not quite Alesmith smooth but still very nice. Alcohol is low rising only after the drink and bitterness follows suit failing to completely dry the punchy malt.

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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I have had this beer a couple of times. First on-tap at Hess's tasting room, also at Bruski in Scripps Ranch. One of their beers that I would consider a signature because not many have something like this.

First the smell. The smell is not overly sweet, but you definitely know it has a higher level of malts. The aroma I can describe as butterscotch, warm vanilla, and honey. One might expect that this would be characteristic of a red versus an amber.

The taste is what really shocked me though. The beer is lighter than you might expect because the smell is so malty, with low carbonation and a thin milky texture. A complex body with a light finish reminds me of a high quality root beer float or cream soda type finish. There is a soft, partially nutty taste.

Overall this was my favorite beer tasted there. I really believe that Hess could make this signature beer as it is very unique for what San Diego has to offer.

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Grazias from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
84 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.