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Grazias - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

10-14-2012 01:37:12 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hess Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a slightly murky orange-brown with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, grain, and some slight caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but nothing all that exciting.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2012 01:21:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-12-2012 03:28:21 | More by SocalKicks
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mactrail

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fortunately, this is nothing like any Mexican beer I've had. More rich and malty than you're likely to encounter with a burrito. At first sip, a plain malty stew that needs a crisp touch. Grows in dimension as you sip. Lovely amber color. With a bigger head and maybe a dose of shy hops this could be the ideal American Amber beer. Still, it's quite drinkable and clean.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2011 06:13:46 | More by mactrail
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-03-2014 03:20:10 | More by zestar
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-02-2012 05:58:12 | More by drewone
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HopHead84

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

7/15/2011

On tap at Hess. Vienna Cream Ale.

A: Dark amber with a frothy beige head. Nice retention and scattered lacing.

S: Notes of corn blend with vanilla (?) and baked bread. It's quite estery, exhibiting a mixture of apple and pear.

T: Light vanilla with orange and corn. I get a little apple and pear as well. Well balanced with a smooth bready and fruity finish.

M: Lower medium in body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and silly.

Overall: An interesting mixture of characteristics that work well together. Unlike any other Cream Ale I've had, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2011 02:02:19 | More by HopHead84
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really tasty and easy drinking lager that set my visit to Hess off on the right foot and got me prepared for the bigger beers to follow. Dark brown/amber in color, with a decent head and lacing. Simple but appealing aroma is mostly toasty caramel malt and a light nuttiness. Full flavored for this style, with great malt character and an undercurrent of toasted bread and nuts. Very lightly hopped and mildly sweet.

Lively carbonation on a medium body makes for crisp drinking. Smooth and subtly creamy mouthfeel overall despite the carbonation. Very well done take on a simple classic style. Session beer, Hess style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2012 04:21:28 | More by tobelerone
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-04-2013 16:43:09 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Smarty_Pints

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

04-01-2014 03:31:19 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Zbeetleman

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

07-08-2013 04:50:49 | More by Zbeetleman
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notchucknorris

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-10-2014 00:35:19 | More by notchucknorris
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djaeon

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-17-2013 23:11:44 | More by djaeon
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-16-2011 20:41:35 | More by codynevels
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-18-2013 19:55:34 | More by DIPAFAN
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-21-2012 03:04:42 | More by pmarlowe
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funkel81

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-07-2013 01:15:13 | More by funkel81
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pkalix

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-15-2014 03:06:49 | More by pkalix
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random846

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-06-2014 03:46:13 | More by random846
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rawfish

California

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: can

04-18-2014 05:36:39 | More by rawfish
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dwagner003

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-31-2013 04:12:11 | More by dwagner003
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-29-2012 18:17:01 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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Modernrickk

California

3.96/5  rDev +7%
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

Serving type: can

06-30-2014 01:58:28 | More by Modernrickk
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Irrationalist

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-12-2012 22:13:30 | More by Irrationalist
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Raziel313

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

02-14-2014 07:53:44 | More by Raziel313
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Grazias from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
84 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.