Or Xata | The Bruery

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542 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Horchata is a traditional, sweet, milky drink originating in Spain and Latin America that has become quite popular in Southern California, particularly with Mexican cuisine. Our take on the traditionally non-alcoholic drink is a blonde ale brewed with a heavy dosing of rice, cinnamon and fresh vanilla beans along with lactose for a little extra creamy character. If you didn’t know better, you’d think it was carbonated horchata. The flavor is hard to describe, but for those who know it, you know you love it.

Added by halo3one on 03-02-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
542
Reviews:
93
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
135
For Trade:
15
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 542 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of MTKATL
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlakeAM
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up from Woodland Hills, CA.

Look: pours a golden yellow, with a small head of white foam.
Smell: Honestly difficult to derive anything different than what was added to this blonde! Strong aromas of rice and cinnamon.
Taste: again getting rice and cinnamon, but clearly getting those milky notes as well. Really nice balance, amazing how close they came to a cold glass of Horchata.
Feel: nice level of carbonation, slightly sticky with a slightly heavier mouthfeel.

Really great beer! Very different, and they really pulled it off. Would definitely buy again, highly recommended.

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Photo of danicalikesthings
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueKurenai
4.85/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
2.53/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lucnifter
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4.56/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MDDMD
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmat10
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of durwood64
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elamb106
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden color with a 1/4" of white foam. Totally surprised, did not expect a clear beer.
S - Aroma of cinnamon, vanilla and lactose.
T - Flavor is sweet with cinnamon, vanilla and rice.
M - Creamy mouth feel with average carbonation.
O - This beer has it all - looks good, nice aroma and interesting flavors. I agree it would go nicely with spicy mexican food. I would not drink this all the time but it is tasty and unique.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMS1512
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colts9016
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden blonde color with a one finger head. The head is white is creamy and poor retention. The beer has some carbonation bubbles. and no lacing on the glass.

A horchata aroma is the first thing that i get, rice, cinnamon, vanilla, and some lactose. The malt is lightly toasty malt, a touch of fruity hops and some yeast.

The flavor is eerily similar to a horchata but beer. Rice, cinnamon, vanilla, creamy, lightly toasted malts, fruity and touch of citrus, and biscuit note.

The beer is medium minus body, carbonated, and a creamy medium finish.

The beer is really good and yet weird. I do like this and the creamy finish gives it an original and unique take on the beer. I would drink again.

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Photo of Zraly
4.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden blonde with a cinnamon nose. Smith, creamy presence with a lingering milk finish. Tastes flan and steamed cream. Medium-bodied. Not as sweet as one would expect. Alcohol is NOT discernible, so it is a bit scary on the drinkability front. Must try.

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Photo of scottebooth
4.9/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. So well done.

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Photo of zeff80
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a reddish gold color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of cinnamon and vanilla. Wow! This tasted like drinking a cinnamon stick. Doesn't good but I really liked it.

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Photo of socon67
4.61/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Or Xata from The Bruery
3.97 out of 5 based on 542 ratings.
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