Preservation Series: Or Xata | The Bruery

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340 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blonde ale brewed with rice, cinnamon, and vanilla beans.

Added by ehammond1 on 07-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
340
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
47
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 340 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Kurmaraja
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoshBrews
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Michael_Lopez
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was an interest and unique brew. I would definitely try this again, but share with friends. Was very sweet as expected but a nice easy drinker for sure

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Photo of pjkelley82
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of James_Michaud91
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yesdog
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.49/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AaronFriedman
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Don't let anyone fool you, this is a cool beer.

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Photo of kiki3drt292
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mctizzz
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingjohnh
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krl2112
4.69/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thought the description of this one was going to taste weird but it was delicious. Tastes just like horcata to me!

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Photo of John_M
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm usually not a fan of super sweet beers Bruery makes, but for some reason, this one hit me just the right way.

The beer pours a golden amber color with pretty good head retention and lacing. On the nose, this beer is pretty exotic, and I get very noticeable banana, vanilla, light cinamon and maybe a hint of coconut. The flavor profile is more of the same, with tropical fruit component even more pronounced. The amount of banana, vanilla and coconut you get in this beer is truly astonishing. Granted, the beer is definitely a bit sweet (would give taste a 4.5 otherwise), and it's pretty hard to imagine pounding down multiple glasses of this stuff. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, but the beer delivers a ton of flavor, and the finish is long and pretty clean. The touch of lacto referenced on the menu does seem to give the beer a bit more viscousity than I was expecting. Abv. is pretty reasonable in this beer, so maybe that's why the alcohol is so unnoticeable (many of the sweet beers from Bruery are very, very boozy).

Impressive effort. Would definitely order this again.

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yeaprolly
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitze
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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