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Cervezas Frescas: Horchata Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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3.88/5
Very Good
93 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Alieniloquium on 06-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
11
Ratings:
93
pDev:
13.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Had this on tap recently. It was true to the horchata drink in taste and smell. All the flavors that I would have expected were there, and tasted great. The alcohol was well hidden. While the taste was right on it was a little too sweet for me on a hot summer night in Florida. I had trouble finishing my glass but my GF was more than willing to finish it for me. I think I would like to revisit this in the fall or winter.

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This was on tap at Kickbacks in Jacksonville during a recent trip. Served in a tulip via a nitro delivery. It appears a clear pale yellow with a rich meringue of a white head.

The nose on this is quite muted but smells milky sweet with hints of cinnamon as it warms up. The taste is equally sweet with a mild spice like cinnamon and hints of citrus and pear-apple fruity qualities.

This is light bodied but creamy from the nitro. An absolutely crushable offering that I could see myself throwing back a few of. To be fair, ive only encountered 2 horchata inspired brews to date and I have enjoyed both quite a bit. It satisfies the sweet tooth.

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Had on nitro tap in a pint glass. Very sweet. Vanilla overpowers everything. Reminds me of Chai tea. The nitro was interesting, and it wasn't undrinkable, but I can't see ordering ti again. Especially with food, the sweetness was too much. Just not what I was looking for. I was excited to try Cigar City, as we don't get it around me and I've only heard good things, and I didn't realize that "Horchata" is a traditional Mexican drink that they were basing the beer on - so, I don't deny that they did a good job at emulating that drink. However, just not for me.

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Cervezas Frescas: Horchata Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 93 ratings
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