Cervezas Frescas: Horchata Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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92 Ratings
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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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Alieniloquium on 06-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
14.97%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by macrosmatic:
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3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Served in a pint glass.

A: Somewhat hazy gold, with a finger and a half's worth of white foamy head and minimal visible carbonation.

S: Grainy, fleshy fruits, lightly tart, and some spices (cinnamon? nutmeg?).

T: Sweet candied fruit, grainy bready malt, coconut or maybe coconut milk, vanilla. And a flavor that I associate with powdered sugar - a strange flavor to find in any liquid. Not a whole lot lingers after the swallow - just a bit of sweetness.

M: Medium body, sticky chewy mouthfeel, and low alcohol presence, especially for the listed ABV.

O: Not altogether bad, but significantly too sweet for my taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

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4.8/5  rDev +28.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Shawner
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.93/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of drinking12many
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.37/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Vine & Barley Palm City. Served in a tumbler.

Appearance - Clear golden body, slight haze. No head. Thin collar.

Smell - Lots of vanilla. Some pale malts. Don't get much lactose out of it.

Taste - Sweet. Not refreshing at all, really. Vanilla most prominent and now I get the lactose. Cinnamon spice in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Funny medicinal aftertaste. I can't put my finger on it, but I keep going back to figure it out. Like a car accident you can't turn away from.

Overall - I'm not getting it. I'm not familiar with a horchata, but this doesn't make me want to know more. Saving grace is that it isn't undrinkably bad, just bad.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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Cervezas Frescas: Horchata Ale from Cigar City Brewing
3.74 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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