Grazias | Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
California, United States
hessbrewing.com

Style: American Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by t0rin0 on 01-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,119
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
146
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
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1
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29
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by Wasatch:
Photo of Wasatch
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 01/27/17

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden brownish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a really nice thick/creamy two-finger light tan head, which also leaves some very nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slight hop, caramel, kinda bready. The taste is malty, kinda hoppy, bready, with a good dose of caramel, spicy. Medium body, ABV hidden fairly well. Overall, not that bad.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of remingtonsteele1987
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

My first Mike Hess beer from the can, and I love it! It's dark like a brown ale with dank aromas. The first thing that hits you is the creamy texture. Has a molasses and slight bitter chocolate taste. Even though it's pretty dark, it's on the lighter side, although the creamy texture gives it some body. I've had a few cream ales, but this is my favorite by far! I could drink this everyday! Mike Hess Brewing...!!!

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Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of surfwahine
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Bszymkow09
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of KyleMA
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of mrelizabeth
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of pchong
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of brewerburgundy
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can, rocks glass, canned 10/25/18.

The color is definitely in the Vienna Lager spectrum, a coppery chestnut. There isn’t a ton of head, though that may be my pour and glass issue.

Vanilla, toasted malt, nutty, for a rich aroma.

Taking a sip of this thing brings you layer after layer of malt flavors and is a great showcase of a malts flavors rather than sweetness. There’s initially a sweet toast that gives way to nuttiness, and finally a caramel fullness.

Grazias is what I call medium bodied and has an exquisite balance of body, carbonation, and finish.

I really like this beer and can see drinking it occasionally as an alternative to a Porter or Stout when I want something not hoppy and pale. It’s called a Vienna Cream Ale, which isn’t explained on the can. Is it a Vienna Lager fermented at warmer temperatures? Is it a Cream Ale brewed with Vienna-like ingredients? Is there a difference? It is good though and comes in one of those cool cans where the whole top comes off.

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Photo of dertyd
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sara24
4.4/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had on nitro at Monkey's Paw

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Photo of bfred805
3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briancathy
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rave
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of nataku00
3.22/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrcraft
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbhopkins
2.28/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Meh. Not a fan. A bit off.

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Photo of BennyProfane
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbrady9
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Tasting Room. Cool nano brewery in a small business park outside of the Miramar Air Station in San Diego.

A-Very cloudy brown color. Reminded me of Baileys Irish Cream a little. Nice head with average lacing.

S-Smelled fairly sweet and of malts, very little alcohol or hops came through on the nose.

T-Cold from the tap seemed to mask a bit of the flavor. As it first hits the palate, its hardly distinct but it gets better near the end. Average hop profile.

M-Very smooth beer with a very good medium body. Could enjoy a few of these with a meal.

O-Solid beer overall, although I wish the initial flavors were more distinct. Because they did not really stand out to me, I can't say it was anything more than an average beer. I enjoyed it though, would buy a growler to take home.

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Photo of irthesteve
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
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

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Photo of Sheeplovewool
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%

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Grazias from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 146 ratings