Grazias | Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by t0rin0 on 01-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
124
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
11.8%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.32/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16oz can into USS Ronald Reagan standard pint glass. Canning date of February 22nd 2017.

L: Dark mahogany, thin light beige head. Mediocre retention. Some nice lacing.

S: Caramel malts, with that cream note.

T: Rich caramel and toffee with a lingering cream aftertaste. Meh.

F: Medium body, crisp.

O: This is not a bad beer but this inst good either.

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3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.01/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.93/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.79/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Didier
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed September 17th, 2015. Poured from can into Sam Adams "perfect pint" glass. ABV on can is noted as 6.5% ABV.

Beer is certainly darker than one would expect from a Cream Ale - on the dark end of golden. Three finger white head disappears soon but leaves nice sheeting on the glass.

Aroma is caramel malt and a faint hop spiciness.

Flavor is familiar to anyone who has ever had a Vienna lager - caramel malt first and foremost. Very faint spice note on the finish followed by a lingering but moderate bitterness. Simple and well-executed, but a touch boozy.

Mouthfeel is creamy, as should be expected. Otherwise, a little thin and hot with alcohol.

Seems to me as if the ABV is just a touch too high form this beer to handle. The flavor is a bit on the simple side as well, but this style isn't really about complexity.

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Grazias from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
3.73 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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