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

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Added by t0rin0 on 01-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
28
For Trade:
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3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hess Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a slightly murky orange-brown with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, grain, and some slight caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but nothing all that exciting.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fortunately, this is nothing like any Mexican beer I've had. More rich and malty than you're likely to encounter with a burrito. At first sip, a plain malty stew that needs a crisp touch. Grows in dimension as you sip. Lovely amber color. With a bigger head and maybe a dose of shy hops this could be the ideal American Amber beer. Still, it's quite drinkable and clean.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of orangesol
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Wasatch
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
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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3.01/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tobelerone
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really tasty and easy drinking lager that set my visit to Hess off on the right foot and got me prepared for the bigger beers to follow. Dark brown/amber in color, with a decent head and lacing. Simple but appealing aroma is mostly toasty caramel malt and a light nuttiness. Full flavored for this style, with great malt character and an undercurrent of toasted bread and nuts. Very lightly hopped and mildly sweet.

Lively carbonation on a medium body makes for crisp drinking. Smooth and subtly creamy mouthfeel overall despite the carbonation. Very well done take on a simple classic style. Session beer, Hess style.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Raziel313
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

7/15/2011

On tap at Hess. Vienna Cream Ale.

A: Dark amber with a frothy beige head. Nice retention and scattered lacing.

S: Notes of corn blend with vanilla (?) and baked bread. It's quite estery, exhibiting a mixture of apple and pear.

T: Light vanilla with orange and corn. I get a little apple and pear as well. Well balanced with a smooth bready and fruity finish.

M: Lower medium in body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and silly.

Overall: An interesting mixture of characteristics that work well together. Unlike any other Cream Ale I've had, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Grazias from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
3.75 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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