gkost (1711) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a thick white head. Nose is sweet and spicy rice pudding, cinnamon and vanilla. Flavor follows suit and is a great representation of a "horchata" beer. Excellent!
rbrazell (1572) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Slightly hazy golden pour with a white head. Rice, coconut, vanilla and spiced aroma. Sweet starchy flavor with vanilla beans, coconut spices and graininess. Medium bodied and shockingly resembling horchata. Brings me back to drinking horchata at my favorite taco place as a kid.
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours hazy yellow thin head. Weird lemon aroma. Holy shit taste is sweet rice vanilla and cinnamon fantastic beer.
HonusWagner (1316) - Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely creamy mouthfeel, excellent use of lactose in a non-stout style. Sweet with notes of cinnamon but certainly more heavily tilted towards a sort of vanilla syrup character. Good stuff, interesting, a bit too sweet to be sessionable. Way better than the Guanabana CF in my opinion.
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was an interesting beer. Lots of vanilla and sweet spice on the nose. The taste was full of citrus, cinnamon and was overall pretty sweet. For a higher ABV it drank like a soda. Cheers!
OmegaX (1207) - Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Nose is big vanilla and cinnamon. Caramel and lactose also. Pour is clear orange with a white head. Flavor, again, is big cinnamon and vanilla with some caramel. Not bad at all. For those who haven’t had real horchata, go have some and compare the two. Pretty good job.
AndyW68 (1022) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful yellow gold pour with white head. Aroma is musty cinnamon. Taste is cinnamon milk. Incredible.
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery served in a shaker. Light golden pour with a splotchy white film for a head. Barely detectable fragrance of rice and a whisper of cinnamon spice. CCB is known for producing beers that take on the adjunct flavors which comprise their name. That said, the flavor of this I more "beer" than "horchata". It starts off with a distinctive blonde ale flavor with a pear-wheat beginning. The grain transitions seamlessly into a well blended tea of white rice grains, spices, and bittering hops. It’s kind of sweet but neither as sweet nor as spicy as I had expected. Moderately creamy texture. It’s a golden blonde ale with rice malt. If this had a Budweiser label on it, I think ratings would be brutal.
ICEatALAMO (909) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Swingtop growler. The pour is a light yellow. The aroma is. Little different, warm cinnamon. The taste is exactly like horchata, very nice. Different, but really good.
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48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mini growler. Pretty much as advertised. Pale "pilsner type" pour with little head. Nose is very "scented candle" like with cinnamon and vanilla dominating. Taste follows the nose. Feels a bit forced but it certainly tastes and smells like horchata.