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Cigar City Cervezas Frescas Series - Horchata Ale
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The second beer in the Cervezas Frescas Series, a series that specializes in highlighting refreshing fruit drinks popular in Latin countries. This very unique beer was brewed with copious amounts of rice and lactose sugar and finished off with vanilla beans and cinnamon. The result is a 7% ABV refreshing tasty beverage very reminiscent of the popular drink.


msd0523's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
msd0523 (1) - Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2013
I absolutely loved this beer. Tastes just like horchata with a kick of alcohol. This needs to be on tap in every bar!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl., on tap at the Proof Tap Room. Light golden and cloudy appearance. Pleasant sugar sweet cinnamon aroma. Flavor reminds me of Toasted Cinnamon Crunch cereal, not too sweet though, a touch of brown sugar. thick enough mouthfeel. Nice little diversion.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1022) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Beautiful yellow gold pour with white head. Aroma is musty cinnamon. Taste is cinnamon milk. Incredible.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3508) - Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
poured a cloudy yellow color with aromas of lactose, rice pudding, some sugar, and a touch of vanilla. flavors are the same as the aormas with some light cinnamon added to it. A nice beer that I could go to back and back to again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1315) - Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
6/26/13. Originally had on tap at Aardwolf (a couple glasses) and have now had it on tap a couple of other places. I’ll admit it - I love this stuff. Some will say it’s too sweet, and I could see that, but it was not a problem for me. Lightly hazed orange amber pour with a small khaki head. Rich, sweet aroma of lactose, rice pudding, tons of vanilla, perfect cinnamon, and more. Rich flavor, on the sweet side, lactose, rice pudding, vanilla, cinnamon, and more. I could drink gallons of this stuff. So. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Wow. Vanilla and cinnamon are obvious but citrus notes. Banana , pineapple. Very friggin good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2013
On tap at Proof. Murky yellow pour with a thin off-white. Aroma is cinnamon, vanilla. Tastes are a vanilla desert. Not overly sweet though. Was kind of scared of this being too sweet, but it’s a unique sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1570) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2013
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.


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