Homer321 (2542) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is lightly sugary with a light orange fruitiness. Some vanilla. Hazy deep orange with a small head that dissipates quickly. Taste is similar, light vanilla aids in a smoothness, light fruitiness, a very subtle cinnamon. Somewhat thin even though itís 7%. Not getting much lactose. Having never had horchata, I canít compare but the beer Is Nice.
PartyFowle (448) - - MAY 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Seems flat upon the first pour, until a late-arriving head gives it some life. What bubbles are present above the soft-hazed, grapefruit pulp-colored liquid only get about a quarter-inch high and recede within seconds. Smells like a candle from Bath and Body Works. Cinnamon, tangy dulce le leche, banana, rice pudding, cooked butter. Vanilla is huge but a bit artificial, like freeze-dried vanilla ice cream. Very sweet flavor. Touch of banana, splash of fruity wheat. Vanilla, tapioca pudding, soft cinnamon. Syrupy but lighter body -- medium-light. Gentle fizz, tiny massaging bubbles. No alcohol whatsoever. Tasty stuff, but finishing the bottle oneself would be a challenge. Itís very sweet.
Rando7 (774) - Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours clear dark amber with frothy white head. Odd aroma, sweet with c=rice and what seemed like corn. Flavor sweet with rice , vanilla, cinnamon. Sweet and syrupy finish . Palate a tad sticky. just OK, glad I didnít buy more.
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and deeply golden with a small, white head thatís gone faster than you can say ďquick.Ē This smells just like cream soda. ínuff said there. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. Tastes like cream soda too - with a hint of balancing, nondescript bitterness. Lengthy, sticky-sweet finish. I like cream soda. I like this too. Surprisingly, this isnít cloying. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
swoopjones (6734) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample at ABW Bottle Share, interesting beer. taste like rice pudding. vanilla, cinnamon notes. dessert beer. creamy mouthfeel. nice to try, donít think i could have a ton
thomashall (220) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours dark golden with almost no head. Smells of sweet and minty. Taste of mint as well. Interesting flavor...pretty good.
DrSilverworm (8150) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Hazy orange color, with fine particles floating in the body. Thin off-white head, loose lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp, soft lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Awesome vanilla, cocoa, bready malt. Mild cinnamon, but itís in-check. Moderate sweet taste, lightly spicy. Tasty stuff. Good to sip. More dry finish, not too sweet. Awesome, cool stuff. Great mexican-style blond ale.
Tmoney99 (11678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark golden color with a moderate frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet, vanilla and spice aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a smooth sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid refreshing brew.
alexsdad06 (6690) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a sweet malty character, smooth, some vanilla, cinnamon spices, creamy, almost soda like, interesting brew, I am apparently liking this better than most.
slowrunner77 (6698) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"i like the bread pudding reference by Stoutlover, though I wouldnít have been able to express that myself. i will admit to at first being let down that this did not taste as much like horchata as Iíd hoped. Horchata isnít this sweet (ever, that Iíve tried) and doesnít have such a strong vanilla presence. That said, once I got past what it didnít taste like, I really liked it. Both for itís uniqueness, and itís delicious sweet but not cloying natural vanilla flavor and aroma. The cinnamon makes itís appearance on the back end and in your throat. Cool beer Iíd get again if I could."