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The Bruery Or Xata (2013)



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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Horchata is a traditional, sweet, milky drink originating in Spain and Latin America that has become quite popular in Southern California, particularly with Mexican cuisine. Our take on the traditionally non-alcoholic drink is a blonde ale brewed with a heavy dosing of rice, cinnamon and fresh vanilla beans along with lactose for a litle extra creamy character. If you didn’t know better, you’d think it was carbonated horchata.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9122) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10238) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"i like the bread pudding reference by Stoutlover, though I wouldn’t 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 I’d hoped. Horchata isn’t this sweet (ever, that I’ve tried) and doesn’t have such a strong vanilla presence. That said, once I got past what it didn’t taste like, I really liked it. Both for it’s uniqueness, and it’s delicious sweet but not cloying natural vanilla flavor and aroma. The cinnamon makes it’s appearance on the back end and in your throat. Cool beer I’d get again if I could."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11596) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Cinnamon and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10856) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark orange, nose is toffee, mango, pine, taste is sweet, toffee, pine, juicy, dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of spices and something rank. Taste of cinnamon, strong spice, vanilla. Quite sweet. Bizarre

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Hazy orange, slip of ringed head. Big honest vanilla sweetness, little booze or malt. Full Rhubarb and Custard party diluted with Ambrosia rice maltiness. Vanilla crystals and estery bitterness. Finishes family clean dessert moreoshness.

Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home... Copper... Small white head... Soft sweet spicey fruits nose... Juicy fruits... Light pumpkin.. Soft ambrosia rice pudding... Soft sweet fruits... Wierd.. But nice juicy fruits

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Rating from notes. Sampled from the bottle. Sweet with surprisingly a flavor of maple syrup. Very sweet, some cinnamon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (5293) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 15, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy copper/brown with an off-white head. Aroma of vanilla and cinnamon, pale and caramel malts, a good amount of sweetness, and some spices/dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A unique and cool beer but something I’d probably never want to drink again.

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