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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4697) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
750ml bottle courtesy of Madbeerbaron. Unfiltered deep murky orange-brown. Sweet brown sugar milky vanilla. Very easy on the palate. Captures a completely unique flavor. World Class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle @ Matt’s house from our Reserve Society membership. Pours a cloudy yellow orange appearance with a thin off white head. Vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, apple, caramel aroma. Vanilla, tea, herbal, cinnamon, pear, apple flavor. Kind of bizarre but I don’t hate it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle at Matt’s with friends. Pour is hazy orange with a big white head great lacing. Big butter bomb - vanilla, goopy, lactose, caramel corn, and doughy aroma. Taste is marshmallows, green peppers, doughy, sweet vanilla frosting, husky, straw, and spruce tips. Light body with high carbonation. Really horrid shit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (6414) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark hazy orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big cinnamon, hints of biscuit, bread, lots of cinnamon bread, slight caramel. Taste is a mix of big cinnamon, slight caramel, toffee, hints of a touch of frosting, finishing sweet, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidLMU (21) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Very easy drinking 7% beer. It's pleasantly milky with strong notes of cinnamon and vanilla. It's a bit sweet, but I think that's a good thing. I will definitely buy this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3872) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with no head. The aroma is vanilla and cinnamon. Medium mouthfeel with very sweet spice and flavors of vanilla and cinnamon. Complex, good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (2238) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Cinnamon, Rice Pudding, Mild Vanilla, Mild Cream T: Creamy Rice Pudding, Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet Overall, read the description the drink the beer...spot fucking on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Not bad. Pretty sweet. Tasted like a dessert beer with some vanilla cinnamon sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2005) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Reddish brown in color... Aroma of butterscotch, vanilla... Flavor is sweet caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, and notes of Belgian yeast on finish like a trippel or blonde... Really enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1782) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
well, its definitely interesting to say the least. like watery rice pudding? some sweet spice notes, a little milky, some honey and cinnamon? not sure what to think here.

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