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The Bruery Or Xata (2013)

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


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4
   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


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4757) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2015
this is just cinnamon beer. Some faded stale malts in there, disjointed. Not really my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2851) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2015
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 it’s 7%. Not getting much lactose. Having never had horchata, I can’t compare but the beer Is Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (670) - - MAY 8, 2015
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. It’s very sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2015
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 didn’t buy more.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle... Pours hazy and deeply golden with a small, white head that’s gone faster than you can say “quick.” This smells just like cream soda. ’nuff 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 isn’t cloying. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6986) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
sample at ABW Bottle Share, interesting beer. taste like rice pudding. vanilla, cinnamon notes. dessert beer. creamy mouthfeel. nice to try, don’t think i could have a ton

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (336) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8708) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
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 it’s 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12064) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7107) - 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.


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