Twisted X Siesta
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A summer seasonal based on Twisted X. "Bloody Butcher" red corn from Richardson farms provides a slight hint of color. Prickly pears from the fields of Texas provide the rest of the color and add a fruity cactus flavor. Siesta is more carbonated than our other beers and this adds to its summer time drinkability. It has 5.5% alcohol by volume. We vote to reinstate the Siesta tradition, sit back, take a snooze, relax and ride the Texas heat wave with a refreshing Siesta. About the name: A siesta is a short nap taken in the early afternoon, often after the midday meal. Such a period of sleep is a common tradition in some countries, particularly those where the weather is warm. Since the siesta is the traditional daytime sleep of Spain, and through Spanish influence, of many Latin American countries, the word siesta has been taken from Spanish, from the Latin hora sexta - "the sixth hour" (counting from dawn, therefore noon, hence "midday rest").

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
degbert (1705) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2015
TCBF. Pours a rather odd but interesting off-pink orange-gold with a thin ring head (a note: despite the description above, the brewery rep said this was colored with hibiscus, not red corn). Nose is clean with a slight fruit element to it -- rather non-descript. Clean on the tongue as well, with a nice light sweetness; it does have some substantiality to it, despite the light body, with bready and yeasty notes. Drinks easy. Finish is clean but a little hollow. Decent beer for Texas heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (7496) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Clear golden with a good fluffy white head. Crackers and yeasty toast fill the nose, a bit blonde and lagery. Good thirst quenching body with lovely carbonation and good depth for a lager. Lovely grassiness plays with a smooth blonde biscuitiness. Pretty much tastes like like a great helles with a robust (but appropriate) hoppiness and gentle fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
(Draught) clearish gold with a ring of tight white bubbles. Nose of sweet fresh grain, light pepper. Taste of sweet grain mash, lightly spicy, gold grain, easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1392) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Pint glass at DH- served a murky, yellow color that was mostly transparent, huge 2 finger white head formed and just fucked with me for the rest of the serving (end of the keg, that’s why for the huge head). Aroma of muted hops and... what the hell is that- a grass/fruit hybrid smell. After a brief revisionist history lesson to myself, it’s prickly pear, ha ha ha. Hits the mouth with a light medium body, middle holds up well with more pear coming up, finish is mildly sweet and has this sharp zing after about 5 seconds of completing the swallow. Thanks for the blast from the past guys! I can see downing a growler or 2 or 20 during the heat this summer of this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kidmartinek (4692) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Wow, so interesting! Golden in the glass. Very thin white ring of a head. Some watery sugar aroma with a clean, fresh character. Thick, malty sugar cane stalk flavor. Grassy, sinuous and sweet. Go Gringos! Definitely not siesta inducing. For that, make an imperial pale lager It doesn’t exist yet so you would be the pioneers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
(Draught) Pours a clear pinkish copper body with a small white head. Aroma of prickly pear, grain, and grass. Flavor of grain, prickly pear, citrus, and subtle rose hips.

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