The Bruery Or Xata (2013)

 
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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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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2.5
johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle shared at the BFD Christmas party. Cloudy amber color with a minimal head. Aroma is heavy on the vanilla sugar and cinnamon. The flavor follows the aroma. This was entirely too sweet for my palette. I’m glad to have tried it, but I’m also glad I didn’t have to drink it alone.

3.5
oRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle from the bruery store online. Pours golden copper. With sweet candy aroma. Taste reminds me of one of those carmal chew candys your grand parents had. You know where you can’t get all the plastic off.

3.7
marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours murky golden with a craggy beige head and a vanilla and fruit aroma. There is a strange funky rice malt flavor with some cinnamon and vanilla. Sweet and tasty.

3
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
bottle pours light hazy caramel brown white foam, head nose was toast, caramel, cereal, butterscotch, vanilla, alcohol, light sweetness, a&w cream soda almost nice hints of cinnamon and rice characteristics average carbonation, slick feel, i used the side panel on this rate lol good beer

4.1
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 Pours lighter amber with a golden hue and light tan head. The aroma brings some lactose, big vanilla, and baked custard notes. The flavor brings the vanilla, sweet bread pudding, and as well as some notes of the Belgian yeast.

3.5
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
On tap at 10 East. A really nice beer, but super sweet. Like drinkin vanilla frosting in a glass sprinkled with cinnamon. Aroma is cinnamon, light honey, and bread pudding. Flavor has some light spice, strong vanilla frosting, more bread/rice pudding and sugar. Definitely an interesting beer.

3.5
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark golden color and eggshell head. Aroma is more vanilla and some cinnamon. Taste is sweet with a faint hint of bitterness. This does taste a bit like horchata although the alcohol is pretty noticeable. Mouthfeel is creamy and milky. Not a beer I want to drink a lot of, but its a pretty cool attempt.

3.6
DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2013
750-ml bottle. Light golden color and very effervescent. The nose is reminiscent of cinnamon frosting, with spices and lactose sweetness filling the nostrils. The taste is pretty darn close to a horchata with light cinnamon, cream, vanilla, brown sugar, caramel malt, and some hot spiciness. Light body with a milky palate. It’s a bit too sweet and odd to drink on a regular basis, but kudos to the Bruery for hitting the mark on a horchata-inspired brew.

4.2
nuplastikk (6289) - 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.

3.2
cubs (10635) - 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.


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