Cigar City Cervezas Frescas: Horchata Ale

Posted: October 31, 2015 in American Strong Ale, Cigar City Brewing, Reviews

Happy Halloween everyone! I’m not a big fan of the holiday. Normally, I’m stuck at work until late and we used to live in an apartment complex that didn’t have many kids. This is our first Halloween in the house and there seems to be a lot of kids in the neighborhood, so I assume we will get a decent turnout. The cats are also going to be dressed up. I’m sure they will not be thrilled at that.

horchata

ABV: 7%

Style: American Strong Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Horchata is based on the classic aguas frescas drink that is usually served in Mexican bodegas. The traditional storage vessel is heavy, ribbed glass jar filled with ice. The drink is ladled into glasses and served to thirsty patrons.”

Random: As I was drinking this and describing the flavors, Val kept giving me this weird look. Finally, she asked me if I ever had a horchata, and when I said ‘no,’ it made sense why I was so surprised at all of the flavors in it.

This beer poured with a one finger, thick, white head that dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had notes of vanilla and cream soda with cinnamon as well. The taste was really creamy with vanilla and cinnamon. Having this beer on nitro was really nice. It had a medium, creamy body with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy with vanilla and cinnamon. This beer was really unique and really tasty. This is another standout from Cigar City.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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  1. […] on a classic Mexican drink and even domestic breweries are making their own version of them, like Cigar City and Almanac. Let’s see how this one stacks […]

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