I finished a really good book a few days ago about stories about the East German underbelly. It was about 250 pages and I finished it in a night. It’s called Stasiland and I highly recommend it.
Style: American Blonde Ale
Trivia: According to the mybeerbuzz.blogspot.com website, “Here’s another new can coming from The Bruery in Placentia, CA. This is Rice & Beans and it will be a blonde ale brewed with rice, lactose, cinnamon, vanilla and Terra Mia coffee beans. The beer will roll in at 7.2%-ABV and you’re looking at the 16oz can.”
Random: I’ve been drinking a lot more espresso at home lately. I’m favoring the Intelligensia espresso.
The beer poured with a one finger, pure white head. It was rather thick and dissipated quickly. It didn’t leave much lacing on the glass. The body was clear and golden-yellow with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was filled with fresh cinnamon. There was some light coffee as well with a touch of vanilla, but cinnamon dominated. The flavor had a bit more balance, but not much. It was still filled with cinnamon, but had some lactose, along with the same light coffee note. I didn’t pick up a lot of rice either. The alcohol note was a bit strong for my taste, but the body was medium thickness. There was moderate carbonation. The finish went away within a few seconds and had the same cinnamon. This wasn’t my favorite take on a horchata and I wouldn’t rush back to have it again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0