20 Apr Brazos Valley Brewing 7 Spanish Angels by Nick B
7 Spanish Angels
Brazos Valley Brewing
Cold Brew Coffee Ale
Packaging: Draft, 12oz. Bottles
Today, I was on my weekly trip to the liquor store to scope out what was available to drink and review. It’s become a fun ritual where I pace up and down the aisles until I find something I want or haven’t tried.
Readers, you should go and say thanks to your significant other for putting up with your 30 minute trips in front of the coolers (if you’re like me, that is). They are truly angels. That thought brought me to check out 7 Spanish Angels from Brazos Valley Brewing.
A few months ago, one of the guys asked the peeps at Brazos Valley Brewing what was up with the changing artwork for their beers, specifically Mama Tried IPA. They responded with something along the lines of when they tweak the recipe or the hops used, they do the same with the artwork. The same is true here of 7 Spanish Angels.
It was interesting to see the six packs of 7 Spanish Angels that featured different color schemes mixed in with each other and I didn’t realize the difference right away.
The rendition Chris reviewed a few months ago featured a pastel blue can with a reddish clay trim and lettering, as well as a Spanish woman with feather earrings holding a rifle. The rendition I’m reviewing has a lighter blue can with bright orange on the trim and lettering. The woman and her rifle are darker in color.
7 Spanish Angels flowed into my pint glass and had a dark amber color that a brown ale should. There wasn’t a lot of carbonation after the pour and the little bit that was present faded quickly. I loved the aroma of coffee and pecans that met my nose as I raised the glass for a pull.
The mouthfeel was creamy and smooth with a medium body that coated my whole palate. Flavors of creamy coffee and roasted pecans with a hint of sweet chocolate rounding it all out. It was quite the enjoyable beer! I’m giving it 4.5 stars for its smoothness and balanced coffee flavor.
I would really like to believe that the team over at Spoetzl Brewing had 7 Spanish Angels and then made their previous Birthday Beer based on this, but there’s no way to corroborate that. If you liked that beer and you were sad that it was a one-time thing… Brazos Valley Brewing has your back over here. Beers to you, Houston.