20 Dec Brazos Valley Brewing Company 7 Spanish Angels By Chris
7 Spanish Angels
Packaging: Draft, 12oz. Cans
So there I am, sitting at the bar scanning the chalk board with the list of beer on tap at Hop Stop Humble, and I’m trying to decide which one to fill my growler with. I’m trying to decide between a few IPAs, when out of the corner of my eye I see one I had missed at first – 7 Spanish Angels from our friends at Brazos Valley Brewing.
I tasted it and quickly decided that was the one I’d take home. Described as Coffee Brown Ale, I expected more of a malt-heavy stout-ish taste, and that just wasn’t the case. I think sometimes we can be scared away by the description of a beer, but I’m glad I took a chance on this brew! Brazos Valley Brewing teamed up with Independence Coffee Company to brew 7 Spanish angels, which is full of chocolate and coffee notes all the way through the beer. The coffee flavor grows steadily as the beer warms up.
I rated 7 Spanish Angels at 3 and a half stars, but it’s borderline great. It’s a very good beer and that’s right between good and great, so 3.5 stars is the perfect rating.
Not much of a head or lacing. Clear Cherry brown body. Mouth feel is very light, crisp, and clean.
7 Spanish Angels changed my mindset on coffee brews. Prior to this, I’d only experienced really dark and heavy coffee style brews, so when I saw the description I was initially hesitant. Thankfully, I gave 7 Spanish Angels a try before deciding because it changed the game for me.
7 Spanish Angels canned artwork depicts a Spanish woman holding a gun, wearing a green flannel shirt. The can’s mainly a pastel blue with a reddish/brown trim around the top of the can and the words “7 Spanish Angels” in the same red/brown color.
You can find 7 Spanish Angels anywhere you can find Brazos Valley Brewing Company. I got my growler filled at Hop Stop Humble.
7 Spanish Angels is a very good, borderline great beer. It was built perfectly for these frigid, 60 degree winter days we get in Houston. You could drink this Coffee/Brown ale year round. Have you tried this offering from Brazos Valley Brewing yet, or were you waiting on this review to try it? Let us know in a comment below and as always, Beers to you Houston!