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Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,260
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 7
Gots: 99 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014

We named this beer in honor of Myron Avery, a founder of the Appalachian Trail, or the A.T., which starts near Sierra Nevada’s North Carolina brewery and ends near Allagash’s home in Maine. Both breweries have a tremendous love of the outdoors, and Avery and the A.T. are great reminders of the wild spirit of exploration that connects us both.

In 1995, Rob Tod started Allagash Brewing Company and since then, Portland, ME, has been a place of reverence in the Belgian brewing pantheon. Allagash adds their Belgian flair to variety of beer styles and are one of the few American breweries to use a traditional coolship for true spontaneous fermentations leading to seriously complex beers native to their coastal home.
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Ratings: 1,260 | Reviews: 186
Photo of dipaslife4me
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devin305
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imperialking
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SkyyNapalm
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewstradamus
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mitchster
4.29/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brewed with Two-row Pale, Unmalted Wheat, Munich, Victory malts and coriander. Bittered with Bravo and finished with Cascade, Citra, Mosaic
5.3% ABV, OG=11.8P, FG=1.8P, 38 IBUs.

Pours out to a slightly hazy pale straw golden, forming a nice whipped creme meringue bone white head with beautiful retention and lacing, briskly carbonated, ~3.0 carbs or so perhaps. The nose is of freshly cracked coriander and belgian yeast tropical fruit esters, pineapple and mango. Mouthfeel is VERY crisp and clean with a medium light body. The taste is wonderful...you get the tropical flavor of an IPA, the fruity belgian esters and the coriander all in one, with a pleasant pale malt body with a little grainy husk in the middle, followed by a pleasing moderate, well-balanced bitterness, finishing bone dry. Too many Belgian PA's/IPA's made in america are overly bitter for my tastes, and this is right on the money.

A really good beer from Allangash which never disappoints. I would buy this year round if it were available in my area.

Photo of Ultimate
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jadjunk
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"This collaboration honors Myron Avery, a founder of the Appalachian Trail which spans our North Carolina brewery and Allagash's home in Maine. We share a great love of the outdoors, and Avery and the AT are great reminders of the wild spirit of exploration that connects us both." Brewed in the style of a Belgian-style pale ale with coriander. Available in 12 oz. bottles as part of the Beer Camp Across America 2015 variety pack and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Sierra Nevada snifter. Served above 56 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foam head of an off-white complexion over a moderately hazy mandarin-amber body with flecked sediment in tow and ample carbonation. Retention is above average and lacing is light and patchy. 3.75

(Smell) Hop notes of citrus, pithy grapefruit, pine resin and floral characters enhanced with a bright effervescence from clean coriander spice. Malt notes of cracker malt, soft wheat and a touch of biscuit pale malt with a subtle sweetness. The yeast profile brings the aroma all together, enhancing the brightness of the hops and coriander spice while smoothing out the malt profile's edges for an enjoyable aroma. Potency is medium/high. 4.25

(Taste) Dry cracker, pale grain and soft biscuit malt with an understated sweetness. The malt profile doesn't quite match the level of body nor sweetness that the aroma has, although it is acceptable, the shallowness of the body wears suggestively thin in places. The hop profile is one of the most enjoyable parts of the flavor, although considerably lighter in presentation than the aroma suggested as well, with faint grapefruit zest, clean citrus and pine, emphasizing a modest bitterness. The coriander spice rounds out the flavor, not too overwhelming nor spicy to compromise the lightness of the malt profile. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is silky, very clean and medium dry. Carbonation is modest, generating a medium frothiness and a softly crisp finish. Body is light/medium for the style and light/medium overall. Balance is nearly even with a mild bitterness, pepperiness and sweetness. The alcohol presence is very low and there are no notable off-characters. 3.75

(Overall) A promising Belgian pale ale with a phenomenal aroma that delivers on all malt, hop and yeast fronts and comes up slightly short on depth of that flavor while maintaining a respectable balance and high drinkability. This shortcoming merely holds this beer back from being outstanding for me, as it is on almost every account otherwise a very enjoyable ale and highly representative of its style. Being a fan of both breweries, I was very pleased that this collaboration turned out so harmoniously. 3.75

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s
Myron's Walk (With Allagash Brewing Company)

Photo of CHickman
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass it's very cloudy orange color with a very thick 2-3 finger foamy off white head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving great foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smelled bready up front, but then yeast, citrus hops, honey and light spices. Nice soft nose with a mix of spices including, coriander, pepper and cumin, and then it switches back to lightly toasted grains, caramel, cracker and fruit like apple skin whiffs of flowers. More Allagash smelling, and really well done to simulate a Belgian pale ale.

Tastes very similar to the aroma but with zesty lemon and some crisp brett that makes it like a ginger ale with hay, wheat, grass and more earthy notes. The fruit is there but subdued and the bready malt has some dry Saltine cracker aspects with a touch of caramel and honey. The hops seem more floral and piney with mild grapefruit and light bitterness bringing it to a dry, clean finish.

Not sure why the average BA score is only an 82 as I thought that this was very tasty, light, crisp and enjoyable. If this was a yearly production this would be a great session beer and I’m glad I tried it.

Photo of woodychandler
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had picked up most of this series as singles at The Friendly Greek and then put them in my reefer awaiting review. The backlog at Chez Woody is phenomenal and so I am now getting around to them.

From the bottle: "This Belgian-style pale ale combines the best of our two breweries. Intense piney-citrus hop notes counterpoint the complex fruity spice of Allagash's Belgian yeast."; "Brewed in Collaboration with Allagash Brewing Company"; "This collaboration honors Myron Avery, a founder of the Appalachian Trail which spans our North Carolina brewery and Allagash’s home in Maine. We share a great love of the outdoors, and Avery and the A.T. are great reminders of the wild spirit of exploration that connects us both."; "We brew in Chico, CA, and Mills River, NC, to bring you the finest quality beer."

Once more, there were so many lees that even the slightest movement of the bottle would rouse them. This was going to take a skillful, steady hand in order not to screw it up. Now, where might I find such a thing? I pulled it off, but given the resulting wisps, I decided to again employ the bartender's trick. This resulted in a finger of fluffy, eggshell-white head that slowly fell back to wisps. Color was again a solid Gold (SRM = 5) and when coupled with its NE-quality clarity, I had a return visit from Midas, Mammon and Croesus, all wanting a sip and all squabbling about it, as is their wont. Nose held a peppery, spicy funkiness, leaving no doubt that it was some sort of Belgian-style beer. The hops may have fallen off in the interim, but I was not really unwound. Mouthfeel was medium. Taste was kind of muted in comparison to the nose. It had a lemony-citrus flavor and a light pepperiness, but the promise of the nose was simply not met. Finish was semi-dry, but I just felt like it lacked any Ooomph! like the nose had led me to expect. Final pour: Some nice murky mud in terms of color. Nose held a pronounced funk. Flavor was only slightly better.

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerparrot
2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I thought that this beer was too hopped up with not enough fruitiness up front. It just seemed too bitter. But, maybe that's just me.

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaverCS
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very nice looking beer. Sunset colors of orange, gold, and a slight red hue. Decent carbonation with a 1 finger head.

Aroma is also nice. I get a pretty strong hop florelness that I wasn't expecting. I get a sweeter fruit quality like a peach or mango. So far so good.

Taste just lacked.... A mishmash of different flavors. Up front is some carbonation and some hop bitterness then a blank wateriness towards the middle of the mouth. The end follows with a kiss of tropical fruits like the mango. I get some yeast at the end with a dry bicuity finish.

Poorly done attempt at the style. I was looking foward to this one in the pack, but it was just another flop. Pair it with a cream of roasted carrot soup. I give it a 75.5/100.

Photo of socon67
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Goldndomer
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdlb44
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregaroo
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

OK collaboration on tap at City Taphouse in Philly along with other Beer Camp collabs.

Photo of CJNAPS
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of angrybabboon
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 1/21/15

A: Hazy, golden tangerine - pours with a medium sized, bright white head, fades to a wispy cap, leaves some nice lacing

S: Definitely reminds me of Allagash's Belgian yeast strain - nice yeasty character, with some clove, pepper, banana, and spice - not too funky, minimal phenols - moderate amount of coriander aroma - light fruits and some pale malts, minimal sweetness

T: Somewhat mild, somewhat interesting - again, a decidedly Allagash Belgian yeast profile, with clove, pepper, and phenols including banana and maybe some green apple - cilantro and some grassy, earthy flavors - minimal sweetness aside from some light fruit flavors - pale malts and light bread - finishes dry

M: On the light side of medium, nice carbonation, slightly crisp with some dryness

O: Thankfully, not a walk of shame

This is a pleasant beer that screams Allagash. It's not really remarkable in any way, but it's mellowness is refreshing. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of hosehead83
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy gold with an inviting head of frothy, bone-white foam.
Aroma-Piney, citrussy hops, faint Belgian spice
Taste-Piney hops meet spicy Belgian yeast leading to a white grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Very well-balanced and tasty. Like a liquid walk through a Belgian hop farm.

Photo of Yancey82
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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