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

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Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)

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BA SCORE
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Ratings: 1,274
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 7
Gots: 100 | FT: 1
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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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Photo of TheSSG
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a soapy, white head. A yeasty, zesty citrus hop aroma; it smells great. Hazy, golden color. Starts with a burst of citrus rind, which moves into a low-medium bitterness as orange/coriander shows up, then a burst of maltiness before the finish, which is lingering citrus rind and bitter hops.

This is pretty nice. It's not too bitter, but there a lot of great citrus flavors going on. I liked that the malt still popped through.

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 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)
3.87/5.00

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 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 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 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 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 fx20736
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

from the Beer Camp box. Served fridge temp in a St Bernardus Chalice.

Look: hazyold gold. head does not last, no lacing.

Smell: tropical fruit; mango, papaya, pineapple

Taste: dry, medicinal, the fruit is there but smothered

Feel: crisp, seltzery

overall: not bad

Photo of KTCamm
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11/25...BCAA 8/12...pours orange rusty color with fast fizzy white foam that climbs up the side. Wheaty nose, chalky with coriander. Smooth clean crisp taste - the flavor wraps a clean center. Overall taste is subdued. Good.

Photo of confer
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Nice mix of hoppy and spicy.

Photo of Lard_City
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Nice and light. The coriander isn't strong but rounds out the flavor nicely. Will be a good beer in a hot day.

Photo of HopBomb515
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Golden honey color with an inch of white head and creamy lacing on the glass. Aromas are subtle. Light citrus and pine with some fruity Belgian yeast notes and a touch of spice. Taste brings some citrus and piney hop flavor with fruity notes and a slight cracker like sweetness mid palate and fades to a floral and spicy finish. There is some surprising body here which I'd call medium. Medium carbonation goes creamy mid way and finishes nice and dry. Overall this is interesting but the thing is it isn't a great Belgian beer and it isn't a great pale ale. The components are there but it falls short of great, but is good.

Photo of BrewUSA
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look 8/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 33/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 15/20

Overall 80/100

Another average beer from this collaboration pack. An ok spice profile and has a light Belgium flavor. As with every other beer in this pack. Way to light and watery~

Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Pours a thin head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma is bright pine, lemon, pineapple and dry grains. Excellent.
The taste is a dance of lemon and pine bitterness with honey sweetness. Finishes with a short bitter note.
The texture is crisp with a nice fizz.
Well done.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

Hazy straw golden body with a soft, white head. Belgian yeast, light spice, floral, citrus, earth. Pretty good.

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

Hazy, dark golden, hazy. Two fingers do fluffy white head with nice retention, good lacing. Aroma is malty, spicy and earthy, with some citrusy notes. Taste is kinda piney, with some subdued malt notes and some spicy peppery notes and bright citrus on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light, kinda creamy, with a nice aftertaste. Overall, pretty good.

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Type: 12-oz.bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $25.99 for the variety Beer Camp Across America 12-pack
Purchased: Oct. 17, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 24, 2014
Misc.: Collaboration with Allagash Brewing Company; Packaged June 3, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Poured a honey, orange, mostly clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky white head. Tons of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Uneven, layered, thick, foamy lacing on the sides. Thick, foamy retention all the way down on the top. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled banana chips, yellow Runts, sweet sugary floral hops, slight wet Cascade hops, soapy pine, spicy pepper Belgian spices, sour green grape, sour green apple and other Saison qualities, light Honey Nut Cheerios, honey wheatgrass and sugary cloves. (Smell - 4.13)

Taste was nowhere as good as the nose. Got cloves, banana chips, caramel, honey, pine, Citra hops, floral hops, soapy malts, green grape, light kiwi and green apple, sourdough bread and grassy notes. (Taste - 3.63)

Light body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Spicy, abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.63)

This beer could have been so much better. It definitely had its moments. I’d have it again though. (Overall - 3.63)

3.75 | 85 | B

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.75/5  rDev +3%

A - Golden orange, no clarity, 1/2 a finger of head and lots of lace on top of the brew and all over the sides of the glass

A - Belgian yeast, bready, and citrus

T - Malty and bready, belgian yeast up front, nice citrus and hoppy aftertaste. Tasty!

M - Thin bodied and medium carbonation.

O - An excellent colab. Very tasty for a lower abv brew. Well done

Photo of BWED
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip

A- Golden orange in color with a white head. Great retention and lacing is light but nice.

S- Bready malt background, with a little bit of fruit sweetness. A little spicy. And a hint of piney hop character.

T- Mild toast flavor with a bit of fruit sweetness, similar to the aroma. Hop taste is piney, as well.

M- Medium body. Mild sweetness and spice through the drink with the spice carrying over to the finish, along with a bit of hop bitterness.

O- Pretty nice. Flavors are mild enough for such a delicate beer, and the hop character isn't too over the top.

Photo of dhannes
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Poured into a nonic pint.

A=Murky, golden yellow...good for the style, but not overly appealing.
S=Lemon, grass, and wheat...again, not great, but not horrible. Finish reminded me of honey...Belgian honey.
T=Belgian yeast profile dominates, with lemon and wheat. I don't care for this style much, and this was even less appealing--a bit too herbal for my liking...almost like chamomile tea.
M=Too sour, and too much carbonation.
O=I envision this to be more appealing to drink in the summer, on a hot day, but paired with food. By itself, this beer is a bit annoying. I wouldn't buy again, and probably wouldn't drink a bottle again if offered to me.

Photo of RyanK252
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden straw with a little off white head that fades but does lace.

S: Tropical fruit mixed with light malt, some spice, and Belgian funk.

T: Pine up front, followed by some citrus, tangerine and lime, and tropical fruit with mango standing out, backed with light malt sweetness, finishing with a little spice, some classic Belgian funk, and a lemon grass like bitterness.

M: Light to medium body, pretty crisp with moderate carbonation.

O: I'm generally not into Belgian style stuff, but this was interesting, especially when the tropical fruit notes shone through. I wish they made that more of the dominant hop profile.

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

Picked up in early July.

Beer poured golden orange with a decent white head.

Nose has hints of citrus and belgian yeast.

Taste is coriander up front, with some citrus.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, decently carbonated, somewhat smooth.

Overall not a bad beer. Definitely fun to try.

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Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,274 ratings.