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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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

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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Reviews by JayQue:
Photo of JayQue
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good Belgian Pale Ale. I had mixed feelings about adding a lot of hoppiness to a fruity/yeasty Belgian beer, but it was subtle enough and the Belgian aspects had a chance to stand out.

Poured a gold color into my Chimay goblet. Delicately bubbly white head with good retention. Lacing was prominent enough. The top ring went all around the glass, unbroken. The lower rings were broken up a bit more, but still thick.

Aroma was mostly Belgian yeast and light fruit (apples and pears). Strong and pleasant.

Taste started out like the aroma, with the Belgian aspects given a chance to shine. Gradually the piney and citrus hops kick in and the bitterness overtakes the yeasty/fruity presence.

Mouthfeel is affected most by the dual nature of this beer. The Belgian part (at least for a lower octane Belgian) should be smooth and rich and go down real easy. The hoppy finish is a bit jarring on the tongue and brings you up short, especially if you take a nice long sip.

This is my second beer camp beer, certainly more interesting as a collaboration than the Torpedo Pils...still waiting for my first "blow your socks off" Beer Camp beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12 oz bottle from beer camp box poured into snifter

A- Kind of a classic golden/orange. Some lacing, but no real head
S- Mouth puckering aroma of classic belgium yeast. Bready, a bit of citrus/ floral
T- Bready upfront, finishing in a bit of orange peel, but fades quickly leaving that classic belgium yeastiness in the mouth. I also get a bit of the "sierra nevada" hop profile. This may just be in my mind.
M- Thin to medium

O- Kind of an average belgium ale

Photo of BEERchitect
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Joining forces with Allagash brewers, the fusion of Belgian-minded efforts converge. This time with a timeless and charming Belgian pale ale that doesn't polarize or contempt- just a refreshing taste and racing feel that makes this session way too quick.

Opening with a bright golden hue, the ale pretends to be champagne, even in its frothy column of foam. A lemon, apple and orange medley tantalizes the nose, along with a tickle of white pepper, faint coriander and cumin. Initial taste is dryly malted with short-lived sweetness and peps of light bread and whole grain.

Arrested sweetness quickly dissolves over the tongue while a zesty but playful acidity takes hold. Equipped with a bubbly feel, its sparkling white wine texture reads white grape, citrus fruit and a corkish taste that's reminiscent of straw and fresh-cut grass.

Its fast-fleeting finish scrubs the thirst from the palate as a texture and minerally taste of seltzer water allows "table beer" Belgianesque character to assume. Dry in finish, a slight tang and carbonic bite closes the taste with echoes of fruit and spice hovering above.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Packaged 6/3/14.

Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, spice, Belgian yeast, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, earth, spice, and Belgian yeast flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of nice earthy aromas and flavors.

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

In a tulip, this beer was a light golden color. There was a medium-sized white head with a little bit of lace.

Aroma primarily pine and spice. There was a little bit of citrus, as well as a little sweetness.

Spice up front in the taste. Coriander. Some pine. There was a bit of grapefruit that came in late. A hint of candy.

Light in body, nicely hopped. This turned out to be an excellent early morning beer.

Photo of Beaver13
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy gold with a huge white meringue head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is musty fruit, some spice. bubblegum and a little piney hop.

The flavor is sweet doughy malts , coriander and a little fruit with some piney hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid Belgian pale. I like the hop / yeast combo.

Photo of barhoc11
2.89/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Golden Straw coloring with decent white lacing

S: Obviously smells of Belgian yeast, not overwhelming

T: Big let down. Even while it tastes like a Belgian beer, the taste is very underwhelming and with a bitter aftertaste.

M: OK, nothing to write home about

O: I know a lot of people are hating on the Beer Camp stuff and I really think the 12 pack is a great idea, even if the beers aren't all rated 90+ but I do think this beer is very sub par. I have had better beers from brand new breweries so I am not sure how Sierra Nevada decided who made the cut to be in this. This was the worst beer I have had from the 12 pack so far, the others have been pretty good.

Photo of bsp77
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy orange with decent head and some lacing rings.

Smell: Fairly spicy, with coriander and clove. Some light banana and breadiness.

Taste: Bread and toast, some banana and fleshy fruits. Clove, coriander, citrus and a general spiciness come through at the finish.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation over a slightly thin body. Dry, borderline tart, finish.

Overall: Very solid Belgian Pale Ale, but nothing out of the ordinary going on. Very good brew but I wonder why this is a collaboration between two world class brewers.

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Brewed with coriander, Myron’s Walk offers up a faint banana nose, a suggestion of orange, light fruit, spice, malt and a hint of hops. It pours a slight hazy gold under a grand 2” stiff white head that produces classic Belgian gothic window lace. The flavor profile begins with a slight sweetness, banana, faint orange, hints of bubble gum, some biscuit notes and then it dries out with a little yeast funk and an assertive hop bitterness that lingers well into the aftertaste to conclude with a crisp, dry, flavorful finish. The exquisitely creamy, moussey texture gives the beer a satisfying medium to medium light feel.

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip

A - Pours a golden straw color with a 1.5 finger white soapy head. Nice lacing, good retention, active carbonation, and mildly hazy.

S - Clove, coriander, belgian yeastiness, and a hint of pine.

T - Coriander is the main flavor. There are strong hints of clove and belgian yeast mid-palate. End palate is some piney bitterness.

M - Active carb tickles the tongue. Finishes clean and dry. Fairly thin and watery.

O - I'd prefer a toned down clove and coriander profile and a little fuller body. Easy drinking but forgettable.

Photo of MattyG85
4.32/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul, MN. 6 oz. serving as part of a flight.

Appearance: Color is a somewhat hazy golden orange. Moderate bubbles and a small off white head.

Smell: A juicy, spicy, and yeasty hop forward Belgian style aroma with good hints of citrus fruit and spices. Belgian yeast with hints of pepper, coriander, and clove. Big scent of citrus fruit with hints of mango, orange peel, grapefruit, and lemon. Other fruit hints include banana, pear, and green apple. Also some grassy and herbal hop hints. Pale malt with hints of wheat, grains, straw, cracker, and biscuit. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a nicely juicy, yeasty, and spicy hop forward Belgian Pale Ale taste with notes of citrus and spice. Belgian yeast with notes of coriander, pepper, clove, and barnyard funk. Big upfront scent of citrus fruit with notes of mango, orange peel, lemon, and grapefruit. Belgian style fruit notes of banana, green apple, pear, and white grape. Subtle grassy and floral hop notes. Pale malt with notes of grains, wheat, straw, biscuit, and cracker. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, spicy, smooth, and fairly drying on the finish.

Overall: A very solid take on a Belgian style Pale Ale. Good juicy kick of hops with some good spice and wheat.

Photo of Mantooth
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My 7th or 8th selection from this series of Beer Camp brews. Everything is rating close to a 4, ambitious and incredibly fresh. Pours golden in hue with minimal lacing. The nose is wonderful, floral and soapy... but the taste pales in comparison. Good oily mouthfeel. Very nice beer.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours into my chalice with a deep golden apricot hazy body unfiltered with some kicking coriander additions. Bright white head forms fine bubbles perfect level of carbonation for a Belgian style pale ale. Even lacing fine and intricate, looks great.

Aroma lemon zest up front, they say they used a variety of hops that would give it off? Sorachi Ace possibly? The floral/spicy/perfume like coriander notes with the Belgian yeast strain utilized at Allagash make up the rest of the aromatics.

Flavor intense rush of bitterness and excess flavors mainly due to the huge coriander rush spicy/perfume notes pretty brash at first sip citrus pine bitterness arises amongst the pale malts deep fruit lingering as well. A lot going on without much cohesion here, however as your palate adjusts to the chaos it actually grows on you. Spicy yeast, citric hops, earthy floral coriander and a nice base pale ale.

Mouthfeel is effervescent with sturdy nearly spritzy carbonation levels, medium bodied lingering bitterness from the coriander/yeast spiciness.

Overall I’m a bit perplexed by this beer, one of the weakest out of the twelve pack and I’ve had many better Belgian style ales from both breweries. I don’t get it.

Photo of chinchill
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle (undated?) served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours slightly hazy with a bit of sediment left in the bottle.

Aroma: Complex with Belgian yeast, coriander and citrus hops. Hints of herbs and baked bread.

Flavor: lightly fruity; a touch sweet up front but there's a pronounced bitter note mid-taste and a lingering mild bitterness. Lacks balance and may be a tad over-spiced.

Feel: smooth, medium body with soft carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

O: hoppy for style.

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 Auraan
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Poured a nice cloudy golden body with a half finger of white head. Quite nice looking, very true to style. Scents of lemon zest, coriander, spicy phenols, including white pepper-like aromas, hints of tangy orange, fruity esters reminiscent of apricot, a faint note of bubblegum and a tiny bit of clove. A very nice aroma that is fruity and spicy as a Belgian Pale Ale should be and is quite appetizing. Flavor begins medium-dry with notes of white pepper, coriander, lemon zest and a slight pine flavor with faint tart citrus adding depth in the background. This moves into more pronounced spicy phenolic flavors, focusing on white pepper and coriander with lemon zest present and a slightly higher bitterness with hints of tart citrus continuing in the background. Finish is medium-dry with notes of white pepper, coriander, clove, spicy Belgian yeast phenols that are less determinable and lemon zest. Aftertaste is dry with notes of lemon peel, clove, coriander and white pepper, with a hint of cracker-like malt. A very spicy and dry flavor profile overall, not completely true to style, but still quite pleasant and refreshing. Mouthfeel is light bodied and drying with moderate carbonation keeping it light feeling on the tongue. Very refreshing and extremely drinkable. Overall this is a good Belgian Pale Ale that doesn't stray too far from drier examples of Belgian ales in aroma and flavor. It's refreshing mouthfeel also make this quite the excellent Summer beer. Interestingly it reminds me most of drier examples of saisons.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Starts off plenty promising with the appearance. Poured into a snifter, the beer produces a light white, fluffy head that shapes into a plateau. Beneath is a coppery liquid with blonde hues, steady carbonation, and a slight haze. The head persists well and leaves behind sticky lace.

Pungent, yeasty citrus are my first thoughts with the smell. Flowery, lily-like aromas, and a hint of pepper too. There's a tad of grapefruit rind. Smells fine to me.

The taste here works well. I see some grumblings about this beer on Untappd and on here, but I find this beer to be good. Very citrusy with a floral yeast flavor and a bit of a spice. Beneath is a sweet, somewhat oatmeal-like maltiness. It even reminds me a bit of corn. Interesting but I find it good.

Medium-bodied with a pronounced yeast presence. The grapefruit rind flavor has a lingering tendency that competes with the grainy sweetness to keep one's attention at the finish.

I'm happy with this beer. I think others were expecting the next white whale, while I simply wanted a good beer. For me, it's mission accomplished.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden yellow with a fluffy, 2-finger white head. Good retention, resulting in a thin layer of suds across the surface. Fair lacing with good stick.

Smell - Moderate aroma. Mostly a Belgian yeast scent, with green banana being most prominent.

Taste - Even less impressed by the flavor. Distant grain notes overpowered by the Belgian character imparted by the yeast. Green, unripe banana and lemony citrus. Mild spice at best. Finish is light citrus pith.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Watery finish.

Overall - Yeah, not the best way to finish off the mix pack. I understand it's a blonde but jeez, some interesting flavor outside the yeast notes would be nice. So yeah, the beer's okay in a 'don't mind drinking it' kinda way, but don't expect much of anything from it.

Photo of secondtooth
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale golden with heavy, fine white head. Beautifully loopy lace.

Nose is delectable coriander spice, fruit from the Belgian yeast, and citrus hops. Very nice and pretty well expected of a Belgian-styled pale ale.

Taste is a wonderful and refreshing citrus/fruit/spice collision, light enough to session yet packed with a metric ton of flavor. Yes!

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 HalfFull
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer Camp #2 poured into a New Belgium globe glass. The Myron's pours a medium golden in color and with a touch of haze. Finger of bone colored foam settles out to a light film and drops off strings of lace from there.

Aroma of light hops and some Belgian yeast character, which shows itself not so much in strong esters but in an earthy pungent and bready malt character. Aroma gets more complex with warming with deep muddled aromas. Taste is spritzy with carbonation and flavors of bread, lemon and spice. Coriander notes increase with warming and blend well with hop/yeast notes. Finish is full if a bit uneventful as a flash of citrus exists but nothing lingers on the close. Overall pretty good and quite different than Yvan the Great, which I prefer to this one.

Photo of larryarms847
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden yellow in appearance with a slightly orange aura.

Smells of sweet bread like malt, coriander, very floral.

I taste the coriander, and the sweet malt gives a warmed buttered roll-likeness to it that is nice, but pretty dull be honest.

Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated.

This is a great summertime brew, but I would not seek it out if it came in any other variety than singles

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 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 KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev +3%

The nose is a combination of perfume, floral and herbal hops, caramel malts and some fruit elements. The hop flavor seems more prominent with a floral perfume accent. The coriander is obvious in a spicy fruity tone. Some bitter herbal notes longer at the end. There is an underpinning of caramel malt. Very drinkable very approachable beer.

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