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There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,099
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 9
Gots: 66 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
For beer folks, Chico, CA, and New Glarus, WI, are must-see capitals on the U.S. brewing map, but getting between the two is no simple feat. There and Back is named for the planes, trains, and zeal needed to connect them. This classic English-style Bitter is a complex yet easy-drinking mix of toasty malt and a fruity, herbal hop flavor.

New Glarus is fiercely loyal to its home state, growing to one of the largest breweries in the U.S. without selling a single drop outside of the borders of Wisconsin. With those local tastes in mind, New Glarus has perfected traditional German styles and invented masterful versions of complex and intense fruit beers featuring Wisconsin-grown ingredients.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Begins with an earthy, spicy nose floating on a rich British malt backbone. It pours brilliant coppery amber with a 1” white foam cap that provides rich lace. Big grainy malt initiates the palate with light spice, a hint of chocolate, caramel and vanilla over a subtle malty sweetness in the background that fades into a grain spiced dry finish. There and Back’s medium body and medium low carbonation make it an easy drinking session beer.

pat61, Today at 12:21 AM
Photo of Treyliff
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap, Black Sheep Huntington

A-pours a hazy dark amber color with a two-finger white head that retains long after the pour, nice lacing left behind

S- subtle fruity hop aroma with classic English malt aroma

T- fruit is assertive up front, balanced out by clean malt crispness. Dry finish with a hint of grassy bitterness

M- medium body and moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel with a dry, crisp finish

O- an easy drinking English mild with nice fruity notes

Treyliff, Yesterday at 07:52 PM
Photo of taylor714914
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

taylor714914, Yesterday at 07:33 PM
Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber with a medium off white head. Aroma and Taste is of mild toasted grains, barley, fruity notes, caramel malt and a bready. Palate is a medium crisp body with good carbonation. Finish is sweet malted toasted grains, yeast and mild bread flavor, fruity notes with mild bitterness. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this brew, crisp, refreshing and tasty.

Samp01, Yesterday at 04:52 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

fossage78, Monday at 04:51 PM
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4/5  rDev +9%

slavall, Monday at 02:22 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jpd7374, Sunday at 10:49 PM
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Lare453, Sunday at 09:12 PM
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3.92/5  rDev +6.8%

alostplot, Sunday at 07:19 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

beb86, Sunday at 06:46 AM
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2.6/5  rDev -29.2%

BcOneSeven, Sunday at 02:52 AM
Photo of Mikus
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Western PA backwoods... I JUST got this. I know it may be a bit past it's prime. Here goes. 12oz into the snifter. Cool looking tangerine hue, and a 1/2 finger of white head that dropped to virtually zero in quick succession. Clean (SN standard?) aroma, distinct bitter note, and a hoppy (floral) note in there as well. Up front bitterness on the tongue, and a decent malt presence. Mild, light, and pretty refreshing. It's good. Overall, this was nice. I am not too well-educated on ESB. Despite the slightly old bottles, I was not disappointed.

Mikus, Sunday at 12:18 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

borg166, Saturday at 02:21 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

GOBLIN, Saturday at 01:58 AM
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4.48/5  rDev +22.1%

sphmiel, Friday at 11:07 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Fettpopps, Friday at 03:47 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Schwegler, Friday at 03:46 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

BraveMountie, Friday at 01:59 AM
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3.56/5  rDev -3%

Hellokmac, Friday at 01:08 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jfcaa193, Friday at 12:07 AM
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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

Jeysun23, Thursday at 11:47 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Cook82, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of jwhancher
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks like, tastes, and feels like a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with a lot less hops and more toasted malts. Average at best. A disappointment in my book from two top notch Brewers. Was expecting something much more than this. Not a bad beer by any means, though - just around average. When did a bitter get to 5.6% ABV?

jwhancher, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

SJ-TG, Sep 24, 2014
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There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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