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

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There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America)There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America)

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Ratings: 1,152
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 11
Gots: 71 | 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 Hoptometrist
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass.

A- Poured a clear orange color with off-white soapy head that left minimal lacing.

S- Pretty rich malty aroma full of bready notes, caramel, toffee, and white grape..

T- Rich bready notes, lots of white grape and bright citrusy notes, caramel, cream soda, and toffee.

M- Very smooth, prickly carbonation, dry, and medium body.

O- This is such a well-balanced, flavorful, and smooth English Ale. This one caught me by surprise, quite a treat.

Hoptometrist, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours an orange-amber color with a thick one finger white head that has fantastic retention. The head slowly fades over a long time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The nose of the beer is sweet and malty with tons of caramel and toffee sweetness as well as a good deal of a grainy and toasted bready malt smell. Along with these aromas comes some smells of a sweeter fruitiness as well as a bit of an earthy and piney hop smell.

Taste – The taste begins much drier then I would have anticipated from the smell with a toasted malt flavor along with just a bit of a more caramel sweet taste. The bit of sweetness that is present upfront fades as the taste advances with just a hint of a lighter butterscotch flavor taking its place. Joining the toasted malt flavor are some flavors of grain and a bit of a hay-like malty taste. Hop flavors are largely absent upfront, but as the taste advances some flavors of an earthy and herbal hop flavor come to the tongue. Along with a little bit of nut and a very light happening of some toffee, one is left with a malty and slightly dank hopped and sweetened flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side for a brew of only 5.6 % abv. For the style and tastes of the brew, which consist of malty and dank hops, the thicker body and lower carbonation level are rather well fitting and make for a nice mouth coating feel.

Overall – A decent bitter overall, but really nothing all that fantastic.

Darkmagus82, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

knicks19947, 57 minutes ago
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

toppoop, Today at 01:51 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

banger7, Yesterday at 04:07 AM
Photo of timontheroad
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark orange and hazy with a short head that faded pretty quickly. Aroma was sweet, bready malt, with some slight fruity notes. Taste was pretty malty up front, but lots of fruity orangish flavors as well. As it warmed, more citrus and fruity flavors came forward. This one is a little old, but has held its own over time.

timontheroad, Tuesday at 02:46 AM
Photo of Shawner
3/5  rDev -18%

Shawner, Tuesday at 01:24 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Berg77, Monday at 03:13 AM
Photo of fx20736
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought in the Beer Camp 12 pack, Fall 2014. Poured into a nonic at fridge temp.

Look: Hazy apricot bronze. Head disappears completely.

Smell: fruity, Jolly Rancher candies

Taste: fruity with a nice balance of earthy hops

Feel: solid. Modest carbonation welcoming and fitting to style.

Overall: Good but not exceptional/ Lack of lacing a drawback.

fx20736, Sunday at 11:10 PM
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

BJasny, Sunday at 05:22 PM
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3/5  rDev -18%

BeerNW, Sunday at 02:06 AM
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4.16/5  rDev +13.7%

StanleysCup, Sunday at 01:58 AM
Photo of Fatehunter
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

Pours a finger of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is mild lemon, dried apricot, and wet grains.
The taste is fruity sweet upfront, lemon bitter follows. Nice balance, tends sweet overall.
The texture is sticky.

Fatehunter, Saturday at 10:21 PM
Photo of ONUMello
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy orange with a one-finger head
S: Malt, caramel and toffee
T: Like the nose, the malt/caramel really stands out here. A touch of sweet fruit and a light bitterness
M: Medium-bodied with a hint of sweetness
O: Not too impressed given the two breweries involved. Certainly no flaws just not as complex as I would have expected and overall I found it a touch too sweet with not quite enough bitterness

ONUMello, Saturday at 06:04 PM
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

WestHam973, Oct 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

buzzy, Oct 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

lucasj82, Oct 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Brewlinson, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

joemochas, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $25.99 for the variety Beer Camp Across America 12-pack
Purchased: Oct. 17, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 17, 2014
Misc.: Collaboration with New Glarus Brewing Company; Packaged May 22, 2014 at 10:32 a.m.

Poured a caramel, auburn, clear color with 4-to-5 fingers of rocky, off-white head. A great deal of bubbles coming up from the bottom, a bit like a snow globe. Sporadic spots of foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled roasty malts, roasted nuts, toffee, caramel, toast, grassy hops, dark pilsner notes, light menthol, light lemon zesty hops, other Citra hops and light peppery spices. (Smell - 3.63)

Taste was similar to the nose, but maybe a tad better. Got roasty nuts, toasty malts, caramel, toffee, grassy hops, toast, Honey Nut Cheerios, corn, faint butterscotch, light lemon menthol cough drops and rusty rye hops. (Taste - 3.63)

Medium-to-light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.50)

Was my first beer of the Beer Across America variety 12-pack. Not too bad, but nothing exceptional. (Overall - 3.63)

3.69 | 83 | B

BucannonXC5, Oct 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

john0721, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

FriedSlug, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

nilesschmidt, Oct 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

JAHMUR, Oct 16, 2014
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There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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