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There And Back - Collaboration With New Glarus Brewing Co. - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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There And Back - Collaboration With New Glarus Brewing Co.There And Back - Collaboration With New Glarus Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 7
Gots: 65 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%

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 -5.1%

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
Photo of jmdrpi
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12 oz bottle

pours a clear copper color, with foamy off-white colored head that fades. aroma is biscuity malt. more of the same in the taste - a bit bready. not really much hop flavor, but does have some bitterness to balance out the malt. medium body and carbonation.

jmdrpi, Today at 03:23 AM
Photo of HamdenHector
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

A: slight haze; deep bronze in color; 1 finger off white head with big bubbles; receded to a thin cap; light lacing;

S: balance between earthy hops and sweet malt;

T: balanced like the nose; caramel malt with earthy hops; moderate bitterness on finish;

M: a little thin; medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: a little thin, but enjoyable;

HamdenHector, Today at 07:23 PM
Photo of Kcman91
3.8/5  rDev +3%

Kcman91, Today at 12:43 PM
Photo of hopkrid
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%

hopkrid, Yesterday at 02:15 AM
Photo of Washuffizi98
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Washuffizi98, Yesterday at 01:12 AM
Photo of MidwestBA
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MidwestBA, Yesterday at 10:49 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

cyrushire, Sunday at 04:04 AM
Photo of EB1
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

EB1, Sunday at 12:33 AM
Photo of MarkQ617
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Had this on tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Louisville, my ninth review of a Sierra Nevada offering. Call me old fashioned but I think I prefer my bitters to be...you know, bitter. This one is very mild, and the fruitiness wasn't really welcome either. The color is an orangish-amber, not a bad look. It's all right, just not my favorite.

MarkQ617, Saturday at 08:54 PM
Photo of BMMillsy
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%

Bottle from the mix pack. Pours deep hazy copper colored with a one finger white to off white head. Aroma of characteristic SN yeast, some light bitterness, bready malt, straw. Flavor is malty to the core, bready with some fruits in there like figs and apples, clean crisp finish of straw and sugars. Light bodied, crisp, medium plus carbonation. Not bad, easy drinking, seems on style, but a style that doesn't excite me that much. One of the better in the style for me though.

BMMillsy, Saturday at 08:36 PM
Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

st9647v3, Saturday at 08:16 PM
Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Jaywalsh20, Saturday at 01:01 PM
Photo of JVan
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%

JVan, Saturday at 02:42 AM
Photo of Hopyard57
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

Hopyard57, Saturday at 12:42 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Hohnbaum, Friday at 10:42 PM
Photo of scotorum
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Collab with New Glarus, from the Beer Camp Across America variety twelvepack.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip pint.

a: Nearly clear amber with a two finger thick offwhite head which receded to even surface foam and some spotty lacing.

s: Mild light fruit.

t: Same as nose with medium bitterness over a smooth bready malt base. Dry to bitter finish. Malt gradually leans more towards caramel and becomes more evident as it warms.

m: Smooth medium, quite a bit of carbonation tingle.

o; Nice and smooth, but a bit too fruity and bitter for my English Bitter preference, although that dissipates towards the end probably due to warming. Might be better served closer to the English standard of 55-60 rather than around 50 as I did due to storing it in a beer fridge set to 48.

scotorum, Friday at 10:35 PM
Photo of garymuchow
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

Aggressive head prevent pours much at a time. Golden bitter looking beer. Tight aroma, probably smothered somewhat by the huge head. Herbal hops, soft malt.
Good English ale flavor. Herbal, earthy hops that leave a long bittering. Shot of warmth in the gut furthers shows it is big for style - adds okay flavors but it is not longer a classic bitter. A little astringency (briefly) but just a lot of hop flavor and a soft but apparent malt base. A soft feel but too carbonated.
So many good pieces but several that take away. Still a worthwhile ale.

garymuchow, Friday at 09:37 PM
Photo of osant37
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

osant37, Friday at 01:17 AM
Photo of Zach136
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

Bottled 5/22/14
Reviewed: 8/18/14 transcribed from notes

Appearance: Deep orange, large beige head moderate lacing - 3.75

Aroma/Flavor: Moderate bready malts with light fruity, and herbal hop character - 4.00.

Mouthfeel: Medium-Full body, soft carbonation and drinkable soft flavors - 4.00.

Overall: Supreme drinkability and a well crafted example of the style. 3.9

Zach136, Friday at 12:37 AM
Photo of mstanczak
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%

mstanczak, Friday at 12:17 AM
Photo of gpblackgt
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

gpblackgt, Thursday at 11:42 PM
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There And Back - Collaboration With New Glarus Brewing Co. from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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