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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: 1,241
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 9
Gots: 79 | 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:
Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014

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.
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3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into a mug. The beer pours a slightly hazy copper hue with fizzy eggshell white head of 1 cm that fades to a sturdy surface layer. The aroma is some caramel and nutty malt with a bit of earthy hops. Aroma is mild but pleasant and appealing.
First sip reveals an average body with fine and slightly spacious carbonation. Texture is very smooth and makes it easy to drink.
Flavor is sweet and malty up front with some toffee that then rolls to some nutty notes just like the nose, but finishes with a bit of drying hops. The flavor is a little bitter but also a little earthy and herbal almost like the finish on a cup of tea.
The beer is very easy to drink and Im almost done with the bottle before I finish this review.
A nice sessionable beer that I enjoy and am glad to have tried. Not a huge robust brew, but I think that is true to style and enjoy this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.36/5  rDev -35.5%

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3.64/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of EuphonicHops
3/5  rDev -18%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of HalfFull
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a wine glass and a straggler from the Beer Camp mix-o-case so has a few months on it. Pours a deep golden/orange with a finger of just off white soapy foam with good retention. Nicely carbonated and perhaps a bit robust for the style and mostly clear.

Aroma of noble hops and a bit of expected dated malts. Touch bready and with a light apple fruit note. Taste follows with a hint of lemon and a notable but balanced bitterness. Finish is fairly dry with a subtle hint of lemon sweetness and a balanced bitterness on the finish. Rather nicely done and finish is crisp and balanced for the style. Coarse and lightly bready on the finish yet expected given a relatively robust take on the style.

Photo of Lard_City
3/5  rDev -18%

So it's bitter. Little aftertaste. Kind of a one trick pony. Just OK.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of BrewUSA
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look 8/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 32/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 16/20

Overall 81/100

Overall an ok toasty bitter, lacks body and is very light and watery. Nothing special will forget it in no time~

Photo of user785335
3.16/5  rDev -13.7%

There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,241 ratings.