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

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83
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1,187 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,187
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 11
Gots: 77 | FT: 2
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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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/22/2014. Pours lightly hazy orange/copper color with a 1-finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of citrus zest, pear, apple, caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of citrus zest, pear, apple, caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy/herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, pear, apple, caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and robustness of earthy hops, dark/bready malt, and fruity yeast flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice English bitter. Good balance and robustness of earthy hops, dark/bready malt, and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Appearance: Amber color with a good head and moderate lacing. Plenty of carbonation.

Smell: Biscuity malts, caramel.

Taste: Biscuity malts, caramel, a hint of citrus zest.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy.

The Verdict: It’s OK. A good representation of the style, but not much more than that. I was hoping for something more than “OK,” but I suppose they can’t all be above average.

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There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.