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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: 1,242
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 9
Gots: 80 | 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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3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into my Lost Abbey teku...

A. Medium copper, like the auburn edges of a West Virginia sunset. Ever so slightly hazy. A finger of eggshell head that dwindles to a quarter finger. Spotty lacing.

S. Very nice...pumpernickel loaf, dried fruit (raisins, figs), caramel, and mild, floral hops.

T. Fresh, dark bread, toasted grains, mild fruit, then a dose of grassy hopping. Finish is semi-dry with bittering hops and toasted biscuit.

M. High carbonation makes this crisp and light on the palate. The malt profile adds a bit of substance, leaving this almost like a bready, slightly fruity pils. Surprisingly, finish might be just a touch boozy.

O. Very good. A light, refreshing beer with good balance between malt and hop. It's a little fruitier than I am used to for the style, but even that component is done with balance. The finish is slightly astringent and what I would describe as very mildly boozy. Overall, though, this is a good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: amber-brown and not quite clear, some fingers of off-white foam, settled into a foamy cap with lace all trailed down the glass

S: toasted malt and caramel; has earthy, woodsy, and faintly herbal characteristics

T: malt and nut and toast with just a hint of caramel lacquer; muted bitterness, some lightness offered in the way of floral and citric notes

M: medium-light, slick and smooth; faint aftertaste, tiny bit of coating and tack

O: a decent beer in a style with which I'm not specifically familiar - English accents abound, subtle, light but staunch - worth a go-round even if only once.

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Part of the Beer Camp compilation. Collaboration between Sierra Nevada and New Glarus. Pours a clear copper color with a good amount of froth. Smell is sweet, sweet, sweet, almost cola sweet. The flavor profile is pretty sweet also. Bitter as an ESB should be, but I also get a raw alcohol taste that is quite unpleasant. Mouthfeel is smooth but its hard to get over that taste. Not a fan of this guy, probably my least favorite out of the Beer Camp.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle PKGD 05/22/14
L - creamy, persistent, ivory head tops a copper colored ale; nice clarity with plenty of carbonation
S - malty, caramel, toasted grain, nutty, earthy, faint citrus
T - malt forward with caramel, bread crust, toasted grain, nutty, earthy, fruity, citric
F - medium body, higher carbonation, finishes moderately bitter but the huge malt backbone holds up well providing nice balance; semi-dry on the end making it easy to drink
O - nothing extraordinary, but is very well crafted. No complaints here.

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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 1,242 ratings.