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Alt Route - Collaboration With Victory Brewing Co. - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Alt Route - Collaboration With Victory Brewing Co.Alt Route - Collaboration With Victory Brewing Co.

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881 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 881
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 8
Gots: 79 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  6.60% 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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Ratings: 881 | Reviews: 123 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by scottfrie:
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scottfrie

California

3.16/5  rDev -11.2%

12oz bottle into SN imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a dark burnt amber with a couple fingers of greasy, oily, and dense looking light tan head that slowly collapsed into a thick and greasy film. A complex network of sticky lace was left down the glass.
S: Earthy hops, wood, caramel, and wet dog. I get a hint of perfume as well.
T: Sour grains, earthy and herbal hops, mild spice, and bready malt. The finish is full of bitter leafy hops, and the aftertaste is lightly spicy and grainy.
M: Medium body, bitter but smooth mouthfeel, decent viscosity, average bubbly carbonation.
O: One of my least favorites so far of the 12-pack. As a standalone beer, I not impress either, although it’s not terrible, just not something I need to drink again.

07-18-2014 01:50:49 | More by scottfrie
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%

pours into a becker a deep bronze with a half finger white head that's gone pretty quickly.Sweeter aromas than my for the style with caramel and brown sugar with some roasted nuts present as well,some spicy hop becoming more present as it warms.Caramel and mild cookie dough flavors at the onset along with brown sugar, a nice drying more spicy than citrusy hop finish lingers nicely.I thought at first this was a little sweet but the spicy hops really cut thru the sweetness nicely in the finish,solid.

07-21-2014 20:44:38 | More by oberon
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-29-2014 21:41:00 | More by DanGeo
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-31-2014 06:54:31 | More by Tiernan
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -1.1%

08-18-2014 00:22:49 | More by GameOfBeers
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-10-2014 21:23:59 | More by woodchipper
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SanFranJake

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-15-2014 13:21:10 | More by SanFranJake
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.61/5  rDev +1.4%

In a snifter this beer was a garnet color with a tiny tan head.

Aroma muted. Sweet malt and citrus.

Taste also muted. Caramel up front, some grapefruit late.

Sweet mouthfeel.

Not enough malt character in this beer, and too much hops. So far my least favorite Beer Camp.

07-23-2014 22:11:39 | More by lordofthewiens
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freshflesh

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-11-2014 09:05:45 | More by freshflesh
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-17-2014 22:37:30 | More by DaftPatrick
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Kappakoosh

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-25-2014 00:20:05 | More by Kappakoosh
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-26-2014 01:59:20 | More by warnerry
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.33/5  rDev -34.6%

12 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a big meringue head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - grainy leathery malts.

The flavor is grainy nutty malts with a fairly bitter tarry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, kind of bland grainy nutty malts with an odd bitter finish.

08-14-2014 04:44:32 | More by Beaver13
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barhoc11

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-13-2014 23:08:53 | More by barhoc11
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77apm

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-11-2014 22:49:51 | More by 77apm
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

08-19-2014 00:12:57 | More by Fcip78
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-02-2014 00:34:58 | More by JakerLou
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Beerswag

California

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%

appearance is dark brown with hues of dark chocolate, copper, and clear at the bottom. Smell is raisin, grain, plum, pine, and bitter chocolate. Head is memorable, with it sticking around and lending a nice creaminess throughout. The taste is light fruit, slightly sweet, malt and hops on the finish. Getting a little roast, but not much, more hops and carmel Balance, in malt, hops, sweetness, and crisp-dry finish, with some decent carbonation present. mouthfeel is light, and sweet fruit taste, with some hop presence throughout on this beer. Overall, would like to see more examples, since the balance of flavors, and a decent amount of hops, lends to a versatile beer. Pairs good with most German, BBQ, pot-roast. blue cheese, gorgonzola, muenster.

07-23-2014 01:49:05 | More by Beerswag
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

08-09-2014 02:39:58 | More by Guinnsslvr
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-25-2014 02:52:04 | More by aquazr1
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev +9.3%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into dimpled mug.

Appearance: Brownish-orange with good sized tan head.

Smell: Cherry, toast, spicy & citrus notes.

Taste: Semi-sweet cherry and other fruity malts. Some toastiness. Finish is spicy, tingly and citrusy. The balance initially seems really great, but the bitterness slowly becomes a little out of balance for the style. Not really all that bitter, but not quite right for an Altbier.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium bodied that is quite smooth, dry finish.

Overall: Very nice Altbier overall, or more accurately, Sticke. While I like hoppy and bitter beers, it may have been a titch too much here. Otherwise, a much better beer than I expected.

07-24-2014 03:26:36 | More by bsp77
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-19-2014 19:52:04 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-25-2014 01:46:13 | More by bpfrush
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dogfishandi

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-23-2014 18:06:52 | More by dogfishandi
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PSU_Mike

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -6.2%

Bottle poured into a stange

A - Pours a deep mahogany color with a slightly off-white head. 1 finger with medium sized bubbles and good retention. Fairly clear with decent carbonation.

S - The nose is a little weak. I get bread and a touch of nuttiness with just a hint of earthy hops in the background.

T - Roasted nuts, bread, non-descript hops on the very end. Kind of boring.

M - Low bitterness on the back end. Lightly carbed, Nuttiness lingers on the tongue. Fairly medium bodied.

My first altbier. Maybe my last. The malt bill leaves me kind of unimpressed and the lack of any other prominent flavor makes for a boring beer. Not my cup of tea.

07-29-2014 00:51:42 | More by PSU_Mike
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Alt Route - Collaboration With Victory Brewing Co. from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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