Sierra Nevada Brown Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GCBrewingCo:
4/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer poured into the glass clear light brown with an off-white head which lasted very shortly and then departed but it did try as best it could to lace the glass.
The aroma was lightly nutty with some caramel, but mostly light, and dry, chocolate. Some grassy hop presence was notable as was a lightly tart attitude. The aroma also contained a lightly smoky character.
The flavor was strong caramel and chocolate, but in a dry sense. The flavor was nutty, as if created with Munich malt, but the malt character was well balanced with hop. The smoke from the aroma was present at a low level in the flavor as well. The flavor also had a bit of the grassy hop bittering and flavor which kept everything in check and the malts toward the dry side.
The finish was dry with a lasting impression of caramel and chocolate and a slight acrid dark grain bittering in the aftertaste. The body was medium with a moderate carbonation. A nice brown ale, could use a better head retention and perhaps that acrid aftertaste worked on just a bit.
12 ounce bottle marked 2006 on neck label and purchased at Sams in Durham.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2006 23:42:20 | More by GCBrewingCo
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Beer is brown and clear with a tan head of small and medium bubbles, low carbonation, no lacing, low carbonation.
Aroma is mildly malty and mildly roasty.
Beer is medium to light in body, simple but nice. Not very hoppy in flavor or bitterness, a mild roastiness in there, a mild nuttiness. It was decent, I'd probably have it again at a party but I think this has been discontinued.
Serving type: on-tap
06-18-2012 13:12:09 | More by drabmuh
3.58/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours a dark brown with a small light tan head that has good retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The nutty toffee, earthy hops, and a bit of caramel. The taste has a light sweetness with a bit of nuttiness and toffee. There is also some caramel and a bit of earthiness. The finish has a hint of bitterness and a little sweetness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Descent brown ale. I think I like this one a little more than Tumbler.
Serving type: on-tap
02-15-2012 21:11:17 | More by jethrodium
Sierra Nevada Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.