Sierra Nevada Brown Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GreenWBush:
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
I dont know about you, but whenever I see a new Sierra Nevada six-pack (other than the classic colors) I get excited. I felt that way about the India Pale Ale, and I felt the same flutter when I saw this new and appropriately brown sixer-carrier.
This pours out of the bottle a deep brown with reddish highlights. It possesses an impressive poof, meringue, and lace, pretty much par for the Sierra Nevada course.
The nose is rather tentative and minimal as many SN beers are; bread, torched brown sugar, husky and nutty malts. Touch of earthy English hops make this one interesting and not just another (generally poor) brown ale.
Smooth and malt with a definite and pleasant hop bitterness. Some of the SN house flavor intrudes into the style of the beer which knocks it down a little. Still, much better than 95% of brown ales out there in that I actually like it and would have another.
Drinkability and mouthfeel are intertwined; its smoothness and low alcohol content make it an appealing choice and break from the monotony of the green, red, blue, and yellow portfolio.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2007 09:02:09 | More by GreenWBush
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.
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