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Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp)Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

524 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jeffthecheff on 01-14-2010)
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JCaweinstein

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted out of the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 12 pack, 2011 edition. Poured into a snifter.
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Look: Pours black w/ a tan one-finger head which dissipated rather quickly. Not much lacing left along the glass.

Smell: It smells like chocolate, the cocoa kind that came in the metal containers that I mixed with my milk as a kid. I'm also picking up a piney aroma which I'm assuming is coming from the juniper berries. This is secondary to the chocolate.

Taste: Sweet chocolate, piney and resinous from both hops and juniper berries. Like the smell the chocolate is the dominant flavor.

Mouthfeel: This is a medium bodied beer that is has a very bold flavor. There is a bitter after taste which I truly enjoy when having beers that focus on hops. Again, I think with this beer it's not the hops but the juniper berries. Either way I like the bitter aftertaste.

Overall: I really like this beer and would buy it as a standalone. I'm not sure if I would buy another Beercamp 12 pack at around $20 to get just three more of these however. Drinkability is there especially when looking for a beer with bold flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 01:41:43 | More by JCaweinstein
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Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.