Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by yesyouam:
4.47/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Sierra Nevada Juniper Black Ale is an opaque, pitch black ale with a huge, fluffy, lumpy, light brown head that has incredible longevity and leaves clumps of foam on the glass. The aroma is grassy and hoppy. It seems a little muted by the head, but it's still strong. There is a note of resiny sweetness. It's medium bodied and quite smooth. The finish is dry and leaves the tongue a little dusty. It tastes a little bit sweet and quite bitter. The juniper is really prominent and it's backed by resiny pine and ashy roast. This has a lot of flavor. This setting works really well for the juniper. The aftertaste is drier and has more dark roast. This is a bold beer in many ways. It looks, smells and tastes like a beer lover's beer. Outstanding brew!
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2011 14:40:51 | More by yesyouam
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3.65/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Toronado in San Diego, CA.
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, citrus zest, and slight juniper berry. Taste is much the same with a cocoa flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is interesting but isn't as juniper forward as I was expecting.
Serving type: on-tap
03-04-2013 23:26:38 | More by UCLABrewN84
Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.