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Knightro – Celtic Festival Beer - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Knightro – Celtic Festival Beer
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

"a dry Irish Stout we did for a Celtic Fest that we sponsor here in California that was simply poured via nitro." Draft only.

"Knightro – Celtic Festival Beer
A fully Nitrogenated beer designed as our take on the creamy dry stouts of Ireland with a decidedly Sierra Nevada twist. Knightro is black in color but surprisingly light in body with rich caramel and chocolate malty flavors. It has a creamy mouthfeel and gentle carbonation from the use of a high percentage of Nitrogen instead of the typical carbon dioxide."

 http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/ ... rafts.html 

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 09-08-2011)
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Photo of Phelps
2.7/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed at Flanny’s inside a shaker pint.

As is expected from the nitro tap, tan bubbles cascade downward beautifully, becoming one full inch of dense, creamy, frothy foam that goes nowhere. The liquid, however, actually looks a little thin — cola-brown with plenty of amber highlights poking through.

Sweet roasted oats in the nose. Lots of oatmeal, smooth milk chocolate, a little toast, and substantial earthiness, like soil.

The flavor is found wanting. It has the bitterness of burnt bread and some soil flavor, but not much of either. A very subtle prune note emerges after much searching.

The body, however, is very thick and creamy — the thin appearance tricked me. Medium-full and thick, with very subtle tingles of carbonation.

Meh. If this was made to mirror Guinness, Sierra Nevada did so in a way that the reflection looks fuzzier than the original. Not enough flavor here.

Phelps, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of thebeeler
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

thebeeler, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Bieniek30
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Bieniek30, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of SamuelR
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

SamuelR, Jun 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of anteater
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

anteater, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Final Gravity Taproom in Roseville, CA

Appearance - Pours deep, dark brown with dark ruby highlights. The head is cream colored, a half finger thick and shows great retention. Nice lace is good stick.

Smell - Hits on strong dark roasted malt character; coffee with hints of sweet chocolate.

Taste - Less flavor in the mouth than on the nose. Subtle coffee character, with even lesser notes of chocolate. The finish is quick and clean.

Mouthfeel - Light in body, but creamy. Exceptional smoothness. Classic nitro character.

Overall - If Sierra set out to make a Guinness Draught clone, they can give themselves a handshake. Decidedly Sierra Nevada twist? Where? Did I miss something? Honestly, I'd rather have a Guinness.

TheSixthRing, Dec 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Beer21, May 06, 2013
Photo of flexabull
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

flexabull, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of notchucknorris
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at O'Brien's

A: Pours black with a super creamy and resilient tan head. Sheets of lacing down the glass.

S: Not a ton going on here. Very faint aroma with a touch of coffee and wet earth.

T: Again, very faint. Tough to pick out what's really going on here. A touch of roasted malt and coffee with the barest trace of dark chocolate. I feel like the nitro actually hurts this beer more than helps it. The flavors just aren't bold enough.

notchucknorris, May 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

mattmarka1, Apr 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

DMc8ride, Mar 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

QuakeAttack, Apr 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

JAHMUR, Apr 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

kylehay2004, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Dsimenson
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Dsimenson, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Rosanne
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yum, light, low carbonation, has the taste of the nitro

Shared a taster on-tap as part of four flights at the brewery; Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Chico, USA. As part of a six-week West Coast beer tour. I rate to taste, not to style. See my blog for more details: carbeers.wordpress.com

Rosanne, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%

Sound_Explorer, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of jeffjeff1
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this today at Sierra Nevada Brewery.

Appearance- black color

Smell- chocolate, malt

Taste- chocolate, malt

Mouthfeel- full bodied

Drinkability- I thought this was very good. I would love to have it next time I go there and they only serve it at the brewery.

jeffjeff1, Jan 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

JohnLynch, May 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

memphischas, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

drewone, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Evarigan, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

JerseyHopHead, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

bsuedekum, Mar 10, 2014
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Knightro – Celtic Festival Beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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