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DevESTATEtion - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

533 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 10
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mverity on 09-07-2013)
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-28-2013 04:22:48 | More by gtermi
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-28-2013 04:10:03 | More by Newbiebeer
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MikeMilanoDesign

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

10-28-2013 02:48:49 | More by MikeMilanoDesign
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

10-28-2013 01:37:38 | More by kevgod
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Madskill

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-28-2013 01:00:16 | More by Madskill
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RinZo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-27-2013 17:24:05 | More by RinZo
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Bilco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-27-2013 05:14:35 | More by Bilco
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-27-2013 02:19:51 | More by ScaryEd
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Lantern


3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-27-2013 01:11:38 | More by Lantern
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McAndrew

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-27-2013 00:29:03 | More by McAndrew
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%

1 pint 9.4 fl. oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau glass. No date on bottle unless covered by wax coating. From one-time 2013 offering. Consumed on 10/26.

A - Brownish black with a purple hue. Poured a full finger of billowy light beige colored head. Did not dissipate completely. Left strong bands of lacing on sides of glass.

S - Not very fragrant. Black tea and perhaps some citrus.

T - Lemon and black tea, slightly sour. Bitter tart aftertaste. Hides ABV. No discernible malt backbone.

M - Highly carbonated. Feels clean and crisp with some foaming in the mouth. Medium bodied and easy to drink. Somewhat filling.

O - Pleasantly surprised. Significantly excited my expectations. Has an 85 rating (after 47 ratings), so I was prepared for a marginal experience, but I enjoyed this beer. It's clearly not world class, but the taste and mouthfeel were very nice. Glad to have had the opportunity to try this beer.

10-26-2013 23:22:26 | More by Duane_Opfer
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-26-2013 23:15:10 | More by BostonPhilly
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-26-2013 06:11:34 | More by StubFaceJoe
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-26-2013 05:26:22 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-26-2013 04:55:16 | More by NastyNate11
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

10-26-2013 04:37:30 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-26-2013 03:53:48 | More by Ivegotmule
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evanforbeer

California

3.96/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours a sexy deep dark brown with off white-tan head

Aroma- cheap coffee/ roasted barley, cola, hop resin

Taste- follows with roasted black barley, earthy wet hop resin with citrus, subtle
Coffee, finishes roasted barley and hop resin

Feel- medium-fil bodied, very drinkable

Solid beer, you get the wet hop earthy resiny goodness, really tasty and interesting with the roasted barley. I do miss the normal Estate, but glad I got to try this

10-26-2013 03:49:18 | More by evanforbeer
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theleechster

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-26-2013 02:14:11 | More by theleechster
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assman79

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

10-26-2013 02:11:32 | More by assman79
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kevindp9

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

10-26-2013 01:45:21 | More by kevindp9
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wr3ck00n

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-26-2013 00:57:34 | More by wr3ck00n
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soughtbygod

California

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%

Pours a clear black, could be mistaken easily for a dark brown ale filtered and clear looking when help up to the light

smell: roasty malt, dark chocolate, slight hops expected a more hoppy nose on this one

taste: typical of sierra nevada, oxidation up front, followed by hops but quickly over layered by robustness of the black barley and kind of a messy finish a little all over the place

mouthfeel is the best thing about this beer drinks great for the style with perfect carb

overall i would drink it again if offered, but im pretty sure this will be my only purchase of it

10-26-2013 00:53:50 | More by soughtbygod
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aj6065

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

10-25-2013 16:38:40 | More by aj6065
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%

750ml bottle $10.49. Dark brown color but not quite black. Aroma has hints of fresh hops but nothing major, bits of roasted malts too. Almost smells like porter. Flavor has a bit of juicy citrus but really tastes like a hoppy porter. I think they should have used the fresh hops for a pale ale to showcase them better. This was also a complete ripoff for $10.49.

10-25-2013 16:31:49 | More by ArrogantB
DevESTATEtion from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.