Sweetwater Road Trip Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company
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2.35/5 rDev -32.1%
Thanks to McDiddypop for re-gifting this brew in my direction. It is least worth a tick, I’d think.
A - It pours with an identical appearance to any golden BMC brew. Not impressive; a plea for conformity marketed as a special take on a brew.
S - The nose is basically sweaty pils, with some off-flavors in the vegetal dept.
T - This is a bad excuse for a one-off special beer; about as lame as it gets. It tastes like they made a poor lager and decided they couldn’t just dump the batch, preferring to see if people are stupid enough to buy this. It was given to me, so I wasn’t stupid enough.
M - Not impressive. Felt flat after just a few minutes.
O - Just bad beer; I don’t know what else to say about it. This beer has diminished my view of Sweetwater’s standing as a brewery.
04-10-2011 22:43:09 | More by ktrillionaire
2.58/5 rDev -25.4%
12oz. bottle served into a pint glass
Pours a pretty typical golden yellow for a pilsner. It looks fairly bubbly like a pils should, but the amount and activity w/r/t the head is unimpressive. Barely a finger at its peak, the white foam dissipates very quickly. Average looking pilsner.
This seems like an average pils on the nose as well. I can make out a generous portion of Saaz hops, and some biscuit like crisp malt aromas. That's about it. Well, there's some unexpected yeast aromas coming up. I say unexpected because usually pilsners don't come across as obviously yeasty. This is less clean than most proper lagers, and it suffers in score as a result.
OK, I'm not crazy. There's a definite ale yeast flavor here. This beer tastes like a pale ale that's been single-hopped with Saaz. Despite the pilsner malt base, it tastes like its been fermented with American pale ale yeast. It's got the proper hop level of a pilsner, but there's fruity esters that shouldn't be there. As a pilsner, this beer is too muddy and confused to succeed.
Road Trip feels fine enough on the tongue, though it does nothing to distinguish itself. Overall, this is a below average pilsner, primarily because of the spurious decision to ferment the beer with ale yeast of some kind. This is a fine enough summer drink when it comes in the Sweetwater variety pack, but this is certainly nothing to seek out on its own.
06-08-2011 02:41:07 | More by Reaper16
2.58/5 rDev -25.4%
SweetWater Road Trip 12oz into pint. Pours yellow, like a bit of real beer into a glass of water.. Has a small 1/4" white head that doesnt stick around. Smells of steamed veggies and other adjuncts in the corn department. Tastes like a adjunct lager, honestly one of the lower grade ones. A touch of pale and crystal malts, and a bit of noble presence. This is another that I wont be getting again from SW, these summer creations just aren't up to par with the rest of the others. Overall, if you get it from a pal, or an extra in a trade its worth a shot, but if you see it in the store and are pondering on purchasing, your best bet is to grab whatever is sitting beside it, even if its a pack of swill in my opinion. Cheers!
05-07-2011 23:32:59 | More by OhYesILoveBeer
2.68/5 rDev -22.5%
Pours a typical pilsner yellow to golden color. Thin whispy head faded pretty quickly. The slightest hint of lace sticks on the rim of the glass.
Not a whole lot going on in the nose. Mildly sweet with a slight hint of butter.
The flavor starts of pleasent enough but leads to a metallic and buttery finish that is a bit unpleasent to drink. The metal last a while in the aftertaste. Feels like I'm sucking on a penny.
Mouthfeel is light and thin enough for a hot summer day.
I'm having a hard time finishing this beer. But my daddy didn't raise a quitter.
05-28-2007 01:18:38 | More by wcudwight
2.7/5 rDev -22%
Very odd. Bottle said it was brewed to be a pilsner but ale yeast was used instead. And I am not sure if an American double pilsner is spot on for style.
Pours a relatively clear but slightly cloudy golden color. No head but some film. However, there is a some extreme carbonation going on in the glass. Nose is malty and an off-sourness that I don't really like.
flavor is just wierd. Ale body and texture but a pilsner flavor. Is there such a thing as a bi-polar, schizophrenic beer? Malts and biscuits and something akin to wet paper. I would almost say this beer is passed its prime but the bottle says best before 9/17/07 (plus it is summer and this is the summer seasonal). hops give off a wierd sourness that is like sucking on cardboard. Ale-like body is a bit heavy for the style. Not something I would grab on a hot summer day.
07-12-2007 01:40:32 | More by MuddyFeet
2.75/5 rDev -20.5%
I like double pilsners....this isn't one of them.
Pours a clear straw color with a one finger head. Very mild aroma is primarily biscuits, grains, and earthy florals. Taste is very malty with grass and some hop bite. Astringency ruins the beer. A little too heavy for a summer seasonal for my taste. I didn't finish the bottle.
08-10-2007 12:19:00 | More by Duster72
Sweetwater Road Trip Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
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