Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber - Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
3.13/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a draft into a pint glass at ABQ Pub in Albuquerque, N.M., on April 21, 2012. It was tough to see with the lighting, but seemed to be caramel amber. About a finger of head once I got it. White, frothy lacing on the top. Wet, foamy and spongy film on the sides.
Worked hard to find a smell, but eventually got some roasty, nutty and toasty malts.
Tasted somewhat similar to the nose. Nutty, roasty malts. Seemed to get some light chocolate notes as well. Foamy and smooth.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Above average carbonation. Smooth, somewhat long finish.
It was an OK beer overall. It had its moments and I might have enjoyed it more (or less) if I wasn’t at a UFC fight.
Serving type: on-tap
04-25-2012 03:56:16 | More by BucannonXC5
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3.19/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
New Mexico is known for a few things; nuclear testing, roadrunners, and aliens. How appropriate that one of those things is covered in a beer name. Unlike other Alien's, this is one which I welcome to Orange County. From a 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:
The color is sitting at autumn brown with red hues. Above it is an inch of head which drops with a pace to a paper-thin lace and leaves a few marks on the glass. A few whiffs of the aroma and It smells malty with a little rawness that could use extra squeezing. Grainy, some sweetness akin to a marzen, with a squirt of grassy hops, so it's a fair aroma.
Taste is fair. It's not offensive, and it's not the next Nugget Nectar. The flavor is a decent bready maltiness with a kiss of fruity esters, a pinch of bittering hops, and a sweet floral aftertaste. The beer is towards the lighter end of body, with a lower amount of carbonation.
End result; decent amber ale that's no frills and easy to drink. Could be worse; could be a strong, unbalanced mess.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2014 06:01:39 | More by DoubleJ
3.2/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This is a nice light amber color, crystal clear with mild carbonation forming a thick light tan head. The head solely thins out into a layer of light bubbles with a thick wall of lacing. Light wheat and floral aromas come out first. Mild malts and hops flavors come through in even amounts, and the overall taste is rather sweet with a mild bitter aftertaste. The alcohol is well hidden.
Overall, this is a decent beer and worth trying just to add to your list of “I had this Beer!” I would recommend getting this as a single, or if you’re into the whole mixing thing this would be great for a black and red.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 02:13:47 | More by vickersspitfire
Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
72 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.