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Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber - Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

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BA SCORE
72
okay

123 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 17.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande) visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We have blended eight different types of barley to create this amber ale. It appeals to the largest segment of craft beer drinkers who enjoy a smooth, malty ale with no hop bitterness.

15 IBU

(Beer added by: Gusler on 07-22-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by cgmees:
Photo of cgmees
3/5  rDev -2.9%

12 oz bottle bought on impulse for the name.

Appearance was an amber color with white head

Smell sweet malt with a light hops

Taste was a mix of oak, vanilla and some smokiness to it.

Mouthfeel medium with some carbonation feel

Overall not bad but nothing that really stands out except the name.

cgmees, Oct 16, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
1.85/5  rDev -40.1%

The Roswell Alien Amber poured a light amber with a frothy white head that quickly went to a bubbly collar.

It had almost no aroma whatsoever. Very faint malt and toffee.

The flavor was some roasted caramel and toffee with a little metallic faint bitterness. It was pretty thin and watery.

Overall, this was a very bland "beginner" beer. Kind of like a bastard step-child of Fat Tire.

Beaver13, Oct 07, 2004
Photo of Jason
3/5  rDev -2.9%

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Hazed reddish amber color, lacing is ok. Fruity and caramel nose with some toasted biscuit. Smooth and a bit slick, waffling medium body. Dry-ish toasted malt flavor, hint of caramel within but more of a fermentation twang on the palate that drops some fruit and nutty yeast. Timid hopping here. Flavors seem not to mesh here. Ok, nothing bad but easy to move on to another beer before the beer is even finished.

Jason, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
2.58/5  rDev -16.5%

The beer pours a nice amber color with a small white head. The aroma is iced tea and grain with not too much else going on. Overall, the beer doesn't really have much aroma. The flavor is heavy on the grain with a little bit of grass. Very watery with not much going on in the flavor department. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very bland beer with no redeeming qualities.

Mora2000, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of kingcrowing
3.68/5  rDev +19.1%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a pretty deep amber/brown color with a small off white very creamy head. Nose has a light hop to it, mostly malty with a bit of a burnt note to it.

Has a similar character to Magic Hat, but it's pretty similar to a stout in flavor, it's got some smokiness to it and a pretty complex maltiness. It's got a nice full mouthfeel and a bit of a metallic finish but overall quite good!

kingcrowing, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of wo87810
4/5  rDev +29.4%

wo87810, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

LXIXME, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of hsus0225
3/5  rDev -2.9%

hsus0225, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Bcant
3.05/5  rDev -1.3%

Pours a nice clear amber color with a small white head made of small bubbles that dissipates rapidly. Sweet bouquet, toffee notes but not overpowering. The Alien is sweet from sip to swallow but the aftertaste is sour and very slightly metallic. This beer is not very refreshing but is modest alcohol contest and its lack of palate complexity do not make it particularly hard to drink.

Bcant, Sep 01, 2005
Photo of CWVegas
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

CWVegas, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.6/5  rDev +16.5%

Picked up at the brewery.

Pours amber/copper with a fluffy 2 fingers offwhite head. Minimal head retention and lacing

Smell: Sweetness, frutiness & caramel

Taste: Caramel, slight hop bitterness, and a sweet nutty finish

MF: A tad thin and slight under carbonation

Drinkable enough, but just another okay amber in a sea of them. According to the owner, they sell more of this than the rest of their beers combined, has to be the marketing hook.

russpowell, Mar 30, 2006
Photo of mikefuski17
3/5  rDev -2.9%

mikefuski17, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of zillo043068
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

zillo043068, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of artacosta
3/5  rDev -2.9%

artacosta, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of JamLand
3/5  rDev -2.9%

JamLand, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Jasoncolliver
4/5  rDev +29.4%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Basoos1
2.92/5  rDev -5.5%

Basoos1, Yesterday at 12:01 AM
Photo of Moses_Malone
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Moses_Malone, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of ocelot2500
2.95/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours a clear amber color with an off-white head that leaves little lacing.

Smells of light caramel malts.

Tastes of nutty caramel malts with little to no hops. This beer is malt dominant with notes of caramel and some toasted nuttiness. Hops are barely noticeable with some herbal notes.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

ocelot2500, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of vickersspitfire
3.2/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

vickersspitfire, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Squelch
3.55/5  rDev +14.9%

Appearance: amber colored. Slightly hazy. Slight head

Smell: smells of malts. No hop aroma

Taste: pretty tame but well balanced. Slightly sour.

Mouthfeel: puckering dry from the sourness. Light bodied. Med carb

Drinkability: I could put back a few of these.

Squelch, Mar 19, 2009
Photo of eclaycamp
2.85/5  rDev -7.8%

Look, I’m just going to come out and say it. I bought this one because I’m an X-Files geek (or an X-Phile to those “in the know”) and I just couldn’t resist a bottle with a green alien head on it. I have high hopes for this beer just based on bottle design alone, so let’s see if it can live up to them. Pours – well look at this – amber. Beer looks like it’s filtered or they use finings – it’s damn clear. I could probably read a newspaper if the light was a bit brighter. Beer comes out lightly carbonated and the head disappears fast and pretty much without a trace. Aroma is malt backbone – again I’m travelling and my sinuses can get me gummed up from time to time, so this could be on me – and faint. Smells pretty good, actually. Very inviting malt aroma. My fist impression on my first taste is of forward malt sweetness, but there’s this (sorry for the cliché) alien thing going on in the finish. Something’s sticking out and I’m not quite sure what it is. It’s like this metallic / green apple / sour grape / fruit mineral thing. Maybe chewable vitamins is a good description? It’s out of place with this beer, which calls for a clean finish that this beer just doesn’t have. Seems like they tried to mask things by making it sweet, as the beer leans that way, for sure. It’s almost too sweet. It really has a cumulative effect as you continue to drink it and becomes somewhat cloying. More carbonation would scrub the palate a bit more, making the drink more enjoyable in the process. The best part of this beer was the beginning, including my anticipation of the first pour and the first sip before I got the weird fruit thing gong on. Overall I’m nonplussed but I’ll still likely pick up a bottle for the wife, as she’s an even bigger X-Phile than I am.

eclaycamp, May 05, 2011
Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.45/5  rDev -20.7%

Roswell Alien Ale has a thin, off-white head and a cloudy amber appearance, with black specks floating about. Carbonation is pretty high, as evidenced by all the bubbles streaming up the glass. The aroma reeks of overripe citrus, and the taste is likewise of turned fruit. Mouth-feel is pretty watery, and this ale finishes unpleasant and difficult. Overall, I did not like this and was sorry that I was stuck with a six-pack. I would not have it again nor recommend that others try it.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -2.9%

The after is escape from the 12 ounce brown bottle pours a translucent deep amber to mahogany color, the head is modest and frothy, the color a nice light tan, as it dissolves the resultant lace leaves a fine sheet of lace to conceal the glass. Nose is sweet malt with a citrus like crispness; fresh and clean, start has a nice light sweetness, the malt adequate and the top light to medium in feel. Finish is mild in its acidity, the hops light to the palate, dry aftertaste, a drinkable beer, and it goes down nicely in this 113 degree weather.

Gusler, Jul 22, 2004
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2/5  rDev -35.3%

WritersBlock, Dec 22, 2011
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Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
72 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.