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

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Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien AmberSierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber

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119 Ratings

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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)
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

10-11-2012 03:43:09 | More by TFMyriad
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

09-30-2012 04:51:20 | More by Chetti
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

09-27-2012 00:33:03 | More by ktanner99
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2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

08-29-2012 02:24:11 | More by duceswild
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - medium brown in color, with about half a finger's worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - malty, somewhat sweet like caramel or cookies.

Taste - much like the smell, it's definitely more malty, and it has an essence of something sweet like caramel in the back of the palate.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, but leans ever so slightly on the watery side.

Overall - not a bad tasting brew at all, but also not terribly intriguing to sample.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 01:37:01 | More by Nerudamann
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

08-03-2012 16:48:34 | More by Beermazter310
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3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden-amber body produced a pretty nice white head. Smell came across with a caramel/biscuit/slightly fruity (slightly apricot) profile. Taste is malty with a slight tartness, perhaps a bit of honey-like sweetness. No real hop bitterness noted overall. Mouthfeel is soft and wet, smooth with a nearly medium weight feel on the tongue.

A pleasant and unassuming beer. Overall seemed a little watery in taste, yet the light bread malt tone gently keeps you sipping along.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 01:54:41 | More by beergoot
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-26-2012 00:02:53 | More by JMBSH
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

06-22-2012 15:33:20 | More by wo87810
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District of Columbia

3.65/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle compliments of drabmuh.

Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white head that fades to a thin collar. Nose of toasted malt, grains, slight caramel sweetness. Flavor has a little more malt sweetness and nicely balanced the toast and bready flavors with minimal hop presence. Full, creamy body, moderate carbonation and a clean finish. Don't really taste anything wrong here, seems like they hit their mark of making a mass appeal amber with little hop bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 00:05:04 | More by yourefragile
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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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2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

04-05-2012 04:02:08 | More by Bracchos
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

03-13-2012 14:08:47 | More by Leschber
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-10-2012 18:55:26 | More by Musineer
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2/5  rDev -35.1%

02-15-2012 22:55:04 | More by garyford
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-12-2012 16:38:55 | More by albertjr21
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

01-15-2012 23:00:16 | More by bpackertx
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

12-31-2011 20:52:46 | More by zbooks
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2/5  rDev -35.1%

12-22-2011 01:15:57 | More by WritersBlock
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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

12-18-2011 04:11:44 | More by mhaugo
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

11-29-2011 07:19:04 | More by artacosta
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2/5  rDev -35.1%

11-25-2011 20:20:00 | More by JAHMUR
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2.3/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle into a tulip. Thanks to mnbearsfan for tossing this one in as an extra; state tick #40.

A: Clear reddish-orange body with a thin tan head. Meh.

S: Harsh, boring, rather terrible caramel malt. Sweet, sharp, and bad.

T: Sweet caramel, grossness, and some faint bitterness. Tastes like toffee, chlorine, and hell.

M: Light, frothy, creamy, smooth, and awesome.

O: This is not a good beer. Do not buy it, unless you want to get a laugh out of its absurd label. I'm sure New Mexico can do better.


Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 17:49:46 | More by woosterbill
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3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark color with no head what so ever.

S: Odd rich fruity figs plums raisinswith licorice taste not expected at all.

T: Same as smell this is not a bad thing just not expecting this for the style.

M: Medium bodied to heavy, no bubbles streaming to top or anything happening here.

O: Maybe with the right dish would be good but ok at best in this glass today.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 22:56:12 | More by nukem5
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2.95/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Slightly hazy medium reddish-amber in color, with a small white head, moderate carbonation, and thin, scattered lacing.

Aroma: Tart toasted malts dominate the aroma, with lesser notes of sweet caramel.

Taste: Opens with tart toasted malts, and understated caramel. The toasted malts dominate the taste throughout. There is a mild wave of herbal hops at the close of the taste.

Mouth feel: A bit thin, with slight, stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Its not bad, overall, but could have been much better. Substantial additions to the malt bill are justified.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass longneck bottle with a pop-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 23:56:24 | More by Pegasus
Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
72 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.