Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber - Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
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3.5/5 rDev +13.6%
id say this is one of thie biggest pleasant surprises from bottle appearance to actual total quality. it looks all gimmicky in the bottle, with the 1999 alien head state fair thing, but the beer within is pretty decent. it pours a swollen dark amber color with a one inch retaining white head. the smell is sweet malts, on the red side, and a decent bit of hops all things considered. the flavor is good, starting a bit sweet and irishy, moving to an american hoppy vibe, finishing a positively roswell crisp and clean. i appreciate what this is, for what it is. not my favorite brew ever, but the carbonation is good, the body is medium, and its well refreshing. a little too much sweet, but its yummy in a lot of ways. get into it.
10-12-2012 05:12:04 | More by StonedTrippin
3.5/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
08-19-2012 01:37:01 | More by Nerudamann
3.53/5 rDev +14.6%
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.
07-19-2012 01:54:41 | More by beergoot
District of Columbia
3.65/5 rDev +18.5%
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.
04-30-2012 00:05:04 | More by yourefragile
3.13/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
04-25-2012 03:56:16 | More by BucannonXC5
2.3/5 rDev -25.3%
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.
10-29-2011 17:49:46 | More by woosterbill
Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
72 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.