Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber - Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
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1.55/5 rDev -49.7%
On tap at the San Antonio airport, ugh. Dark amber color and an awful stale smell. The taste was even worse, vinegar, old cardboard, just really gross. I don't know if the keg was abused or really old but this was one sorry-ass beer. This was truly bad and I only finished it because i wanted to catch a buzz before my flight. I should have asked for a replacement.
05-22-2010 02:28:52 | More by ArrogantB
1.68/5 rDev -45.5%
Poured from 12oz bottle into 20oz Guinness tulip pint glass.
Appearance: Clear, flat-looking amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates slowly. Leaves some lace.
Smell: Smells grainy and has hints of corn and grassiness. Smells like a more aromatic macro.
Taste: Very sweet, but light on flavor overall.
Mouthfeel: Thin body with light carbonation and a watery finish.
Drinkability: I'm glad I got this beer for free. Definitely not worth a try and something I wouldn't loook to have again.
05-13-2010 23:12:29 | More by Mosstrooper
1.85/5 rDev -39.9%
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.
10-07-2004 05:55:08 | More by Beaver13
1.9/5 rDev -38.3%
Pours a dark amber/copper color with dark golden orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thin ring.
Slightly sweet caramel malt aroma with subtle hints of biscuit and earthy/grassy hops. Kind of bland unfortunately.
Earthy dry hops up front whic taste very soily and dirty. Weird metallic adjunct astringent flavor which is pretty bad. Subtle caramel biscuit malt but overall very sweet with an unpleasant metallic Chemical flavor.
12-28-2009 05:36:24 | More by corby112
2.3/5 rDev -25.3%
A- It's an amber. It poured an amber color. Nothing too impressive.
S- Spices and a few hops.
T- Spice with an unpleasant hop finish. Not the good kind.
M- Not too much here.
D- I'll not be having another.
Definitely brewed for alien enthusiasts. Not a whole lot of effort here.
08-22-2008 05:27:09 | More by Shredz
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
2.45/5 rDev -20.5%
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.
12-30-2010 02:19:40 | More by RonaldTheriot
2.45/5 rDev -20.5%
Appearance - Clear amber body with some visible carbonation. Slightly off-white head with medium-low retention.
Smell - Black cherry. Roasted character. Sweet. A little bit of hop. Sweet licorice. Smells good, but a little too sweet. Not enough balance.
Taste - Very sweet frontend with a dry finish. Too sickly sweet.
Mouthfeel - Good body and carbonation.
Drinkability - Too thick and heavy to be a session beer. More like a dessert beer at best.
03-16-2011 06:05:27 | More by ZenAgnostic
2.58/5 rDev -16.2%
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.
03-26-2011 02:58:42 | More by Mora2000
2.6/5 rDev -15.6%
A: Ruddy red/amber color; evenly hazy. Poured a thin off-white head with poor retention. No visible lacing.
S: Definite roasted malt character. Sweet nose. Very little hop character.
T: Sweet and very malty up front. Quickly transitions to a sticky, sweet finish. Smooth, but rather flattish. While nothing was seriously wrong - average at bet.
M: Medium body. Low carbonation. Smooth, but mainly because it was flat. Lingering sweetness.
O: Perhaps I had a bad bottle, just calling it like I see it. If you want to collect the bottle, find an opened one, pour out the beer that wasn't finished and rinse out the bottle.
06-23-2011 16:02:45 | More by Haybeerman
2.7/5 rDev -12.3%
12oz bottle into a Meantime snifter. Oh, impulse buys...
Imagine that--an amber ale with an amber color! Actually, thought not "out of this world", Roswell Alien Amber shows an attractively clear body the color of fossilized tree sap. The head is less spectacular, as big eggshell-white bubbles recede quickly to a tiny wisp and ring of foam. Can't really say much for the aroma either...it's sweet and faint, with hints of toasted caramel and amber malts, but there are a few notes that throw me for a loop. Smells a bit like white grape juice mixed with plastic and orange peel. Hard to tell if the citrus note is coming from the hops, the yeast, or...somewhere....ELSE??? *cues X-files music*
Back to the program. Flavor is flat and lifeless with the slightest hints of caramel and roasted malts trying in vain to make an impression on the palate. Where are the hops? Minuscule pin-pricks of bitterness 'probe' the back of the tongue, but there is very little hop flavor to be found. Body is thin and woefully under-carbonated, but in it's defense, Roswell Alien Amber doesn't have any detectable off-notes. It's just that it doesn't have many notes at all. Red Hook Light, perhaps? Pass on the sixer, but a single 12oz purchase wouldn't be a total waste.
01-06-2010 04:09:37 | More by wagenvolks
2.73/5 rDev -11.4%
Nice clear dark amber brew.
Smell is mild and malty, a bit sweet smelling.
Taste is a dry caramel flavor and not much else at all. An under flavored beer.
Mouthfeel is thin.
A drinkable brew. If you buy this and expect a subpar gimmicky brew YOU ARE CORRECT! Not much to this one.
12-03-2004 02:29:26 | More by Zorro
2.73/5 rDev -11.4%
Saw the label and, being a New Mexican at heart, just had to buy it. But was it worth it? The beer was a clear, amber/copper color upon pouring with a two finger head of white foam. Spotty lacing and decent retention. The aroma was malty, mostly caramel and sadly one-dimensional. The flavors were similar, caramel malt and some dry nuttiness. But the hop character was unfortunately misplaced and the beer was slanted accordingly. The mouthfeel was average but the body thin for an amber. Have to say, I shared the rest of this sixer and didn't feel any loss.
10-01-2008 02:42:17 | More by thekevlarkid
Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
72 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.