Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber - Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
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2.95/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
10-31-2010 00:59:15 | More by ocelot2500
3.25/5 rDev +5.5%
Had this guy sitting around in a box of beers that a friend had picked up on my behalf during a journey.
Not the freshest sample but age doesn't seem to have harmed this beer. Perhaps age has even mellowed this out to being more interesting that when it was fresh?
Pretty typical amber ale stuff going on without some of the characteristics I often find offputting about the style. Plenty of biscuit and caramel notes. Bits of sweetened black tea. Thin but light on the palate. Simple and easy drinking if you happen to be in the mood for something on the lightly sweet and totally non-bitter side.
04-06-2011 05:03:47 | More by ommegangpbr
3.18/5 rDev +3.2%
Nose is malty with some chocolate roast and slightly hoppy/herbal. Smells pretty good.
Pours clear amber, mild head. Looks pretty good.
Mild malt with soft roast. Moderate bitterness. Tea-like herbal hoppiness. Soft tartness.
Pretty good. A fun theme beer.
07-05-2010 04:16:33 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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
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
3.2/5 rDev +3.9%
Had minimal head and no lacing, but poured a rich caramel amber.
The nose comes across primarily as sweet, and a little flowery, toasty caramel malts.
The flavour follows the same essential profile as the nose, with a sticky sweetness, little to no hops, and a toasty followthrough.
Was a little more carbonated than I had expected, but not overwhelmingly so.
Overall, it was much better than I had originally expected (I picked it up for the fourth as a lowest common denominator type thing, and was pleasantly surprised), but definitely not stellar. I'd definitely drink it again if the situation arose, but I won't be going out of my way to find one. I am slightly surprised that it's gotten such negative reviews on here, however, but that could just be me.
07-06-2011 02:58:40 | More by kemoarps
3.68/5 rDev +19.5%
New on tap at the Chimes, figured I'd give it a try.
Poured a dark amber color, not a huge head, but that's how it goes at a bar... looks about average to me.
Not much smell to it, some light hops, and pale malt, but nothing strong.
The taste is a lot lighter and thinner than expected... tastes more like an Irish creme ale than an amber ale. The malt presence is weak, but the texture is real creamy and smooth. Compares to a Wexford Irish-style Creme Ale pretty well.
Very smooth and light, super easy to drink... not bad, a decent beer to get a pitching of and share because no one is likely to dislike it... just not overwhelmingly good either.
12-21-2009 03:21:59 | More by theboozecruise
3.18/5 rDev +3.2%
Deep amber color, some haziness. Lots of bubbles. Small foamy head, lacing looks pretty decent on the glass.
Aroma is very sweet. I get caramel malts, nuts and a little buttery.
Taste & Mouthfeel:
Bready up front, caramel, hazel nut and a little touch of butter. Hop profile is mild, herbal/tea-like. Body is light-medium. Carbonation is very light, almost flat.
Finish & Aftertaste:
Really smooth finish, aftertaste is tea-like dryness.
Pretty decent for an Amber Ale.
11-07-2010 20:05:48 | More by mjurney
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
3.03/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
10-28-2011 22:56:12 | More by nukem5
4/5 rDev +29.9%
Second review done on 12-4-2011: I decided to re-review this one, because this tasting was much better than it was before.
A little bit hoppier than I remembered with more fresh notes. Some copper in the background. Like it much better.
Review of 12-26-2009:
Old ratings: 3.5/4.0/3.5/4.0/4.0
A friend got this for me. I'm reviewing it poured from a 12 oz bottle into a glass.
Pleasant amber color, mostly clear with a just a little bit of haze. Aroma is ok. Flavor is on the sweet side, lots of malt, some warm toasty notes, with a little bit of whole wheat bread flavor. There's a little bit of hops.
The main problem with this beer is that it is to sweet and leaves too much of a sweet aftertaste. But still a decent amber beer.
12-26-2009 02:28:07 | More by jmbranum
Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
72 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.