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

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BA SCORE
72
okay

118 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 17.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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CWVegas

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +14%

10-25-2013 00:41:40 | More by CWVegas
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lauries444

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +14%

10-19-2013 01:29:36 | More by lauries444
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kpowledge

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -2.3%

10-17-2013 18:39:51 | More by kpowledge
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nje123

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +14%

09-28-2013 22:11:55 | More by nje123
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -2.3%

09-15-2013 14:19:07 | More by atone315
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cj5y

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +14%

09-08-2013 23:02:44 | More by cj5y
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ElCommodoro

Texas

3.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Surprisingly, I found nothing bad or overly dull about this gimmicky beer. I like that it stays in theme. Seems the entire town of Roswell is a gimmick. Not that I have a problem with that. Anyway, onto the beer, it definitely stands out from the amber ale crowd. It's got a yeasty thickness and a distinct taste of wheat. It's got little to no hop bitterness. These are things I generally appreciate in a beer, but all in all, I can't really say I find anything pleasant about this beer. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think it could use a hop or two. I would say this nice yeasty beer is basically "OK" as far as the flavour going on and I absolutely wouldn't suggest drinking it anywhere near Roswell. Not refreshing at all. Maybe up in the mountains, it'd be pleasant, but not at its craft brew price tag. I regret saying anything bad about a beer that's trying to stay away from hops, but I would not buy this again. It's decent, but not worth paying for.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 05:14:10 | More by ElCommodoro
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acslatersbtb

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +14%

08-08-2013 00:46:57 | More by acslatersbtb
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.3%

07-26-2013 22:50:40 | More by kjkinsey
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.28/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Reddish-brown, clear, decent head and sparse lace.

Aroma and flavor is quite malty, caramel malt, sweetness, a little herbal and a little earthy.

Body is pretty light, and despite the low IBUs, bittered enough to be pretty balanced. Carbonation is low but ample enough.

Overall it's not fantastic, but it's refreshing enough that I'll enjoy each of the six bottles quite nicely.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 19:32:24 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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JamLand

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.3%

06-28-2013 00:24:10 | More by JamLand
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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

04-27-2013 00:49:24 | More by zillo043068
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +14%

03-21-2013 16:04:30 | More by LXIXME
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mactrail

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dark amber in the pint shaker. Modestly carbonated. While the foam dissipates after a while there is a persistent tingle on the tongue.

Sweet and somewhat malty, though it's a prety light brew. Taste sort of lemony, for some reason, but actually rather pleasant given the sparse charms of the stuff. A little bit like herbal tea, but then it dawns on me there no actual hop flavor. A faint bitterness of some medicinal sort. Not much in the way of aromatics. Can't say this is one to look out for, but for a local brew it's what's on tap at Zia's Lounge in Albuquerque at the Best Western.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2013 05:05:17 | More by mactrail
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

01-21-2013 22:04:38 | More by ilikebeer03
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Pinche_Oso

California

3/5  rDev -2.3%

01-09-2013 03:12:18 | More by Pinche_Oso
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buckyp

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -2.3%

12-29-2012 01:48:13 | More by buckyp
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jbarra101

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

12-26-2012 22:41:08 | More by jbarra101
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2.3%

12-26-2012 20:29:22 | More by rodlavers
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HavasuDG

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

12-10-2012 16:40:57 | More by HavasuDG
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tubeyes

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +14%

12-02-2012 23:18:02 | More by tubeyes
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quadhog

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

11-11-2012 05:33:22 | More by quadhog
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jcabler24


1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

10-15-2012 23:31:02 | More by jcabler24
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 05:12:04 | More by StonedTrippin
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TFMyriad

Arizona

4/5  rDev +30.3%

10-11-2012 03:43:09 | More by TFMyriad
Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
72 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.