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

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BA SCORE
72
okay

123 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 17.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of tubeyes
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

tubeyes, Dec 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -11%

quadhog, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of jcabler24
1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

jcabler24, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

StonedTrippin, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of TFMyriad
4/5  rDev +29.4%

TFMyriad, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Chetti
4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

Chetti, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of ktanner99
4/5  rDev +29.4%

ktanner99, Sep 27, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

duceswild, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of Nerudamann
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Nerudamann, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Beermazter310
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Beermazter310, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of beergoot
3.53/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

beergoot, Jul 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -11%

JMBSH, Jun 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +29.4%

wo87810, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of yourefragile
3.65/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

yourefragile, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

BucannonXC5, Apr 25, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

Bracchos, Apr 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

Leschber, Mar 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Musineer, Mar 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -35.3%

garyford, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

albertjr21, Feb 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

bpackertx, Jan 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

zbooks, Dec 31, 2011
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2/5  rDev -35.3%

WritersBlock, Dec 22, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

artacosta, Nov 29, 2011
Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
72 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.