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

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Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien AmberSierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber

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121 Ratings

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

09-30-2012 04:51:20 | More by Chetti
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

06-22-2012 15:33:20 | More by wo87810
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

06-26-2014 05:21:45 | More by Jasoncolliver
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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
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

09-27-2012 00:33:03 | More by ktanner99
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

Wow, why do people hate this beer? It is a fine Amber Ale in my opinion. Beer served in a Roswell Alien Amber ale glass because if you could you would.

Beer is dark amber but clear with nice steady high levels of carbonation and a good head with retention and lacing, definitely looks like beer.

Aroma is mildly piney with hops and some malt. smells good, nothing special.

Beer is medium in body and has a decent malt backbone, a drinkable beer for sure, mild piney bitterness and hop flavor throughout the beer. Nothing too spectacular but a fine ale if there ever was one.

06-10-2011 22:46:05 | More by drabmuh
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

10-11-2012 03:43:09 | More by TFMyriad
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

07-13-2014 00:39:42 | More by Lagerquestrian
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3.93/5  rDev +27.6%

As I finish writing this review, I wonder if the cartoon label and subsequent marketing is hurting this beers rating. I drank the beer, wrote the review, then was a little surprised at the scores.  This isn't a great beer, but its no "C".

Finger of white foamy head forms and fades atop this straight amber brew. No lacing, bright clarity.

Aroma is toasty malt, bready and fruity.

Very bready/ fruity flavor. Quite nice. A nice sweet bready flavor is center stage. Has anyone had that Hawaiin Bread?  Reminds me of that. Sessionable.

Medium/light body with pin prick carbonation.

I find this very drinkable. Would I chase this, no. But I like it.

04-12-2010 00:24:07 | More by Reagan1984
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3.85/5  rDev +25%

Had this while in Santa Fe. I was seeing it everywhere and finally decided to get a pint on my last night while at the hotel.

Nice dark cinnamon color, didn't have much of a head or leave any lace.

Lightly carbonated, very easy drinking, I wished I had gotten a second. But we had some trouble with the staff at the hotel and decided that they didn't deserve to get any more of our money...

For an American Amber this was great IMO. Nice and malty, caramel undertones and nice earthy hops for balance.

Overall it is what it is. This seems to have more bad reviews, but how many beers in this style actually wow you? This one was one of the better ambers I've ever had.

09-24-2010 04:53:28 | More by Spider889
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3.68/5  rDev +19.5%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a pretty deep amber/brown color with a small off white very creamy head. Nose has a light hop to it, mostly malty with a bit of a burnt note to it.

Has a similar character to Magic Hat, but it's pretty similar to a stout in flavor, it's got some smokiness to it and a pretty complex maltiness. It's got a nice full mouthfeel and a bit of a metallic finish but overall quite good!

01-17-2010 20:43:55 | More by kingcrowing
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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
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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
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3.6/5  rDev +16.9%

Picked up at the brewery.

Pours amber/copper with a fluffy 2 fingers offwhite head. Minimal head retention and lacing

Smell: Sweetness, frutiness & caramel

Taste: Caramel, slight hop bitterness, and a sweet nutty finish

MF: A tad thin and slight under carbonation

Drinkable enough, but just another okay amber in a sea of them. According to the owner, they sell more of this than the rest of their beers combined, has to be the marketing hook.

03-30-2006 04:55:17 | More by russpowell
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United Kingdom (England)

3.55/5  rDev +15.3%

Appearance: amber colored. Slightly hazy. Slight head

Smell: smells of malts. No hop aroma

Taste: pretty tame but well balanced. Slightly sour.

Mouthfeel: puckering dry from the sourness. Light bodied. Med carb

Drinkability: I could put back a few of these.

03-19-2009 17:38:12 | More by Squelch
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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
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District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev +14.6%

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer appears orange, with 1/2" of head that leaves some random traces of lacing on the glass. The aroma is earthy, and piney, and malty. The flavor is balanced, with a bready, earthy taste being more present than the hop character. The feel is fairly light bodied with a buttery consistency on the palate. Overall, a decent brew. Nothing terribly exciting, but I'd have it again.

07-11-2011 15:58:00 | More by Huhzubendah
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New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-21-2013 16:04:30 | More by LXIXME
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
72 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.