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

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BA SCORE
72
okay

119 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 119
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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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a clear amber color with a thin beige head that rapidly dissipates. Very thin lacing. The aroma is earthy malt and sweet caramel. Medium-bodied and skewed toward a sweet malty flavor, but with a light hops presence now and then. That's really about all the beer offers flavor-wise. The finish is fruity with a touch of hops. Pretty straightforward Amber, but I don't see anyone beside Mulder going back to this one regularly.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2005 18:50:51 | More by Dogbrick
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SeanChouffe

New Mexico

3.13/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Virtually unnoticeable presence of co2, slippery lace and poor head retention. Pretty subtle aroma: smells sweet, with a little caramel and fruity esters, and some hop notes. Flavor is sweet and the mouthfeel is livelier than expected (but not much) ? some fizz and a hop finish that takes up the rear after a few sips. All in all an ok drink for The Land of Enchantment, but nothing to write home (or any other planets).

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2004 22:18:02 | More by SeanChouffe
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BucannonXC5

California

3.13/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2012 03:56:16 | More by BucannonXC5
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up over the summer because I've never had a beer from the Land of Enchantment and like others, I feel for the marketing hook once I saw the name and label. Sure enough, this went down easy and was a typical Amber Ale that fit in well with the summer. Nothing memorable but it wasn't anything "alien" or foreign in the taste department either.

The pour was standard - mahogany with average head and lacing. The carbonation and mouthfeel were light as well, with the taste being a bit closer to a Brown Ale than I imagined. There were hints of a nut brown ale and some currant but by no means was this spicy. Not a lot of hop bitterness to be found here at all - whether that's a good or bad thing is up to you but I didn't have a problem with it. I think the heat was getting to me and I just needed a beer to quench it!

Sure, this would be a good session beer and I guess I could see myself drinking a few of these in one sitting. I prefer my beers to bit more bold if they're going to be an Amber and in the sea of them available, this is pretty generic. If you're from New Mexico or love aliens, give it a go. Otherwise, pass over it...there's a lot of other choice out there, even in the southwest.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 04:43:52 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Bcant

Michigan

3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice clear amber color with a small white head made of small bubbles that dissipates rapidly. Sweet bouquet, toffee notes but not overpowering. The Alien is sweet from sip to swallow but the aftertaste is sour and very slightly metallic. This beer is not very refreshing but is modest alcohol contest and its lack of palate complexity do not make it particularly hard to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2005 03:07:35 | More by Bcant
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mactrail

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -1%
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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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 22:56:12 | More by nukem5
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Jason

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Hazed reddish amber color, lacing is ok. Fruity and caramel nose with some toasted biscuit. Smooth and a bit slick, waffling medium body. Dry-ish toasted malt flavor, hint of caramel within but more of a fermentation twang on the palate that drops some fruit and nutty yeast. Timid hopping here. Flavors seem not to mesh here. Ok, nothing bad but easy to move on to another beer before the beer is even finished.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 02:34:36 | More by Jason
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hsus0225

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.6%

03-02-2014 07:40:41 | More by hsus0225
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2.6%

12-15-2013 02:29:30 | More by mikefuski17
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artacosta

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.6%

11-29-2011 07:19:04 | More by artacosta
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JamLand

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.6%

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

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -2.6%

11-29-2013 21:55:16 | More by Moses_Malone
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cgmees

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle bought on impulse for the name.

Appearance was an amber color with white head

Smell sweet malt with a light hops

Taste was a mix of oak, vanilla and some smokiness to it.

Mouthfeel medium with some carbonation feel

Overall not bad but nothing that really stands out except the name.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 19:29:55 | More by cgmees
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Gusler

Arizona

3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The after is escape from the 12 ounce brown bottle pours a translucent deep amber to mahogany color, the head is modest and frothy, the color a nice light tan, as it dissolves the resultant lace leaves a fine sheet of lace to conceal the glass. Nose is sweet malt with a citrus like crispness; fresh and clean, start has a nice light sweetness, the malt adequate and the top light to medium in feel. Finish is mild in its acidity, the hops light to the palate, dry aftertaste, a drinkable beer, and it goes down nicely in this 113 degree weather.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2004 22:37:08 | More by Gusler
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3/5  rDev -2.6%

01-03-2014 04:47:09 | More by StoutHunter
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ryker47

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2.6%

12-14-2013 01:32:51 | More by ryker47
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.6%

03-09-2014 14:31:07 | More by Karibourgeois
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.6%

06-09-2014 16:23:13 | More by BrewBros
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Beermazter310

Nevada

3/5  rDev -2.6%

08-03-2012 16:48:34 | More by Beermazter310
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Lukebell15

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.6%

05-06-2014 19:07:50 | More by Lukebell15
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guldseth

Arizona

3/5  rDev -2.6%

10-28-2013 00:36:49 | More by guldseth
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Pinche_Oso

California

3/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.6%

07-26-2013 22:50:40 | More by kjkinsey
Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
72 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.