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

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BA SCORE
72
okay

121 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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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jcabler24


1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

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

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

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

Arizona

4/5  rDev +29.9%

10-11-2012 03:43:09 | More by TFMyriad
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Chetti

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

09-30-2012 04:51:20 | More by Chetti
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ktanner99

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +29.9%

09-27-2012 00:33:03 | More by ktanner99
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duceswild

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

08-29-2012 02:24:11 | More by duceswild
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Nerudamann

Oregon

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
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Beermazter310

Nevada

3/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Colorado

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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JMBSH

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-26-2012 00:02:53 | More by JMBSH
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wo87810

Florida

4/5  rDev +29.9%

06-22-2012 15:33:20 | More by wo87810
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yourefragile

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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BucannonXC5

California

3.13/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

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


2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

04-05-2012 04:02:08 | More by Bracchos
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Leschber

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.6%

03-13-2012 14:08:47 | More by Leschber
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Musineer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-10-2012 18:55:26 | More by Musineer
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garyford

Texas

2/5  rDev -35.1%

02-15-2012 22:55:04 | More by garyford
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albertjr21

New York

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-12-2012 16:38:55 | More by albertjr21
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bpackertx

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.6%

01-15-2012 23:00:16 | More by bpackertx
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zbooks

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.6%

12-31-2011 20:52:46 | More by zbooks
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WritersBlock

Texas

2/5  rDev -35.1%

12-22-2011 01:15:57 | More by WritersBlock
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mhaugo

California

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

12-18-2011 04:11:44 | More by mhaugo
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artacosta

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -35.1%

11-25-2011 20:20:00 | More by JAHMUR
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woosterbill

Kentucky

2.3/5  rDev -25.3%

12oz bottle into a tulip. Thanks to mnbearsfan for tossing this one in as an extra; state tick #40.

A: Clear reddish-orange body with a thin tan head. Meh.

S: Harsh, boring, rather terrible caramel malt. Sweet, sharp, and bad.

T: Sweet caramel, grossness, and some faint bitterness. Tastes like toffee, chlorine, and hell.

M: Light, frothy, creamy, smooth, and awesome.

O: This is not a good beer. Do not buy it, unless you want to get a laugh out of its absurd label. I'm sure New Mexico can do better.

Cheers!

10-29-2011 17:49:46 | More by woosterbill
Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
72 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.