Christmas Jam Session Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Christmas Jam Session AleChristmas Jam Session Ale

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by dbrauneis on 12-07-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 31
Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly cloudy yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is all citrus hops. The tazte is a very hoppy and has a dry finish.

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Photo of chinchill
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

24 oz 2016 bottle with an Oct. 2016 bottling date.
Pours with a lightly hazy gold body topped by a durable white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing on the glass.
Sweet citrus, hay, herbs and baked brad in the aroma.
Flavor: quite flavorful yet well balanced and easy to drink.
Smooth, well (medium) carbonated body.

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Photo of TheDeezler
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Intro: First off, this ale has been brewed more than once (as the availability states) Sierra Nevada has helped Asheville Brewing Co. brew this ale starting in 2013, and also in 2014, so it's safe to say that it will be around in 2015, but only time will tell.
I got a "sample - not for sale" 24 oz. bottle from a friend that works at Sierra Nevada in Chico.

A: Rather clear, amber hue, frothy creamy looking head with good retention, lively carbonation. I had plenty of lacing around the inside of the glass.

S: Herbal hops with some fruity notes, as well as sweet malts lingering.

T: Very much fruity and piney hops, clovey phenols, with caramel notes. Pale malts, with a bitter hop after taste. Balanced taste, and smooth finish. Very drinkable!

M: light tingling on the tongue from the carbonation, very much like a mild seltzer.

O: Very high level of drink ability. You can slam several servings of this down without noticing. I'm disappointed that I won't be enjoying this beer more often as I fell in love. Guess I'll have to wait until Christmas.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a clear, amber-orange color with a small creamy white head that retains nicely, leaving some lace behind

S- floral and piney hop with with some sweet bready malt, a touch of caramel

T- lightly hopped with notes of pine and citrus, sweet caramel malt , dry citrusy and floral finish that disappears quickly

M- medium body and carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish

O- good balance, easy to drink and very sessionable

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Seven Sows in Asheville, NC

A: Pours a crystal clear medium amber in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and copper highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall light beige foamy head that reduces to a thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of floral hops with lighter aromas of pine and citrus/orange hops over the top of very light slightly sweet malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet malts with some hints of caramel and light fruit (apple/pear) which is followed rather quickly by the moderate floral hops and light pine hops. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades rather quickly.

M: Just less than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness. Slightly thin.

O: Should accomplish the stated goal of the beer (for drinking during the 48 hour jam session) as it is very easy to drink and very sessionable. Nice light and enjoyable flavors.

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Christmas Jam Session Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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