Christmas Jam Session Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Christmas Jam Session AleChristmas Jam Session Ale
BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
38 Ratings
Christmas Jam Session AleChristmas Jam Session Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by dbrauneis on 12-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,705
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
38
pDev:
8.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of KTCamm
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12/27/17...pours clear bright gold and with a touch of light white foam. Bright citrus fruity nose. Sharp pine flavor, floaral and citrus. Clean, crisp, and a lingering bitter. Outstanding.

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Photo of GFish
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexFields
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Scored this from the brewery in Chico late 2016/early 2017 if I recall correctly. The color was deeper than I would expect for a session ipa, apparently Sierra Nevada still loves its crystal malt. 1/3" white head. Kinda mild aromatics, some C hops, maybe Amarillo. A little bit of forest and pine to it.

Taste is almost like an amber ale levels of malt. Seriously, the maltiest session ipa I have ever had. Its not that it is "overly" malty, just wasn't expecting this level. Kind of amazing when you think about it. Taste is mildly bitter. Their pale ale is pretty non pale and malty, so this is really just a milder version of that methinks with some hop tweaking. Not as bitter as SNPA for sure. Would like to see this put into 6 packs one day.

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Photo of scottfrie
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

24oz bottle into imperial pint.

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark lemon color with a couple fingers of fluffy off-white greasy head that took forever to slowly fade into a rocky film. Sheets of chunky, sticky lace was left on the glass.
S: Very fresh smelling hops (reminds me of a hop fridge) fill my nose with perfumey fruit and citrus notes. I get a hint if crisp, bready pale malt backbone poking through. Mild leafy character.
T: Clean and crisp crackery malt under sweet and slightly juicy hop nectar, peppery and slightly leafy notes, and slight pine resin and ambiguous citrus pith.
M: Medium body with fluffy chewy carbonation, and a slick mouthfeel with a sweet yet drying finish. Bitterness is herbal and foresty.
O: Sweet overall but still light enough on the palate. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayden34
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
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 HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian74
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
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 TripelMark
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mojo
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDeezler
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
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 REVZEB
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aleckpa
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of pintofparadise
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Jtbusman
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Christmas Jam Session Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 38 ratings