Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)
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Style:
Belgian Pale Ale
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 10.93%
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
1,289
From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  8
Gots
  104
SCORE
83
Good
Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)
Notes: We named this beer in honor of Myron Avery, a founder of the Appalachian Trail, or the A.T., which starts near Sierra Nevada’s North Carolina brewery and ends near Allagash’s home in Maine. Both breweries have a tremendous love of the outdoors, and Avery and the A.T. are great reminders of the wild spirit of exploration that connects us both.

In 1995, Rob Tod started Allagash Brewing Company and since then, Portland, ME, has been a place of reverence in the Belgian brewing pantheon. Allagash adds their Belgian flair to variety of beer styles and are one of the few American breweries to use a traditional coolship for true spontaneous fermentations leading to seriously complex beers native to their coastal home.
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Reviews: 177 | Ratings: 1,289
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Joining forces with Allagash brewers, the fusion of Belgian-minded efforts converge. This time with a timeless and charming Belgian pale ale that doesn't polarize or contempt- just a refreshing taste and racing feel that makes this session way too quick.

Opening with a bright golden hue, the ale pretends to be champagne, even in its frothy column of foam. A lemon, apple and orange medley tantalizes the nose, along with a tickle of white pepper, faint coriander and cumin. Initial taste is dryly malted with short-lived sweetness and peps of light bread and whole grain.

Arrested sweetness quickly dissolves over the tongue while a zesty but playful acidity takes hold. Equipped with a bubbly feel, its sparkling white wine texture reads white grape, citrus fruit and a corkish taste that's reminiscent of straw and fresh-cut grass.

Its fast-fleeting finish scrubs the thirst from the palate as a texture and minerally taste of seltzer water allows "table beer" Belgianesque character to assume. Dry in finish, a slight tang and carbonic bite closes the taste with echoes of fruit and spice hovering above.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Packaged 6/3/14.

Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, spice, Belgian yeast, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, earth, spice, and Belgian yeast flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of nice earthy aromas and flavors.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12 oz bottle from beer camp box poured into snifter

A- Kind of a classic golden/orange. Some lacing, but no real head
S- Mouth puckering aroma of classic belgium yeast. Bready, a bit of citrus/ floral
T- Bready upfront, finishing in a bit of orange peel, but fades quickly leaving that classic belgium yeastiness in the mouth. I also get a bit of the "sierra nevada" hop profile. This may just be in my mind.
M- Thin to medium

O- Kind of an average belgium ale

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Photo of flagmantho
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into my Schlafly tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and a light effervescence. Head poured a thick finger of frothy ivory foam with good retention. A nice lace is left on the glass as the head dissipates. Enticing!

Smell: sweet and gentle malt aroma with a nice coriander spice to it. Kind of somewhere between a Belgian pale and a witbier -- I like it.

Taste: taste is very much like the aroma, although there is a bit of a farmhouse funk and grassy character as well. Almost like a saison; this beer really has some dimensions to it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a very nice creaminess.

Overall: this is a satisfying and drinkable beer. I feel like I could quaff this all day.

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Photo of Paincane
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Hazy straw colored body with frothy white head. Citrus, pine & fruity aromas. Light fruit, coriander & Belgian spicy peppery flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a golden orange amber with a one finger white head with good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of orange, tangerine, grassy and citrus hops, coriander; floral and estery. Flavor is mixed orange and lemon citrus, light saison yeast, coriander and clove, Belgian yeast, citrus hops. Finishes with lemon citrus, grapefruit rind and citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied with good peppery carbonation. I guess if I had to guess what a collaboration between Allagash and Sierra Nevada would taste like, this would be it. Nice Belgian yeast and spice character, but flavorful hops complementing the spicy bitterness. An aromatic, spicy, citrusy ale that pushes the envelope for a Belgian style, but pulls it off, there are elements of American pale ale, tripel and Belgian pale ale in here and they play well together. Tasty. I felt like a friend had left me abandonded at the side of the road when Allagash left the Seattle market, but I'm glad to have a small taste of them again and wish them luck. I'm 3 for 3 now for nice ales from this great twelve pack.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz.bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $25.99 for the variety Beer Camp Across America 12-pack
Purchased: Oct. 17, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 24, 2014
Misc.: Collaboration with Allagash Brewing Company; Packaged June 3, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Poured a honey, orange, mostly clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky white head. Tons of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Uneven, layered, thick, foamy lacing on the sides. Thick, foamy retention all the way down on the top. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled banana chips, yellow Runts, sweet sugary floral hops, slight wet Cascade hops, soapy pine, spicy pepper Belgian spices, sour green grape, sour green apple and other Saison qualities, light Honey Nut Cheerios, honey wheatgrass and sugary cloves. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste was nowhere as good as the nose. Got cloves, banana chips, caramel, honey, pine, Citra hops, floral hops, soapy malts, green grape, light kiwi and green apple, sourdough bread and grassy notes. (Taste - 3.50)

Light body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Spicy, abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.50)

This beer could have been so much better. It definitely had its moments. I’d have it again though. (Overall - 3.50)

3.65 | 83 | B

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of stakem
3/5  rDev -18%

12oz bottle poured into a SN snifter. The brew appears a hazy golden color with a white frothy topping. Some patchy to spotty lace clings to the glass.

The smell is lemony sweet with fresh grains like cereal. Sone grass clippings and clove with some yeasty phenolics of pepper and plastic round things out.

The taste is herbal and quite bitter with a lemony oily feel. A bit of clove and yeasty phenolics but its dominated by bitterness. The plastic and pepper notes seem quite conflicting in this.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of caronation. Not a beer im a fan of and would avoid in the future. The character of this one seems quite clashing and conflicting.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Goldenrod color with a very thin head
S: Wheat, Belgian yeast, floral notes and spice
T: Rather average; matches the nose but tastes a bit old even though it was just released. Largely grains and spice
M: Medium-bodied, crisp
O: Not bad overall, just nothing memorable; I had hoped for more given the collaborating breweries

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4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Round two on the Beer Camp. Dated 6/3/14

A: Straw yellow color with a pillowy 3 finger head. Looks very nice

S: Sweet belgian yeast paired with biscuity malt and some earthy hops

T: Starts off with prominent belgian yeast funk followed by sweet and bready malt. That gets kicked out by bitter earthy hops. It finishes with yeasty sweetness.

M: Light to medium mouthfeel, definitely an easy drinker.

O: Very good representation of the style. Would't expect anything less from these two great breweries.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 1289 ratings