There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America)There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America)
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There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America)There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America)

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
For beer folks, Chico, CA, and New Glarus, WI, are must-see capitals on the U.S. brewing map, but getting between the two is no simple feat. There and Back is named for the planes, trains, and zeal needed to connect them. This classic English-style Bitter is a complex yet easy-drinking mix of toasty malt and a fruity, herbal hop flavor.

New Glarus is fiercely loyal to its home state, growing to one of the largest breweries in the U.S. without selling a single drop outside of the borders of Wisconsin. With those local tastes in mind, New Glarus has perfected traditional German styles and invented masterful versions of complex and intense fruit beers featuring Wisconsin-grown ingredients.

Added by raynmoon on 07-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a warm copper-amber with generous foaming.

There’s a great aroma that showcases the malts while allowing room for a wonderfully vibrant hop combination. I get a toasted caramel malt note which is balanced by a tropical fruit punchbowl of hoppy goodness. The flavor has that same caramel malty character, rich and fulfilling without being weighted down or heavy. The hops play well in this field with a guava mango floral citrus mélange. It’s not what I’d expect from a run-of-the-mill bitter but here it works, and it works wonderfully. So glad I have another bottle of this to enjoy again later.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear chestnut body under two fingers of frothy off-white head. Ok retention, light lace. Good, not great.

S: Fresh, vibrant, and balanced: bready malt, floral hops, and a distinct overtone of citrus. Slight caramel and strawberry notes as well. Lovely.

T: Follows the nose. Substantial maltiness up front, with toasty bread and restrained caramel side by side; herbal, floral, and citrusy hops toward the back end, leading up to a long, clean finish balancing mild bitterness with fruity yeast, as well as a lovely hint of almond. Delicious.

M: Lively, frothy medium body. A bit too much fizz for the style, but pleasantly creamy all the same.

O: Beautiful Bitter. If this were on cask, it might be my favorite Bitter of all time. I'm not surprised it's getting mediocre reviews on here, but that's just because it's not an exciting style.


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There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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