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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1.75/5  rDev -52.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

Appearance - loads of carbonation. Deep amber orange.

Smell - not much to comment on. Very faint fruit.

Taste - sweet toffee with a bitter cherry bite for am aftertaste. Tastes heavily carbonated.Not much to say about this one really. Im a bit underwhelmed.

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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

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2.36/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.41/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Part of the Beer Camp compilation. Collaboration between Sierra Nevada and New Glarus. Pours a clear copper color with a good amount of froth. Smell is sweet, sweet, sweet, almost cola sweet. The flavor profile is pretty sweet also. Bitter as an ESB should be, but I also get a raw alcohol taste that is quite unpleasant. Mouthfeel is smooth but its hard to get over that taste. Not a fan of this guy, probably my least favorite out of the Beer Camp.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.68/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I just tried Alt Route from Beer Camp a Couple of hours ago. I enjoyed that beer. This one is a little funky....I have had English bitters before, but this one is a little strange.

A - It pours a hazy amber color with a large initial head that quickly subsides.

S - Really have to dig in order to pull some aromatics out of this, but if I'm pressed....I'm going with wet dog.

T - Tastes slightly acidic with bitter, grassy hop residual

M - The feel is dry and chalky...Weird...not a fan

Overall, its OK. I won't be reaching for a second unless i'm desperate, but it could work for you. Personally, I think it's my own personal preferences at play here, but we'll see when the rest of the reviews come in.

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