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)
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,277
Reviews:
185
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
10.3%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
84
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,277 |  Reviews: 185
Photo of brewale4me
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hosehead83
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber/gold in color, with a nice fluffy head of off-white foam
Aroma-Subtle toasted malt
Taste-Tosated malt, nice dose of fruity/herbal hops. Well-balanced and tasty. Session-worthy.

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Photo of Yancey82
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of angrybabboon
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 1/8/15, with apologies for apparently abandoning most of the Beer Camp beers in the back of my fridge

A: Clear, medium amber with burnt orange highlights - medium size, off-white head, fades to a wispy cap and an average collar, leaves some streaks of lacing

S: The aroma doesn't scream "English Bitter" but I like it - lightly hoppy with some citrus, grassy, floral, and herbal notes - nice malt profile with some pale and caramel grain, light bread, toasted biscuits, and slight hints of caramelized sugar - clean and lightly sweet - touch of minerality as it warms up

T: Well-balanced toasty grains and hints of citrus - light citrus flesh and zest, with some pine, herbal, and grassy flavors - slightly earthy, but mostly clean - great malt flavor with pale and caramel malts, toasted white bread, toasted multigrain bread, bread crust, biscuits, and some caramel sweetness

M: Light to medium body, extremely smooth and drinkable

O: Another Beer Camp beer I would drink again

This is further proof that I utterly failed in my strategy to drink this 12-pack. This is probably the best I've had so far. This, like the Torpedo Pils, I would probably buy again if it ever saw the light of day.

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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.19/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tommy5
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jemarent
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMS1512
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Soneast
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle picked up as one of the Beer Camp 2014 series. Bottled on date of 5.22.14

L - Amber red with some clarity, not much lace or head.

S - Malt sweetness and sugar. Smells very good.

T - Grains and sugar. Slight sweetness and well balanced throughout. Slight citrus hop in the background. Very tasty.

F - Well carbonated and light bodied. Well balanced throughout as well.

O - Disclosure that the ESB's are not on my favorite beer list. That being said, this is one of the better ones I have ever had. I would buy this one again, and that says a lot!

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Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vivs85
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of KTCamm
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12/1....BCAA 10/12...bright copper with fst fizzy white foam. Light lager remains. Musty malt nose, soft citrus. Tasty chewy malt body with a buzzed hop bitter. Firm carbonation. Toasty and smooth.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Jdra
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of robear
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of stwok21
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,277 ratings.
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