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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.21/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Groveland Tap in St. Paul, MN. 12 oz. serving in a chalice glass.

Appearance: Color is a deep brownish golden orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and about two fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing on the glass.

Smell: A toasty and juicy balanced aroma with good hints of citrus and nutty malt. Toasted malt with bready hints of toast, biscuit, caramel, toffee, nuts, and yeast. Sweet hints of sugar. Solid hop presence with citrus hints of orange marmalade and lemon. Subtle floral and herbal hop hints of grass and pine. A very solid toasty English Bitter aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a nicely toasty and juicy balance of malt and juicy hops. Toasted malt with notes of bready biscuit, toast, caramel, toffee, nuts, and yeast. Subtle notes of sugar sweetness. Good hop balance with some earthy and herbal notes of pine and grass. Juicy citrus hop notes of oranges and lemon zest. A very solid English style Bitter taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and very smooth with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A very solid take on the English ESB style. Good toasty and nutty malt presence with some good citrus hop esters.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clean and simple with a Nutty toasted malt flavor and a slightly floral dry finish. I love the simplicity of this one because it delivers all its characteristics at the end. It starts smooth and somewhat light but follows up with a little kick of dry hops and toasted malt to give it a crisp finish. Its not outrageous, more classy and to the point.

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3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a brownish amber color with a half inch of head. Fair amount of lacing. The aroma is pretty faint. Some faint citrus and herbal hops. That's about it. The taste is some of the citrus and floral hops with some light nuttiness and some bread. Sweet lightly toasted malts at the end with some fruity hop notes. Medium bodied. Minimal alcohol presence. One of the more boring beers of the mix pack. Overall, meh.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Brown/ruby tan with a 1/8 inch foamy head. Minor lacing.

Smell - Roasty malts, caramel, toffee. Nuts, some brown sugar but overall lacking.

Taste - Upfront biscuit malts, nuts and a bitter note. Right on par with style, some caramel/toffee sugar notes. A little hop bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Malts and nuts coat the tongue. Palate gets more malts, some sugars and minor hop bitterness. Aftertaste is mild bitter with some remaining biscuit malts.

Overall - Just like the style usually is, boring, simple and easy to just slam down and move to the next beer. My final beer in the beer camp 12 pack, and it closes just like it started, boring, half assed, nothing special. Sierra Nevada dropped the ball on this pack, from getting a hoppy pale ale 2 months after bottled on date, to the overall collection of world class breweries collaboration to make some real lame beers, this was a disappointment and sierra Nevada should publicly apologies to all the drinkers of this collection.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Slightly hazy coppery golden color; poured with medium sized sticky head.

s: Strong, biscuity malt backbone with aspirin and hints of potpourri.

t: Mirrors the smell, a satisfying balance of bready, biscuity malts and herbal, aspirin bitterness.

m: Crisp and biting.

o: My first from the "Tickers Delight" pack, good first impression.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Highlights: Great example of a biscuity bitter

Appearance - typical to style, no flaws
smell - wonderful bready biscuity aroma, other aromas typical
taste - very apparent bready, buscuity notes, firm bitterness , other flavors typical
mouthfeel - good for style

Overall a well crafted beer, very drinkable and flavorful.

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There And Back: English-Style Bitter (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1,280 ratings