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Side Car | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by gillagorilla on 07-18-2014

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 18
Photo of KTCamm
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12/29....pours reddish amber with white foam lid and lacing. Tasty toasty malt nose, slight hop pokes through. Bready toasty malt flavor, light bitter creeps in and then closes out. Fast finish. Simple. Good beer, certainly not the most dynamic SNBC offering.

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Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from the shop at the NC brewery; served in a lager glass. Bottling date: 11/2015

Pours with a clear brown-amber body and a very large, durable, frothy, off-white head. No sediment.

This may say "amber ale" and have a corresponding appearance, but the hop dominated aroma suggests an APA or IPA. While the flavor has a higher malt/hop balance, it is still not what is expected in a typical "amber ale". Mildly bitter with a near medium body and lively carbonation.

Overall: comes across as an English/American Red Pale Ale.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Scored at the SN bottle/gift shop in Chico.

Nice red appearance, a little brown in there. Aroma was c hops and minimal sweet red malt, stays away from that peat bullshit.

Taste was smooth, prolly only 35 ibu, mild hops, floral, citrusy. Another good red ale from Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Banshee

A: Pours deep amber with a creamy tan heado that settles and laces well.

S: Caramel malt with floral and citrus hop notes.

T: Sweet toasted malt, citrus hops, some grapefruit, a bit floral, and a little pine.

M: Medium body , moderate carbonation.

O: Not super special, but very drinkable. Session nicely with my burger.

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Side Car from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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