Otra Vez
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Gose
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 14.67%
Reviews:
434
Ratings:
1,208
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 01, 2022
Added:
Aug 22, 2015
Wants:
  54
Gots:
  555
SCORE
83
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Notes: In California, where temperatures often top triple digits, perfecting the warm weather beer is a priority. We happened upon a sweet-tangy blend of native-grown prickly pear cactus and grapefruit combined with the zing of a traditional gose for a vicious but delicious twist on the stodgy summer sippers.

Otra Vez is a tangy twist on the nearly extinct gose style. It combines the zip of prickly pear cactus with a hint of grapefruit for a bright and refreshing finish.
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Rated: 3.5 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
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Reviewed by jgramirez876

4.72/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Excellent use of prickly pear cactus (in Spanish: nopal) and nopales are inherently spicy.

This beer is packed with flavor and is sour. Refreshing to the taste and I think pairs great with seafood. Do not try if you’re expecting a pils or anything wheaty.

Sad to see it’s out of stores…
Jun 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.6 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.73 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio

Aug 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.88 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 03, 2021
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Rated by BeerManDan from California

1.14/5  rDev -69%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Taste like battery acid. Couldn't drink another drop! Blah!!!
Nov 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Karmadillo from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Been looking for this beer in stores to sadly find out if had been discontinued. This beer is a great, easy drinker with a pleasing tartness that is dangerously thirst-quenching. Very crisp mouthfeel, citrus and sun tea like flavor and drinkability with a light belly that doesn't make you feel bloated. It is a both a worknight and sunny afternoon beer that makes you wash down another without buyers remorse. Wish they'd make it a permanent part of the Sierra Nevada lineup.
Sep 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.56 by jjboesen from Maryland

Feb 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by fedt from Arizona

4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sierra Nevada Otra Vez, 4.5%
12oz bottle poured into glass
A Goes style, with cactus and grapefruit

L: Light straw, lots of bubbles all throughout, thick head with retention.
S: Sugar, lemon curd, grapefruit rind. Not that strong on the nose though. After warming, bread and a bit more sourness apparent.
T: Definitely get cactus and grapefruit upfront. Very sour and sweet. Malt is nice, light breadiness but not very heavy. Not bitter. Just sour.
F: Light-medium, carbonated, tart, low ABV
O: Overall, I liked this. The lemony gose compliments the prickly pear. Even if it's California, they are getting that Southwest / Mexican feel to it right.
Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by psoriasaurus from Thailand

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Writing a review in memoriam of the cactus/grapefruit recipe. Oh delicious, bright, smooth, sexy and thirst quenching prickly pear gose how I miss you so. It really feels like my dog died (I would say child but that sounds a bit extreme, but really, that is how much I loved this beer). Please come back. Your fetid lime/agave replacement is absolute swill :(
Aug 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.59 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina

Jul 12, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 12/18/15; drank 1/24/16 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque pale yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge bright white head; minimal lace.

Lemon & sugar notes in the nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Mildly tart lemon flavor up front; sweet honeyed wheat notes on the finish.

Simple but tasty; well balanced. This would shine on a summer day.
Jun 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jun 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Monkitrouble224 from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
If you love beers like Tecate, Corona, and Dos Equis, but you're also a sour beer drinker, this one is a great fusion of both! With sharp sour lime flavors on the front with a tasty Mexican-style beer finish, this is truly the best of both worlds.
Jun 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

1.96/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
Malt and funk with a palate blasting tangy-tartness. This was a tough one for me to consume but it grew on me a little bit as I gave it a full chance.
Jun 06, 2019
 
Rated: 2.8 by Daneve76 from Australia

May 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by Saylor from Pennsylvania

May 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by Rockhead from Virginia

May 18, 2019
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Reviewed by DragonsMilk from Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
(this rating is for the prickly pear recipe only) The prickly pear recipe hit the thirst quenching nail on the head, one of the best brews ever for it's purpose, perfectly subdued with a pleasant tartness and a crisp dry finish that left you ready for another drink .....the agave lime on the other hand....F***king yuck! Not fit to hold a gelding's balless sack. Looking forward to trying the next incarnation though! Cheers
May 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.91 by Wookieboy1 from Texas

May 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 25, 2019
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Reviewed by good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look: Clear yellow/amber color with a nice, rocky, white head and good lacing.
Smell: Lime, sour green apple, agave, mint, aloe vera. Smells a lot like a lemon-lime soda (Sprite). A bit of funkiness.
Taste: Salty lime up front. Tart, sour apple. Clean, slightly minty flavor. Some malt bread flavor, especially in the aftertaste.
Feel: Thin- to medium-bodied. Clean and slightly dry. Biting carbonation.
Overall: Very clean, lemon-lime, mint, carbonated. Extremely drinkable and refreshing.
Mar 23, 2019
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Medium carbonation with below average body
Aroma is citrus/lemon/lime,malt
Taste is citrus, mildly tart and sour with just a right amount of sea salt
Very refreshing and light while being unique and well made. Not a home run but would make an excellent summer beer
Feb 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.56 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Feb 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by EdFed from Illinois

Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2019
 
Rated: 1.5 by bigschoolrecords from Pennsylvania

Jan 06, 2019
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Rated by Jimbob-gbr from Nebraska

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Good beer. Light and tart. Would have been better in the summer. Kettle sour acidity and lime, can taste the salt just enough
Nov 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by ClintGoodman from Iowa

Nov 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by 123321123321 from Alabama

Nov 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by Giggy from Michigan

Nov 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.4 by twax from Florida

Nov 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 10, 2018
 
Rated: 2.98 by lrend13 from Wisconsin

Sep 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.55 by BigMustyElbows from Pennsylvania

Sep 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Aug 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by CoreyOrwell from Minnesota

Aug 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.77 by Murrdog66 from Nebraska

Aug 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by alexsergio from New York

Aug 17, 2018
Otra Vez from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 1642 ratings