Beer Camp Across America - Sweet Sunny South
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 10.03%
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
331
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 10, 2020
Added:
Feb 04, 2016
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  58
SCORE
85
Very Good
Beer Camp Across America - Sweet Sunny SouthBeer Camp Across America - Sweet Sunny South
Notes: Collaboration with Austin Beerworks, Bayou Teche Brewing, Creature Comforts Brewing Company, Funky Buddha Brewery, Wicked Weed Brewing.

This rustic ale features Southern twists including corn grits, tea leaves, and plenty of sweet fruit—peaches, papaya, guava, and prickly pear—for an easy drinking beer.

2016 Beer Camp Across America collaboration.
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
July 6th, 2016 - A little appetizer to keep around through a meal or game night, with a summery smell accented with orange and lemon, and peach and as well. A light and effervescent taste, this could pair as well with a sandwich as it could summer barbecue. The extra stress on the citrus and tangerine is an extra round of refreshment, some a little peach as a hidden treat.
Dec 10, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 4/7/16; drank 5/4/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge off-white head; strong, frothy lace.

Fresh cut grass, creamed corn, melon & mild lemon notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Banana & fresh cut grass flavors up front; dry ice tea & mild tart lemon notes on the finish.

A touch too dry for me but this has substantial flavor for a quaffable, summer friendly brew. Not bad!
Oct 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
One of the weirder beers Sierra Nevada has ever made. Pours yellow, slight obscured clarity, 1/2" white head on the top with ample retention going for it. The nose is a unique and interesting one, hay, tea, fruit and grain. Like a weird saison I guess.

Taste is a little more run of the mill than the nose is, there are still plenty of things clashing and melding, but ultimately it comes down to a one off tick that you probably would never go and buy a 6 pack of. Has kind of a more astringent than dry finish to it. Still grainy. A little bit of citrus lemon to it. Carbonation seemed more appropriate for something hopped heavier or more bitter. At the end of the day it was a neat thing to tick, but not really a poundable beer.
Apr 05, 2018
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Reviewed by BWED from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle poured into a Willibecher.

A- Slightly hazed straw color. Head is rocky and white. Retention is great along with lacing.

S- Peachy, stone fruit. Very light grainy/straw. Some papaya. Very light, but prevalent fruity characteristics.

T- Peach and papaya. Very faint grain. Really nice and light.

M- Light body, with a light tea tannin-like astringency. Clean fruity finish.

O- Nice and light session. Fruity, sweet.
Apr 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by lochef81 from Michigan

Sep 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by axf4129 from Indiana

May 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Apr 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.19 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Jan 15, 2017
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle: Poured a nice hazy yellow color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light rustic malt notes with some bready yeast, tropical fruit and nice leafy hops notes. Taste is a nice mix of bready yeast notes with some light rustic malt and some tropical fruits and leafy hops notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nice mix of flavours with some really good drinkability.
Dec 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.07 by mmorris15 from Maine

Dec 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Dec 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Nov 30, 2016
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy straw, with fine particulates & effervescence boiling up from the bottom of the globlet. A careful pour produces a huge, white, moderately lasting, foamy head that fades to a nice surface cap, thick collar ring & blotches & streaks of clumpy lace. The aroma is a bright blend of Saison yeast, perfumey tropical & peach fruitiness, pale malt, grain/corn & a lemony acidic sourness with hints of earthy & leafy hops. Oddly I don't pick up much wheat. Taste is fruity peaches & tropical fruit, grain, pale malt, corn sweetness & phenolic Saison yeast with hints of lemon, earth, tea, herbal & earthy hops. There is something vegetal which I feel is from the prickly pear. Finishes dry & mildly acidic with a light, citrusy bitterness that lingers into the earthy, dry & mildly tart but short lived aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with excellent carbonation, crisp, dry with a light prickle. An interesting, nice but divergent brew for the style. If it were a 1950's B movie it might be titled: Saison Meets Fruit Beer Meets Adjunct Grains. Very drinkable. This should be considered for a summer seasonal or at the very least a summer variety pack brew.
Nov 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by DruC4 from Michigan

Nov 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by Tyecko from Minnesota

Nov 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by TastyIsBeer from Illinois

Nov 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by rwilde from Ohio

Oct 19, 2016
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Reviewed by DavoleBomb from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Moderately hazed yellow gray color. Two fingers of foamy off-white head. Retention is a bit below average and just a wisp or two of lacing are left.

4.5 S: Lovely fruitiness. Big peach and guava component in this. Papaya is a little weaker but still robust. I'm pretty sure I have no idea what a prickly pear smells like. On the next layer, there's herbal and floral components and a lemony tartness. Hay, dried woodiness, and wildflowers. Really nice nose!

4.25 T: This tastes like a really complex saison. Fruits as per above. Peppery yeastiness. Herbal, floral - wildflowers. Hay, grassiness, tea, and surprisingly clean maltiness.

4.25 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly spritzy and super smooth.

4.25 D: Very good beer. After one bad and one mediocre beer from this mixed case, this one makes a case to justify the high price tag.
Sep 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.68 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Sep 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by BamfBacon from Ohio

Sep 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by ahommell from Mississippi

Sep 13, 2016
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Reviewed by ONUMello from Ohio

3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle dated 4/6/16 poured into a pint glass
A: Yellow with a rather big 1.5+ finger head
S: Peach, a bit of tea
T: Everything the label describes - peach, tea and corn
M: Light-bodied, a touch sweet
O: Southern, yes and maybe it needs food but on its own this doesn't do much for me
Sep 11, 2016
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
8/13...pours cloudy yellow, bright, light white foam. Notes of grits/grains in the nose. Citrus peel too. Taste is a sharp lemon with other fruits. Lemon...grits...in beer form. Nice.
Sep 11, 2016
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A hazy straw pour produces a 1" 3 minute white foam cap supported by continuous streams of rapidly rising bubbles. This is an active beer. One of the finishing hops is Huell Melon and the brewers have selected a saison yeast so the beer has fruit coming from three different directions. The nose easily detects fruit aromas from an arm's length away. Closer up the aromas become more tropical with a definite note of tea and it is hard to pin down which fruit aromas are added, come from the yeast or the hops. The palate is fruity with traces of tea especially with a tannin note of the finish. The fruit changes character as it travels across the tongue but it remains the dominant flavor. The body is light and while you can't taste the corn grits they show up in the body. The carbonation is medium high and it has some prickle. This is a full flavored and very refreshing beer that evokes Hawaiian punch but retains enough beer character to avoid being an alcopop.
Sep 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.49 by jonparadiso from New York

Sep 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Sep 06, 2016
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Rated by Chairmanofthebrew from California

2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Meh. Bit over done flavor profile which for me was spoiled by the strong prickly pear flavor.
Sep 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by dhesington from North Carolina

Sep 04, 2016
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bought this $30 mixed pack from beer store down the street. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that dissapated quickly. The scent was lemon. The taste was like 50/50 or Squirt. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with big carbonation. Overall it's ok certainly worth a try but hope the other five are phenomenonal of it will be tough to by any more beer camp at that price point.
Aug 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.8 by Satsuma from Florida

Aug 26, 2016
 
Rated: 2.9 by sinodux from California

Aug 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by shigg85 from Japan

Aug 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.28 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Aug 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by user785335 from Florida

Aug 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.54 by GFD400 from New York

Aug 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Aug 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.31 by Can_has_beer from Texas

Aug 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.19 by Ljoreilly from Georgia

Aug 14, 2016
Beer Camp Across America - Sweet Sunny South from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 464 ratings