Beer Camp Across The World: Atlantic-Style Vintage Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fuller's Brewery in London has been producing some of the UK's finest ales since the mid-19th century. Together we created a new recipe for an Atlantic-Style Vintage Ale---a robust beer, perfect for aging, and brewed with plums for a touch of rich fruit flavor that both mimics and enhances the natural yeast-driven aromas.


Added by Lucular on 05-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
225
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
28
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 225 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of Raime
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 12oz bottle into a mason jar.

Look - Deep burnt orange with a head that stacks half the glass. Density a plenty with an off-white coloration.

Smell - Hops stay relatively light with a big toasty malt presence that really dominates the nose.

Taste - Plums really turn out here and dominate at about a 70/30 ratio against the malt. Touches of sweet grape and even a bit of raisin if you really wanna look for it.

Feel - Smooth and creamy with a high level of carbonation. Swallows sweet and slightly bitter without even a hint of alcohol.

Overall - A very unique and robust beer that is probably my favorite in the pack so far ( Have only drank five others prior to this ). Not quite sure I've ever had w brew like this one. Try it out.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Would like to try this again in a year and see how it develops. Some great plum and stone fruit flavors along with a nice bready backbone but just a bit boozy.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoon
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.76/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hermit990
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goopy
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Burnt foggy amber with a massive khaki souffle head leaving creepy heart monitor lines in layers of lace as it slowly settles and looks more dense. Very enticing. It's end phase is a creamy film.

Earthy hops start the aroma with grass, almost like a classic AAL, but for a touch of caramel and wheat toast from actual malt.

Taste is semi-sweet plum, caramel-butterscotch, grape, and sweet bread nearing rye.

Crisp medium body with a building froth while on the palate, and a semi-dry finish.

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Photo of user785335
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Ball 16-oz. mason jar
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $22.99 for a Beer Camp Variety 12-Pack
Purchased: June 30, 2017
Consumed: July 2, 2017
Reviewed as: English Strong Ale
Misc.: Bottled on April 13, 2017 at 8:33 p.m. PT; Collab between Sierra Nevada and Fuller’s

First time I actually saw this beer camp variety 12-pack in stores. I had bought every one since 2012 at least, maybe 2011. Was hoping to find if for cheap at Costco, but couldn’t pass this one up for $22.99 at Trader Joe’s. Guessing it retails for $27.99 or so. Have had a few Fuller’s beers lately (way too late) and enjoyed them for the style. Was probably looking forward to this one in the pack besides every beer by the Raspberry Sundae (Sierra Nevada/The Bruery). Bottle read :Fuller's Brewery in London has been producing some of the UK's finest ales since the mid-19th century. Together we created a new recipe for an Atlantic-Style Vintage Ale---a robust beer, perfect for aging, and brewed with plums for a touch of rich fruit flavor that both mimics and enhances the natural yeast-driven aromas.” Looking at my excel sheet, this was just going to be my second English Strong Ale I would be reviewing, so not that familiar with the style.

Poured an amber murky color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki-white frothy head. Lots of bubbles coming up at lots of different places from the bottom of the glass. Outstanding sporadic foamy lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled plum, purple grape, prune, raisin, dark fruits, blackberries, red apple, sweet caramel malts, brown sugar powder, sugary grain and hints of toasted brown bread. Could smell some hops, but nothing I could pick out. (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted pretty close to the nose, maybe better. Got plums, dark fruits, prune, raisin, purple grape, caramel, brown sugar, red apple, sugary grain, brown bread and hints of red licorice. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Damn this was good. Felt like I slightly underrated it as well. (Overall - 4.00)

3.98 | 89 | B+

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Photo of Apellonious
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Comes out a non-transparent ruby red with a quarter finger of head that moves to a thin ring of lace before the first sip. Interesting aroma, as I can pick out the dark fruit/plum, and a certain yeast/malt combination that seems familiar, but can't quite place. The taste is a blend of what seems like a lot of flavors: nuts, bread, plum, pear, and a smidgen of alcohol. Nothing is overpowering or stands out though. The mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is medium low. Gets a touch sticky as it warms, but nothing unusual for the style. Like the barleywine in the pack, I wish I had two with one to age for a bit to see how it changes. Worth a go.

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Photo of Griffin2
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy reddish orange with a white head.
S - Smells of maltiness and plums.
T - Getting some nice sweetness, followed by some alcohol warmth, with plums on the finish.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Pretty nice old ale.

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Photo of bluehende
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkn09
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patlee3324
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer Camp Across The World: Atlantic-Style Vintage Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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