Beer Camp Across The World: Raspberry Sundae Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Bruery in Orange County is famous for its experimental , Belgian-style and barrel-aged beers, and this release fits nicely in their wheelhouse. Inspired by the flavors of an ice cream sundae, this rich blonde ale features cocoa, vanilla and raspberry, with lactose added for extra creaminess. Now you can have your dessert and drink it, too.

Added by Lucular on 05-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
277
Reviews:
87
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
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0
Gots:
29
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Ratings: 277 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of Griphon
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours purplish brown color with off white head.

Aroma - Mild cherry, chocolate, little bit of vanilla and malts.

Taste - Pretty sweet, the raspberry comes out along with the vanilla not getting much chocolate.

Feel - Medium bodied decent carbonation the alcohol is well hidden.

Overall - A middle of the road beer for me little too sweet but it is a raspberry sundae so. They did do a good job of hiding the alcohol.

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Photo of Damian74
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arizcards
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up as part of the 12 pack on 7-1-17 from TW Arrowhead for $2.08 average. Bottled 4-21-17 and stored in beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured a dark golden color with tints of amber. Head was decent with original pour.

Nose was an interesting mix of light raspberry and cocoa and lightly kilned malts.

Taste was pretty well played. Light malt base provided playground for deftly played raspberry, cocoa, and vanilla adjuncts. Finish was decently hopped enough to balance out the sweetness.

Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied and pretty effervescent.

Overall i prepared for the worst with this brew and was caught off guard with how skillfully made it was. Definitely a dessert oriented beer. Glad i got to try this!

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Photo of jsmith313
2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cmcquirk
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
2.82/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark orange body, cloudy but still transparent. Pours with a short white head, turning to a wisp at the edge of the glass, offering little to work with lacing wise. Pretty nevertheless.

S - Raspberry is front and center, with sour fruity highlights and the funkier berry aspect beneath. The acidity does move toward lactic, suggesting yogurt.

T - Flavor follows the nose in the open, with strong fruit, which fades a bit in the middle, allowing a bit of biscuit and more lactic acidity to come forward, and a close that sticks with that acidic hit that slowly fades, a thin berry note lingering in a long tail.

M - Strong acidity and brisk carbonation. Keeps it all clean.

O - Offers many of the notes promised in the name and marketing language, but the taste is a bit more like a raspberry frozen yogurt than the rich decadence of a sundae. Cocoa is MIA, but I am splitting hairs. A pleasant, drinkable, tart ale.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.29/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Raspberry Sundae Ale has a thick, foamy, ivory head, which does not hang around, a hazy, sediment filled, orange-copper appearance, with some glass lacing. Aroma is of faint fruit and brown bread, and the flavor is of those elements, with some background spice and a bit of cream. Mouthfeel is creamy and medium to heavy, and Raspberry Sundae Ale finishes semi-dry. RJT

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Photo of JohneHoodlum
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bcsbeer
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of secondtooth
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clean amber, with a nice off-white head and no lace.

Aroma: Sweet fruit, namely raspberry and maybe a hint of cocoa and vanilla. Interesting and not bad.

Taste: Crazy mix of cocoa and raspberry, ending in a bittersweet finish. I do get a sweet dessert feel here for sure. Not bad and certainly a curious and creative brew, but not one i’d care to revisit.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutBruin2
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought the 2017 Beer Camp Across the World Pack yesterday at Total Wine in West Orange, eager to have the twelve brews inside of it. This was first on the package so it was the first that I sampled and arguably, the most complex-sounding out of all of them. I was hoping that this would be sweet and reminiscent of neapolitan ice cream but unfortunately, that was not the case. It was too vegetal for me and lacking in sweetness and body that I would come to expect from a dessert beer.

This was packaged on 4/21 and had a moderately decent pour to it - the hue was a cross between raspberry and mahogany with plenty of bubbly, bread-like head on top of it. That was the best aspect of this beer as the aroma was quite muted and felt like raspberry juice with a hint of cocoa nibs in it. Not sweet or full at all and that was the case with the taste as well. I would loved a creamy beer that bordered on a Sweet Stout but that just wasn't possible with this offering. Plenty of booze was found here but hardly any lacing was to be found as this beer turned out to be too thin for my tastes...

It was odd to have a Fruit/Vegetable beer that was this strong but still lacking but as they say, there's a first time for everything. I love the two breweries that had a hand in this but the end result was not the dessert beer that I hoped for. Stylistically, it fit but I'd sooner take ice cream over this if given a choice!

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Photo of mschrei
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TeamMathis
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Delightful raspberry (cough syrup) and cherry nose. Very syrupy. Thick almost. Slight medicinal raspberry taste, but very good. The vanilla is subtle throughout. A nice, tiny cocoa finish.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.32/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tracker83
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of probert
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer Camp Across The World: Raspberry Sundae Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.55 out of 5 based on 277 ratings.
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