Beer Camp Across The World: Thai-Style Iced Tea Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Beer Camp Across The World: Thai-Style Iced Tea AleBeer Camp Across The World: Thai-Style Iced Tea Ale
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Beer Camp Across The World: Thai-Style Iced Tea AleBeer Camp Across The World: Thai-Style Iced Tea Ale

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Denmark's Mikkeller brewery is famous for pushing the boundaries of beer, so when we decided to partner we knew the result would be a wild ride. This beer was inspired by flavors of a classic Thai Iced Tea. It;s sweet and rich, with warming spice notes and delicate fruit flavors that maintain a drinkability from the use of black tea in the finish.

Added by Lucular on 05-10-2017

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a nice white head that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself isn't a bad look but has an uninteresting look. It's a clear light to medium amber that looks decent.

The smell and taste are pretty good. Both have a nice dominant herbal black tea note surrounded with a nice and light orange note with a bit of yeasty star anise followed by a mild lactose that comes in and out along with the tamarind.

The feel is decent. It's a light bodied beer with a thin feel to it. The carbonation is fairly tingly but light.

Overall, this was definitely an interesting beer with some good notes. The only thing is that it definitely resembles a nice tea with a bit of carbonation. Still, I would go for it because it was so interesting.

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Photo of Lucular
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of black tea in the aroma and flavor, unfortunately a little bit on the astringent side. I've never had Thai iced tea but other than the tea the main flavor I got was vanilla - surprising because I don't think it was one of the ingredients.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a variety 12-pack $23.99 from Tamuras
Slightly cloudy golden amber color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Sweet tea taste, hides alcohol really well
Overall nothing really outstanding, sort of like drinking an iced tea. It does deliver on what it says it is, but expected bolder flavors.

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Photo of Dsimenson
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burt
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBuckley73
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimmah120
3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with no date

Gold-orange with almost no head. Not much to sniff at, some belgian yeast and alcohol. Tastes like a black thai tea with some miller light mixed in... not really, but kinda. Some medicinal hops, cloyingly sweet malt, kiss of alcohol and belgian style yeast.

It's aight

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Photo of andyjeigh
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

L: Hazy orange with almost no head. A small beige ring remains, but leaves almost no lacing.

S: Orange-cream-filled milk chocolate candy, biscuit/caramel malt, generic spice character. Sweet and candied orange slices.

T: Orange candy, orange marmalade, milk chocolate, vanilla-like lactose sugar, generic spice of star anise and clove/black pepper on the back end. Finishes lightly sweet but non-descript.

F: Medium-bodied, slightly creamy upfront, but somewhat light with low carbonation.

O: An interesting experiment, but nothing noteworthy.

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Photo of CHickman
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

PKGD 04/20/17, it pours cloudy amber color with a 2-3 finger thick foamy eggshell colored head that was packed with tiny bubbles, fading very, very slowly and leaving excellent foamy lacing coating the sides which formed spider webs and left rings as it went down. A great looking beer for a Herbed/Spiced Beer.

Smells of black pepper, anise, orange peel, tea leaf, iced tea, lemon zest, herbs, spices like coriander and cumin, yeast, citrus, biscuit and potpourri. Really complex with a lot of spices that it's to the point of confusion, but it matches what the brewers listed as ingredients on the front label so it hits the mark there.

Tastes like it smells with pepper and peppery spices, anise, orange peel, tea leaf, herbs, spices like coriander and cumin, lemon zest, clove, tobacco, oregano, biscuit and potpourri. It's almost like the Twisted Tea but with a lot more more spices, which I don't care for but I won't put down since this was what they intended with this brew. I don't necessarily like it, but it came out the way Mikkeller and Sierra Nevada designed it.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Looks great, clear gold, but sweet on nose and then it's all sweet, caramel, and very dessert like. And a mild soap note as another reviewer has noted. I'm trying to work out where the Beer is Here!

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Photo of elNopalero
3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I held off on cracking this one open as I had no idea what to expect, or when would be a good time to try it. No time like the present, I suppose.
Incredible looking pour with a generous, long-lasting cap of foam. Mixed-bag aroma-wise, with hints of black tea and cardamom in the faintest sort of proportions. Caramelly-malty, with a lingering, ‘soapy’ aftertaste. A bit muddled, not one I care to revisit.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Very hazy orange body, short white head, lacing is rich and extensive.

S - Quiet sour grains, hints of herbal tea, a bit of lemony citrus.

T - The tea flavor is more forward. Some spice. Mild coconut and a bit of bitterness in the close.

M - Open is soft, close is brisk.

O - Not necessarily my thing, but neither cloying or overpowering, which was critical to getting this right.

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Photo of RBorsato
2.83/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of hman43
2.97/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Look: It pours golden and clear with an off white head that had good head retention.

Smell: It has a highly spiced aroma with low caramel and moderate tea like qualities.

Taste: The spice is most prominent in the flavor with a tea like flavoring in the background. As the beer warms the orange begins to blend in more with the other spices.

Feel:It has a moderately heavy, but creamy feel to it. It finishes semi dry with a spicy tea like aftertaste.

Overall, this is certainly a spicy beer with some background notes and slight malt to it.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a great idea but tastes a little safe in the execution for me. its mikkeller, so its got heaps of innovation, the tea is cool, notes of spice and lemongrass too, and a sweet almost dairy-esque element, yet also hoppy in the classic sierra nevada way, pretty darn unique, perhaps the most weird beer in this years box that i have had so far! i wish there was more of all of it, that it was a further departure from sierra nevada pale ale and a lot more mikkeller, which is what i basically wished out of every beer in the series so far, go a little more wild, live a little, they seem all so well conceived yet so conservative. hop bitterness is here, its malty still, and it finishes bitter, the black tea adds to that, but also a floral and earthy vibe, light citrus, and the weird rich lactose thing, vanilla, cream, and spices like anise and clove, super compatible with the hops, that the genius in this one. grassy and fresh at the same time that its earthy and bitter and heavy. i love it, but i also wish for more from it, an imperial version of sorts. these beers should all come out again but be brewed by the brewery that isnt sierra nevada. i think we would have a lot more robust and interesting offerings, but that said, this is pretty darn cool!!!

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Photo of Griphon
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up with the 12 pack on 7-1-17 for an average price of $2.08. Bottled on 4-20-17.

Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head initially.

Nose has a hint of citrus and tea.

Taste was black tea up front, a touch of sweet milk with orange in the middle, with a strong black licorice in the finish.

Feel was medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall i have had worse beers but this is one not worth repeating.

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Photo of newcastlemike
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.01/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of imbibehour
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Clear amber orange body color, with a nice shine to it a bit. Not the most clear with a touch of filmy hazy but a simple off white two finger head makes a good cap and soft presence. Solid looking ale.

Nice herbal nose. Pekoe like orange, and a touch of grassy spice like flavors for the aroma. Faint touch of sweet malt rounds out, making for a good simple experience. Surprisingly, once a sip and revist of the nose, there is star anise.

Palate seems a little basic, maybe too basic but good. A good solid creamy rich moutheel, almost gives to vanilla tones, and is very supportive of the flavors. Muted sensing herbs, with a bit of sweet grass like flavors and tones. Star anise in the finish and aftertaste. Luckily not much tamarind, or other noticeable flavors mentioned on the bottle.

Muted quality a bit, and many of the added ingredients aren't coming through on the palate. Still a very drinkable beer, and it looks like that lactose really added to the beers body quite nicely.

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Photo of cmcquirk
4.45/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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