Exportation | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jethrodium on 06-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a bit of lacing. The nose has roast underlying some vinous notes and a light lactic acidity. Some cherry and light dark fruits. Flavor is roasty with a moderate lactic sourness. Red wine underneath as well as some oak. Medium body. Dry, sour finish. Interesting and good, but without the complexity of many Russian River sours. This probably could have used some more time in the barrel.

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3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer on draft at Churchkey served in a tulip. Beer is brown and hazy with a wispy tan head of small bubbles, low retention, no lacing, low carbonation, looks fine.

Aroma is a little flanders, a little malty too.

Beer is light in body and sweet on the finish. Mildly tart, minimal lactic character, an OK sour for the light hearted but this beer could be so much more.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage On tap with brunch at local 44 during PBW

Pours deep chesnut brown with a small tan head. Smells like a soured dark fruit porter lots of plum and raisin slightly grape scent. Taste is not as sour as the nose let's on way more mellow but the same kind of fruit sence is still there with a very mellow vanilla spiced finish. Mouthfeel is pretty watery with lighter than usual carbonation. Overall pretty good one off not sure if being a year old dulled the flavor at all but I would have liked to try this one fresh.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Resurrection Ale House for PBW.

A - A very dark brown brew, no transparency. There is however evident carbonation with several lines of bubbles rising up the glass. Head is a light mocha brown color, leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

S - Malty, subtle chocolate and some oaky character. There's a bit of funkiness to this, and also some very subdued tart notes. Inhaling deeper I also get some dark fruits.

T - Tart coffee? It starts out with a mild coffee roast, and then transitions immediately to a tart Pinot flavor. The base beer does come back at the end with some creamy chocolate and toasty malts. It could just be the Red Poppy remnants on my taste buds but this is fairly tart throughout.

M - Medium bodied brew with high levels of carbonation. Very smooth creamy character at first, with a dry finish.

O - This was interesting, I'd say a weaker version of Jolly Pumpkin's sour imp stout, but still good. Easy drinking too.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep ruby, lighter highlights around the edges, khaki head that has little retention and lacing.

S/T - Very pinot like up front with a nice roast character coming through the finish, especially as it warms. Has that great Russian River sourness and oak.

M - Light body, lively carbonation, maybe a little thin considering the base beer was a porter, but it doesn't take anything away from the beer for me.

O - I never had the base beer, but I enjoyed this quite well, with the roasty, vinous, sour flavors. I'd get it again if I saw it.

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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Teresa's next door as part of Philly Beer Week. As part of last night's special, tulip glasses of this beer were going for just $2 a pop.

The beer pours a murky dark brown color with good head retention and considerable lacing. I had not realized this was a wild ale (sour beer) when I ordered it, but that quickly became apparent once I took my first sniff. The nose displayed considerable vinegar and light sour funk, along with some underlying apple, cherry and light vanilla. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but the sour component really seemed to drown out everything else. It gave the beer sort of muddled flavor profile, as I mostly got sourness on the palate, but with some light apple and cherry underlying the sour component. There was also some tannic bitterness in the finish, which tended to dry out some of the sourness. Mouthfeel was medium bodied at most, with a fairly long, sour, tannic finish. Drinkability was OK, with the alcohol pretty much unnoticeable (though you can tell the alcohol is not all that high in this beer).

While I thought this beer was OK, it was really nothing special, making it something of a chore to get through. Nothing wrong with it, but this just isn't my cup of tea. This is not a beer I would order again (not that I ever expect to have the chance anyway).

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at a recent Pliny the Younger event

Pours a dark brown color with minimal brown head. No lacing. It's fairly obvious this has been aging in the cellar for a while. At this stage, the aroma is primarily of white wine with underlying roasted malt and caramel. The sour/tart qualities have taken hold of this beer and in the same time, many of the other notes I read about in the reviews have subsided considerably. The flavor is of roast and sweet caramel with a large overhang of green apple skins, white grapes and dryness from the oak. The feel was a little thin for a porter base, but it worked well with the funkiness that was infused. Medium body with a dry, tart finish. This is an interesting collaboration and I would have loved to try this fresh. A sour, light bodied porter.

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Exportation from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 37 ratings