Bonnaroo Brew | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"A special beer made for the Bonaroo festival in Manchester, TN. An American farmhouse ale, this beer is light, blonde, super dry and easy-drinking. It is made with a blend of saison yeast and our house Chico strain – perfect for a hot Tennessee summer day."

Added by sommersb on 06-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by sommersb:
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3.57/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 06-23-2011
Packaging: 64 oz. growler
Glassware: Tulip
Freshness: Unknown
Purchased: Growler fill at Frugal McDougals, Nashville

Appearance: Very clear, with a golden color. Head is white and about 2 fingers high on the pour. Lacing is moderate.

Smell: Classic funky Belgian farmhouse ale yeast dominates, with some fruity/citrus aromas and floral notes in the background.

Taste: Crisp, dry and tart, like a dry wine. Moderately bitter with no sweetness. Lessor tastes include pale malts combined with spicy and peppery flavors.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is fairly high with a thin body. The finish is dry and acidic, with a lingering bitterness.

Overall: A good beer. I would have preferred a little less of the bitter/dry taste that seemed to overshadow the fruit and spicy flavors.

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Photo of jadeal
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Merkur
3.17/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Flying Saucer in Nashville.

Beer pours a hazy yellow.

Smell is slightly of bannana and yeast. Citrusy is also slightly present.

Beer tastes very light. A bit of yeast up front, followed by slight pepper on a finish.

Mouthfeel is very thin.

Not a bad sessional saison, but nothing special also.

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Photo of jale
3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Crunchy's in East lansing.

A: Pours a clear gold with a quarter of white head.

S: Banana aromas.

T: Light banana upfront followed by some peppery spice. Just a hint of hop bitterness in the dry finish.

M: Light body with average carbonation.

O: An average beer.

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Photo of JottaGibboo
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Bonnaroo Brew from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.24 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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