Repoterroir Collaboration Lager | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by HopHead84 on 09-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of oline73
2.8/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I had this on-tap at Lord Hobo during the pre EBF throwdown. Served in a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a clear light amber color with a yellow tint as well. There is a mild amount of off white head that goes away completely.

Smell: Overall the smell is light with some fruity and herbal notes. I also picked up some yeast with everything else.

Taste: I enjoyed my first sip and then enjoyed each additional sip a bit less. Reminded me of an herbal, earthy, watermelon jolly rancher. The fruit notes were odd when mixed with everything else. The finish was bitter and hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thin body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Not awful, but really weird and I liked it less as I drank it. Oh well, really glad I got to try it.

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Photo of DrewShal9
4.47/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Note: had on tap at the Pre-EBF throwdown at Lord Hobo's on 2/2/12.
A: medium gold with a white head. *doing this out of memory
S: cucumbers, pickle juice, watermelon, a friend said mineral oil
T: as the nose depicts with a tropical hops note, very tasty and interesting to say the least
M: somewhat oily, perhaps from the pickle juice? Lighter bodied
O: very content to have gotten an opportunity to try this beer. A unique brew that was awesome! Definitely try this if given the opportunity to try this beer!

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Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of randomdanger
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
2.88/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at DFH brewpub. Review from notes.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a small white head that is gone very quickly. No lacing.

S: The strongest part of the aroma is the cucumber. There is a little bit of fruit and light citrus. Besides those aromas, it is sort of muddled.

T: More cucumber with a lot of pickle juice, There is a slight sweetness at the end and a very weak hop component.

M: Light bodied and crisp. Moderate carbonation.

O: Its definitely interesting. Probably not a beer a I want to drink again, but I had no problem finishing it. I would recommend trying it, just for the experience.

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Photo of ehammond1
2.32/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

On Tap

Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA

Clear golden yellow with a small white head. Spots of lacing left down the glass. Unspectacular, but pretty.

An incredibly strange herbal aroma. The strongest and somewhat overwhelming aroma is of pickle juice/brine. There's quite a bit of hay and and grass as well, but the two overwhelming aromas are sage and pickle juice.

The flavor follows the nose, unfortunately. This is a very briny, very herbal, very strange pale lager. There's some earth and grass, but the herbs and pickles are dominant.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

A strange, briny, earthy lager. It's certainly unique, but not at all very good.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.69/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Lost Abbey

A: The beer pours a pale yellow color with a tall white head.

S: A really funky/strange aroma. Strong notes of apple along with a very herbal, almost sage, aroma. Lots of mint, a bit of yeast, and a weird spicy and woody note.

T: Just weird. Again, lots of apples. But this time, they're followed by metal. Very woody, which shouldn't be surprising, I guess. Some candied sage and mint. Overall heavily herbal with lots of perfume type flavors.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: This was just bad. No desire to ever have this, or anything like it, again.

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Photo of pwoody11
3.66/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Originally reviewed on the DFH entry, but I've been informed this would be more appropriate. Had this on tap at the DFH Brewpub in Rehoboth.

Collab with Allagash, Avery, Lost Abbey, Sierra
Nevada, and DFH. Each brewery supplied a local ingredient to this brew. It is apparently only available at the participating breweries. Sounds like a winner so far.

Pours similar in color and head to most BMC. For example my buddy got a Lawnmower and the two looked nearly identical.

Aroma is a sweet and minty cucumber-like scent. A little bit of fruit comes through.

Taste was fruity. Cucumber melon is how I would describe it. Someone at the table said dill. Very quaffable. I thoroughly enjoyed it. People at my table said they wouldnt order it again, and the other reviews here, so far, are less than stellar. I, on the other hand, thought it was great and found it to be quite sessionable. Oh well, more for me.

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Photo of Brez07
2.85/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Great Lost Bear. 16oz, pint glass

A: Clear straw color. 1/2 inch of head that disappeared within minutes. No lacing

S: Rice, splash of citrus. And there is the potato. Unexpected even though I knew it was an ingredient. Overall a weak nose

T: Whoa, very odd. Base of wheat/pale malt. There is a rather distinct mint flavor. Definitely cucumber as well. Almost starts to taste like watermelon rind. Not sure what to think of this. Puzzling is probably the best way to describe it

M: Light bodied. Crisp, clean. Hint of bitterness that lingers along with the mint

D: Not about to say this is an amazing beer, but it's far from a drainpour. I'd grab a pint just to experience this oddity. Hope the next collaboration is better though haha

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Photo of Durge
2.63/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Came across this oddity at the Portland Brew Festival yesterday in Portland, Maine. Judging from a small sample it showed a very pale golden yellow color with a wispy white head and sturdy lacing. I found the aroma to be very unobtrusive, bordering on indistinct. You could tell something unusual was up, but it was sort of nondescript, watery, like smelling potato juice with a slight wheat & raspberry nuance perhaps. The flavor, however, quickly made a more bold statement. Here again the flavor was now more distinctly vegetable with potato and rutabaga leading the way. I get some rhubarb sweet & sour subtleties that are nice, celery, and other sorts of greenish-white things that beg the question...why? I really have never experienced a compelling "vegetable" brew and if this is indeed such an attempt, I just wouldn't have bothered. If this isn't intended to be a vegetable masterpiece, then all the same, it does not invite further visits. It is a quality brew from the perspective that it carries a nice light bodied quality with lovely crisp carbonation. A delicate brew indeed. Obviously there is good work at the craft. But for this flavor result I would have to count it a wasted effort. But I'll give credit for creativity though. Better to have loved and lost...thanks for the effort Sierra Nevada and friends!

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Photo of HopHead84
2.24/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2


"A distinct 5.5% ABV session-lager brewed with elemental, native terroir from the following collective of brewers: Sierra Nevada (wild rice, beets, cucumber, mint and carrots), Avery (Colorado alfalfa honey), Allagash (Maine purple potatoes), Dogfish Head (free-range Atlantic Ocean “beach” wood), and Lost Abbey (cage-free Pacific Ocean “beach” wood)."

On tap at Lost Abbey.

A: Burnished gold with a small frothy head.

S: Whoah. Wild rice, potatoes, carrots, cucumber...kelp. There's a lot of mint too. Very strange. It's so strange I can't stop smelling it.

T: Huge pickle and mint with seaweed and wood. One of the oddest things I've tried. Potato and carrot stew with big wild rice  notes.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A really, really strange beer. I can't really recommend it, unless it's for a prank of some sort.

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Repoterroir Collaboration Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.09 out of 5 with 12 ratings