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Knightro – Celtic Festival Beer | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.75/5
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51 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"a dry Irish Stout we did for a Celtic Fest that we sponsor here in California that was simply poured via nitro." Draft only.

"Knightro – Celtic Festival Beer
A fully Nitrogenated beer designed as our take on the creamy dry stouts of Ireland with a decidedly Sierra Nevada twist. Knightro is black in color but surprisingly light in body with rich caramel and chocolate malty flavors. It has a creamy mouthfeel and gentle carbonation from the use of a high percentage of Nitrogen instead of the typical carbon dioxide."

http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/specialtydrafts.html

Added by UncleJimbo on 09-08-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
51
pDev:
10.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On nitro tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and nut aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and nut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is light, tasty, and very easy to drink.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a great stout, and peculiarly dry, maybe the driest ive ever had. matte black in color with a tall and creamy looking nitro head. the beer has a yeasty nose, a little tannic, and bitter from the malt. the flavor is the same, interesting to have a beer so thin in body that is a stout on nitro, i kind of dig it, makes it drinkable forever and really unique. earthy base, not super bitter, mild really, and with a hint of red richness to it. i like the yeast flavor in it, irish in nature, and i like how slick it is going down. finish is bone dry and gone on the swallow. one of the more unique sierra nevada beers, a treat to get to try this at left hands nitro fest, a real nice bring from these guys. one of the best beers at the event honestly, memorable.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at O'Brien's

A: Pours black with a super creamy and resilient tan head. Sheets of lacing down the glass.

S: Not a ton going on here. Very faint aroma with a touch of coffee and wet earth.

T: Again, very faint. Tough to pick out what's really going on here. A touch of roasted malt and coffee with the barest trace of dark chocolate. I feel like the nitro actually hurts this beer more than helps it. The flavors just aren't bold enough.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Final Gravity Taproom in Roseville, CA

Appearance - Pours deep, dark brown with dark ruby highlights. The head is cream colored, a half finger thick and shows great retention. Nice lace is good stick.

Smell - Hits on strong dark roasted malt character; coffee with hints of sweet chocolate.

Taste - Less flavor in the mouth than on the nose. Subtle coffee character, with even lesser notes of chocolate. The finish is quick and clean.

Mouthfeel - Light in body, but creamy. Exceptional smoothness. Classic nitro character.

Overall - If Sierra set out to make a Guinness Draught clone, they can give themselves a handshake. Decidedly Sierra Nevada twist? Where? Did I miss something? Honestly, I'd rather have a Guinness.

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3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Phelps
2.78/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed at Flanny’s inside a shaker pint.

As is expected from the nitro tap, tan bubbles cascade downward beautifully, becoming one full inch of dense, creamy, frothy foam that goes nowhere. The liquid, however, actually looks a little thin — cola-brown with plenty of amber highlights poking through.

Sweet roasted oats in the nose. Lots of oatmeal, smooth milk chocolate, a little toast, and substantial earthiness, like soil.

The flavor is found wanting. It has the bitterness of burnt bread and some soil flavor, but not much of either. A very subtle prune note emerges after much searching.

The body, however, is very thick and creamy — the thin appearance tricked me. Medium-full and thick, with very subtle tingles of carbonation.

Meh. If this was made to mirror Guinness, Sierra Nevada did so in a way that the reflection looks fuzzier than the original. Not enough flavor here.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Knightro – Celtic Festival Beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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