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Sierra Nevada Best Bitter Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.68/5
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57 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,855
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
57
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark golden color well suited for esb territory. Immaculate 1" white head on the imperial pint glass. Served in Chico. Aroma was mostly grainy biscuity malt impressions.

Taste not even as bitter as SNPA, but hit those traditional notes. They went noble hop I believe. Pretty nice, could see sessioning this easy going beer plenty in the summertime for those who stay away from lagers, this is a good hot weather golf choice.

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Photo of scuttlebutt21
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ljoreilly
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lovely85
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clean malt and a bit of hop character, not really as full and rich as true cask bitter. Drinkable enough but nothing special. Kind of an odd style to throw down as a special release at the new brewery.

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Photo of nickfl
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
2.85/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of baklo
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a clear amber, with a small head, and a small amount of lacing.

This smells like toasty malts, grass hops, and earthy tea.

This definitely isn't the boldest beer I've ever had, but it is only 4.6%. I think cask delivery could help this one, give it a fuller body and flavor, possibly, but as it is now, it's super drinkable- the glass was gone befor eI even knew it. There's a muted hop flavor, at least in comparison to the typical Sierra Nevada beer. The hop flavor that's there is really nice though, a bit of citrus, some grassiness, and herbal tea. The malts are toasty and nice, and stand up just as strongly as the hop flavor.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp and crackery mouthfeel, and a moderate level of carbonation.

This was tasty.

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3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy white head that settles and laces well.

S: Floral, some fruity notes, and light malt.

T: Floral hops, some lemon, a bit grassy, a little fruitiness, and light cracker malt.

M: Light body, moderate carbonation.

O: Crisp and drinkable, quite nice on a warm day.

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Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

11/03/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Very smooth, almost buttery mouth feel. Very little on the bitter side. At 4+% I'll be coming back again & again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of SamuelR
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Bieniek30
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Spaz7
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of July2Nov
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of chefduff2
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of QuakeAttack
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ac22rush
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Vigilante
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Sierra Nevada Best Bitter Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 57 ratings
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