Roswell Alien Amber
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

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Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
New Mexico, United States
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #426
Ranked #29,154
3.14 | pDev: 16.56%
Aug 02, 2021
Jul 22, 2004
Roswell Alien AmberRoswell Alien Amber
Notes: We have blended eight different types of barley to create this amber ale. It appeals to the largest segment of craft beer drinkers who enjoy a smooth, malty ale with no hop bitterness.

15 IBU
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3.52 by TrojanRB from Texas on Aug 02, 2021
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3.1/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by metter98 from New York

Bottle at Little Anita's, Albuquerque, NM

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high light beige he'd that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of pale and toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of pale and caramel malts with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This amber ale isn't that difficult to drink on a hot summer day as it's not too heavy on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

May 23, 2018
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3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Radome from Florida

Tasted from a 12 oz bottle bought in New Mexico.

L - Pretty copper color and very clear. Off-white head is low but stable as a thick sheet and sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is faint and hard to distinguish. All I get is a low cracked grain aroma and a low earthy hop note. There's nothing negative about the aroma, but there just isn't much going on.

T - Malt dominates the flavors, with a strong crystal malt twang and then some cracked grain. In the finish are some earthy, herbal hops. There is not much depth or complexity to the flavor profile.

F - Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Low to medium hops bitterness. No alcohol heat.

O - This is an OK, generally average amber ale. There is nothing wrong with it, but it is not distinctive in any way, either.

Apr 24, 2018
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4.46/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Mitzvahman72 from California

With a pristine amber color, it has flavors of caramel, biscuits and a hint of apricot. It is nice and malty and is balanced from mouthfeel to aftertaste, albeit with a brisk carbonation. The aroma follows the flavor with little more apricot and yeasty bread, as we get to the nice bready aftertaste in the end. Overall, this is a great competitor to the Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewery in San Diego, only in a different style.

Feb 25, 2018
3.02 by Thomas_Wikman from Texas on Aug 23, 2017
3.18 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma on Jul 29, 2017
3 by netshark from Colorado on Jul 27, 2017
3.25 by Dface from Texas on Mar 31, 2017
4.25 by Edie from Oklahoma on Oct 26, 2016
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3.88/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by AaronChevard from Texas

I was intrigued by the look of the label, and I enjoy amber ales usually with dinner.
First sip I wasn't sure about the taste, the more I started to drink it I ended up really enjoying it. Kind of hoppy at first then really balances out with a sweet finish. Good beer.

Oct 11, 2016
3.17 by Determined_021 from New Mexico on Oct 03, 2016
2.23 by GRG1313 from California on Jul 01, 2016
3.04 by Stevotex from Texas on May 13, 2016
3.5 by batt6343 from Texas on Apr 29, 2016
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3.6/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by bigchiquilin from Texas

The bottle definitely caught my attention, and knowing my love's aversion to IPAs, I thought an Amber would work nicely. Although I wasn't absolutely blown away by it's flavor or mouthfeel, I did find Alien Amber an easy-drinking beer that I'm glad I tried. I've gone away lately from tasting like a big boy and using a glass, and will instead drink straight from the bottle/can/whatever, so this review can be taken with a few grains of salt. Like someone else said, you could do worse.

Apr 19, 2016
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark bronze amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of bready malt, brown bread, dark fruit; almost a red ale profile. Flavor follows aroma, with bready malt with slight caramel, brown bread, suggestions of dark fruit; starts hopefully, almost like a mild dopplebock, but the flavor drops off rapidly to a dry, thin almost tea like finish. Lingering astringent bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Well, the start of this left me hoping that it would be the best of the three beers I got to try from this brewery, but the finish is just too stark. An average amber, drinkable but not memorable. Nice color and alien on the bottle, but that's all.

Apr 14, 2016
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3.58/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ArchimedesSox from Georgia

A: Reddish Brown in color, thin off white head, spotty lacing

S: Bread, toast, slight hoppiness

T: Sweet, bread, malts, slight hoppy bitterness at the end

M: Light to medium

O: A pretty decent beer. I wouldnt think twice about ordering one of these again. Nothing special but it has a nice maltiness and a little hop balance just like you would expect from an amber ale.

Dec 18, 2015
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3.29/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by Gabriel_Vaughn from California

A: bronze amber

S: carmel, malts, strong amber scent

T: Fruity, tad sour at first, aftertaste fruity and malty

M: smooth, medium full thick in the mouth

O: decent but not crazy about it

Nov 25, 2015
3.37 by Lobina from Arizona on Nov 23, 2015
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

it has a nice amber look, a pretty good taste and it's fairly smooth. i've had it on few occasions and enjoyed it every time. you could do a lot worse.

Oct 12, 2015
3.19 by Jarrod_LC from Louisiana on Oct 11, 2015
3.44 by k47k from New York on Sep 25, 2015
3.75 by dpage27 from Ohio on Jul 18, 2015
3.5 by Boostie from New Mexico on Jun 22, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Kevinpitts from Illinois

It's a decent amber ale.

May 22, 2015
2.5 by Matt141 from Texas on Apr 15, 2015
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3.99/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Juhnny19 from California

Well balanced And easy drinking.

Apr 04, 2015
3.52 by runlikeakenyan from Indiana on Feb 19, 2015
3.56 by NumberNone from Maryland on Jan 26, 2015
3.39 by brewqueno from Texas on Jan 13, 2015
3 by JScoot from Louisiana on Dec 15, 2014
3.25 by RBCORCORAN from Massachusetts on Dec 08, 2014
2.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Nov 30, 2014
2 by Myotus from Texas on Nov 11, 2014
3.5 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky on Oct 24, 2014
2.92 by Basoos1 from Oklahoma on Sep 15, 2014
3.75 by JBembenek from Indiana on Aug 30, 2014
3.5 by Trombone69 from New Jersey on Aug 11, 2014
2.75 by NatChris from Texas on Aug 10, 2014
Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 159 ratings