Roswell Alien Amber
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

Roswell Alien AmberRoswell Alien Amber
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Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
New Mexico, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #415
Ranked #28,639
3.15 | pDev: 16.51%
Jun 28, 2023
Jul 22, 2004
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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Rated: 3.5 by zotzot from Vermont

Jun 28, 2023
Rated: 3.66 by rawbraves from Colorado

Mar 30, 2023
Rated: 3.52 by TrojanRB from Texas

Aug 02, 2021
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.1/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
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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Reviewed by Radome from Florida

3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
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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Reviewed by Mitzvahman72 from California

4.46/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.02 by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

Aug 23, 2017
Rated: 3.18 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

Jul 29, 2017
Rated: 3 by netshark from Colorado

Jul 27, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by Dface from Texas

Mar 31, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Edie from Oklahoma

Oct 26, 2016
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Reviewed by AaronChevard from Texas

3.88/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.17 by Determined_021 from New Mexico

Oct 03, 2016
Rated: 2.23 by GRG1313 from California

Jul 01, 2016
Rated: 3.04 by Stevotex from Texas

May 13, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by batt6343 from Texas

Apr 29, 2016
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Reviewed by bigchiquilin from Texas

3.6/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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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Reviewed by ArchimedesSox from Georgia

3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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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Reviewed by Gabriel_Vaughn from California

3.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
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
Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 161 ratings