Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber | Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien AmberSierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber
158 Ratings
Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien AmberSierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber

Brewed by:
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
New Mexico, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Gusler on 07-22-2004

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of vickersspitfire
3.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a nice light amber color, crystal clear with mild carbonation forming a thick light tan head. The head solely thins out into a layer of light bubbles with a thick wall of lacing. Light wheat and floral aromas come out first. Mild malts and hops flavors come through in even amounts, and the overall taste is rather sweet with a mild bitter aftertaste. The alcohol is well hidden.
Overall, this is a decent beer and worth trying just to add to your list of “I had this Beer!” I would recommend getting this as a single, or if you’re into the whole mixing thing this would be great for a black and red.

 614 characters

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of hsus0225
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of MightiestBeard
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BPudd
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of rorjets
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of OKCNittany
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of kmos27
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of StoutHunter
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Kerrie
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of mikefuski17
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ryker47
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Moses_Malone
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of TequilaTom
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of guldseth
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of CWVegas
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of lauries444
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of kpowledge
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of nje123
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of atone315
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of cj5y
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of ElCommodoro
3.26/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Surprisingly, I found nothing bad or overly dull about this gimmicky beer. I like that it stays in theme. Seems the entire town of Roswell is a gimmick. Not that I have a problem with that. Anyway, onto the beer, it definitely stands out from the amber ale crowd. It's got a yeasty thickness and a distinct taste of wheat. It's got little to no hop bitterness. These are things I generally appreciate in a beer, but all in all, I can't really say I find anything pleasant about this beer. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think it could use a hop or two. I would say this nice yeasty beer is basically "OK" as far as the flavour going on and I absolutely wouldn't suggest drinking it anywhere near Roswell. Not refreshing at all. Maybe up in the mountains, it'd be pleasant, but not at its craft brew price tag. I regret saying anything bad about a beer that's trying to stay away from hops, but I would not buy this again. It's decent, but not worth paying for.

 968 characters

Photo of acslatersbtb
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.28/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Reddish-brown, clear, decent head and sparse lace.

Aroma and flavor is quite malty, caramel malt, sweetness, a little herbal and a little earthy.

Body is pretty light, and despite the low IBUs, bittered enough to be pretty balanced. Carbonation is low but ample enough.

Overall it's not fantastic, but it's refreshing enough that I'll enjoy each of the six bottles quite nicely.

 382 characters

Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
Beer rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 158 ratings