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

Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien AmberSierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber
BA SCORE
10.3%
Liked This Beer
3.13 w/ 155 Ratings
Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien AmberSierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,789
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
155
Liked:
16
Avg:
3.13/5
pDev:
16.61%
Alströms:
3
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer appears orange, with 1/2" of head that leaves some random traces of lacing on the glass. The aroma is earthy, and piney, and malty. The flavor is balanced, with a bready, earthy taste being more present than the hop character. The feel is fairly light bodied with a buttery consistency on the palate. Overall, a decent brew. Nothing terribly exciting, but I'd have it again.

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Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.52/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of CWVegas
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of tubeyes
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of MightiestBeard
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of batt6343
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Musineer
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Fellysmarts
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of rorjets
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of acslatersbtb
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of nje123
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Boostie
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soonerlight
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

id say this is one of thie biggest pleasant surprises from bottle appearance to actual total quality. it looks all gimmicky in the bottle, with the 1999 alien head state fair thing, but the beer within is pretty decent. it pours a swollen dark amber color with a one inch retaining white head. the smell is sweet malts, on the red side, and a decent bit of hops all things considered. the flavor is good, starting a bit sweet and irishy, moving to an american hoppy vibe, finishing a positively roswell crisp and clean. i appreciate what this is, for what it is. not my favorite brew ever, but the carbonation is good, the body is medium, and its well refreshing. a little too much sweet, but its yummy in a lot of ways. get into it.

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Photo of albertjr21
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of cj5y
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of lauries444
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of OKCNittany
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Nerudamann
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - medium brown in color, with about half a finger's worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - malty, somewhat sweet like caramel or cookies.

Taste - much like the smell, it's definitely more malty, and it has an essence of something sweet like caramel in the back of the palate.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, but leans ever so slightly on the watery side.

Overall - not a bad tasting brew at all, but also not terribly intriguing to sample.

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Photo of Trombone69
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of BeerNoobNC
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Squelch
3.49/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: amber colored. Slightly hazy. Slight head

Smell: smells of malts. No hop aroma

Taste: pretty tame but well balanced. Slightly sour.

Mouthfeel: puckering dry from the sourness. Light bodied. Med carb

Drinkability: I could put back a few of these.

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Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
Beer rating: 10.3% out of 100 with 155 ratings
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