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

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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:
#43,319
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
155
pDev:
16.61%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.02/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OKbrew89
3.18/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of netshark
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dface
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Edie
4.25/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AaronChevard
3.88/5  rDev +24%
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.

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Photo of Determined_021
3.17/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
2.23/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Stevotex
3.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 bigchiquilin
3.6/5  rDev +15%
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.

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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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3.58/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.29/5  rDev +5.1%
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

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Photo of Lobina
3.37/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Jarrod_LC
3.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of k47k
3.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dpage27
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a decent amber ale.

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Photo of Matt141
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Juhnny19
3.99/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well balanced And easy drinking.

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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 NumberNone
3.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
Beer rating: 3.13 out of 5 with 155 ratings
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