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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 028: High Sierra FestivALE

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 028: High Sierra FestivALE
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Beer Camp #28 from 05/2010. Brewed with our friends at High Sierra Music Festival. FestivALE is a beer in perfect harmony. A beautifully balanced golden ale with high notes of bright and floral hops and a driving baseline of complex but drinkable malt flavor. It’s perfect for a weekend in the hills with good music and great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 11, 2015
On tap @ Sierra Nevada. Clear golden colored beer with white foam. Has some nice floral hops and a touch of citrus to it. Sort of a drier malt profile with some cracker and a bit of bread. Slightly toasty. There’s a bunch of grassy bitterness to to it as well. Nice overall and sort of refreshing. Though maybe a touch on the bitter side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10112) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"a nice surprise at the reno taphouse. light bodied but full flavored. sweet and cereal malt aroma with good dose of floral hops. similar flavor, very well balanced. very refreshing, while still being flavorful and complex."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14079) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Tap at Final Gravity in Roseville, CA. Pours light gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is a little lite citrus. Med minus body. Flavor is lightly sweet malt, floral, citrus. Nice, but very light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
On tap at Final Gravity. Pours golden with a nice off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a fruity light malt flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Refreshing and easy ti drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5751) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grainy, toasty and floral with hints of noble hops. The flavor is dry with crackers and toast, spicy and floral hop flavor with hints of lemon citrus. Prickly, fairly light body. Strong bitterness in the finish. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2012
Tap @ the brewery. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are straw, grass, malt and hops. Dry and semi bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
On tap at burger. in Santa Cruz. Pours clear golden with a fine white head. Aroma is pretty tame/lame. Grainy with lovely accents of dog food. Flavor is much better, albeit not very characterful. Cereal grains mostly. No trace of the ’bright’ ’floral’ hops they talk about in the description. Pretty standard blonde ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3629) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
16oz sample on tap at the Davis Graduate. The aroma is a bit floral initially, before a biscuity sweet maltiness takes over. A little spicy, too. Transparent golden body with a smallish white head present. Spicy, herbal hoppy flavors present to start. Light grassiness follows. Some toastiness comes though in the middle with some mineral hints. Very drinkable, crisp, and snappy. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Sampled on tap at the Sierra Nevada Mothership/Tap Room on 6/22/2011. This golden ale pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized fairly dense white foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is cereal, grainy, fruit and sweet with some hoppiness. A medium bodied golden ale. The malts are cereal fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and citrusy. Very nice carbonation, lots of little bubbles.This beer has the sweetness and fruitiness of a golden with the hoppiness of an IPA of a pale ale. Interesting combination. Crisp and clean, light and refreshing with a nice dry finish. A great beer to sip on a 100 degree Chico day. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Draft. Golden beer with a whitish head. Malt and light grain aroma with backing hops. Malt and light caramel flavor with backing hops (pine, light spice). Medium bodied. Malt and light caramel lingers with backing hops.

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