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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 013: Old Cantankerous



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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Sierra Nevada Old Cantankerous (Stock Ale) is a collaboration beer brewed on 9/04/09 at Sierra Nevada’s R&D Pilot Brewery for Beer Camp #13. Beer Camps #13 & #14 consisted of the gold medal winning homebrewers from the 2009 American Homebrewers Association (AHA) National Homebrew Competition (NHC). Old Cantankerous was brewed with a combination of seven different domestic & continental malts including two types of Caramel, Chocolate, Pale, Pils, Munich & Vienna for a rich complexity with five different hops being used for balance & character including Magnum, Perle, Sterling & the New Zealand hops Pacifica & Southern Cross which were used in the hopback for additional aroma & complexity. The famous house ale yeast was used to top ferment & condition this American Strong Ale/Stock Ale for approx. 8-10 weeks. Like previous camp beers, Old Cantankerous is only available in select markets and at the brewery’s taproom & restaraunt until it’s history!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2012

Bottle 750ml. corked @ PBF2012.

Light unclear medium orange amber colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, light grassy. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, dusty hops, hoppy. Good balanced. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120727]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Bottled@PBF2012. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel, some sweet malts and mild alcohol. Flavour is caramel fruits, some mild toffee and quite big floral and grassy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23716) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
Bottled at PBF. Slightly hazy brownish amber, persistent head. Caramelly nose. Dry and velvetty, soft with medium-full body. Deep, pleasaant caramelly malt, restrained hops. Mid bitter finish. Harmonious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Bottled 750cl (PBF, #13)
Slightly hazy amber color, steady creamy off-white head, lace. There is some resiny and even chocolaty(!?), malty aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweetish, plums, bread, hops. Lingering sweetness and nice hops in the aftertaste. Even light salty note. This is very good and does not have any "Sierra Nevada" house flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Poured a dark clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted caramel malt, chocolate and sour citrus aroma. Medium to heavy body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer that is excellent for style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Pours a nice orange. Foamy white head. Lots of caramel and toffee. Light notes of sweet fruit and resinous hops. Caramel as well.Toasted bread, and hints of fruit. The finish has a hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9137) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle shared by B3C. Pours a clear deep amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is mainly sweet malts focused on caramel and some ripe fruits. The flavor is more sweet caramel malts up front. More background toasted malts, hints of butterscotch, soft bitterness and mild grassy notes toward the finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2010
On draft at PP Carlsbad. Dark, dark brown pour, almost black, with creamy tan head. Musty roasted malts, earth, dark fruit (plum, raisin, date), slight sourness, spice, molasses, and some piney hops. This is excellent, highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Sampled on 10/1/2011. This old ale pours a light amber gold color from a 750ml/22oz(?) corked and caged bottle. Large sized white foamy head with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is malty, fruity, bready and sweet. A medium bodied old ale. The malts are caramel, fruity, and semi-sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. Very smooth taste. There is a hint of wood and maybe a little oxidation. Nice dry malty/caramel finish. Very tasty beer. Purchase at the gift shop at the Sierra Nevada Brewery. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 1, 2011
750ml bottle, purchased at Sierra Nevada. Pours a deep, clear orange-amber color; creamy, fine-bubbled off-white head with good retention and lacing. Lots of butterscotch, fruitiness, and caramel in the aroma; very soft, and smooth restrained sweetness. Medium body; moderate co2; creamy butterscotch, caramel, and just a touch of oxidation; again, especially smooth with a light spicy / earthy hop character; pretty neat beer. Medium, butterscotch and light cereal finish; balanced end.

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