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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 002: Sierra S8zon

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 002: Sierra S8zon
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Beer Camp #2 from 9/2009

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2009
On tap at the Falling Rock, apparently Chris Black was a part of brewing this beer. Nice orange color served in a pint glass(?). It smells like vinegar and weirdness. The taste is peppery, candy, really makes me think about what I am tasting. Very easy to drink. good beer but what else can you expect from Sierra Nevada. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 12-16-2008 03:30:46

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2008
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear copper with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of spice, carmel, straw and light fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, spice, light carmel and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering spiced finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Pours with an orange gold body topped by a thin to medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. It is slightly sweet with light malt notes, clove accents and a bitter, grassy hope note. Light bodied, crisp and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
A blonde saison with a thick white head. An organic smelling ale with Brett, raspberries, epsom salts...wow! In mouth, a nice light saison with orange peels, smooth and fresh, coriander notes. Quite nice! On tap at Falling Rock Tap room, 24 Jan. 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
Tap at Toronado San Diego. Pale golden beer with a thin white head. Aroma is fairly soft and spicy. Light clove and cinnamon character over a fairly bready malt base. LIghtly peppery and quite spicy/fruity w/o the cloying sweetness that typifies US version of this style. Light cherryish fruitiness and a bit of clove/stone fruit pit spiciness. A bit of almondy character. Fairly straightforward yeasty component, but it’s still pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Draft (Toronado SD): Filtered bronze color, a VERY solid sheet of off-white super tiny bubbled froth. Yeasty nose with notes of coriander and ash. First sip I tasted brett, but I didn’t taste that for the rest of the pint, which was weird. It was full bodied but had a somewhat wet mouthfeel. There was an adequate hop profile, at least to balance it out. The yeast certainly had a belgian/bubblegum charactersitc bt was overall pretty clean and not over powering. The finish has a slight tang to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap at Toronado SF. Yellow with a fizzy head, funky aroma, and a sweet fruity slight honey taste. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperWhite92 (22) - , Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2009
On tap at Falling Rock tap house- apparently a collaboration of sorts (by pub owners) brewed on Sierra Nevada’s 10 barrel pilot system. Looks just like a saison should- slightly orangy with maybe a slight chill haze. Bright white head with a fine texture.Smells strongly of coriander and orange peel. Almost wheat beer like in one regard, with some of the other spices coming though as the beer warmed up a bit. Drinks with a pleasantly light body, a hint of sweetness, and a reasonably defined spice prescence. The coriander and pepper flavors are dominant, although not overwhelming as are the fruity esters from what I can only assume is the yeast. Maybe a hint of caramel in here as well. Very impressed overall, as this is not my favorite style, but I found myself very pleased with this pint.Mouthfeel is great, being rather thick and gelatinous for what is otherwise a lighter gravity beer. Rather happy with this aspect of the beer as well.After my pint was through, I had to go, but I wanted to get another one. I could drink this all night for various reasons, not the least important of which is the fact that it tastes great. Get it if you can before it’s gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Nice spicy aroma with yeast. Spicy, yeasty flavor with light malt and light fruitiness. Medium body. Yeast, spice and light mineral lingers. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Tenth rating on tap at San Diego Brewing Company. Suggested this one to a friend who liked Blue Moon styles. A big hit. I enjoyed the clove and spice and the hints of peach and pepper. Pretty good.

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