elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Label reads "Early Spring Beer." Aroma mildly fruity. Pours copper, with stable white head creating distinct lacing during drink. Despite nice head, carbonation does not overwhelm, and the mouth feel is smooth. easy to drink. Flavor is very dry (like most of S.N.’s beers), with little intense maltiness, just light biscuit/toast. 80% of flavor profile comes from grapefruit-rind, woody hops. Would have preferred better balance, or slightly more refined hopping.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is quite light. It is thin and though can pour with a large head, dies down before too long. The flavour and palate are not overly complex, with a tinge of bittersweetness. Goes well with HARIBO Raspberries candies available at World Market. I’m surprised I’m only the 4th rater for this beer - must be brand new, eh.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Bottle from BevMo. This brew pours a medium amber color with a small beige head. Nice floral aroma with a good mixture of hops. A tad yeasty as well. Nice spicy quality to go along with some hop bitterness. Bitter finish. Solid ESB.
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I just saw it and picked it up. Solid ale; glad they kept it under 6% for us Alabama folks. Nice bitterness, almost club soda aftertaste. Highly recommended.
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, First rater, Surprising, but this beer did just come out today at my local beer store, Sam’s Blue Light. Pours an orange amber with a fizzywhite head that lasts. Aroma displays a little sweet malt and some earthy bitter hops. Flavor is slightly bitter with an almost creamy mouthfeel. What’s with Sierra’s love for the English?