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Sierra Nevada Repoterroir

Sierra Nevada Repoterroir
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A distinct 5.5% ABV session-lager brewed with elemental, native terroir from the following collective of brewers: Sierra Nevada (wild rice, beets, cucumber, mint and carrots), Avery (Colorado alfalfa honey), Allagash (Maine purple potatoes), Dogfish Head (free-range Atlantic Ocean “beach” wood), and Lost Abbey (cage-free Pacific Ocean “beach” wood). Born out of a backroom conversation in a Boulder restaurant and blooming into a full-blown cornucopia of a collaboration, Repoterroir is a coming together of like-minded craft beer compatriots. Brewed at Sierra Nevada’s brewery in Chico, CA this sessionable lager beer reclaims the earthbound mantle of terroir from the grape-soaked, buttoned-down world of wine and re-purposes it in a new sudsy sense. Featuring natural ingredients contributed by each of the five breweries, this unique and earthy beer is complex and layered but ultimately drinkable. Using the full repertoire of skills from more than 86 combined years of brewing knowledge and skill, this lager combines traditional (and not so traditional) ingredients into an ideal summertime brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5400) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Draft at the Lost Abbey tasting room. Clear pale yellow pour with a small white head, very pissy looking. Grain, carrot, beet, vegetable garden, definite mint bouncing around in the background, and earthy. Unique for sure, but a taster glass of it is enough for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 29, 2011
On tap at Lost Abbey. Golden-yellow in color with a one-finger white head. The aroma has cucumber, carrot, and greens. This is weird. Cucumber and carrot. The flavor is a lot like a garden salad. Cucumber dominates along with carrot and herbs. Some salad greens, maybe romaine lettuce. Not much else. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Oddly refreshing actually. Unique at least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Tap @ Avery. Clear golden yellow appearance with a white head. Ginger, herbal, minty aroma. Pretty herbal, ginger, minty, light honey, light malty flavor. Easy drinking but nothing too exciting. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Draft at GABF. This was an odd beer. Pours a nice looking gold with a fluffy head, fine bubbles. Nose is peculiar. Odd mix of floral, licorice & mint with a malty backbone. On tasting, it’s more of this mishmash. Earthy and dry, but the spices really clash with one another. Not my bag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Pours very slightly hazy straw yellow with white head on tap at Avery. Very interesting aroma with some herbal notes of mint, dill, rosemary, sage, some ginger, touch of other vegetal and very slight honey notes. Weird, and the taste isn’t much better, with a weird herbal minty quality, some slight ginger, some biscuit notes, maybe a touch of honey, but really dominated by a very odd herbal and ginger combination.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
A: The beer pours a pale yellow color with a tall white head. S: A really funky/strange aroma. Strong notes of apple along with a very herbal, almost sage, aroma. Lots of mint, a bit of yeast, and a weird spicy and woody note. T: Just weird. Again, lots of apples. But this time, they’re followed by metal. Very woody, which shouldn’t be surprising, I guess. Some candied sage and mint. Overall heavily herbal with lots of perfume type flavors. M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. O: This was just bad. No desire to ever have this, or anything like it, again.

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