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Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale - Beer Camp #65
- Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a clean pint glass.
This beer pours a beautiful dark cherry red with a khaki head that leaves pretty lacing down the side of the glass.
Smell - Let this one warm up slightly - The nose on this beer is wonderful, starting with some roasted, faint coffee, dark chocolate and fig like notes.
Taste - This beer does not let down - Starts off sweet, as it rolls over the palate, the hops make their presence known and combat the sweetness. This brings us to the finish, which then appears a bit of alcohol, probably because of the 8.1% abv, however it doesn't last long till a coffee like aftertaste is left on the palate.
Mouthfeel - Very good medium bodied. Not light yet not heavy.
Overall - I think this is a solid brew. Lots of flavors for the enjoyer to figure out and keep you wondering. Not boring by any means. Sweet, bitter, roasty with enough alcohol warmth. What a great brew this is!
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2012 00:32:32 |
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