Tonight’s beer is one from Sierra Nevada. I pick up their beers with relative frequency, because they’re always solid. For Christmas, I picked up their mixed pack because there wasn’t one from Sam Adams or Magic Hat (those tend to be my go-to selections to bring to parties). Let’s see how this beer was.
Style: American Adjunct Lager
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Inspired by the classic cervezas served ice cold by the beach, we created our own take on those light and easy beers born south of the border. Sierraveza is golden and crisp, with a balanced malt flavor and a hit of floral hops that will have you calling out for another round.”
Random: I always look for good lighter beers so that if we have people over who drink macro beers, we have a decent option. I look even harder for them in the summer and every year they seem to be more plentiful.
The beer poured with a half a finger of off white head that dissipated quickly and left very little lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow-color with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had some cracker and malt along with some honey. There was also some lemongrass as well. The taste started with some malt and cracker. There was a touch of cilantro and grass but then some honey came through. The body was light and crisp. It had a lot of carbonation, which made it go down easily. The finish was quick and unremarkable. This beer was alright. I wish it didn’t have the cilantro and herbal notes because it took away from the crispness. I wouldn’t rush back to have this again.
Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0