Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 12: Myron's Walk collaboration with Allagash. Belgian style pale ale brewed with coriander. 5.3% ABV.
I figured that I started the beer camp two weeks ago in California with Russian River, so I would end in Maine with Allagash. A fun cross country tour that I will have plenty to discuss about shortly. But first, the final review.
Served chilled from a 12 oz bottle and poured into a pint glass. Pours a golden to light copper color with a one finger white foam head. Smells are of coriander and lemon with a lot of yeast and malt. Carbonation is very high with a medium body. Taste is of bread, coriander, citrus peel, and lemons. Aftertaste is not much, and I guess the lemon finishes with some spiciness.
Overall an ok beer. My readers know I don't care for the style much but I can appreciate what they were doing here. Regardless, it is a fitting conclusion to my 12 day beer camp journey, which was a lot of fun. As previously mentioned, I will write an extensive article about my reflections, but I honestly thought the 12 pack was better than most critics thought. Sure there were some mediocre to poor beers in here, but there were some excellent ones too. Collaborations almost always tend to be of lower quality than just one brewery (in my tasting experience).
But thank you Sierra Nevada for creating a 12 pack that gets people excited to try new breweries. I'll admit there were a few in there I had never heard of (Ashville, New Glarus) that I would like to try more of. Look for that reflection shortly (maybe tomorrow-still have to write it!). But also look forward to some new exciting beers I've recently tried.
As a last joke I had so many people comment how they loved the picture of me taking a picture. Several of us witnessed the final sampling, so we thought we'd take the picture taking a picture to the next level. Thanks Ari, Allie, Jared and Tyler!