Saturday, May 14, 2011
Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale
My buddy Matt brought over a bottle of Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale that he picked up at Wegman’s. The beer pours a a golden color with a frothy white head that leaves minimal lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of caramel with fresh lemon and pine hops. The taste is smooth and sweet with plenty of caramel. There is a wonderful fresh pine and lemon hop accents that also brings out some tangerine and grapefruit. The alcohol content is 6.7% ABV. I completely enjoyed the caramel sweetness in this beer balanced nicely with the citrus and pine hops. All in all, the freshness made this beer, and it was evident.