Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Charlie Fred & Kens Lager

Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Charlie Fred & Kens Lager

Rated 3.554 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Chico, CA, United States

Style:  Bock

8.3% Alcohol by Volume

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According to the beer description on Sierra30.com, “Charlie Papazian and Fred Eckhart are the men who launched a thousand breweries. Their writing on the art of homebrewing and steadfast promotion of beer culture helped propel the craft brewing movement. Charlie and Fred agreed to work with us on this special ale in honor of our 30th anniversary. This Imperial Helles Lager is a testament to the ever-evolving brewer’s art. Bold yet balanced with distinct toasted malt character, moderate sweetness and clean and floral hops.” 8.3% ABV.

ID: 39066 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank2398
Overall Percentile94.9
Style Rank18 of 686
Style Percentile97.4
Lowest Score2.4
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.692
Weighted Score3.554
Standard Deviation0.512

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  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Surprise find in Lexington @ Liquor Barn: inviting lightly hazy orange amber pour with a near perfect off white head and generous lacing. Some carbonation. Malty aroma - sweet - and slight floral hop notes with a kiss of orange peel. Taste is lightly sweet malts with a bit of honey, slight floral/honeysuckle hops bitter, a touch of citrus, mainly orange. Slight floral bitter linger. This beer hides the ABV very well; very very nice on a warm spring evening. Fantastic Helles Bock. Wish List Item crossed off! (yeah me.)

  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    I really enjoyed this beer, far more than I thought I would. A beautiful shimmering orange gold color, slightly hazy, with a very thin head. A good malty nose, nice hint of hops in the back end. Tastes like a bock should. Slightly sweet and grainy, with a good bitter finish.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I dug this. Pour was orangey yellow, with huge fluffy head. Aroma was sweet grain. Flavor profile was similar, lots of grainy/pilsner like malts, but a lot of sweet honey and booze. This was unique and really well done.

  • RAGNAROK 110 reviews
    rated 4.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    As I delve into the Anniversary brews from SN, I am finding more to my liking. This bock is no different. Agressive brew to say the least. Spice and rich malts with a balance of hops. Comes together real well. Seasonal brew. Warms nicely with an increase to room temp. Layered and complex. You almost think that this is a collabaration. Would pair well with a rich, chicken or pork meal. BBQ or baked. Rotisseri or fried. Slainte!!!

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A very sturdy, and satisfying brew. lots of malty goodness, enough alcohol to make the experience worthwhile, kind of expensive, but due to its limited distribution it is worth the time and money

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    750ml bottle -

    Aroma - lots of malt in the aroma, lots of grass clippings and some bready yeast...some apples too

    Appearance - bright clear amber/copper body, pillowy 3" white cap, sticky lacing

    Taste - quite sweet, but balanced by the alcohol bite....lots of grainy malts with a medium sweetness to it.

    Palate - medium-high carbonation, lively and sprite-like

    Overall - admittedly, bocks aren’t tops on my list as favorite styles but this was nice. I wouldn’t buy it as a daily drinker but it was clearly a well made beer. Wouldn’t expect anytingbut from SN.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    I like SN's Fresh and Wet Hops Ales a little better than this, but for the style is a decent brew. Is a little pricey though. Flavors of wheat, some light caramel malt, floral hop finish. Light golden appearance. Worth the try, but that is about it.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Can't remember where I had this on tap, but from the writing and paper, it looks like it may have been the Malt House. Pourso a bright golden orangish tint. Small white head. Aroma is semi sweet, some soft carmel notes. Light fruit and pleasent malty finish.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Sampled on 6/25/2010. This helles bock pours a light orange gold color from a 25oz corked and caged bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet with a touch of earthiness. A medium bodied helles bock. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice carbonation. Sweet, but not cloying. Very smooth tasting. Hides the alcohol well, there is just a touch of alcohol bite at the finish as it warms. Think this one will age very nicely. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with a hint of alcohol.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 2.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    750ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

    The aroma is pretty subdued - some toasted malt and some vegetables and nitro(?). Kind of smells like a bad cream ale.

    The flavor is toasted malts with some a good amount of bitterness that is slightly metallic and some noticeable alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a watery texture.

    Overall, I did not care for this. It tastes like an imperial cream ale to me. It's watery, harshly bitter and alcoholic with very little redeeming about it. Not nearly as good as the Fritz and Ken.

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