Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,455 | Reviews: 743 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GeezLynn:
4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the Brickstore 11/23
A: Appearance was dark brown poured with a slight brown head (under lower light conditions).
S: The smell on this beer was pretty underwhelming. I got a little of the malt and wood, but nothing else despite my best efforts.
T: Big dark malt flavors - molasses, caramel, a little chocolate and vanilla. It was also fairly sweet, but the maple wasn't coming through all that strongly for me. Flavors all worked together quite well for an especially tasty result.
M: Nice full mouthfeel without much carbonation. A little sticky as one might expect. Would have guessed the ABV was much lower if I hadn't known better.
Overall, I thought this was a very good combined effort from two excellent (if strikingly different) breweries. I liked the concept of this beer and the result was pretty good other than the lack of smell. Looking forward to revisiting with the bottles I tucked away and am guessing the score should go up.
Serving type: on-tap
11-25-2009 02:42:58 | More by GeezLynn
More User Reviews:
3.01/5 rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
750ml bottle, Batch 2 (from 2011), poured into a Cantillon taster 7/7/2014.
A- Dark mahogany body with a half finger white head with limited retention. No lacing.
S- Smells interesting. A bit of cardboard, a bit of dark fruit, and a predominant sweet sugary maple syrup-like scent. This has clearly oxidized over the last 3 years, and while it still smells interesting, I am sure that it did not improve much, if at all.
F- Maple syrup, candi sugar, caramel, toffee. This has the elements of a generic strong ale with a distinct syrup character. There is some oxidation that detracts from it, though.
M- Medium body but with a sticky syrupy consistency on the finish; lower in carbonation, a bit difficult to drink given the strong oxidation that has taken place over the last 3 years despite being cellared properly in a wine fridge.
O- If you are still sitting on bottles of this, I would crack them open and see if it's come to a place where you like it. I don't think this has done very well with age on it.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 03:00:09 | More by Stevedore
Life & Limb from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,455 ratings.