Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Genuine:
4.5/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured on tap at New York Pizza and Pasta Co.
The pour resulted in a very dark, slight reddish when held up to the light, body. Very nice dark cream head on it that stayed around for a while before leaving beautiful lacing down the side of the glass.
Taste - This one was very hard to pinpoint exactly what style it as, other than already guessing it was an ale. It was sweet, malty, roasted, with a bit of a hop kick at the end, and a warm alcohol finish that was very welcomed.
Mouthfeel - Medium to heavy, thanks for the wonderful malts used in this brew. A bear that coats the palate and stays around for a while.
Overall - I think this is a solid beer from DFH and SN. I loved it and I will buy it again, delicious on tap. I can't wait to try it in bottle. A beer well done!
Serving type: on-tap
08-26-2011 22:22:12 | More by Genuine
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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 1,453 ratings.