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Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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90
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1,454 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,454
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 137
Gots: 485 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sierra Nevada & Dogfish Head collaboration brew.

(Beer added by: mjl21 on 11-14-2009)
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Jules11788

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark brownish/black color that lets only a small reddish hue shine through when held to the light. Initial pour yields a fat 3 to 4 finger-width head; very sticky lacing; retains a solid pinky-width head that lasts through the whole glass.

S: Oak, vanilla, raisins, a little hint of maple, and a lot of sweet-smelling earthiness.

T: A lot like the nose - Oak, raisin, earthy notes, a little vanilla, and Belgian yeast. This tastes a little like a Belgian strong dark ale, but maybe that's just me.

M: Medium viscosity, medium carbonation. I wish this was a little thicker and smoother, with less sharpness on the tongue.

O: This is a very delicious beer, one that will age beautifully. It's a little sharp and thin right now, but with some time I think that will mellow out a lot.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 05:44:44 | More by Jules11788
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Life & Limb from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,454 ratings.