Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Klym:
4.03/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
#2 picked up at local grocery store and kept in my fridge for a month or so. Poured into a small tasting glass.
Was curious exactly what this beer would be like. Contrary to my expectations, it's mostly quite subtle. A nice opaque brown appearance with a slight brown foamy head that sits on top. A little bit of spotty lacing. Smell is very clean with a tad of chocolatey malt and the slightest traces of potato, salt, and a slight souring element. Taste is slightly sweet chocolate malt forward with a huge variety of subtle flavors. The flavors overall are very subdued and slight but with good composure. A really nice beer that I could see benefitting from age.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2011 04:06:16 | More by Klym
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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.