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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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StarlightSeraph

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 24 oz bottle into my Chimay goblet. I have had this on tap before, but didn't get a chance to review it.

Appearance: Pours fairly light, but looks dark, dark brown in the glass. Hints of red around the edges show some light coming through. One finger of off-white head that lasts a decent bit of time. Lots of lacing.

Smell: Mild, nutty cocoa/chocolate flavors, and citrusy hops. The overall smell is fairly mild.

Taste: Strong and smooth cocoa/chocolate flavors, backed by a nuttiness. There is a strong alcohol bite that gets stronger near the end of the sip. The cocoa flavors remain prominent throughout, and the aftertaste is nice and bitter. Some vanilla throughout the whole thing provides a nice balance. The flavor feels somewhat...disjointed. Each flavor can be tasted separately, but don't seem to blend together in the beer.

Mouthfeel: A little bit thin. Good carbonation, but the thinness of the feel makes it seem more prickly.

Drinkability: A definite sipper - no hiding the booze in this one. The overall flavor seems somewhat mild, almost to the point of being bland. As it is right now, it's probably not one I would seek out again, but I might pick up a bottle to sit on and age for awhile.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 23:08:23 | More by StarlightSeraph
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Life & Limb from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,454 ratings.