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Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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90
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1,450 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,450
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 137
Gots: 484 | FT: 13
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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charlzm

California

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed April 8th, 2010 at 50 degreees F in a Samuel Adams "perfect pint" glass.

Beer pours deep and clear mahogany. A creamy two finger tand head forms and lasts a long time, sticking to the sides of the glass in a quietly attractive way.

Aroma is slightly woody and a little hoppy, but restrained overall. Just caught a whiff of malted milk/choclate malt for a fleeting moment. Molasses, if more than my wishful thinking, is barely present.

Chocolate malt (bordering on porter territory) is the primary flavor. Some herbal and vaguely medicinal hop notes, traces of golden raisin, a touch of wood and vanilla. Not as sweet as feared, nor as hot with alcohol.

Remarkable mouthfeel: a light, creamy texture and evaporative finish. Beautifully attenuated.

This beer is DANGEROUSLY drinkable at this stage of the game: I recommend having it NOW if you've been holding on to it for aging.

A winner.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 00:24:35 | More by charlzm
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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.

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Life & Limb from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,450 ratings.