Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mdwalsh:
3.93/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Heady brown, too much head. What poured brown is really more of a red-hued black. Not terrible, but nothing to write home about.
S: Fills the air with a sweet and bitter at the same time smell. Like cooking chinese, but not in a soy-sauce way. I get a little dry grain, a little vanilla. Just a slight bit of hops, then the syrup. As my nose adjusts, I can def. get a hint of cooked maple syrup in there.
T: A bit of a dry roast with a certain underlying maple flavor. No hops, no bready malts. While this isn't syrupy sweet, this certainly reminds me of maply syrup candy or maple coated...something.
M: Thick and CREAMY. Perfect carbonation. Love it.
D: While all of the aspects of this beer are pretty good, they don't come together in quite the symphony I had hoped for.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2011 01:56:41 | More by mdwalsh
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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.
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