Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by riored4v:
4.22/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass. Thin, 1/2 finger tan head sits on top of a dark brown body w/ hints of ruby red.
Smell was citrusy hops and burnt caramel & toffee notes. Slight sweetness.
Taste was of toffee and dark, burnt malts along with some raisen notes. Slight syrupy sweetness with a nice bittering finish. Hops seem to be earthy and piney and provide a nice blend of flavors. Some mild hints of the ABV.
Mouthfeel was a medium/heavy body. Slick and sticky mouthfeel with good carbonation.
Drinkability was good. Slight signs of ABV along with stickiness limit the drinkabiliy a bit.
Overall i can say i enjoyed this beer and it's unique flavor. Would be interested to see how it turns out after some longer aging.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2010 03:06:15 | More by riored4v
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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 1,454 ratings.