Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by uawildcat:
3.98/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750mL bomber that was corked and caged like a champagne bottle. Was labeled as presumably the second release. Had that nice “pop” sound. Poured thick and slow because the opening was tiny. Head size was variable due to pour rates. The first glass over-flowed since the head surprisingly creeped up, a sign of a live ale. The next glass was near flat, maybe because I was too careful.
The smell is malty and brown sugar like. Not much on the maple smell. Unfortunately, I am not sure what birch smell actually smells like, I only have had birch beer before. A hint of birch beer? Not really sure.
The taste is extraordinary. Coffee flavor upfront with a hefty brown sugar and subtle maple sweetness to balance it all out. The aftertaste has me thinking cola for some reason, it must be the birch.
Mouth feel on this is alright. A little flat, but its ok. Very thick due to the amount of sugar left in this brew.
Overall, this is a very unique beer. I am glad I tried it at the suggestion of fellow BA’s. If you like Palo Santo Marron, chances are you’ll like this beer too.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2011 06:33:25 | More by uawildcat
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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.