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Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,471 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,471
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 141
Gots: 483 | FT: 12
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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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%

In review is a 2011 vintage.

A - Pours a dark mahogany cherry brown color with a toffee colored, creamy, viscous-like head.

S - Dark roasted caramel/toffee, molasses, brown sugar, figs, vanilla, dates, some maple aroma, and some alcohol character.

T - Follows the nose. Molasses, some brown sugar, and mostly maple, vanilla, chocolate, and dark fruit (dates, figs, prunes). There is some alcohol effervescence but very, very little for a 10%+ beer.

M - Heavy medium body, lightly syrupy, velvet-like on the tongue.

O - This beer has aged gracefully in a good way, glad I sat on it.

jzeilinger, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

MattGrimley, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

PappyVans, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

warnerry, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

MCImes, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Durandal_777, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Domvan, May 17, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%

750 mL cork and caged bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 2. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep mahogany. Off white head that retains well.

Smell - Lots of syrupy sweetness. Maple syrup and molasses. Birch? I dunno. Coffee roasted malts.

Taste - Syrup is still strong. Molasses flavor. Dark malts lend a deep coffee and chocolate flavor. The finish is all syrup flavor, but doesn't finish sweet.

Mouthfeel - Very dry. Not boozy, but still a noticeably big beer. Medium carbonation.

Overall - It's got a lot of the syrup flavors, but that doesn't make it terribly exciting.

Alieniloquium, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Fitze, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

whitenads, May 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

phishterrrrrrr88, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DaftPatrick, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

ejeffer11, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

afsdan, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Russf3181, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

cmq103, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Getalegup, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

drewone, Apr 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Mugsbat, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

wisrarebeer, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

PickwickHopz, Mar 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

KFrank729, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Loco_Joe, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

jakewise, Mar 12, 2014
Life & Limb from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,471 ratings.