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Life & Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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1,454 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,454
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
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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Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 16:08:36 | More by Getalegup
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-06-2014 14:31:08 | More by drewone
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Mugsbat

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

04-06-2014 06:05:09 | More by Mugsbat
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-24-2014 01:19:27 | More by wisrarebeer
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-19-2014 16:34:03 | More by PickwickHopz
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KFrank729

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

03-16-2014 16:16:23 | More by KFrank729
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Loco_Joe

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-15-2014 23:44:34 | More by Loco_Joe
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jakewise

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-12-2014 04:04:57 | More by jakewise
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-12-2014 03:49:37 | More by VeganUndead
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Roberto11232

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-08-2014 04:50:36 | More by Roberto11232
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polopaul20

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-07-2014 20:06:08 | More by polopaul20
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-26-2014 21:40:17 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-26-2014 00:20:06 | More by Jeffrey2310
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-24-2014 05:58:23 | More by Auror
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2. Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a DFH snifter. The pour is very dark and mahogany in color with ruby red highlights. It boasts a really nicely-formed foamy off-white head. Good retention, as expected from a bottle-conditioned beer. The nose is rich and malty, like a Scottish Ale or English Barleywine, with bread and toffee aromas. I get some faint oaky notes as well.

Medium-full body with a creamy, velvety feel and a really malt-forward flavor. Loads of toffee and treacle flavors up front give way to some vanilla and sarsaparilla at mid-palate. No real hop presence here, it's all about the malt. The birch lends a delightful earthy, toasty, almost smokey undertone to the flavors, especially in the back of the mouth. Slightly warm on the finish, but does not betray its ABV at all. Really sweet all-around, but not cloying. Terrific sipper on a cold winter day.

I had this beer at a tasting a couple years ago and was really impressed by it. I bought a bottle, stashed it in the cellar, and forgot about it ... until today. I'm glad I waited, as I think I have developed more of an appreciation for clean, malty flavors since then. This is a delightful beer and I hope DFH will brew it again someday so others can try it.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 22:18:35 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-07-2014 17:38:25 | More by Benesi88
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BierJager89

California

4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a light brown head.

S: A hint of bourbon, a touch of alcohol, molasses, and maple in a somewhat weak nose.

T: Notes of maple, and roasted malt with strong molasses on the tail end.

M: Full bodied and smoothish.

O: Really drinks more like a stout than a barleywine, which, I guess, is why they use the useless term "American Strong Ale" to describe it. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 23:38:46 | More by BierJager89
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chemicalhero

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-28-2014 16:53:30 | More by chemicalhero
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-26-2014 22:06:12 | More by kvgomps
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-26-2014 18:28:43 | More by NYR_Rob
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-23-2014 03:03:30 | More by jaydoc
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mattreitz49

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-21-2014 01:22:22 | More by mattreitz49
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thedifferencemaker

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

01-19-2014 16:01:02 | More by thedifferencemaker
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats in Rehoboth Beach, DE. 2012 vintage.

Pours dark brown, with a one inch head and not much lacing.

Aromas include brown sugar, caramel, toasted bread, and maple syrup.

The flavor is similar, with some added stuff. The maple syrup aspect is nice- it's sweet, but earthy, so it doesn't get cloying. Some mild grassy hop bitterness is there too, as well as oak, vanilla, brown sugar, and caramel. A very malty delicious beer.

Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, very drinkable for the ABV.

Awesome collab here, wouldn't expect anything less from these titans of brewing excellence.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2014 17:29:00 | More by GreesyFizeek
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miffsudd

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-17-2014 00:57:59 | More by miffsudd
Life & Limb from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,454 ratings.