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30th Anniversary - Grand Cru - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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30th Anniversary - Grand Cru30th Anniversary - Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

776 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 776
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 36
Gots: 183 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GratefulBeerGuy on 11-04-2010)
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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an enlarged snifter. This is from 2010 so has been in the bottle for 4 years now.

Appearance: Pours a copper brown and leaves a pretty off-white/light caramel colored head of several fingers, which takes a long time to fade. Looks like this still has plenty of carb despite the age. (4.75)

Smell: Big caramel, some oxidation, peat, hint of oak, vanilla, plenty of malt. Smells like a 4 year old barleywine. Nice aged flavors, and quite mellow. (4.25)

Taste: Milk chocolate, some peat, light molasses, leather, malts, mild piney hops, raisins, figs. Really complex. The age has really mellowed this out. (4.5)

Mouth-feel: Low carb with a medium body - really light body for the style. Smooooth finish. (4.25)

Overall: This aged really well - smooth drinking with dark fruits, malts, chocolate, hops and molasses all integrated together. Worth seeking out at this point, and based on the carb still being solid, I'd say this will be good for several more years. (4.5)

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A - Pours a deep amber color with a generous 2 finger off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thick lacing.
S - Bourbon up front with carmel, vanilla and hops at the end.
T - Bourbon and carmel to start with a somewhat blank middle and a distinct hops bite on the end.
M - Somewhat thin for a celebration ale. Moderately carbonated.
O - You can taste the various components, the Bigfoot, the Celebration and the Pale ale. Even after being blended, re-hopped and partially barrel aged it hasn't married very well.

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30th Anniversary - Grand Cru from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 776 ratings.