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

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

782 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 782
Reviews: 465
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 38
Gots: 187 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: GratefulBeerGuy on 11-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Axnjxn
3.32/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

has not aged well... not that it was intended to.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Resuin
4.43/5  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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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30th Anniversary - Grand Cru from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.