30th Anniversary - Grand Cru - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.66/5 rDev -13.3%
Poured into a snifter. Bottle reads 22% aged in bourbon barrels.
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.
03-08-2014 21:33:01 | More by kdahnke123
3.21/5 rDev -23.9%
Pours an amber brown with a bit of orange. Medium tan collar and the head was either non-existent or faded so quickly that I didn't see it by the time it was handed to me. Aroma is boozey, really overly woody, brown sugar. Medium body and very low carbonation . Taste is of raisin, toffee, and some of that woodiness present in the aroma. Taste is more of a barley wine than grand cru.
02-27-2014 01:53:35 | More by mverity
30th Anniversary - Grand Cru from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.