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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

761 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 761
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 38
Gots: 187 | 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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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

25oz bottle poured into a schooner. No obvious best before date.

A - stunning deep red (slightly cloudy) with a massive fluffy head that leaves big chunky lacing. Looks chewy!

S - wet hops and caramel.

T - moderate hops attack with some bitterness up front shifting into a strong caramel malt profile. Not super-concentrated. Strong wood trailing at the end caramel along with some sweetness.

M - very lightly carbonated and slightly velvety. Coats the mouth but isn't overly heavy.

D - quite drinkable with only a hint of booziness; caramel and wood dominates in the long run but won't get in the way.

Very nice complex offering; reminds me a little of Luck Basartd but with it more sweet and caramel based.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 22:56:15 | More by DoktorZee
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30th Anniversary - Grand Cru from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 761 ratings.