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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

764 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 764
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%
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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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750mL kept at cellar conditions for the past couple years. poured into tulip.

A: clear chestnut hue. head is slightly off-white, hinting towards brown. good retention, spotted lacing.

S: a little bit of oxidation hits me at first. disappointing for sure. as I delve further able to get some burnt raisins. plums? a decent amount of clean oak. interesting aroma for sure. im not getting any hop presence as I suspect time did away with their aroma.

T: a bit of heat which is a tad surprising considering how long this has been cellared. there is some dry chocolate flavor. mild roast. similar to the nose, definitely some oxidation. lingering sweetness.

M: moderate carb on a pretty full body.

D: more flavor and aroma develops as the beer goes down. however I still have to acknowledge the oxidation as it was a bit of a let down. wish I had it fresh! seems to be a bit of debate on here as some people are raving it post cellaring and some people are drinking the oxidized brew I had. I guess all I can say is good luck cellar'ers!

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 01:17:44 | More by Jimmys
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30th Anniversary - Grand Cru from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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