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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: 37
Gots: 186 | 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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ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Corked & caged 750, poured into a chalice.

Pretty dark amber color, with ruby highlights. Crazy thick and dense off-white head, that clings to the glass forming a solid ring as it fades. This beer appears very effervescent.

Mild citrus and spicy hops in the nose. Hints of a dank, earthy maltiness as well. Taste is spicy with hops, some alcohol presence for sure, and malty sweet balance. Really the overall effect is rather perfumey. Bitterness in the finish lingers for a while but is not overbearing.

A bit lighter bodied than an American Strong should be, but this does give it some drinkability that a heavier version would lack.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 20:28:14 | More by ZimZamZoom
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30th Anniversary - Grand Cru from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.