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

30th Anniversary - Grand Cru30th Anniversary - Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

754 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 754
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%


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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Reviews by mdcrouser:
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mdcrouser

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cage, cap, and an easy cork - good thing, as I didn't have much patience for waiting.

Deep ruby red and light brown, with full four fingers of head, capped by frothy tan head. It clings to the sides of the glass - like it fears falling to the bottom of the glass.

Dark fruit, some citrus, and just a stir of alcohol on the nose. Oddly, it's subtle for as big as I'll assume this beer will be.

Huge, but restrained. Warming and juicy. The breadth of Bigfoot, the hoppiness of the Pale Ale, and the undercurrent spices of Celebration.

A good mouthride, each beer standing out individually, but combining together to create a beer all its own.

A good drinker, especially on a cold winter's night - a slow sipper.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 03:27:10 | More by mdcrouser
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Russf3181

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-18-2014 01:20:03 | More by Russf3181
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kdahnke123

Indiana

3.66/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 21:33:01 | More by kdahnke123
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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mverity

Florida

3.21/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 01:53:35 | More by mverity
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-23-2014 02:39:24 | More by jaydoc
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Texas

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California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Samuel906

California

3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Really excited about this beer, and found by chance at a local liquor store - the first time I had seen or heard of it. Pours a nice deep dark red with clingy thick white head. Some effervescing. Smell is somewhat mild, mostly apples and caramel and some citrus. Taste is actually a lot hoppier than I was expecting; lots of citrusy hops, pine, and oak up front with some brown sugar and vanilla. Lots of Bigfoot influence. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and not too heavy. Feels nowhere near 9+%. Carbonation is good. Overall very pleased... Not overly sweet, and very complex. Lots of good flavors to pull out. A great tribute to 30 years for one of my favorite breweries.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 06:57:40 | More by Samuel906
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30th Anniversary - Grand Cru from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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