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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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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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megahurts4

Louisiana

4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Grand Cru

Appearance: deep red, some good lacing and a medium large head.

Smell: sweet malts, some hops, and a floralness with a slight alcohol tinge.

Taste: malty pine cone goodness, some hop flavor, and a subtle sweetness.

Mouthfeel: medium and very smooth.

Overall:
The cork created a large pop, but didn't prove for the beer to be heavily carbonated. This is just wonderful. I love the balance between the malts, hops, and sweetness. I believe this would be a great after-dinner brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 22:56:46 | More by megahurts4
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30th Anniversary - Grand Cru from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.