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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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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

25.4 ounce bottle, corked and caged, poured into a pislner glass because that's what my parents had available. Poured out before Easter dinner.

A: Big, frothy, 2-finger off-white head sits on top of a hazy amber beer. The cork popped with a lot carbonation, and carbonation is readily visible rising from the bottom of this glass. (4.5)

S: A kind of candied-sugar sweetness in the nose that reminds me a bit of a belgian dark. Interesting. But I'm not picking up any dark fruits or roastiness, which leaves me a bit confused here (3.0)

T: I don't want to rush to conclusions here, but my initial thought here is that of a letdown. It's simple, sugary, without a lot of complexity and lacking balance. Maybe some hop bitterness on the back end, but not nearly enough. There's no roasty flavors here, there's no "dark fruits" accompanying the belgian sweetness that I like, and there's not much of anything in the way of flavoring hops. There's just not much here that I *love* in my beer. Cloyingly sweet, with hints of vanilla and maybe some oak, but nothing to keep the sugars in check. 2.0

M: Creamy but a bit thin in the mouth. This beer does have a lively carbonation to it. 3.5

D & O: Drinkability is very low here for me. Overall, I am unimpressed. I don't particularly want to finish this glass, much less the remainder of this bomber. 1.5

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 18:38:47 | More by psuKinger
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30th Anniversary - Grand Cru from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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