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DevESTATEtion - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

564 Ratings

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Ratings: 564
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 12
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mverity on 09-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 564 | Reviews: 121
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$ 10.99/bomber at Vintage Estates in Boardman, OH
Undated 2013 vintage bomber at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of hops and roasted malt
Head large (6 cm), light brown, frothy, slowly diminishing to 3 mm layer
Lacing good – complete rings of various size bubbles
Body dark reddish brown, clear
Flavor of roasted malt and earthy hops – seems well balanced; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

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DevESTATEtion from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.