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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by GratefulBeerGuy on 11-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
801
Reviews:
465
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
189
For Trade:
5
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5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When you pop the cork in a nice fresh pop You knowthe will pour will be alive,I just love the look as it poured into the sniffer glass. the smell was as matching as the looks. the taste that leaves on your tongue and definitly the way the beer leaves you feeling...Congradulations Sierra nevada on your 30th anniversary ale....Can't wait for the Fifty.

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4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: slightly hazy copper with a thick, straw colored, creamy one and a half finger head with exceptional head retention and heavy lacing. Good visible carbonation too.

S: the freshest hops imaginable, it's like sniffing a hop flower on the vine, lemon zest, nutmeg, vanilla bean and clove, pine

T: strong spices, nutmeg, anise and vanilla bean--it's like sipping on eggnog, both in flavor and in body--orange peel, boozy whiskey and oak. The fruity hops and sweet malt contrast with the bitterest finish imaginable (and I mean that in the best possible way). It sips more like a glass of the finest Kentucky bourbon than a beer. A wonderful amalgam of my favorite spirits: bourbon, anise, brandy and rum.

M: full, syrupy body and mild carbonation are backed by a warming alcohol so intense as to convince you that you must be drinking single malt whiskey.

D: simply delicious. This is the best beer I've had in such a long time. I'm totally enamored of every aspect of this beer. From the great head retention, to the fresh hop aroma, to the spicy bittersweet taste, to the dense warming body, everything about this beer is a work of art. As my past ratings will attest, I am a pretty hard person to please, but this beer is perfect. Thank you Sierra Nevada, you have once again reaffirmed my love of beer!

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4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Shared this beer with one of the foremost beer afficionados in south central Pennsylvania John "Jay" Miller. Poured it into a glass and drank the beer.

Of the 4 beers in the Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary collection (Imperial Stout, Helles Lager, and Black Barleywine)...this was by far the best, and quite possibly one of the best beers I have had this year. The balance of this three beer blend was impressive. The taste was sweet, malty, and hoppy, but the hops came in at the end. Bought two bottles and would buy a case if I come across it again. I was very happy to ingest this beer and suggest buying it.

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4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance: golden, amber, reddish

smell: tons of hop flavor, vanilla from oak

taste: this beer is loaded with hops. very solid double with heavy citrus flavor mixed with oaky vanilla.

mouthfeel: medium bodied

drinkability: my gosh. talk about hitting a homerun. This is a beer to masterbate over!

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30th Anniversary - Grand Cru from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.18 out of 5 based on 801 ratings.
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