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

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30th Anniversary - Grand Cru30th Anniversary - Grand Cru
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:
187
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 801 |  Reviews: 465
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of kdahnke123
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

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Photo of random846
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of buzzy
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of mverity
3.24/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

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Photo of madtowndmb1
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of brithug00
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Ysgard
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of wolf_switzer
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Samuel906
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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