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.

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Ratings:
801
Reviews:
465
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Well, been a couple years since I had this.

Pours a red amber with a thick, buttery quilt with soapy tops. Smells of malts, bitter hops, some medicinal quality, some oak, some vanilla. Flavor is malty with a touch of alcohol, lots of sweet caramelized sugar character, some bitterness, some chemical character. Medium bodied with velvet for carb and a semi dry finish. A really pleasant beer, not my favorite of the series, but decent enough. Wouldn't seek out, but wouldn't turn down.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750mL kept at cellar conditions for the past couple years. poured into tulip.

A: clear chestnut hue. head is slightly off-white, hinting towards brown. good retention, spotted lacing.

S: a little bit of oxidation hits me at first. disappointing for sure. as I delve further able to get some burnt raisins. plums? a decent amount of clean oak. interesting aroma for sure. im not getting any hop presence as I suspect time did away with their aroma.

T: a bit of heat which is a tad surprising considering how long this has been cellared. there is some dry chocolate flavor. mild roast. similar to the nose, definitely some oxidation. lingering sweetness.

M: moderate carb on a pretty full body.

D: more flavor and aroma develops as the beer goes down. however I still have to acknowledge the oxidation as it was a bit of a let down. wish I had it fresh! seems to be a bit of debate on here as some people are raving it post cellaring and some people are drinking the oxidized brew I had. I guess all I can say is good luck cellar'ers!

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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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