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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Limb & Life is a companion to the big beer-an acorn off the larger tree. (Life & Limb) It is a 5% ABV small beer-a low-gravity beer made using the residual sugar as “second runnings” from the first larger brew, fortified with American hops. This is a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
(Sample Date: 12/22/2009 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Light caramel and roast malt in aroma. Clear amber brown with small white head. Nice light roasty flavor. Light body. Floral hop flavor. Moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vtafro (6739) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Draft @ Isaac Newton’s. Low gravity beer is dark, has birch and sugar notes but really is less drinkable than the big beer version. Not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2010
On tap at Brouwer’s. Best part about this beer was its pour, a deep red brown with a tan head and lace. Tastes of grapefruit and floral hop with some caramel. Odd tea taste that faded quickly. Sometimes collaborations work. This one really didn’t.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 12/22/2009. Clear dark brown body with ruby highlights and a medium creamy tan head that lingers. Sweet malty aroma with light roastiness and a bit of floral and earthy hops. Malty, roasty and hoppy flavor. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2009
on tap at brouwer’s. wanted life and limb more, but they tapped out. dark color, slightly tea flavor, watery, generic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (8588) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Draft. Rich brown beer with a nice tan head. Chocolate aroma. Cocoa and light grain flavor with light hops and some nuttiness. Medium bodied. Grain and chocolate lingres with nuttiness and light hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Draft at Falling Rock - a very dry, very hoppy brown ale, with some dry cocoa and roasted nuts - but mostly, the hops are the star of the show, and compliment a subtle woodiness - a touch of brown sugar sweetness, but for the most part, this is a very hoppy, dry, tasty session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 26, 2009
On tap at the special Max & Joe’s Life and Limb release party and paired with its big brother. I actually liked this second running even better than Life & Limb. Pours a dark brown, almost black color with a thin off-white head. The body was no where as watery as I had expected. The roastedness was so pronounced that the hops were not so out-of-whack as you typically get in a parti-gyle style of beer. Smooth and drinkable. Delicious in fact This is simply the finest small beer that I’ve ever tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2009
on tap at papago 11/25/2009. tasted after the life & limb and glad i did. the similarities in the two are amazing (though not really). the big brother was too cloying but tasted great... this has all the same flavor and aroma profiles without all the sticky sugars... and i am a sucker for a decent brown. pours a paler version of the other with a lasting whitish crown. the aroma is of vanilla, brown sugar, malt, pine, faint citrus and pleasant grassiness. the flavor is richer and deeper than the aroma lead me to believe... smoky wood, piney hops, earth, brown sugar-y malt, maple, mild citrus pith and a grassy dry finish. light to medium bodied, crisp and terribly easy to drink! 7/4/7/4/16/3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Draught from Capital Ale House Downtown Richmond Location amongst good friends. Darker red and copper colors with a lasting head. Caramel, molasses, sweeter grapefruit, and grass/leaves in the nose. Flavor is more malt dominated and but with interesting grassy and floral hops more in the backseat. Brew leaves toasty feeling on tongue. I’m down with this session.

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