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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerSherpa (10) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 13, 2010
I had the last brewing of Life and Limb both younger and mature. If that beer is any indication I’d like to say now that this one is the beer of the next decade. The 2009 incarnation matured quick and was much developed in it’s second pour. This is going to be a classic brewing in 3-5 years out!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Yumminess. This sibling us life and lip is delicious. Nicely hopped to give it it’s own flavor. Appreciated the smooth palate, grassy nose, dark color with ruby highlights and poofy cream color head

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pours a very opaque with bubbles all over the glass with a thick tan-colored head. Aroma is very nutty with hop undertones and vanilla. Flavor is very chocolatey with bitter coffee notes that is balanced by vanilla bean. Flavor is fabulous and so is the body which is a creamy highly carbonated mix.

   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13320) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Draft. Clear dark brown body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel/bread, some tea, peach. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some bread, tea, light nut, floral. Light-medium body, light resin. Tasty hoppy brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2009
I think this is underrated here, at 46th percentile? On tap at the Blind Tiger. surprisingly dark (though that was probably the dim lighting) Smell is sweet caramel, but surprising if I don’t taste the same sweetness in the beer. Nice bitter and charcoal flavor. Nutty, chocolate and vanilla. Finishes a bit too strong, IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Tap at Capones. Pours a lightly hazy deep amber with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of hop tea, light birch, some maple, floral hops and toffee. Flavor of hop tea, weed, very resiny hop profile.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5734) - 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.

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