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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Our Brewers Reserve Grand Cru

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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Brewers Reserve is a special ale highlighting our pioneering history and the innovative spirit that has carried us through all these years. Is is a marriage of our three most acclaimed ales: Oak-aged Bigfoot, Celebration Ale, and fresh Pale Ale blended together and generously dry-hopped. Come join us in celebrating thirty years with this most special brew. Drink it now, or save it for a future anniversary of your own.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2013
750 ml bottle form Adams cellar. Ruby color with a crazy amount of head lacing the glass. Deep ruby color. The nose is still full of hops even after all this time. Dry hopping gone wild. West coast pine and light citrus with caramel and toffee. The blend of this brew is a bit odd. The dry hopping and the fresh pale ale portion of this beer really should have been consumed fresh. Dead hops float through this brew. Caramel and light hints of pine. Still a good sipper but I bet this peaked two years ago. Not a good brew to cellar. No doubt this was crazy good when it was released.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
volbeerman (20) - Madison, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Aged approx 2 years, Pours with a crimson caramel color with a thin white head. Celebrating New Year’s Eve with a delicious chewy brew, hence the short review. Happy New Year!!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
curepute (138) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Dark amber no head. Burnt sweet toffee nose. Sweet, boozy, bitter, that runs down your tongue and lasts a while.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1555) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
I’m currently rating every SN brew I’ve ever had in one clean sweep. I grew up on the classic SN Pale having it around during high school, and since have watched SN grow into a national representation of incredible craft beer. Living 45 mins away is a treat for the random growler fill. Keep up the amazing work gentleman!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Copper color with off white head. Aroma is sweet, flowers, fruit amd wood. Taste is also sweet, oak, vanilla, caramel and fruit

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (1907) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Bottled. Red amber. Heavy malts, barley-wine-y. Some plums, raisins, sweet malts. Full thick body. Sweetness, but dry mouthfeel. Orange peely fruityness. Old malts, flavourful. Spicy clove.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3000) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
From bottle @ sbwf13. Dark mahogany, thick creamy white head. Lots of dark bread in aroma, heavily spiced, cardemum cake-like. Flavor has dark bready, malty with some nutty notes and the same spicyness. Buttery sweet finish. Interesting and good. Intensive.

-- via beerbasher/winphone 7

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2333) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
Bottled. Dark amber in color with a cream tan head. Sweet maltyness, brown syrup in aroma. Slightly roasted notes, light vinous and some dark fruits in taste. Smooth mouthfeel and quite easy to drink considering the quite high abv. Nice, but on the sweeter/boozy side. Slightly nutty aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
On tap at belvidere on 02/03/2011. Mostly clear copper amber body with light reddish hints and a medium creamy off white head. Sweet floral and caramel aroma with some fruit. Sweet oak, vanilla, caramel, fruit and floral hop flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.


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