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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Our Brewers Reserve Grand Cru

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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Brewers Reserve is a special ale highlighting our pioneering history and the innovative spirit that has carried us through all these years. It 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
All day beer celebration was capped off by this bad boy from the Brickstore cellar and shared with jrob21. A touch of oxidation showed, but the brew was surprisingly still hoppy with lots of rich caramel and tons of fruits (ripened dark cherries, plums, raisins). The nose was really big still on this and there was a fair amount of complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3435) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle from the brickstore cellar. Happy early birthday West. Well aged barlewine at this point. Lots of chalk and malt texture. Lots of red fruit, cherry, plum. Super wafting caramel aroma. Pretty nice considering the age this is holding up well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobaink2 (435) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Tastes of toffee, caramel with a little burbon on the end. Hops are missing. After a few years I would like to know know what this tasted like young.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3838) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle finally enjoyed in FL. Pours a clear amber-bronze color with a foamy tan head that settles into a nice slick. Aroma is caramel malt and maple syrup but also some sweet hops still hanging in there. Great flavor to it. Sweeter malt with some lingering bitterness in the finish. This has help up decently.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7227) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
[Bottle 750ml] Pours a murky orange-amber, almost brown, with an average mostly-lasting frothy beige head. Nice aroma, sweet, malty and hoppy along with a good amount of dark fruit, a bit of wood, a hint of spice and some brown sugar. Flavour of sweet bready malt, a good amount of piney hops, some wood, brown sugar, dark fruit, alcohol, spices and a woody bitter finish -- quite sweet, a little goes a long way. Average to medium bodied. An enjoyable sipper but this is one to share for me as it’s quite sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1958) - Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2014
Been cellaring this for awhile now..interested to see how it turned out. A beautiful beer. Dark ruby red amber with a big fluffy, creamy off-white head, fully lasting. Elegant, blended, rounded aroma. Still hoppy! Grapefruit. Some overripe red fruit. Caramel. Subtle bourbon, vanilla, and wood. Bigger end of medium body. Soft and fluffy body. Still hoppy and bitter. Grapefruit and overripe red fruits. Just enough caramely maltiness. Bourbon barrel character shows through more, particularly towards the backend and into the finish. Woody and quite dry. I enjoyed it but it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. Too leathery. Maybe sat too long.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (812) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2014
Aroma-Rich malt, dark fruit, graham cracker, rich, roasty. alcohol warmth, spice. Taste is similar, leave a nice warming/burn in the back of my throat. Rich dark fruit, malt, some hops. very bold beautiful and strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9008) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
Draft at Sierra Nevada Tap House Reno pretty fresh (from notes). Pours a clear deep amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have quite a bit from each of the beers used; caramel malts, lightly toasted malts, citrus, herbal and earthy hops, a hint of dank hops, some mild spices from the Celebration. The experience was enhanced by having this outside next to the river.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2960) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Toffee color. Big frothy khaki head. Plenty of lacing. Big malty aroma with a bit of husky grain. Big bourbony flavor. Tons of malt some vanilla. A little boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2544) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2014
750ml corked bottle from Discount (which seemed to sit in the same place for a year), cellar aged 4 months, served at cellar temperature. Pours an orangey brown with an off-orange head leaving some nice streaks of lace. Aroma has sweet fruits, whiskey, caramel and oak. Taste is of caramel, sweet fruits, some nuttiness, whiskey, light pine. Medium to full bodied and sticky. Finishes oak-y and sweet with some alcoholly length. Hops probably gone, this was very barrel aged barleywine-ish, with the fruit and caramel, with the whiskey being the strongest part by far. Should’ve picked this up and enjoyed a couple of years ago. If nothing else it made me want to pick up some barrel-aged Bigfoot.

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