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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Our Brewers Reserve Grand Cru

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RATINGS: 497   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2599) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2951) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Awesome grand cru on tap at Library Ale house in santa monica as part of their Sierra tap takeover night, strong american ale

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frothmeister (577) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
1PT 9.4 FL OZ bottle. Pours a cloudy orange amber with an orange tinged beige head. Goddamn this smells fantastic. Caramel, vanilla, floral notes, raisins, butter tart filling, with some light resinous notes. Full bodied, and tongue coating the taste begins with bitter hops that immediately lead into raisin, and caramel, light treacle notes, burnt sugar, with some noticable alcohol, a faint menthol note, and a light smokey note in the bitter finish. This is huge in every way, and a reminder I have to try out the Big Foot in the future. Happy Anniversary!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (535) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. Wow, sweet, malty graham cracker aroma, slight piney resin, and old paper. A somewhat murky caramel color with a filmy head. Sweet, caramel syrup flavor with some boozy oak notes. Still hot despite the age. Slick palate that coats the mouth. The Bigfoot now dominates this blend, but the other components tweak the flavor enough to make it an intriguing treat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
Bouteille 750ml. De couleur ambrée foncée et voilée. Nez de caramel toffee sucré, de houblon résineux, moyennement citrique, herbeux et fruité (agrumes) avec des notes boisées (fût de bourbon) et de vanille. Ronde en bouche avec un pétillement doux-moyen ainsi qu’avec une texture huileuse et aux notes crémeuses. Goût moyen-amer de houblon moyennement fruité (agrumes, traces d’abricots) et citrique, légèrement herbeux et résineux (une amertume de houblon présente toute la gorgée) avec des traces de vanille lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de malt assez sucré (caramel toffee, notes de biscuits, traces de sucre brun) aux petites traces rôties avec quelques notes de biscuits puis en finale l’amertume de houblon se fait plus résineuse et légèrement plus herbeuse en plus d’être appuyé de notes d’alcool réchauffantes. Post-goût long et aux notes sèches, moyennement amer de de houblon résineux, moyennement herbeux, citrique et légèrement fruité (zeste d’agrumes) avec un résiduel de malt sucré (caramel toffee) ainsi que des notes d’alcool.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Macegan75 (702) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
bottle from the cellar. Pours a medium opaque brown. nose is beautiful with great notes of cotton candy, brown malt, and brown sugar. first sip is similar with just a touch of oxidation. finish is beautifully balanced with mild bitterness and sweet malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2115) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 16, 2013
Dark amber body, white head. Aroma has quite regular strong ale notes, some raisins, resiny hoppiness, some medicinal hops and caramel with alcohol. Lots of caramel in flavour, raisins, some coffee. Quite warming with alcohol and really nicely balanced. Charming strong ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7239) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 14, 2013
650 ml bottle. 02776. From bierzwerg.de.
Murky brown colour with a small creamy light tan head. Dark fruity, mildly hoppy, sweet malty and raisins in the aroma. The flavour is very dark hoppy with resin and piney notes, quite strong bitterness, sweet maltiness and mild molasses. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
750ml bottle, shared with the group. Hazy darker brick-red color. Good thin khaki head. Little, loose reaches of lace. Nice light caramel malt, good lightly spicy, light herbal, earthy hop notes. Good oak influence in the nose too, some dark fruit. Nice bitter taste. Some maltiness, but less sweet. Nice smooth, lighter carbonation. Good moderate creaminess. Moderately dry - dry enough, not too dry. A great amount of dryness, nice balance. Good oaky, malty, smooth aftertaste. Love that spicy, earthy, hop / malt aftertaste, very tasty and complex. Drinking great right now. Nice prominent hoppiness, but very smooth. Good agreeable malt to it, as well.


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