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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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle at Green Lion. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is dense wooden and dark roasted malty. Toffee dark malty. Dense dark malty. Loads of tannins. Smooth dark malty and dense toffee malty. Lingering dense malty and overripe fruity into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of caramel soup, fresh picked hops, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol, that bites the palate, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle at Plovmand. Ckear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and grape fruits with notes of grass. Fruity flavour of hops, caramel, grape fruits and citrus. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Bottled@omhper. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is hops, malts, caramel, some slight chocolate and also rather grassy and floral notes lurking. Flavour is hops, malts, a bit nutty as well as quite sweet fruity notes. Balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23716) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2011
Bottled, thanks tkrjukoff (wasn’t it?) Cloudy copper colour, small head. Slight grapefruit aroma Plenty of caramel, some menthe. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Massive caramelly malt covered in a thick blanket of salty grapoefruit hops. Really bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle. Thanks to Secret Santa!!. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with weak woody hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22368) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
19th March 2011
Hazy red - amber beer, little off white head. Semi dry palate, a little crisp. Creamy malt, trace of caramel. Aggressive hop bitterness dominates. Brief glimpses of sweet fruit before the finish. Long bitter aftertaste. Over done the dry hopping I think - the hop bitterness is masking the other flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 bottle at home ... copper brown ... big bubbly off white head ... soft sweet fruity ... juicy fruits ... light sweet yeast nose ... over sweet juicy malts ... toffee ... light yeast ... soft fruit ... 3.5 ottle at home ... copper ... bubbly off white head .. soft over sweet and that toffee malt nose... over sweet fruity malts ... light yeast ... and that malt 3.0

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21654) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Lots of caramel malt in this one, plus some scotch and light spice. Tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Orange/amber beer. small head. Hoppy aroma, metal, perfume, grassy, creamy. Hoppy flavor, creamy grassy. Nice rather hoppy beer.

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