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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Our Brewers Reserve Grand Cru

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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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. 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Tap at Tony’s Darts Away. Pour is ruby red with a medium size off white head that fell away to a nice thick ring around my snifter. Aroma is huge spruce/pine up front with an underlying malty caramel sweetness with the 9.5% alcohol showing it’s glow. Flavor is malty sweetness, caramel, honey, spruce/pine. The Bigfoot and the Celebration really stand out and work really well together. This is the perfectly aged Bigfoot, very nice! The finish is moderate bitterness and a touch of oak at the very end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4481) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Tap at falling rock. Pours deep ruby. Aroma is cherries, caramel, bready malts, floral hops, and and faint oak. Flavor is decently hoppy with faint sweet caramel notes, and a dry oaky finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Testad på Linköping beer expo. Sötsliskig, oljig doft. Smaken är söt, besk och lite blaskig på samma gång. Ganska spretig, obalanserad smak. Hade hellre sett att denna endast innehöll fatlagrad bigfoot..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BIK89 (26) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Testad på Linköping Beer Expo. Maltig doft där bigfooten dominerar. Ganska obalanserad beska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gbgbrouge (364) - SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
Poured from bottle, darkish amber with medium off white head. Aroma with notes of caramel, dried fruit, spice and pine. Taste is a nice combo of bitter and sweet, weill balanced and with a very nice after taste. Really nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2015
Sample at a tasting event. Amber body with a medium head. Caramel, oak, vanilla and dried fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's place. Pours amber with a very thin off white head. Aroma is malty sweet. Dark fruits. Very malty. Fairly hoppy. Nice beer. Thanks to Dan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3058) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, raisins, caramel, pine and vanilla. Flavor of sweet malts, caramel, dark fruit, oak, pine, grapefruit and raisins. Sticky texture, medium-full body, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2974) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle for my WOB 2500, dec 8 2015. Nose is slightly sherry oxidation with a light boozy nose. Taste is lightly peppery with a light caramel note. Fairly smooth without much alcohol noted. Seems a bit thin and grassy but held up well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewFace (960) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2014 Bottle share thanks to Homer321. mikdly hoppy, light citrus, caramel malt. Hazy orange pour, nearly no head now. Lots of caramel malt, oak, vanilla, earthy hop flavor, moderate bitterness. Finishes a bit sweet with some alcohol heat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"dark orange, almost red. big fluffy head. very aromatic...mostly a sh--load of hops, but some sweet malt and oak in there if you try really hard. i am pretty impressed with the anniversary lineup...they are among my favorite SN beers. big juicy beer, hoppy and bitter, floral, with a lasting aftertaste. Does taste a little like the pale, but trust me...just a little. This is a big boy. smoother than the initial onslaught of hops in the aroma would have you believe."

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