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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Our Brewers Reserve Grand Cru

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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.

Acetobacter's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Enjoyed fro a 750ml bottle in a wine glass. The beer pours a medium amber color, with an initially frothy head that disappears after a few moments. The nose shows some residual piney hop aroma, along with a more prevalent alcohol note. A touch of bourbon/woodiness comes through as the sample warms, but is fairly well-hidden by the aforesaid alcohol note. The palate shows some English crystal malt sweetness in the approach, before transitioning to a not-at-all bitterness, seemingly derived from both the aggressive hopping of Celebration and Bigfoot, as well as from the alcohol content. The latter seems to take over the final notes of the flavor, and lingers in the palate. Carbonation and mouthfeel are appropriate. Overall, a beer that shows tremendous complexity, but also some rather profoundly rough edges. Likely something that would vastly improve and mellow over time.

   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 (358) - 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 (1442) - 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 (3011) - 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 (2912) - 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 (957) - 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 (7580) - 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."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1368) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
(Bottle). Sweet scent of roasted malt, figs and raisins. Taste of roasted malt, raisins, caramel and hops. A little too much sweetness in the taste.

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