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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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LIFE - this living ale is naturally carbonated to enhance complexity, refinement, and to encourage aging. LIMB - for the birch and maple trees, who’s syrup gives this unique ale its flavor and symbolizes the collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head. We are proud to share our Life and Limb with it’s thousands of other branches who collectively comprise the craft brewing family tree. Sip slowly with friends and loved ones; savor long - because one could do better than be a swigger of birches.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2013
11/IV/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2013-324) Thanks to adamjackson for the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, big irregular light beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sugary, caramel, cough syrup, very sweet, dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: caramel, chocolate milk, dried fruits, raisins, little bitter. Aftertaste: caramel, bit sweet, alcohol, dried fruits, hoppy touch, maple syrup, chocolate, dry, mocha, cocoa powder.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle @ home.... It pours dark brown with a medium tan bubbly head.....The aroma roasted malt, grain, caramel and dark fruits....the flavor is just like the nose.... very nice.... nice mouthfeel...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (765) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle to flute Molasses, maple, dark chocolate, brandy, copper. Dark reddish brown with no head. Taste is chocolate and nutmeg.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (451) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Fairly bland aroma. Smells like beer. Looks like a dark belgian. Very smooth and luscious mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlexChillton (18) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle on 03/13/13 I don't really remember what this tasted like fresh other than it being really good but this is awesome. Smells strongly of maple syrup. Tastes like maple syrup but not as thickly syrupy and with a smoky tang to the finish. Great stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Draft in a snifter at sheffields. Dark here but I think a red brown pour. Thin white head around the top. Can't detect an aroma. A wine barley taste to it. Aroma just opened up after first sip. Like apricot/prune smell. Strong. Can tell love was put into this. Not my style but can't knock it

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Sampled in a bomber aged for a year. A really smooth finish with a big flavor. Enjoyed this thoroughly.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (416) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2013
On tap at Mellow Mushroom summer of 2011, from notes. Poured a dark brown with a good head that left consistent lacing. The smell was somewhat fruity and sweet, some vanilla and caramel. Flavor is delicious: syrup, caramel, vanilla, dark fruit, somewhat sweet. Medium body. Nice and complex ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1750) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
Magnifique, rubis sombre avec une mousse parfaite et vivante. Le nez est discret, principalement érable, mélasse, pruneaux et une touche boisé. En bouche c’est identique avec des tannins plus prononcés mais aucunement astringents, superbe corps. L’alcool est dangereusement bien enfouie malgré la vigueur modérée des saveurs. Très satisfait.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap at the Amsterdam Cafe in San Francisco during Beer Week. Pours chestnut with a small tan head that fades slowly to a thin remnant, leaving a small amount of lace. The aroma has big notes of molasses, caramel and maple, along with wood. The flavour is intensely sweet with molasses and maple, along with anise, fruit, herbal hops and a slight spiciness. The finish is long and sweet with toasty malts and rich molasses. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a great malty sweet rich ale with nice maple and woody notes. 2012-02-16


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