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RATINGS: 638   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Aroma was malty, sweet, and toasty. Poured a dark, dark, brown with a nice light brown head that quickly dissipated. Taste was sweet, syrupy, malty, cinnamon spices, some hops. Pallet was smooth and foamy. Overall pretty good but not as good as I was expecting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Maple syrup aroma. Nice dark amber with adequate head. Good lacing. Thick, oily mouthfeel with a bitter alcohol finish. Sweet maple syrup taste but not too sweet. Has a nice kick but the alcohol is not overwhelming for such a high gravity beer. Overall a very nice beer that I would drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2850) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2009
10 oz pour at Tyler’s Apex. Sweet aroma, Chocolate, caramel, maple. ABV gives it a hot boozy aroma. Dark orangy brown color, small head, spotty lace. Bitter sweet flavor, nice malty sweet flavor, brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, cocoa, harsh abv right now. Thick body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Nice, though harsh, time should mellow nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle pours dark amber with very nice tan head and sheet lacing. The aroma emits malts, caramel malts, lots of dates, plums, prunes and some yeasty spice. The taste begins sweet with malts and spicy with Belgian like yeast. It then quickly runs into dried plums, dates, ripe cherries, earthiness and leafy hedges. Seems to side on the sweet end of the spectrum.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3558) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
From a 24 oz bottle this poured what appears a very dark brown a first but when held up to the light proved to be ruby red. The head was very thick and creamy and lasted a long time. The nose is of sweet caramel malts with aromas of ripe fruit. quite full bodied with creamy with carbonation under control . The flavor is a very smooth and of dark malt, ripe fruits, and molasses. There is some alcohol in the rich finish. Excellent brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Dark walnut colored body and a rich khaki head. The aroma is maple sweet yet ashy dry. Flavor hints of French roasted coffee beans with its bitter sweetness, raisins, bakers chocolate, brown sugar, maple syrup and dates. The body becomes more velvety and luscious as the beer warms. On this beautiful late November Florida evening, Life & Limb paired wonderfully with my locally rolled “after dinner” maduro cigar. The perfect way to end a weekend!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joet (2323) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Carmelly sweetness, some mouthfeel, light caramels, lightly floral, not a full aroma, slightly oily texture. Nothing bad about this beer - no obvious flaws - just not a lot there despite the heft.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1366) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle. Pour is rick-looking dark brown with a sizable tan head. Aroma is caramel malt, brown sugar, light spice, and molasses. Flavor is a luscious and smooth brown sugar/ caramel malt. A nice peppery kick in finish helps round it out. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2009
This beer looks great, has a complex thick aroma. The flavor is also very thick, the syrup definitely noticeable. It seems just a bit too alcoholic in the finish, giving it a flavor that is too strong. Still quite great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Shared this with my family after Thanksgiving dinner along with a slice of pumpkin pie. The rich caramel, molasses, and maple tones were just awesome. Definitely to be sipped, not drank. It was thick, rich, and full of flavor which was everything that I wanted and hoped for. I loved this beer and will be buying a few more to age.


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