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RATINGS: 634   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, whoís 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 itís 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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma full and roasty, dark malt, brown sugar, molasses, caramel, and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is mostly malt, but well balanced sweet/roasty bitter. Very full flavors and mouthfeel. Reminiscent of DFH Indian Brown ale, with the addition of the maple/birch/brown sugar flavors. Very tasty!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Funknmilla (725) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Rating from 8-28-2010.....Bottle....Pours very dark brown...medium brown carbonated head....thick rich body....dark slightly bitter malt--sweet up front on the first sip....aroma some brown sugar/dark malts (roasted)....a little cocoa throughout aroma and palate---I get the essence of oak. But Iím sure its the birch (never had birch in this way, only in soda).....the maple is present but subtle---thanks Wayne....It got better and better the more that I sipped

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17614) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy spicy caramel flavor. has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2100) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Batch 1
From notes. Tasted some time near the summer of 2012 from a capped bottle that I purchased in Tucson some time in 2008. Pours clear dark caramel brown with an average tan head that leaves thin, bubbly lace. The nose is caramel, maple, dark bread, and some nice baking spices. The flavor is more maple and caramel than anything else with the same dark bread and an added earthy yeasty note. The body is full with average carbonation and a long maple, caramel, and lightly charred bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (2029) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. Near black with dark amber hues and a thin, tanned head. Sweet, fruity aroma with spices, dark fruits and malts, caramel and spices. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes sweet and spiced with a hint of alcohol. Nice - complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10459) - SÝborg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
Bottled. Dark burgundy coloured. dEnse beige head. ARoma. Friuts, spice, berries, sweetness, Flavour. ripe frtuis, sweetness, spice, herbs. medium to full bodied. ends light ibtter and fruit with a light touch of alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Sample from Bottle - dark brown pour with beige head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, caramel, toffee, pretty sweet, brown sugar, sweet malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (782) - - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy, beige head. Spicy, oxidized aroma of dark, dried fruits - mushy. Rich and filling body, dark dried fruits, slightly peppery with a warming alcohol finish. Interesting and complex. 081114

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"pours a deep mahogony brown with a big fluffy tan head. nice lookin beer. as a prefeace, iím a huge DFH fan, so-so on SN. I think theyíre good, but i donít get as excited as some. the usual sweeter DFH beer with the ever present hopping of SN intruiged me, though. That said, itís not a very hoppy beer, but is balanced (more than i thought it would be) and very complex. fruit, syrups (birch & maple) in the aroma more subdued than i expected. some hop balance too. same in flavor with some chocolate too. strong, but toally hides the abv. smooth and full. nice lingering heavy finish. sweet, but balanced. iím gonna age on too, but itís quite good now. 8/11 gotta bump my score up a touch from a 3.9 as this beer ages incredibly well. a 2 year old keg on itís own would score well into the 4ís..."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (1012) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Brown hue with ran head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, maple, sugar. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and comity carbonation. Taste is sweet with a nice oaky finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle courtesy of nimbleprop at first DC tasting of 2010. Dark brown with a medium beige head and moderate lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate. Flavor has toffee, chocolate and licorice, with obvious alcohol. Decent body. Average and inoffensive.


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