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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.


KajII's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown with caramel highlights and an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy light brown head that had good longevity, reducing some but lasting throughout thus producing some really excellent sheets of lace left sticking to the glass. The aroma was right up front with a sweet alcohol presence and had a strong caramel malt, a mild resin hop and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of maple syrup, caramel, dark fruit and a hint of cola. The taste was malty sweet with notes of caramel and maple syrup at first, and then it became sweetly bitter and slightly acetic with a hint of dark fruit and a moderate alcohol finish. The flavor lasted an extremely long time after the swallow with a strong alcohol dark fruit taste sticking around for a while. Mouthfeel was just past medium in body with the texture being creamy and a tad dry and having a strong carbonation. Overall a very sweet, flavorful and potent brew that definitely should be sipped and savored slowly.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1878) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Bomber. Pours a muddy brown with a tan head and aroma of dark fruits and toffee. Taste is of dark fruits, raisins, and toffee with caramel and ready malt notes into the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1945) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a dark maple color with a beige head. Nose is fruity and sweet. Taste is caramel and toffee with some very mild bitterness. Finishes on the same tasting notes , sweet , syrupy and fruity . Quaff Score 6 / 10

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tesorino (12) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Light dark fruit esters and a faint hint of honey. Mouthfeel is medium full to full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, maple syrup, chocolate and vanilla. The taste was similar to the aroma with more chocolate, molasses, maple syrup, roasted and caramel malts and some booziness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4870) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Tap at falling rock. Pours deep, dark brown. Aroma is molasses, brown sugar, faint dates, and some toasted malts. Flavor is rich malty beer with notes of chocolate, caramel, some dark fruit notes, and a earthy finish with a touch of floral hops. Full body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4369) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Draft at Falling Rock. Pours dark black/brown with a creamy, fizzy off white head. Tastes like raisin, booze, roasted and earthy malt, light ash. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted malt, booze, raisin, and light ash.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015

Bottle 750ml. corked @ [ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2015 (TEODRBSG15) ] - fonefan & Brugmansia House, Denmark.

[ As Sierra Nevada / Dogfish Head Life & Limb 2 ].
Clear light dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, bread, roasted, caramel, dark dried fruit. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, caramel, dark dried fruit, bread. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20150829]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9839) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle at Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2015, Ulfborg. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, molasses, toffee and light booze. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (2046) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle at ulfborg summer gathering 2015. Pours dark brown with a off white head. Aroma and taste of caramel, herbs, a bit hoppy, alcohol, wood,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15385) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering, 2015. Pours nearly black with a small creamy head. Licorice, sweet caramel, fruit and licorice. Sweet and warming with a touch of alcohol. Sippable.


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