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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Limb & Life is a companion to the big beer-an acorn off the larger tree. (Life & Limb) It is a 5% ABV small beer-a low-gravity beer made using the residual sugar as “second runnings” from the first larger brew, fortified with American hops. This is a session beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 12/22/2009. Clear dark brown body with ruby highlights and a medium creamy tan head that lingers. Sweet malty aroma with light roastiness and a bit of floral and earthy hops. Malty, roasty and hoppy flavor. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
JW77 does it again! Brown pour. Small head. Aroma has citrus hops, dough, caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is pretty big for a 5% beer. Lots of caramel and citrus with some light nutiness. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Draft: Pours a transparent copper mahogany with a small spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of semi-sweet toasty dark caramel malts with a light grapefruity hoppiness. Starts with pretty good fullness and a semi-sweet earthy chocolate flavor with a hint of nuttiness before a drier, smooth doughy finish. Pretty true to style and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Reddish copper brown with a fizzy white head. Skunky marajuna hops aroma. Sweet malty lemon and woody taste. Quite refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
(Sample Date: 12/22/2009 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Light caramel and roast malt in aroma. Clear amber brown with small white head. Nice light roasty flavor. Light body. Floral hop flavor. Moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Tap at the Graduate in Davis, CA. Pours really dark brown with a slight beige head. Aroma of citrus hop. Barely. Medium/thin body with pretty mild carbonation. Flavor reminds of tea in a way. It’s malty and hoppy. A very tasty beer, but far from a big beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrickfannon (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Draft at Monk’s with James and Dallas. Pours a slight cloudy brown with a thin, off white head. Aroma of raisins, barley, vanilla, brown sugar, sour wort, funk, and malt. Medium slightly dry body with a thin, malty palate. Really good brown.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
I drank this on tap at Whole Foods into a pint glass. They only got 5 gallons and I got super lucky to try this as I was the last on the keg as it only poured half a beer. The beer pours a medium brown that is surprisingly clear with a tope colored head that is huge and fluffy and lasts several minutes with great retention. The aroma was all about hops, you can tell right away that cascade was used because they are the star. The taste was good because the hops stood out front bringing a nice piney bitterness to the beer. However, it ended with the typical bitter nuttiness of a brown ale that I don’t particularly enjoy so it ended on a let down. The feel was good but drinkability is limited because of the brown ale qualities. Overall, the beer is ok. If you’re a cascade lover you’ll love this beer. If you’re not you can skip it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bitzybrew (41) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2009
On tap at RNH. Quite sessionable. Not too complex, but nice citrus hops and light caramel malts.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2009
On tap at SDBC. Color was a dark reddish brown. Aroma was sweet with caramel, sugar, citrus, molasses, roasted malt and earth. Flavor was the same; citrus, pine, earthy, cocoa, molasses and earth. Quite piny in the finish, especially for the style. Got better throughout; could taste the DFH head influence.


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