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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"I think this got a raw deal being that it was served alongside 4 different versions of the bigger beer, but even so...we started with it, and it was pretty watery thin right off the bat. the aroma was light but pleasantly hoppy, and the flavor was also nice and refreshing, if a bit on the weak side, even for a brown. it was pretty unique, though, tiny bits of syrup flavorsmingling with the hops. going back to it after sips of the 10% beer, though, were just a waste."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
callmemickey (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
A: Dark brown body. Thin-ish head with spotty lacing left as the head slowly receded. S: Earthy, woodsy, leathery. Not too much going on here, but some interesting notes. Light hop bitterness. T: Wow. A rather "life"less flavor profile. Muted outdoorsy spice and caramel malt. Almost (flat) cola like in both taste and feel. M: Off-ish cola feel. Very light carbonation. Thin, but not watery in feel. Slightly slick. O: Just was not working for me here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2009
On Tap @ DFH Rehoboth beer premier event-Clear black cola like pour w/a slight tan head. Slight malt aroma. Weak flavors of floral hops & malt, some caramel, some bread dough...some interest. Considering all the hoopla they put on for this brew, & the fact that it sold out in 28 minutes...it was really just very average. Not bad, just bland. It tasted like a "second runnings" beer made from left over hops; very weak brew. I enjoyed the Licorice Infused Chicory Stout Cask they had on that night a lot more. I hope the Life & Limb is better-it will certainly be stronger @ 10%; lets see if that translates over to better flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Draught at Capone’s: Faint aroma of malts and slight birch. Poured very deep orange/very deep amber/brown in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of light roasted malt, burnt malt, wood, and birch. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Roasted malt finish. Disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Sampled on draft at Capone’s on 11/28/09. Pours a very dark burgundy/chestnut brown color with bright mahogany edges and a one finger frothy off-white head that quickly dissipates into a lasting cap that leaves sheets of lacing behind. Sweet caramel malt aroma with some sweet apple character. syrup and subtle cinnamon spice. Very funky(in a foul kind of way) and earthy with a lot of astringent alcohol flavor. When I say earthy I mean that it tastes like freshly toiled earth, soil like with dirt pitched in. This nasty flavor is accompanied by an unpleasant spiciness and the body is very watered down. Pretty gross overall. I hope the Life and Limb is better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
billdrinksbeer (18) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Draft at Churchkey. Pours chestnut brown, minimal head with a lot of lacing. Very faint malt aroma, with no hops. Palette is thin with little taste up front and a malty backtaste with some maple on the finish. This could be a session beer, but there are much better session beers out there. Overall I’m a little surprised that Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head could combine to produce such a bland offering.

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