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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Our Brewers Reserve Grand Cru

 
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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Brewers Reserve is a special ale highlighting our pioneering history and the innovative spirit that has carried us through all these years. It is a marriage of our three most acclaimed ales: Oak-aged Bigfoot, Celebration Ale, and fresh Pale Ale blended together and generously dry-hopped. Come join us in celebrating thirty years with this most special brew. Drink it now, or save it for a future anniversary of your own.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1868) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2015
Sample at a tasting event. Amber body with a medium head. Caramel, oak, vanilla and dried fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's place. Pours amber with a very thin off white head. Aroma is malty sweet. Dark fruits. Very malty. Fairly hoppy. Nice beer. Thanks to Dan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3275) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, raisins, caramel, pine and vanilla. Flavor of sweet malts, caramel, dark fruit, oak, pine, grapefruit and raisins. Sticky texture, medium-full body, dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (4380) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle for my WOB 2500, dec 8 2015. Nose is slightly sherry oxidation with a light boozy nose. Taste is lightly peppery with a light caramel note. Fairly smooth without much alcohol noted. Seems a bit thin and grassy but held up well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewFace (967) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2014 Bottle share thanks to Homer321. mikdly hoppy, light citrus, caramel malt. Hazy orange pour, nearly no head now. Lots of caramel malt, oak, vanilla, earthy hop flavor, moderate bitterness. Finishes a bit sweet with some alcohol heat.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10457) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"dark orange, almost red. big fluffy head. very aromatic...mostly a sh--load of hops, but some sweet malt and oak in there if you try really hard. i am pretty impressed with the anniversary lineup...they are among my favorite SN beers. big juicy beer, hoppy and bitter, floral, with a lasting aftertaste. Does taste a little like the pale, but trust me...just a little. This is a big boy. smoother than the initial onslaught of hops in the aroma would have you believe."

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
(Bottle). Sweet scent of roasted malt, figs and raisins. Taste of roasted malt, raisins, caramel and hops. A little too much sweetness in the taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (2699) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2014
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashleys Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. The pour is a nice ruby color with a light tan head and some sporadic lacing. The aroma is really hot up front. Lots of bourbon and vanilla that fades through a nice caramel malt and a good hoppiness to follow. For the woodiness and vanilla, I love the hoppiness. The flavor also packs some heat. Very earthy, with light roast and a dark fruit presence , while remaining hoppy and dry on the back end. The mough feel is thin, not much carbonation, and the aftertaste is excessively woody and just a touch off, maybe leathery?

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2014
On draught at Roscoes for Sierra Nevada Summit/Tap Takeover. Super thick copper amber color with tan head. Aroma is oxidized caramel, citrus, and toffee. Taste is incredible, with caramel, toffee, pitted fruit, bitter grapefruit, oxidation, and oak. For such a mishmash of beers, it is very well-balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6409) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
From a corked 75 cl bottle from Andrews cellar. Pours a.ear Deep copper with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel and dates. Flavors of dark fruits. Lots of boozy notes. Aged pretty well.


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