Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Our Brewers Reserve Grand Cru

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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Tap at Tonys Darts Away. Pour is ruby red with a medium size off white head that fell away to a nice thick ring around my snifter. Aroma is huge spruce/pine up front with an underlying malty caramel sweetness with the 9.5% alcohol showing its glow. Flavor is malty sweetness, caramel, honey, spruce/pine. The Bigfoot and the Celebration really stand out and work really well together. This is the perfectly aged Bigfoot, very nice! The finish is moderate bitterness and a touch of oak at the very end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (3347) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
6 years old and still great. Pours dirty dark brown with a small beige foam that quickly reduces to a ring. Aroma is plum, raisin, slight roast with the sweetness from the bourbon. Taste is smooth, liquor like body, silky, raisin, plum, fig, slight peat and bourbon sweetness. Not too much alcohol burn but just enough to let you know its there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1412) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Laying in the back for 6 years. Cloudy deeo amber pour, ring of off white head. Nose is baked caramel. Bittersweet . Middle is lightly smoked oak, vanilla, caramel, hints of rum, DEEP malt backbone. Finish is warm, boozy, and malty with a hunt of stone fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Dark amber to copper in color. Moderate, but stable light beige head. Scents of caramel and citric hops. Nicely balanced. really just a big celebration ale. 7/10

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1938) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2016
Bomber. Pours Amber with a beige head and sweet caramel, malt aroma. Taste is of caramel and malt as well, with hops and light oak into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (2108) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2016
With Z, pours a dark deep rusty brown color with a nice beige head. Nose is sweet caramel and syrupy. Taste is sweet and hoppy , smooth and nicely balanced. Not over the top sweet like most strong ales. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a nice bittersweet finish . Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1459) - Montana, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Pours amber with off white head. Nose of hops and musk. Taste is surprisingly hoppy with caramel and sweet orange zest. Big alcohol on the finish. From Old Notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
magsinva (1208) - Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle from the NC brewery - this one is pretty to look at, but Im afraid there might be something wrong with the bottle, or it hasnt aged well. Im not getting any of the cherry or fruity notes that others describe, just boring piney bitterness. Pass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (4528) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle from Sierra Nevada NC. Pours brown with a thick khaki head. leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. not a lot on the nose. a bit of wood on the tongue and a lot of bitterness on the finish. I would have loved to have tried this one fresh. I dont think its aged well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5843) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Tap at falling rock. Pours deep ruby. Aroma is cherries, caramel, bready malts, floral hops, and and faint oak. Flavor is decently hoppy with faint sweet caramel notes, and a dry oaky finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Testad p Linkping beer expo. Stsliskig, oljig doft. Smaken r st, besk och lite blaskig p samma gng. Ganska spretig, obalanserad smak. Hade hellre sett att denna endast innehll fatlagrad bigfoot..

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