Sierra Nevada / Dogfish Head Limb & Life



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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma is piny, birchy aroma with a little bit of malt. Flavor is piny birchy syrupy flavor with a little bit of citrusy and earthy hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2010
On tap at Brouwers. Best part about this beer was its pour, a deep red brown with a tan head and lace. Tastes of grapefruit and floral hop with some caramel. Odd tea taste that faded quickly. Sometimes collaborations work. This one really didnt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Yumminess. This sibling us life and lip is delicious. Nicely hopped to give it its own flavor. Appreciated the smooth palate, grassy nose, dark color with ruby highlights and poofy cream color head

   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.

   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 Im a little surprised that Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head could combine to produce such a bland offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerSherpa (10) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 13, 2010
I had the last brewing of Life and Limb both younger and mature. If that beer is any indication Id like to say now that this one is the beer of the next decade. The 2009 incarnation matured quick and was much developed in its second pour. This is going to be a classic brewing in 3-5 years out!

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