Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Our Brewers Reserve - Grand Cru

Type: American Strong Ale
  • Brewed by: Sierra Nevada
  • Availability: Limited
  • Additional beer information
  • Aroma: Yeasty
  • Aroma Description: Heavy
  • Serve at Temperature: Cold
  • Container: Snifter and Tulips
  • Website:
  • Reviews
  • Ratings
  • Average
  • Alcohol %
  • Rank
  • 3.6/5 
  • 09.20% 
  • 2483/3686 
Commercial Description
Brewers Reserve is a special ale highlighting our pioneering history and the innovative spirit that has carried us through all these years. Is 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.
Review this beer
  • Aroma
  • Appearance
  • Flavor
  • Palate
  • Comments:

    25 word minimum
submit review
Similar Beers
  • Clown Shoes Lubrication


    The Lube is now available! Lube? Hey, get your mind out of the gutter. Social lubrication, people coming together to unwind, is what we are talking about. This American Black...

  • Rogue Charlie


    Originally brewed and bottled for the 2001 National Craft Brewers Conference-a private bottling & release with no distribution. A second batch, Charlie Redux was brewed with ve...

  • Dogfish Head Immort Ale


    Availability: Limited Release Date: May 2007 Vast in character, luscious & complex. Brewed with peat-smoked barley, this strong ale is brewed with organic juniper berries, va...

Reviews: 2

  • Aug 12, 2011
    TheCorkStops (70)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: Barley Wine
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • This review is Helpful
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    The Sierra Grand Cru pours out a dark amber, or light brown color. Plenty of foam in an off-white color, with nice lacing as it fades slowly. The nose shows plenty of hops, with some sort of caramel or malty character too. I'm also getting a bit of the alcohol on the nose, which isn't surprising at nearly 10% abv.

    The taste is a bit surprising! I expected a very malty, boozy, barleywine sort of brew. This is big and full, but much more hops than I expected. There is some nice piney hops, fruity hops, but all blended well with the darker, richer style. It almost reminds me a little of something like the Rochefort 10, or the Arrogant Bastard (but much smoother).

    The finish is fairly dry, with nice bitterness, yet a touch toasty and malty at the same time. It is mouth-filling, yet fairly easy to drink. It really is a marriage of styles! Well done!
  • May 14, 2011
    kaj-ii (778)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • No one has rated this reviews helpfulness
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    [Best served in a Trappist glass]

    Poured a hazy light brown with an average sized white creamy head that lasted throughout and had excellent lacing. The aroma was heavy with the scent of a pine hop, grain malts and a light sweet yeast with notes of cirtus, banana and mango. It tasted mildly sweet and slightly bitter at first and then became slighty more bitter and a little acidic with notes of fruit and a nice hoppy finish that lasted a nice long time. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and dry in texture with a flat carbonation. Overall a friggin great marriage of Sierra Nevada's ale collection.

    Serving type: bottle