Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Our Brewers Reserve - Grand Cru

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Type: American Strong Ale
  • Brewed by: Sierra Nevada
  • Availability: Limited
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  • Aroma: Yeasty
  • Aroma Description: Heavy
  • Serve at Temperature: Cold
  • Container: Snifter and Tulips
  • Website: http://www.sierranevada.com
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  • 3.6/5 
  • 09.20% 
  • 2483/3686 
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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. 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.
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Reviews: 2

  • Aug 12, 2011
    TheCorkStops (70)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: Barley Wine
    3.5
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    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 (780)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    3.6
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    [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