Sierra Nevada / Dogfish Head Limb & Life

Sierra Nevada / Dogfish Head Limb & Life

Rated 2.980 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Chico, CA, United States

Style:  Brown Ale

5% Alcohol by Volume

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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.

ID: 38229 Last updated 6 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank39015
Overall Percentile17.8
Style Rank914 of 1044
Style Percentile12.5
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score3.0
Average Score2.950
Weighted Score2.980
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I think this got a raw deal being that it was served alongside 4 different versions of the bigger beer, but even so...we started with it, and it was pretty watery thin right off the bat. the aroma was light but pleasantly hoppy, and the flavor was also nice and refreshing, if a bit on the weak side, even for a brown. it was pretty unique, though, tiny bits of syrup flavorsmingling with the hops. going back to it after sips of the 10% beer, though, were just a waste.

  • POPERY 212 reviews
    rated 2.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Cask at San Francisco release party/dinner. The release party casks were dry-hopped in the cask and so differ slightly from the keg version. Sam Calagione described the beer as an "imperial small beer." It’s a relatively dark brown beer, translucent, with a big head. Carbonation was pretty strong for a cask beer. The aroma has a fair dose of citric hops with an underlying nutty/earthy malt tone. The flavor is a bit acrid. I’m a fan of small beers in theory, but this one, like others I’ve had, lacks a certain depth of malt flavor. It was relatively thin and felt smaller than its abv would indicate. The hop flavors are fairly strong but lack complexity, adding not much more than a light bitter grapefruit rind flavor. There’s also a bitter woodiness to the beer that was also present in its bigger brother but worked better there with a much thicker body.

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