Brew Review: Life & Limb Collaboration

by Kelli H. on November 9, 2011

Beer: Life & Limb collaboration of Sierra Nevada & Dogfish Head
Date: 10-29-11
Alcohol: 10.2%
Package Type: 22 oz
Location Brewed: Chico, CA
Price: $9.99

Aroma: Syrup

Appearance: Very deep dark brown

Body & Texture: Heavy, thick, strong, intense, low carbonation

Aftertaste: almost like cough syrup because of the syrup mixed with alcohol.

Overall Impression: This beer was too strong for me. There was too much of an alcohol taste for my liking but it was also too sweet. It’s made with birch and maple syrup and I was not a fan. I was unable to finish my small tasting glass.  David thought it was a very hearty beer. He could taste the syrups prominently in the aftertaste. The alcohol flavor wasn’t masked by anything. We agree that it’s definitely a winter time evening beer. The label states that this beer is meant to drink slowly and with friends and family. It’s brewed for the real craft brew lover and I can see that being very true. This is a limited time release beer and may be hard to find. It was a fun tasting but not my favorite. Can’t like them all! If you have an opportunity to taste this beer, try it!

This bottle was beautiful! Beautiful label, pop off top, and great information about the beer on the back label.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers November 9, 2011 at 5:18 pm

I heard about that collaboration. It seemed interesting, but it doesn’t sound like something I’d like either.


Kathryn @ Flopoodle November 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Yeah, that’ a pretty high alcohol volume for beer, although some Belgian beers are a lot higher than that even. Love the bottle!


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