Sunday, November 27, 2011
BEER: SIERRA NEVADA / DOGFISH HEAD Life & Limb
An American strong ale made with birch and maple from two of the biggest names in American craft brewing today.
Carbonation is perfect throughout, beginning with a perfect head.
Maple, birch and chocolate on the nose.
Medium to thick weight in the mouth. First you get the birch, then some sweeter grain tones—almost like a barley wine—before it wraps things up with a big release of maple on the finish. Great balance of flavours.
The maple rounds out and you’re left with a mapley, malty taste for quite a while.
Perfectly executed, excellently balanced and flavoured. Exactly what you’d expect from these two heavyweight craft brewers.