Saturday, January 1, 2011
Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Brewer's Choice Grand Cru
I ordered a glass of Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Brewer's Choice Grand Cru while at Bocktown in Pittsburgh. The beer pours an amber color with a filmy white head. The aroma is sweet and malty with caramel, pineapple, and grapefruit. The taste is sweet with caramel and toffee before a dry lemon and grapefruit flavor kicks in. Hints of pineapple linger on the tongue. The after taste is dry and warming, which was perfect for a cold winter night. The alcohol content is 9.2% ABV. Of the four 30th Anniversary beers, the Brewer's Choice shot right to the top of the list with its well balanced citrus and caramel flavors. And even with the sweetness, the beer dries out on the finish and warms up your throat.