Monday, January 04, 2010

Life & Limb in Utah

A lot of people have been emailing me about the availability of the Sierra Nevada - Dogfish collaboration beer Life & Limb. Here's what I know.

Yes it is available in Utah, but I believe the only place that has it, is the Beerhive in SLC.

This is a living ale (LIFE) it's naturally carbonated to enhance complexity, refinement, and to encourage aging. LIMB - for the birch and maple trees, who’s syrup gives this unique ale its flavor.

It has a deep sugary malt profile, hops are significant enough to notice, but do not take a leading role in the profile, aside from some decent bitterness on the finish. Reminds me of a Belgian noel brew. Syrup and slight spice linger on the aftertaste. I'm not really excited about this one.

Drinkability is ok. Still a bit hot, some time in the cellar might help.

Overall this is an ok beer, which is unfortunate because I like both of these craft beer giants. I just think they could have done better with the resources that both breweries have.

It's certainly worth a try. but I'd recommend one of the current local options instead.

Cheers!

3 comments:

Michael said...

Nice, honest appraisal. Don't figure we'll see it down here if it hasn't shown up by now (wasn't on the shelves at Total Wine this afternoon)...but I found more Nogne O Winter Ale!

Anonymous said...

I am trying to help a friend who is turning 50, he wants to drink a beer from each state, and while going to each state would be better, he has 3 young children, I am running into problems with any Utah beer, I live in Chicago, liquid solutions, beer geek, etc don't have any Utah beer, any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, all in all , just looking for 1 or 2 bottles
thanx
Jeff

Mikey said...

Hey Jeff, Send me your contact info. When you need them etc. And I'll try to get some to you.

utahbeer@gmail.com

Cheers