Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.91/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a 4-pack of the 2013 vintage, $10.99 at the Downingtown Wegman's. I've never had Bigfoot before, and I've heard some like it fresh, some like it aged. I decided to pop this one open, and save the other three for other times.
Poured into a tumbler.
A- Translucent copper/amber with a 1 1/2 finger head. Yellowish/light tan, and solid. Retains where it pours. Sticky lacing, and lots of it!
S- Hop sting up fron but hanging on a sweet malty backbone. Some slight caramel, but the resiny spice is most intense.
T- Quite a bitter citrus flavor overshadows a sweet caramel and biscuit background. Once again, the hops do a lot of the talking.
M- A little thick and quite sticky. Bitter tang finish, and just a slight sense of warmth from the alcohol.
O- The hop character is a little overwhelming, which I can see why many people like this fresh. I, for one, enjoy malt, and more balance. I am looking forward to aging the others and tasting a more mellow Bigfoot. A beautiful beer, though.
Bonus review (from my beer and hop hating fiancee): "It tastes like I'm deepthroating a skunk's anus."
I thought that was creative.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2013 18:47:19 | More by BWED
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