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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style AleSierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,047 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 6,047
Reviews: 2,804
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 243
Gots: 1,041 | FT: 37
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-06-1998)
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BeerBob

Nebraska

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barley Wine Style Ale pours a deep dense chill hazed hazel nut brown, from a dark brown 12 fl oz glass bottle with a twist off cap. Head went to about 2 fingers with a soft pour, before dropping to a light cap with a full ring.

Nose is a major hops with a side of damp malt and not a hint of the 9.6% ABV to come.

Palate is hops, hops, and more hops. I have chewed on hops just by them selves; Sierra Nevada Bigfoot is no different. The taste of this brew is just like chewing on a hand full of hops with a barley malt wash. The 9.6% ABV makes its entrants known with the warm glow that starts in the tummy and works its way outward, numbing everything that it touches.

One big brew for those with a big taste for hops!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2007 08:49:51 | More by BeerBob
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,047 ratings.