Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2004 edition. Hey guess what? It's a Sierra Nevada brew, and there are lots of hops. But anyway, this is actually a pretty well balanced beer. I was expecting to be blown away by hoppiness, especially for a barleywine, but that was simply not the case. Sure there were strong hop characters to this barleywine, but it is also nicely malty. Bigfoot pours a nice dark slightly cloudy reddish brown with a very nice head with good lace. The smell is equal parts hop and malt with just a touch of alcohol to tickle the nose. As the ale hits your tongue the warming and molasses like malt flavors dominate and then there is a hint of the alcohol sweetness only to be followed up by the hop bitterness and citric flavors. Good full body and carbonation also enhance this beer. All in all a very good barleywine, especially for one so young. I look forward to aging another and giving another go of this in the future.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2004 01:55:34 | More by BittRnessabounds
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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