Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.3/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Purchased a 6pk at Wegmans in Warrington, PA.
Bottling date: 016 11
Poured and enjoyed in a DFH Signature Glass.
A - Pours a deep reddish, amber color. Translucent. Poured to a two to three finger creamy, beige colored head. The head lasted a good five minutes until settling to a half finger to thinnish head during the sampling. Carbonation bubbles rise from the laser etching on the bottom of the DFH glass through most of the tasting. Great lacing left on the sides of the glass after drinking.
S - Great combination of grapefruit, hops and caramel-like sweetness.
T - Fantastic taste. Very reminiscent of a high-quality IPA with a mix of grapefruit & hops dominating the flavors with a great malty, sweet backbone. The alcohol is noticeable and although not overwhelming, does show up during each sip.
M - A rather heavy beer. Not overly carbonated but there is a slight bite to the palette after each sip.
D - This is a great beer. At over 9% ABV, the beer doesn't lend itself to drinking quickly nor does it lend itself to having more than one or two at a sitting due to it's heaviness. However, the beer is simply delicious and they do go down rather easy.
Overall: My first experience with a Barleywine and I think I picked a good one to try for my first. Very similar in taste to a high-quality DIPA, Bigfoot is a definite treat and worthy of all the praise it receives. Highly recommended!
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2011 19:27:35 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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