Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.78/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Sierra Nevada Big Foot appears a tranparent dark brown color, with a slightly off white head. The head has great retention.
It has a light fruity smell, but a lack of hoppiness which is suprising.
The taste immediately hits with a suprisngly smooth blow. It is very well balanced with a sweet taste to balance off the hops. On the mid palate it transitions into the hops and fruit taste similar to the nose. It finish a with a little hottness of alcohol and a whole lot of hops. In fact I am not sure how long the finish is because it hasn't stopped. I feel like I chewed on hops instead of drinking a beer, but that is expected with barley wine and any of Sierra Nevada's specialty beers.
Its mouthfeel if full, but consider the ABV it pretty smooth.
Overall, I felt that Big Foot was a really good version of the style. It was everything I expected of the hopped up American version, with a suprising balance. Definitely worth a try, but you probably just want one.
Serving type: on-tap
04-15-2009 22:28:55 | More by DrinkinBoy
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