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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

6,136 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,136
Reviews: 2,806
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 246
Gots: 1,059 | FT: 36
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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JohnL9013

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For those familiar with the Stone "Double Bastard Ale", this beer will be perfect for you.

A: Great appearance overall, cloudy, and barely transparent. Mediocre head with moderate lacing.

S: Wow, I walked away from my beer to toss the bottle in the recycling across the kitchen and the smell quickly consumed the kitchen and followed me.

T: The taste is exceptional, no doubt about it. This is not a true barleywine, but it is most certainly an exeptional "American Strong Ale" as this is very similar to Stone's Arrogant and Double Bastard Ales. This beer is a flat-out terrific value. I believe I got it for under $2.00 for a single 12 oz. bottle. Expect roasted malts of the highest quality. Absolutely delicious.

M: The mouthfeel could definitely stand to be improved. This beer doesn't sit well in the mouth because it's just not as smooth as it needs to be to achieve perfection like Stone's Double Bastard has. The alcohol only exaggerates the slight sourness to the beer. It also has a slight astringency. I bet aging would improve this.

D: This is still a very drinkable beer for being a 10%er.

Sierra Nevada really outdid themselves with this one. I'm going back for more.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 00:35:09 | More by JohnL9013
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,136 ratings.