Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is the third from a four pack from earlier this year. I drank the first two within a few weeks of the bottling date, but was underwhelmed. So I stowed the last two away for a few months and I'm glad I did.
Barleywine needs time to mellow. It's a style with a lot of potential, especially with the amount of barrel aging going on right now, so I was prepared to write a review about being disappointed about Bigfoot's failed potential. But the beer is much better this time around and I'm sure I'll be cracking that last bottle tonight too.
Into a snifter, it pours a deep amber with a finger of somewhat creamy head. The nose is bursting with caramelized malts and big whole leaf hops.
The flavor brings some of that sweet, malty caramel, bitter hops, golden raisins and dark fruit. The lasting taste is cool from the booze and hops, slightly syrupy with a faint touch of apple cobbler.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2013 02:01:08 | More by Mongrel
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