Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.11/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz brown bottle into chilled pint glass. 2013 vintage. I should let it age but I just can't.
A: beautiful amber hue like dark honey. Surprising clarity and a small cap of offwhite head thst just sticks to the glass.
S: resiny hops loaded citrus and herb notes. Not unlike the hop aroma of an IPA. Hint of sweet malt body.
T: pallet crushing hop flavor. Opens grassy and bitter with citrus peel flavors. The backbone of this brew peeks through as a sweet rich malt flavor but is very buried under the hop. Finishes off with a lingering bitter and a bit of alcohol warmth.
M: rich and heavy as it should be. Not oily like I would expect from something so hoppy and flavored with whole cone hops which is good. Smooth with just a bit of carbonation to keep it from being like syrup.
O: definitely needs age but I can taste the potential and it tastes fantastic. Might have to buy another and put it away for a year, if I can wait that long.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2013 03:22:23 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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