Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
'08 bottle poured into a Maudite tulip. Beautiful shimmering reddish-brown color, perfect 2-finger cream-colored head, and sticky lacing. One of the most attractive beers I've ever seen. I'm turned on now.
The aroma is MAGNIFICENT. It smells exactly like fresh Cascade hops. The smell takes me back to brewing with my friend and my brother.
This is one of the hoppiest beers I've ever tasted, and I drink hoppy beers all the time. I've had Bigfoot before, but I guess I never had it this fresh. I would second the notion that it almost tastes more like a DIPA than a barleywine. Intensely bitter, but juicy and citrusy to make the bitterness palatable. A bit of a woody, earthy tinge too.
Medium carbonation, definite alcohol heat (but, that's to be expected). It's obviously gonna be a slow sipper, but I'll enjoy every slow sip. Can't wait to try it next to some '07 Bigfoot.
If you like hops, drink it now. If you like sweetness, save it for a year or two or three. Either way, get some.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2008 18:54:04 | More by NolateM
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