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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

6,141 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,141
Reviews: 2,806
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 247
Gots: 1,058 | 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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PeprSprYoFace

California

4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

New 2009 release. Poured into my Old Guardian snifter. It's a nice light brown color with some red highlights. A small tan head formed and dissapated but this beer has a ron of great lacing.

Smells really hoppy with a slight caramel smell in the background. Smells great I can't war to take a sip.

Taste is awesome. I love it. Almost IPAish but the malt is what makes it an awesome barleywine. The balance is awesome.

Mouthfeel is great. Nice and smooth with a nice crisp finish.

I will drink many of these throught the year. I think I'm going to buy a few more sixers in my next trip to the beer store.

2-1-11 Side By Side

This review is of a side by side of 09 and 11' Bigfoot.

The 09 has a more caramel color to it when the 11' has a red hue. No real head or lacing.

Aroma on the 11' is way more hop forward. Almost IPA citrus hops. The 09 is very caramel and some amount of prune aroma.

The tastes are the same. The 09 is much more caramel and semi sweet but with a bit of hop bite in the finish still. The 11' is more bitter and hop forward with a bit of malt and has a bit of booz burn.

Mouthfeel of the 11' is more dry because of the hops but the 09 is much more maltier.

Overall I love it fresh and I love it aged. I will continue to buy a case every year to age some.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 05:02:54 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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