Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.73/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottle: reasonable brown bottle with an original and decent label. I also like the inside of the bottle cap, which has a picture of Bigfoot sharing a beer. Very cute.
Appearance: orange-ruby in colour, quite clear but with a light haze. A one-finger beige head pops up and retreats to a thin film over 30 seconds. Decent lacing also - looks good.
Aroma: definite heavy fruits and brandy up front. Some sweet caramels in the back. Quite interesting.
Taste: sweet caramels and toffee with some hop bitterness - pretty good actually.
Aftertaste: the hop bitterness becomes more intense and biting - and not in a good way. It is accompanied by an unpleasant ethanol-like alcohol. Nowhere near as pleasant as the initial taste.
Mouth feel: heavier in body and smooth, with moderate carbonation to bring the flavour through.
Overall: not a bad barleywine all told, but really not worth the price, especially when compared to cheaper yet betterrounded barleywines from brewers like Moylan's or Green Flash.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2013 03:53:57 | More by SmashPants
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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