Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a crystal clear ruby red with a huge off white head that does not go away and laces.
Smells of sweet, caramel malt with some grapefruit, biscuit, and honey notes.
Taste is up front sweet, bready malt with honey notes, some slight fruit character that fades into a hop bitter finish and ends on a sweet note. The hop character is present but somewhat subdued in this now that it has a bit of age on it. Some slight citrus notes from the hops but this one is all about the bready/biscuit character.
Medium bodied with low carbonation work well enough. It is sweet but not cloying, and there is noticeable alcohol.
This beer is a nice hop forward barleywine. At this point the alcohol, sweetness, and hop characteristics have not quite blended making for an odd beer overall. It's in the awkward teen years. I'm hoping it gets through those and ends up a more interesting, satisfying beer. Still, not much to complain about here...
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2011 22:01:13 | More by TenHornsProud
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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