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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

6,140 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,140
Reviews: 2,806
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 247
Gots: 1,059 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 bottle

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.
93 out of 100 based on 6,140 ratings.