Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by carwreCk:
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I've only had a few barleywines and none of them were the hop-forward 'American style'. I am getting the barleywine maltiness from Bigfoot but also the hoppy element. If one were looking for an English-style barleywine the hops would detract from that. But I am judging it based on what it is, a hop-forward American barleywine.
The taste is caramel and even a bit of chocolate from the malts, followed by a strong piney hop presence. The mouthfeel is medium for the style, fits nicely for this beer. The drinkability is very good for the style. I am drinking it out of a Guinness glass which may subconsciously make me drink it faster. All said and done it is a very decent beer, labels be damned.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2010 10:10:36 | More by carwreCk
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