Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.01/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - 2013 Bigfoot ($10.49 4-pack at Wegmans in Downingtown, PA) pours into a tulip a very hazy deep ruby/mahogany color with a somewhat billowy 3 finger head that sticks around for a while and leaves generous patches of lacing for a barleywine.
S - Whoa...it's been a while since I've tangled with the Bigfoot, and I forgot how hoppy this furry bastard was. Big juicy/earthy hops jump out and intermingle with some caramel and biscuity malts, with some slight booze in the background. Very enticing stuff.
T - Starts off with the juicy side of the hops with some grapefruit rind and mango and then segues into some bready, biscuity malt, touches of brown sugar and a hint of plum, finishing off with a little earthy hop bite and a little warming alcohol. The hops seem to be the main player here, and overshadow the other flavors. Could use a little age, but still really nice stuff.
M - Medium bodied, coats the tongue with flavor without being overbearing. Mild carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass.
O - While I thought the first few sips were mildly abrasive, once my palette adjusted I really came to enjoy the 2013 Bigfoot. Big hops over a malt body, smooth mouthfeel, and seriously excellent lacing. I would absolutely recommend this beer. I still prefer an English style barleywine, but this is good shit.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2013 01:58:59 | More by cjoc83
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