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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

6,045 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,045
Reviews: 2,804
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 243
Gots: 1,041 | FT: 37
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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Reviews by corey0212:
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corey0212

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had hit or miss experiences with barleywines thus far, and actually tried Bigfoot several years ago, and was unprepared and shocked by the flavor. I'd like to think my palate is expanding, because I'm loving the '08. The color is stunning....deep ruby-red, nice tan head and lacing. Wonderful hoppy and fruity aroma....oh, man. Hops just explode on the tongue. Perfectly bitter....this is as flavorful a beer as I've had in a long time. Nice warming alcohol...I wish I had been drinking this all winter.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2008 01:44:49 | More by corey0212
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,045 ratings.