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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style AleSierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,776 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5776
Reviews: 2782
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by curasowa:
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curasowa

New York

3.35/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly cloudy copper color with a big, thick tan head that hangs around a while. Hugh floral nose with a strong medicinal background. A big smack of bitterness right from the get go, and then things get more complex. A bit of sweetness mixes with a earthy/grainy taste and more bitterness. Body is full and the finish is super astringent and lingering with a slightly harsh bitterness. I would characterize drinkability as challenging.

This is my first Barleywine experience, so a rerate may be in order once I get a few more under my belt.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2010 01:15:52 | More by curasowa
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S: Caramel and pine.

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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,776 ratings.