Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
350ml, served very slightly chilled in a Dobbelen tulip
Pours with a deep rich copper tinged burgandy body. Thick off white head forms about an inch thick soon settling down to a dense centimetre head. Lots of patches of lacing up and down the glass
Smell, rich sticky creamy american hop tinged alcohol, fresh pine and citric hops on the nose, tonnes of lemon and lime citrus. Bubblegum and candy floss, sticky caramel and toffee, rich burnt sugar and a touch of molassess, sweet effervescent alcoholic fumes. A touch of caramel and oaky bourbon aromas also
Taste, slick oily american hops, cascade and centennial overflow the palette with a myriad of juicy citric, bubblegum and piney flavours. Rich bitterness from the hops along with a quinine like finish. Sweet and caramel like malt profile along with some sharp notes of ginger and black onion seeds. Thick rich alcohol, nothing too over the top though considering the abv. Chewy and sticky hops backed up by a thick and crisp malty backbone, yeast dryness on the finish along with a tonne of various hop bitterness.
A big bold and seriously heavily hopped 'barelywine'. This falls into the realms of DIPA in some regards but its still an amazing treat for the taste buds
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2007 23:57:23 | More by cypressbob
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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