Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.3/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bought this on Valentine's Day. Tried it soon after. Decided to shelve the stuff. The first bottle was just not balanced and the hops were rather edgy.
Now: Pours a nice dark brown but clear. Head is nice off white and the lace stays til the end. Nose is not the best at first, but as it breathes the hoppy floral aroma is outstanding. Taste is much more balanced. The hops are still there in a big way but you can also taste some of the subtleties of the brew. I recommend drinking this fairly warm. 55F.
This is a fine representative of the barleywine genre.
P.S. I will continue to age the rest of this. I think it is just beginning to shine.
I just tried the 2008 version. A cut above the previous offerings. A beer this good comes around on rare ocassions. Another update: AS I finish this sixpack, the hops are too overpowering. I must reduce my rating.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2004 22:21:50 | More by daledeee
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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