Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My first Bigfoot, actually my first Barleywine so I'm kinda excited. Pours a dark red, copperish color with a small white head that disappears but not entirely. Leaves some ok lacing down the glass. The smell is slightly hoppy, malty, and kind of fruity with a hint of caramel. Not as hoppy in the smell as I was expecting but those piney hops are there. Taste wise it's pretty good. The piney hops stick out more to me in the taste than the smell, I was able to pick up the hoppier taste of the fresh Bigfoot I've heard a lot about. Other than that there is a sweet malt flavor and in the end it bites with some alcohol but it's barely apparent. As it's my first Barelywine I wasn't quite sure what to expect so maybe I'm still trying to figure it out. Overall though I like it. I can taste the alcohol but it isn't a problem at all. I'll probably pick up another sixer just to drink and then age the rest I have. Can't wait to see what this is like with some age on them.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2010 07:17:02 | More by dismal
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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