Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.08/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2010 Vintage bottle poured into snifter glass. I am also aging 2008 and 2009 vintage and will be reviewing those soon as well.
A: Glowing rich amber coloring with off tan head surprisingly large for barleywine. Lacing quite heavy. Really nice looking brew.
S: Caramel and toffee notes with slight alcohol notes apparent. Pungent fruity hop notes.
T & M: For a barleywine a little lighter bodied than expected but still relatively full bodied. A little creaminess in mouthful. Tones from nose come through up front with clean, dry hop tones in the finish. This is a barleywine that is not ridiculously overbearing, aging will be nice but isn't absolutely needed in my opinion.
D: One of the more drinkable barleywines I have encountered and one of my absolute favorites. I can't wait to try the 2008 and 2009 vintages that I have been aging.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2010 03:07:26 | More by elniko
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