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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

5,775 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5775
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)
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froggyfrog

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2005 vintage served snifterwise in May of 2007.

Incredibly clear ruby-colored body with a flash of white head. Aroma is caramel and full-bloom flowers. There is a peppery spice to the smell and the taste. Butterscotch notes are noticeable as well. Darkened toast with orange marmalade comes to mind.

The alcohol sticks on the tongue long after the swallow. The mouthfeel has little flesh and doesn't really hold up to the caramel notes from the nose.

This beer gets high marks for the fumes and the view but I would reach for a BW with a little more substance and sweetness as my personal preference.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2007 03:43:50 | More by froggyfrog
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S: Caramel and pine.

T: Very hop forward. Bitterness hits first, then the pine and resin, followed by faint tropical fruits and big, caramel malts.

M: Thick and syrupy but not cloying.

O: Less barleywine in flavor and more of a less-tropical-more-caramel double or triple IPA. After getting over the slight disappointment on the first sip, despite knowing that this wasn't going to be a typical barleywine and expecting a lot of hops, I'm surprised at how good this is.

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Barleywine. Being a novice in the beer world, I immediately checked the barleywine wikipedia page after bringing a 4-pack of this character home. Upon pouring a glass, I notice an incredibly vibrant amber, almost red hue. While incredibly vibrant, it also sports an apparent cloudiness to it's texture. A short, creamy and frothy head sits on top of the beer like a autumn cloud at sunset.
Taking a close whiff, I catch an overwhelming sense of the outdoors; a very strong hint of pine, with an overall floral aroma. Tasting the ale, I first notice its incredulous sparkling sweetness, which follows with a bitter, almost grapefruity tang to the palette. I feel my sinuses open from its spicy bitterness and what lingers after is a very minuscule hint of wheat, as well as a strong sense of centennial/chinook hops.
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,775 ratings.