Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.58/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Fresh from the 2003 batch. Characteristic barleywine deep crimson with a thick cream-colored head. Head retention is excellent. Very nice to look at. All of this adds up to a perfect 5 for appearance, not surprisingly. In the nose, there's hop character of impressive magnitude. You can tell it's hopped generously, and with different hop varieties. It's very floral and a bit tree-like overall. The malt backbone is big and strong, offering intense caramel and deep grain up for sniffing. Flavors are just as varied and complex, if not more. A rush of heavy caramel is first in the front with an underlying grain character. Near the middle, the hops come in. Very leafy, oily, and resin-like with a serious, but well-targeted bite of bitterness. Sweetness shows up in the finish. Mouthfeel is silky smooth, just perfect. Pretty smooth for a fresh barleywine, but still intense in a wonderful way! One of the best I've tasted, even without aging.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2003 05:13:17 | More by hyuga
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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