Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
*Stockton reviewers before me...stick some '11's in your cellar for a year or 2 and then open em. it is insane how much better the beer develops. most of the bitterness goes away and the other flavors come out and meld together amazingly
Did a 5 year vert with a couple BA friends ('11-'07). i will review the beer overall and also give some notes to the changes at the end
-a reddish, copper tone to the body with a tall, tight light caramel colored head. the lacing and head retention on this beer is quite spectacular
-fresh, it is mostly piney hops. you can also get some caramel and butterscotch malt notes in there as well
-again, fresh...this beer is chest hair growingly hoppy. what also comes in though is a very nice malt background of caramel, butterscotch and a hint of nuttiness to it. some caramelized sugar in there as well
-i enjoy this beers thickness, especially with some age. this is a type of beer that will make part of your brain hurt in the morning if you drink too much. it is very smooth and rich too. and not very hot considering
-i really enjoy this beer. this beer was the 1st time i realized back when, what the wonders of aging could do to a beer because 1 year or older bigfoot blows my mind. for such an old recipe (28 years worth) it was way ahead of its time
vertical notes - every other year, the beer switched between a darkish brown/crimson color to a lighter caramel color which was interesting. again the aging brings out such pleasant malt notes. vintages i especially enjoyed were the '08 and '10. the warmth started to make its presence felt with the '07
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2011 23:22:39 | More by juhl31
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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