Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.76/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This brew pours an amber color which turns ruby-red when held up to the light. There is a nice tan two finger head which lasts for a long time, remnants stick around until the end and there is strong lacing on the glass until the end. Lots of bubbles due to the heavy carbonation.
The smell is strong with grapefruit and floral hops. Some orange peel as well. One can also smell the thick caramel hop backbone. The hop smell increases once the beer warms up a bit.
The taste follows the nose, strong caramel malts and grapefruit hops hit at once. There is some brown sugar and syrup taste as well followed by more hops. The rich malt and hop backbone are well balanced and seem to take turns on the palate. The alcohol taste is well hidden, for a Barleywine.
The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with hop resin left on the tongue after swallowing. There is also strong carbonation.
Overall this is a great, well balanced brew. I was never a big fan of the Barleywine style, they are usually to sweet and boozy, but this is one Barleywine I will drink again.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2014 19:16:31 | More by microbrewlover
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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