Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mjtiernan:
4.43/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into a DFH Signature at cellar temp. 2012 vintage...date stamp illegible. Assuming December 2011 bottling.
A: I’d say rusty red, but rust implies a certain amount of coarseness and haze...but there isn’t any. This is amazingly clear for a barleywine. Gorgeous two-finger head with lots of lacin.
S: Surprisingly the aroma isn’t very heavy. Some brown sugary malt and piney hops.
T: Boom! There’s so much flavor! At the start, I can’t help but associate this with brown sugar but the art of it is that it’s not at all cloying. Piney hop bitterness bites you soon after the malt sweetness coats your tongue and pulls you to the finish.
M: With so much flavor and hop bitterness it’s not thirst quenching or the easiest to slug down, but for what it is, it’s very drinkable. Medium carb, body on the heavy side.
O: I’ve had this so many times. Fresh, aged...no matter... it’s consistently wonderful. Okay, enough typing...there’s a cranberry Stilton here I need to get into.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2012 03:50:40 | More by mjtiernan
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