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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style AleSierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,048 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,048
Reviews: 2,804
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 243
Gots: 1,043 | FT: 37
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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mmva321

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

2010 brew had about a month after purchase, of course I have to age some of these.

Pours an absolutely beautiful ruby red color with a finger of off-white head that has good retention and leaves a significant amount of lacing.

An intense amount of hops along with a good amount of fruitiness represented mainly by grapefruit. It's all smoothed out by some welcomed malt and there is a good punch of alcohol mixed in. There is also a nice leafy earthines as well.

The hops really come through. The fruits are less pronounced and the alcohol sweetnes and the earthiness come through more than in the smell. (May update as I age the beer).

Creamy to say the least. Maybe could have been a little thinner, but boldness and substance is what SN is going for here.

Drinking this beer is actually a little challenging. Intense hops and the high alcohol content force you to sip this beer slowly. It loves you by kicking you in the teeth and asking if you want more. Perhaps unfortunately I always say, "Yes."

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 06:35:22 | More by mmva321
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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