Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
12oz. bottle poured into tulip
Appearance: Clear dark orange with ruby hues and a beautiful frothy two inch cream colored head, great retention, and tremendous lacing.
Smell: Lots and lots of juicy hops. Very citrus like but with a sweet berry and caramel background. This is such a great complex aroma, spicy and sweet at the same time. Spicy in the sense that it's very herbal and earthy and the sweetness comes from all the wonderful malt in there.
Taste: The first thing I taste is a sweet dark cherry with caramel notes, THEN the citrus hops come through, which is kind of nice that you're not hit over the head with them right away. After that some herbal comes through, pine and grass, and finally finishes off with a full amount of bitter and some slight alcohol heat. Delicious.
Mouthfeel: Coats the tongue and the throat on the way down but somehow remains at a good point with its viscosity. A delight to sip.
Drinkability: High alcohol and a medium to heavy body makes this not the most drinkable brew but I honestly could have more than I should in a row.
Overall: I love barleywines, and this is one of my favorites. It's got everything a barleywine should have and then some. If you haven't had the experience of Bigfoot I highly suggest you get out there and grab it, because as we all know, Bigfoot is quite elusive.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2009 18:57:56 | More by optiontwo
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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