Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.45/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance is an opaque brown with red glints. The off white to beige head is about 1 finger thick at the pour and quickly settles down to a thin layer coating obscuring the beer. More head than other barleywines I've had.
The smell is hops and sweet malt. Integrated very well for me.
Taste is heavenly! Hops and malt in an incredibly well balanced integration. This is a WOW beer in my book. Nice to have one of these every once in a while to let me know I can still be wowed by a beer. I love the way the bitter hops and sweet malts come crashing down in alternating waves. Complexity!
Mouthfeel is thick and the carbonation surges out of the beer when it hits my tongue. Almost syrupy in texture.
Drink this one over an hour and taste all it has to offer as the beer slowly warms to room temp. Each temperatures changes the nuances of this beer for a great experience. Not for the faint-hearted or those used to drinking flavorless beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2004 22:51:16 | More by silenius
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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