Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by silenius:
4.45/5 rDev +7%
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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4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a balloon glass.
Look: Dark rusty amber with more burnt orange when held up to light. A tan colored head dissipates to a wispy film while a decent amount of foamy lacing stays on the glass.
Aroma: Lots of oaky wood and piney hops with an undertone of syrupy malts.
Taste: Thick, syrupy sweet malts are immediately evident. This is followed up by a very bitter, pine and spruce hop bill with good grapefruit rind citrus in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Pretty thick, heavy, and slightly sticky.
Overall: Quality flavors and aromas all the way around. Definitely rich and worth sipping for a while.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 20:21:21 | More by JuicesFlowing
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,606 ratings.