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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

6,055 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,055
Reviews: 2,804
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 244
Gots: 1,046 | 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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sommersb

Tennessee

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 08-12-2011
Freshness: 2011 vintage
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Snifter
Purchased: Single from Chuck's, Bowling Green, KY

Appearance is a semi-clear, dark orange-red beer, with a tan head a finger and a half high. The smaller head is expected given the high alcohol. Lacing is good.

First aromas are the strong, citrusy hops. But the aromas are complex and also have rich, malty notes and those of dark fruits such as raisin.

The taste, like the aroma, is initially very hop forward and bitter. But there is also caramel malt flavors and a sweetness. The balance is there, although I'd say the hops are the more dominant aspect. I also get a nice alcohol warmth.

Feel is thick and full-bodied, with medium to high carbonation. The finish is primarily bitter from the strong hop presence.

Overall, this is a very interesting and complex beer. I have another bottle of the 2011 that I plan to save for next year to see how it tastes then -- I'm guessing it'll be very good.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 05:09:56 | More by sommersb
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,055 ratings.