Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Is this really a barleywine? Well, the hops are there. The problem lies in the balance. When I think barleywine I think Young's Old Nick or even Schlafly's was far closer. Judged as an DIPA this one would be near the top. In fact I'de give it the edge over Double Bastard and its like, but that's not the style it has chosen to be judged in. Have our BA palates been so altered as to forget that beer is more than hops alone? One can be sure that if you're looking for a hop fix one need not look further than this, but if one wants to find hops and malt in glorious balance and union, this ain't it.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2005 03:58:50 | More by swamiswamu
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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