Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a big, semi-golden head.
Colors range from dark ambers to shades of gold around the edges of the glass.
Smell is heavy on the hops. Smells strongly like a bitter citric fruit, almost like a grapefruit I should say.
First sip is definitely hoppy. The bitter grapefruit that came off in its scent is present and up front on the pallet. There is a subtle sweetness to this, however, unlike other barleywines, this is far from sweet. It's got a certain sharpness to it that isn't usually present in barleywines. It almost tastes more IPA-like than anything else.
This beer is certainly an interesting one; and while it didn't turn out to be what I was expecting it to, I can definitely appreciate it for what it did.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2010 03:59:44 | More by techfed87
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