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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

6,048 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,048
Reviews: 2,804
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 243
Gots: 1,043 | 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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teromous

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2012 Bottle

A: It looks fantastic. It's a dark shade of brown, with dark red hues peaking around as light passes through the brilliantly transparent beer. There is an off-white fluffy head that leaves lots of lacing. It's perfect.

S: The scent is very subdued. Not surprisingly, there is a frontal scent of roasted barley that smells very good. Very, very light earthy hop aroma.

T: Big and bold. It has a nice huge malty taste, with light remnants of alcohol. There is medium bitterness and a definite roasted character.

M: The mouthfeel is very nice. I don't get alcohol burn despite it being a young barleywine, and it is very smooth. It is medium-to-heavy bodied. It starts out feeling medium, and finishes a bit heavy.

O: I would recommend the beer, and would drink it again. It is a most welcome take on the many American Barleywine variations. It is heavy on roasted flavors, and would go well with smoked meats. If I manage to save any of these bottles until Christmas, I'll have to try it with some smoked sausage.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 17:24:27 | More by teromous
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,048 ratings.