Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
A - Slight lacing,a rich dark copper color.
S - Citrus, Citrus, Citrus, MALT,MALT, MALT. Im getting huge whifs of grapefruit followed by smack me in the face malts! How a Barley wine should smell. The warmer the beer get the more malt I get with a very slight dark fruit coming out. I also get hints of the alcohol content in it as well, just enough to keep me interested
T - Amazing example of the style. The citrus hops, im guessing Cascade, hit the tongue full force with the grapefruit goodness. Chases very quickly by the sweetness of the malt used. This is a very well crafted beer. The malt and hops are balanced perfectly. As it warms up you get the bitterness of the hops but the sweetness of the malts start to shine.
D - Im a SN fan so this was not tough for me. Being a 9.6% ABV its hard to say I would drink more then 1 or 2 but again it is a great example of the style. I think this and Old Guardian from Stone are 2 of the best available Barley Wines. If you have never had a Barley Wine find this beer now! Great stuff and one of the reasons Sierra Nevada still has it!
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2010 07:05:45 | More by wedge421
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