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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

6,207 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,207
Reviews: 2,808
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 257
Gots: 1,080 | FT: 38
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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bca115

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-07-2013 22:20:05 | More by bca115
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bwiechmann

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-17-2011 17:14:43 | More by bwiechmann
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alwaysplayin

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-27-2014 20:39:50 | More by alwaysplayin
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Michael_Stribling

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-03-2013 19:49:53 | More by Michael_Stribling
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-29-2014 07:19:12 | More by teamwiggum
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-10-2012 17:45:55 | More by CWhite
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-11-2012 21:57:33 | More by Tyrawlings
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yeastsipper

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

I know, I know, I know....let this on age. Just picked up a six pack of the 2009 and want to give this a try.

Beer pours a dark mahogany brown with a small head.

Smell upfront is very sweet. For me, there is a touch of sweet caramel and maybe some prunes. Dark, fermenting stone fruit. Initially, there is a slight piney smell, which becomes more pervasive as the beer warms.

The first sip is one of strong bitterness. There is a big hop presence, one not noted on the nose. Almost IPA-like. The aftertaste is an interesting combination of bitter and sweet. Hell, I will call it bittersweet. Interesting to me, but as the beer warms, the sweetness is noted more upfront and the bitterness at the end - a reversal of my first few sips. There is some complexity here, which my novice palate notes but can't decipher.

The mouthfeel is great and the beer is almost creamy going down. Remarkable.

I reserve the right to edit in the future. I am very new to the style and have little to compare this beer to. I like the big flavors and yes, I can see how this might mellow out over time. Looking forward to getting a deeper understanding of the barleywines...

01-26-2009 05:13:19 | More by yeastsipper
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MrHirschybar

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-05-2012 23:23:35 | More by MrHirschybar
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crazyindian

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-04-2013 18:47:12 | More by crazyindian
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-19-2011 03:52:07 | More by TheBishopco
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-15-2012 01:05:20 | More by RepMichigan
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roller

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Pours a dark, rusty orange with a small tan head that broke down into a blotchy collar leaving patches of tight lacing on my pint glass. The aroma is spicy, with piney hops and sweet malt. Has a slight fruity smell with a bit of alcohol. Tasted, it has a mellow, malty body with grassy hop bitterness. Alcohol heat becomes more pronounced as it warms. Lightly carbonated with a full body. This is a robust and tasty barleywine and a definite must try.

08-22-2007 02:40:29 | More by roller
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-11-2013 20:54:54 | More by kjfinnerty
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Australia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-22-2013 15:56:23 | More by illiniipa
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Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2013 15:18:24 | More by badboy7113
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Delaware

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-27-2012 04:01:11 | More by jbozley
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Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-28-2012 21:59:45 | More by KyleKingma
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Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-20-2012 00:26:26 | More by beardownaz
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Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-29-2013 18:15:10 | More by Plonk
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,207 ratings.