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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

6,291 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,291
Reviews: 2,814
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 264
Gots: 1,111 | FT: 41
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a bottle into a glass, 2010 Bigfoot Ale

Appearance - this is a unique looking beer its a dark brown but almost looks purple with off white head that leaves a nice lacing

Smell - has an alcohol smell along with some sweet fruit undertones

Taste/Mouthfeel - I don't know how to describe this taste, its very unique, this is my first barleywine. Right off the bat you get slammed in the face with the high abv which creates a very nice warming feeling all the way down. the taste is very complex its sweet but at the same time it isn't, i really can't describe this beer. its just tasty

Drinkability - not something i could slug back but it is definitely a joy to be drinking it

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This is a fresh '08 bottle - the 25th anniversary Bigfoot release.

Appearance - Dark reddish-amber, not quite opaque but close to it. The creamy tan-colored head retains surprisingly well for a beer this big, leaving behind sheets of lace as the glass empties.

Smell - Caramel and toffee, fresh resiny hops and plainly noticeable alcohol.

Taste/mouthfeel - Flavors of caramel, biscuit, lemon peel and pine are most prevalent. Very balanced; the rich, syrupy malts are kept in check by an equally massive hop character. Bitter hops and bitter alcohol in the finish; somewhat rough. Warming as it settles in your stomach. Good stuff, and surprisingly easy to drink.

largadeer, Mar 06, 2008
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,291 ratings.