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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

6,393 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,393
Reviews: 2,819
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 274
Gots: 1,147 | FT: 49
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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3.85/5  rDev -7.2%

Dark mahogany, somewhat hazy. 1 1/2 finger head that lasted to the last drop. Sticky lacing.
Aromatics of resiny pine, faint citrus, maple syrup and booze.
Strong hop presence on the front followed by a malty, chewy mouth feel. Finishes with a piney bite. Oily hop feel covers the tongue permeating the mouth with that familiar hop bitterness and tang. Slight sweetness from the malt battles to stay on the stage but the show was taken over by the hops. Classic American barleywine.
Overall: Although I enjoyed this brew I can't say it was enough to sway me over the pond toward preference for American barleywines. I would still choose an English style barleywine. English style barleywines are more well rounded and balanced the their American counterparts. American barleywines are more akin to malty IPA's. But hey, whatever floats your boat I suppose. I would definitely try this one again but I wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out.

RexBanner, Today at 01:13 AM
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4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow, what a beer. This was a 13 that has aged in my fermenter for over a year. It pours a murky deep golden brown with almost no head

Smell is of lots of malts an d sweetness along with a bit of pungency from the hops.

Taste is exquisite. The sweetness of the malts carries through from the first mouthful as it plays with the palate and suggests a beautifully blended malt bill for a barley wine. But then the surprise enters in with the hop bite taking center stage as the golden liquor makes its way to the back of the mouth. Ahhh, the pleasant blend of hops makes this a great barley wine for drinking just because. Unlike the great barley wines ex. BCBBW or Sucuba this beer isn't just pure sweet malts and barrel, but fights back with a little jab here and there of the hop counterbalance.

Needless to say I like this beer a lot. And cellaring didn't detract from it a bit. I would recommend it for a Sunday afternoon when the barrel aged would be over the top.

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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,393 ratings.