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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

6,702 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,702
Reviews: 2,891
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 325
Gots: 1,331 | FT: 55
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-06-1998

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Photo of GtoSnowLock
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sourdog
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timontheroad
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear, reddish-Amber color. Nice two finger light tan fluffy head that left some nice lacing.
Smell: caramel, toffee, sweet malts, some piney/grassy notes as well.
Taste: Big piney flavors up front, nice malt backbone, with some sweet caramel and toffee flavors. Gettin a bit of alcohol in the taste also, but everything is nicely balanced and meshes well together. Superb!
Mouthfeel: Fairly thick, creamy and luxurious.
Overall: I just can't get enough of this brew when it comes out every year, really diggin it!

Photo of IreRican
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spacecake9
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single 12oz bottle at Total wine in Roseville MN.
A - Pours a reddish brown with a thci head that settle quickly.
S - An earlier reviewer said baked bread and he is right on.
T - Sweet and malty with a little bitterness at the finish.
M - Thick and chewy.
O - Very good barleywine and very drinkable. A great place to start if you are new to this style.

Photo of RBuckley73
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of winningwes91
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not overly crazy about this

Photo of oregonduck
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is impressive! So much flavor. Starts sweet like a Belgian, but finishes a bit like an IPA. A special beer, very smooth. Hides the high abv well. Would like to buy a couple more to age.

Photo of ChrisBanks
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sohearn
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FinchSCF
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BurritoGoblin92
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcance
4.94/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing brew. Great balance between hops and rich alcohol flavors with a silky mouthfeel. Very drinkable and deceptively sweet for the potency. Great introduction to barleywines for me, and my new favorite from Sierra Nevada. Well worth the price, even in a four pack. If I could take it overseas I would love to let some age for a few years, but something tells me customs might not be down with that. Drink it slow, and savor it, because it's very easy to put back quickly. Think Torpedo with less pungency and more sweetness, and extra smoothness. Will probably spend far more money than I honestly should on this one

Photo of Chikincoop
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gruss004
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good & strong bitterness but a little sweet for me and only gets sweeter towards the end.

Photo of Grodd87
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gatheredwaters
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.12/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Love barley wines, but really despise pine tree flavored hops.

Photo of MiloBuckley
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DarthVorador
3.51/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toothirsty
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a somewhat hazy brown-orange color with a white head. Nose is toffee, hops and alcohol. Taste follows with toffee, hops, alcohoL. A bittersweet flavor really. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall a nice barleywine, my favorite so far, especially for a style I'm still getting used to.

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,702 ratings.