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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

6,133 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,133
Reviews: 2,805
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 245
Gots: 1,058 | FT: 36
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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Ratings: 6,133 | Reviews: 2,805 | Display Reviews Only:
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Coopersbeer

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-14-2012 12:03:39 | More by Coopersbeer
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-14-2012 04:17:35 | More by ssjkyle
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-12-2012 13:04:48 | More by MightiestBeard
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higgsboson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

07-11-2012 06:11:26 | More by higgsboson
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-11-2012 03:40:00 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-10-2012 16:48:06 | More by HopBrain
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overplayed

Virginia

5/5  rDev +20.5%

07-10-2012 01:53:42 | More by overplayed
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-08-2012 22:30:58 | More by Stinger80OH
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Andrewtfox

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-08-2012 20:27:17 | More by Andrewtfox
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-08-2012 19:40:09 | More by Dwtucker90
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dextermcgurk

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-08-2012 01:43:13 | More by dextermcgurk
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Peller80


4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-08-2012 00:04:08 | More by Peller80
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texantiff

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-07-2012 22:00:54 | More by texantiff
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-07-2012 18:10:43 | More by mmmaaattt
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fatbatcat

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-07-2012 16:19:55 | More by fatbatcat
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nkp765

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-07-2012 04:15:14 | More by nkp765
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Bryfind

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +20.5%

07-06-2012 19:35:21 | More by Bryfind
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage

A: pours a deep reddish brown with a finger of off white head that fades to a small pool and collar into a snifter
S: smells of piney hops and a huge caramel malt backbone with a bit of citrus in the background
T: malts and hops do a dance at first before the piney earthy hops take hold, solid caramel malt backbone makes itself known along with a slight maple syrup like sweetness and a bit of woody flavor shortly afterward and a bit of citrus comes through faintly toward the end. slight alcoholic fruitiness. swallow brings a bittersweet mix of sweet malt and hop bitterness
M: big and sticky in the mouth with soft carbonation
O: tasty yet balanced and should age gracefully. Sierra Nevada doesn't disappoint and they price their beers fairly. one of the few American barleywines that can be drank fresh or aged; many others are quite abrasive to the palate from the hop bill.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 17:15:06 | More by SHODriver
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joecast

Australia

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Would have sworn I had reviewed this. No? Well, time to rectify that. The 2012 version so nice and fresh.

Quite light clear copper color. Head is tanned and quite sticky to the glass. Low carbonation.

Big big big sweet malty aroma with equal amounts of spicy, peppery, floral hoppy goodness. Damn. This does both ends of the spectrum and doesn't cut corners. Right in your face.

Here again the hops and malt loom large. Full on malt with a decent alcoholic kick threatens to derail things but that sharp hop bitterness cuts across the palate to keep the sweetness in check. Huge character right through the beer but still manages to keep things from getting out of control. Lots of talk about how hoppy this can be fresh and this is no exception. The bitterness lingers into the finish slowly subsiding before the next sip.

Mouthfeel is considerable which helps carry the beer but combined with the alcohol forces a slow sipping approach.

Wow! What a huge beer. Don't get many barleywines but did not hesitate to pick this up and am not disappointed. SN do everything by the book and this is another great example of its style. While the abv can be prominent it doesn't undo what is obviously great about the beer. I mean really, it wouldn't be Bigfoot without it.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 11:16:04 | More by joecast
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-04-2012 16:36:05 | More by LarryMyers
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RSumners


4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-03-2012 23:36:56 | More by RSumners
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caverog

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-03-2012 04:18:44 | More by caverog
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

2012 12 oz bottle from a 6 pack purchased at Happy Harry's South Grand Forks. Poured into a tulip at 4C.

Clear deep copper to ruby red beer with a nice head that laces decently well. Aromas are very malty with liquorice and caramel malts with a hint of hops underneath. Body is surprisingly thin (which is a positive as I was expecting a syrupy beer), with flavours of molasses and toffee. As the beer warms the brew is hot with alcohol, and distractingly so. Sweetness is balanced by the bitterness, but both are pounded down by the alcoholic heat.

Time to put this one in the cellar and not touch it for two years...

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 02:35:30 | More by kjyost
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cwd

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-02-2012 23:09:18 | More by cwd
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JonathanMorgan


4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-01-2012 22:47:27 | More by JonathanMorgan
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,133 ratings.