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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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6,277 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,277
Reviews: 2,812
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 265
Gots: 1,108 | FT: 40
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jisom123, Sep 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

kevrob802, Sep 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

DimWit, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

iKrystin, Sep 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

jman892, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of jtd1969
4.4/5  rDev +6%

A - Amber in color with great lacing, nice head

S - Burnt sugar, bready slightly hoppy

T - lots of sweet malts, caramel then finishes with powerful hoppiness (piney mainly in character)

M - FUll bodied with lots of hoppiness, smooth however as well. Very well balanced

O - For a big beer, it drinks so smooth. A real treat to drink. I recommend it! One of Sierra Nevada's best!

jtd1969, Sep 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

jar66su, Sep 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

AntLeatherface, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of mick303
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Pours a really nice head, which sticks around for a good length. Colour is a reddish amber-brown. Steady carbonation. Looks great, leaving good lacing.

Smell has pleasant and heady malt and hop notes. Sort of wafts out with salty cheese aromas. Very rich, distinct. Creamy and caramel like. Excellent.

A real flavour kick. Rich prune-character, a dry hoppiness that is very complimenting. Rolls of flavour and constantly developing on the palate. The alcohol takes on a rich (rum-like) syrupiness, but it isn't overly aggressive despite the ABV, ingitrated and tons going on.

Mouthfeel is very big, carbonation present but fairly minimal. The drinkability, despite the high hoppiness, is really quite paleatable, though the alcohol encourages sipping. Aftertaste is quite bitter balanced with enough dry malt, and it lasts forever, leaving a lingering resiny taste.

Should be experienced by all, definitely recommend. I very much enjoyed this offering by Sierra. Very assertive, but definitely stays on the unoffensive side, complexity and richness are well done.

mick303, Sep 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Japple, Sep 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

JJFordick, Sep 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

FriedSlug, Sep 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

phishfoolme, Sep 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

patburke36, Sep 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

RobinLee, Sep 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Lynn, Sep 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

swimnadd, Sep 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

crownrl28, Sep 11, 2012
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4.49/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured a 2012 edition bottle that I purchased, last year and stuck in my beer cellar, aka a plastic Coleman cooler in my closet. Poured on 3/31/13 - 2012 vintage.

A - Nice Caramel colored ale with a striking white head that laces the glass well.

Smell - Caramel, nut, pine, floral notes, and a strong citrus punch.

Taste - An over the top citrus and malt explosion. There are floral notes, toffee, caramel, and a delicious amount of pine.

Mouthfeel - A burn from the alcohol, but also a thick, syrupy mess. It tingles perfectly from the alcohol burn and your cheeks will cheer for the sugary sweetness of the malt back drop.

Overall - excellent blend of hops and malt, citrus and toffee, a big beer, that meets high expectations.

Herky21, Sep 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Frank_TX, Sep 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

akokinakes, Sep 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

daves1186, Sep 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Beerohio, Sep 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Judson, Sep 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

mtnwesdew, Sep 07, 2012
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,277 ratings.