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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

6,449 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,449
Reviews: 2,822
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 283
Gots: 1,168 | FT: 46
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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5/5  rDev +20.5%

nsfalam, Dec 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

MCBrigno, Dec 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

elkinbrown, Dec 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

BrewStew58, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

CaliMark, Dec 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

AxesandAnchors, Dec 16, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

rudy0908, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Gtreloquence, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

priwen, Dec 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

sendbeer, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

hopmopped, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

cliff1066, Dec 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Kaymord, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into tulip glass.

vintage 2012.

Appearance: dark brown bodied beer with dark amber around the edges. Thick and frothy 2 fingers of head that drops to a thin cap. Spotty lacing.

Smell: Big pine and grapefruits. Caramel malts, toffee, and brown sugar. Toasted grain and bready notes. It nose is fairely close to balanced, but its still more hoppy than malt in the nose.

Taste: Moderately bitter hops start this beer off. Big resinous pine notes. In the middle of this beer you get the malts that show themselves for a brief time and then relent back to the hops. You get the caramel, brown sugar and toffee notes. They are sweet and fairly mild. Finishes with a lingering bitterness of grapefruits and citrus peel.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. This beer is well carbonated. For almost 10% you dont get much booze in this beer.

Overall: This is a solid American Barleywine. It will probably cellar well based on the carbonation level present in this beer fresh. The huge hop profile will take probably 2 to 4 years to completely die out of this beer. And bonus points for being in single serve bottles instead of large format bottles. Another solid Sierra Nevada Big beer success, no wonder why this beer has such a big following...its good fresh and probably even better with many years on it.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Dec 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

vanillacokaine, Dec 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

CA_Infidel2o9, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

headyhopzhead, Dec 10, 2012
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4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This delicious Barleywine ale will run you about $13-15/six-pack, but rest assured, you get what you pay for. This goes for overall quality and of course alcohol content.
It is NOT for novices however, as the taste is one that can only be truly appreciated by a beer connoisseur. Or at least (such as is the case with myself) one who poses very well as one but does still have an extensive beer-tasting background.

Enjoy!

WestCoastLibations, Dec 10, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

SpongeRuiner, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

JALIEN, Dec 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

MagillaGriller, Dec 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

liquorpig, Dec 07, 2012
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,449 ratings.