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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

6,207 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,207
Reviews: 2,808
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 257
Gots: 1,079 | FT: 38
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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W0rter

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-29-2012 22:06:04 | More by W0rter
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damuts222

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-29-2012 01:19:27 | More by damuts222
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-29-2012 00:26:33 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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MichelleMC17


4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-28-2012 15:20:12 | More by MichelleMC17
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Popp24

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-27-2012 17:52:45 | More by Popp24
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flagmantho

Washington

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. This is the 2012 vintage.

Appearance: rich amber hue with a light touch of haze and a low, lazy effervescence. Head pours two thick fingers of frothy foam which dissipate slowly, leaving a chunky lace on the glass. Quite good.

Smell: dense malt aroma with plenty of caramel, bread and biscuit character; much like an Imperial red ale or something. Earthy, resiny hops are also present, which complement the malt well.

Taste: thick, rich malt with tons of sticky sweetness. Plenty of bread and caramel character remain, with an alcohol bite and a big twang of piney, resiny bitterness. It's strong, that's for sure, but a bit on the raspy side for my taste.

Mouthfeel: big body along with a silky smoothness and a well-integrated carbonation yield a wonderful creaminess that hits the spot. I like it a lot.

Overall: this is a good beer, but it seems a bit harsh. Perhaps this is one barleywine which could do with a few years under its belt. I'll try one again down the line and see how it is.

07-26-2012 03:02:35 | More by flagmantho
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

A - pours a deep copper/amber color with a huge light tan head of foam. Leaves webs of spotty lacing on the glass.

S - big, dank and resinous aroma. Lots of leafy greens, rindy citrus notes, and hemp oil are the most prominate. notes of caramel, toasted grains, and a vague nutty aroma and bit of alcohol rounds it out.

T - sweet malt up front. very sugary, but shouldn't be surprised. notes of caramel with hints of toast. lots of bitter citrus in the middle along with some cherry fruit esters. Long finish with bitterness lingering seemingly forever.

M - full bodied, carb is fairly high as well. texture is thick and creamy, almost reminicent of a milkshake.

O - I didn't remember it being this sweet but i probably was mistaken to begin with. But still a very enjoyable ale. Though I think i might enjoy it more after a few years.

07-25-2012 04:04:14 | More by Teleweizen2
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ellswrth

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

07-24-2012 03:30:01 | More by ellswrth
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JSchock7

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-24-2012 02:45:58 | More by JSchock7
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sevenshubby

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-24-2012 02:36:34 | More by sevenshubby
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kobeer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-23-2012 20:15:19 | More by kobeer
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bayner34

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-23-2012 20:15:17 | More by bayner34
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Brutesling57

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-23-2012 13:13:40 | More by Brutesling57
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Jimbrew

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-22-2012 17:28:15 | More by Jimbrew
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dwendler

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-21-2012 01:23:42 | More by dwendler
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Antnyd82

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

07-20-2012 21:49:15 | More by Antnyd82
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dogfish7

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-18-2012 03:32:21 | More by dogfish7
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-18-2012 02:54:11 | More by Mullinger1980
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GalinBama


5/5  rDev +20.5%

07-18-2012 01:25:03 | More by GalinBama
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jnoelani

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-17-2012 05:16:52 | More by jnoelani
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Schumatrix

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-17-2012 00:28:22 | More by Schumatrix
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ABokononist

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-16-2012 17:28:14 | More by ABokononist
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twoodward101

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-16-2012 04:36:52 | More by twoodward101
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-15-2012 14:40:45 | More by RMoeNay
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Coopersbeer

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-14-2012 12:03:39 | More by Coopersbeer
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,207 ratings.