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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

6,234 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,234
Reviews: 2,808
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 263
Gots: 1,096 | 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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MsRif

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Had on-tap at the Farmhouse in Emmaus, PA. Poured a dark ruby red color with a thick beige head that retained well and left nice lacing. Had an aroma of sweet malts, dark fruits, earthy hops, citrus and alcohol. Tasted of dark fruits, earthy hops, pine, caramel and alcohol. Amazingly complex and well-balanced.

Medium to full-bodied. Smooth, especially considering the ABV and style. Dry finish that is certainly bitter, but not too harsh. I normally detest barleywines but this one is an exception. One of the BEST beers to cellar!

11-20-2011 15:59:16 | More by MsRif
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rwilde

Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-20-2011 15:21:24 | More by rwilde
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-20-2011 12:48:56 | More by mmcnaughton
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despond

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-20-2011 03:22:17 | More by despond
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-20-2011 02:28:34 | More by bigdaddypolite
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MakeshiftBrew

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-20-2011 02:21:12 | More by MakeshiftBrew
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HopJack

Kansas

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-20-2011 01:39:45 | More by HopJack
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Stev0supreemo

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-20-2011 01:28:55 | More by Stev0supreemo
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eslemarc

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

2011 release

The beers looks very appetizing with such a tall, thick, cloud-like head of a cream color. The beer itself is completely transparent with a soft light brown color with hues of rose that almost brightens it up. There is some visible carbonation; very slow and very minimal. As the head begins to fall it laces very intricately all around the glass; falling further on the edge and staying a bit taller in the middle of the head.

Not having had the 2011 yet this year I can't help but compare it to 2009 and 2010 that I have had recently. There is a very strong presence of maple and fruit with a very well balanced hop back to it. There's just a hint of booze coming through the powerful mixture of dark fruit and hop.

This beer is very heavy and thick. There is more bitterness than I was expecting having had previous year releases before. On the sip I feel like the softness of the beer is going to give way to a fruity array of flavors but I think it just needs some age. It's just a little too bitter for me, but I still appreciate the beer. It's earthy. It's warming, it's a little filling, it's big.

11-19-2011 18:46:59 | More by eslemarc
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thisladyluck

Iowa

3/5  rDev -27.7%

11-19-2011 18:23:19 | More by thisladyluck
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-19-2011 16:37:45 | More by Rempo
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pocwolf

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-19-2011 16:23:58 | More by pocwolf
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

11-19-2011 13:45:58 | More by bacher468
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Arvo

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-19-2011 04:33:03 | More by Arvo
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

11-19-2011 03:54:16 | More by inbierveritas
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-19-2011 03:52:07 | More by TheBishopco
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-19-2011 03:48:05 | More by DoctorB2B
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ineva

California

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-18-2011 20:34:13 | More by ineva
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-18-2011 19:51:30 | More by Rochefort10nh
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ljbrisson

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-18-2011 19:03:03 | More by ljbrisson
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-18-2011 18:53:12 | More by Magery
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-18-2011 18:32:44 | More by touchmeimsac
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I2uss

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-18-2011 18:10:18 | More by I2uss
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videofrog

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-18-2011 17:54:02 | More by videofrog
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cfinch2

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

11-18-2011 15:42:16 | More by cfinch2
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,234 ratings.