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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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6,581 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,581
Reviews: 2,851
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 312
Gots: 1,242 | FT: 52
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-06-1998

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Kahootz, Meridian ID. Served in a snifter.

A: Dark tawny, muddy looking brown. Light lacing.

S: Sweet malts, caramel, sugar and brown sugar, dried fruit, with a touch of light booze.

T: Spiced peach and papaya, small amount of grapefruit flavors and bitterness, light toasted grains, sweet bready malts, a touch of astringency and a good amount of bitterness.

MF: Thick, sugary, full mouthfeel. Good dryness and pleasant bitterness.

O: A good, enjoyable barley wine. Its got a great, sugary malt profile, caramel, lots of darker & dried fruits, and nice bittering hops.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this one into a shaker pint.

Appearance- One-finger of caramel colored head. The cap is smooth with pretty big bubbles, very smooth. Retention is all right, but it has degraded to a slight ring.

The body is a cloudy auburn-copper with golden highlights.

Smell- There is a good amount of citrus and some piney hops here. Also a fruity, estery quality to the nose that is most like candied cherries. The smell is nothing short of great.

Taste- Hops give a kick right off the bat, more grassy on the palate with a little bit of resin. Some herbal flavors come out mid-drink. Fruity notes hit most on cherry and even some sweet raspberry.

Age would most likely diminish the hop kick and allow the esters to showcase themselves.

Mouth feel- Carbonation and the hop bitterness really diminish what could be a smooth drink, rather dry as it stands. Although it is a little harsh, it is a solid medium body with decent coating.

Overall- A very good barleywine that hides the alcohol very well. It would be even better with some age on it to battle the hop bitterness, but such is the way with barleywines. Anyone that likes barleywines should really give this one a go.

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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,581 ratings.