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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

6,689 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,689
Reviews: 2,887
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 320
Gots: 1,323 | FT: 56
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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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Nctide
3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

She's a beauty to look at, with a copper color and a thick off-white head. The alcohol is present on both the smell and taste. The smell is a mix of floral and fruity. The taste is sweet and malty. This seems to be a decent example of the style but didn't really wow me. I had this one less than 2 months after bottling date so it will be interesting to see how it changes with some age.

Photo of hillind
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tracker83
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sdeese21
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Popped open a 2012. Can't get past how amazing this beers smells; Floral and fruity beyond my initial expectations! Hops are subdued as one would expect and a nice heat develops at the end. Solid beer!

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lelampp
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fearthebeerd
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wiz99
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcattey
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GtoSnowLock
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sourdog
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timontheroad
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear, reddish-Amber color. Nice two finger light tan fluffy head that left some nice lacing.
Smell: caramel, toffee, sweet malts, some piney/grassy notes as well.
Taste: Big piney flavors up front, nice malt backbone, with some sweet caramel and toffee flavors. Gettin a bit of alcohol in the taste also, but everything is nicely balanced and meshes well together. Superb!
Mouthfeel: Fairly thick, creamy and luxurious.
Overall: I just can't get enough of this brew when it comes out every year, really diggin it!

Photo of IreRican
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spacecake9
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single 12oz bottle at Total wine in Roseville MN.
A - Pours a reddish brown with a thci head that settle quickly.
S - An earlier reviewer said baked bread and he is right on.
T - Sweet and malty with a little bitterness at the finish.
M - Thick and chewy.
O - Very good barleywine and very drinkable. A great place to start if you are new to this style.

Photo of RBuckley73
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of winningwes91
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not overly crazy about this

Photo of oregonduck
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is impressive! So much flavor. Starts sweet like a Belgian, but finishes a bit like an IPA. A special beer, very smooth. Hides the high abv well. Would like to buy a couple more to age.

Photo of ChrisBanks
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sohearn
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FinchSCF
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BurritoGoblin92
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,689 ratings.