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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
91
outstanding

6,393 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 6,393
Reviews: 2,819
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 274
Gots: 1,147 | FT: 49
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

vdub191, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

BeerJesus, Jan 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

dcguitar, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of nUgZ
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 vintage.

A: Pours a dark amber color with a half finger head and some lacing.

S: Nice sweet smell of dark fruits with a touch of alcohol.

T: Nice caramel sweetness up front. Not as much dark fruit flavor as there is in the smell. Hops are present as well. Hides the alcohol very well.

M: Moderately heavy bodied with light carbonation. Super smooth!!

O: This is an excellent Barleywine! I've got a bottle of this years vintage to try as well and I'm very excited. I'll be picking up some more of both years to sit on for a while.

nUgZ, Jan 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

ShanePB, Jan 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Kelp, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Stevedore, Jan 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

TokyoCO, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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Photo of guityler83
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Thick cloudy copper penny apperance. decent head retention with spotty lacing

S: plums, raisens, prums, slightly sweet with a bit of alcohol in the nose.

T: strong piney bitterness that lingers. the dark fruit maltyness is there but rides in the background while the dank citrusy hops take center stage. Little to no alcohol hotness

M: large body and mouthfeel, low carbination

O: This was a 2012 bigfoot and at 9.6% dangerously drinkable. Get it while you can!

update:
Reviewing 2010 vintage

A: The foam that was created when poured into the snifter glass looked a pale yellow color, think pastel easter yellow but only a few shades darker then white. It built two fingers tall and had great retention. When it did fall it left a trail of vertical lacing on the edge. The beer is a dark woody mahogany color with moderate haze.

S: Rich malt aroma in order of strength is prunes, plums, candied raisins and burnt caramel. The hop aroma is very restrained as compared to fresh BF pine undertones, but mild. The malt bill aroma reminds me of an english ale.

T: Bitterness is moderate, kept in check by the huge malt flavors coming out. Dark cherries, roasty notes, over rippened plums and prunes. Also getting darker caramel and toffee notes. Hop flavor is, again very low and pine is the central flavor. Balance is on the malt side and the sweetness is much more prominent then the fresh version. There are some flavors coming through that almost taste like coffee or roasted notes that I don't get with the fresh ones also.

M: Large body with lots of residual sweetness. Carbonation is on the low side. Also getting some astringency from the roasty flavors coming out.

O: This 4 year old bottle was given to me as a gift from a co-worker after I would toss him various beers from my travels. It was great to try an aged version of the beer, but I much prefer the fresh Big Foot.

guityler83, Jan 17, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

2012 bottle enjoyed pretty fresh. Pours dark red with creamy head on a moderately aggressive pour. Pine hops and caramel malt on the nose. Flavor is pretty dry, and Iwas expecting more sweetness. Somewhat like a boozy Rye PA with highlights on the hops, a bit of spice, a strong malt backbone but it doesn't do much for the flavor here. Maybe this gets sweeter with age? Similar to an arrogant bastard profile. Good beer, but not what I was hoping for when I cracked it tonight. Oh well.

BMMillsy, Jan 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Budinetz, Jan 16, 2013
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 6,393 ratings.