Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Bigfoot Barleywine-Style AleBigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-06-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,507
Reviews:
3,059
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
418
Gots:
1,834
For Trade:
69
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Ratings: 7,507 |  Reviews: 3,059
Photo of breadwinner
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What a great barleywine, no punches pulled here, no softening of the edges for the faint of heart, just a big, bold blasts of tobacco, dried fruit, molasses, and a whiff of smoke. The booze and hops are there, but they don't dominate, nor prohibit all the preceding notes from getting their share of the fun. Excellent stuff.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bean89
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of scootercrabb
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada 'Bigfoot Ale' @ 9.6% , 2015 vintage served from a 330 ml bottle purchased for $4
A-pour is amber fom the bottle to a clear amber in the glass with a small beige head leaving a spotty lace along the snifter
S-malt more than PNW hops
T-complex intial taste , sweet start , bitter finish
MF-ok/decent carbonation , full body
Ov-good beer , needs to be cellared
prost LampertLand

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Photo of beagleyx2
3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.44/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 12/11/14; drank 12/14/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Murky orange/red rust appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE khaki head; strong, frothy lace.

Caramel, grapefruit & stale hop notes in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Caramel & grapefruit flavors up front; dry leather, stale hops & faint booze heat notes on the finish. Cloying, dry & tough to enjoy; yet another argument to abolish the American barleywine.

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Photo of Muss42
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lobos62
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
2.44/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

**
10/28/16

Bottle (12/11/14) to snifter.

LOOK: medium brown, Big off white head fades slowly to lacing.

AROMA: wood, brandy, apple,

TASTE: wood, ash, bread, yeast, touch of smoke, charred malt.

FEEL: Pretty creamy, medium to full bodied. Chemical warming late, more so as it physically warms.

Right there, but not quite as smooth as I would like.

**

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Photo of stevem1206
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deonreds
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of twperman
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.77/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ffshore545
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerstravis
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2014.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of frasergrove
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of poomjang
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heavy to me at least

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Photo of Sparky44
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 7,507 ratings.
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