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:
7,490
Reviews:
3,055
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
414
Gots:
1,827
For Trade:
69
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 release. Beautiful red copper color with a thick three finger off-white head with good retention and leaving lots of laces. Later noticed some floating particles.
Nice hoppy and malty aroma. Predominant notes of caramels and citrus. Hints of nuts and dark fruits. For now, not overly complex smell as English best in class.
That’s a robust hoppy and spiced beer, especially considering it is a Barley Wine. A whopping 90 IBUs! Notes of wood, roasted malts, caramels, pine resin, pepper and orange peel. Its aftertaste is a lead actor, dry and bitter that lasts forever.
Full body with appropriate carbonation, slightly sticky. 9.6% abv just shows up later bringing a nice warming feeling.
Great Barley wine option for hopheads and for who doesn’t like overly sweet ones. It grows overtime so that I had to keeping changing the grade upward. I have to try next one after keeping it for at least 4 -5 years, and see how its aroma and caramel malt (bold already) makes room. Well know beer for aging well. Recommended but it is a beer for the experienced ones.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark caramel color with a good sized brown head that recedes quickly. Leaves a rather thick ring of lacing around the edges.

Sensational and varied aroma. Candied sugars and caramel malts lead off, with some light roasted malt and dark fruits. Fig and cherry. Citrus. Alcohol is definitely present.

Taste starts of with sweet caramel. Some citrus, featuring grapefruit, pineapple and peach. Some bready malts come in as it warms. Pine strengthens as well, and thew hops become very noticeable. Very sweet on the finish, with a touch of bitterness.

Medium bodied. A little lighter than you'd expect for this ABV. Still fairly easy to drink.

Overall, a solid effort by SN suitable for any time of year.

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Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 7,490 ratings.
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