Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Bigfoot Barleywine-Style AleBigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale
BA SCORE
4.14/5
7,519 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,499
Reviews:
3,066
Ratings:
7,519
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
Wants:
419
Gots:
1,837
Trade:
69
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Ratings: 7,519 |  Reviews: 3,066
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a copper colour, very bubbly, light tan head that disappeared quickly

S - Caramel, floral hops

T - Buttery dark malts, toffee, lots of crisp hops; bit of a metallic aftertaste? I'm not sure what that is.

M - Medium body, some carbonation

O - The body states this is a beast of a beer. I definitely agree! Reminiscent of a very hoppy quadruple. This metallic aftertaste was a bit odd, but it kind of grew on me, despite the fact that I'm not sure if it was supposed to be there or not. Either way, definitely a nice beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this one out of the bottle poured into a St. Bernardus Chalice...

A – copper body w beige/white head, deep ruby, hint of haze

S – spicy hops with malt background, tingly, some smoke, dark malts, floral, a little bit of caramel, smells kind of like a double/imperial ipa

T – spicy hops at first, pine on the mid, alcohol, grapefruit, brown spice bread, sweet roasted malts, caramel, toffee,

M – rich, thick, oily, alcohol warmth for sure, peppery feel, fizzy carbonation, bitter

O – Good, definitely a sipper given the ABV, another great one from Sierra Nevada to go along with Narwahl and Hoptimum

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Was stunned to see I'd never reviewed this beer before. 2013 version.

Fairly deep amber color, brilliantly clear. Pours a nice off-white head, fairly large and creamy and long lasting. Thought high alcohol beers couldn't have good head retention?

Rich malty aroma with caramel, smooth pine hop aroma as well.

Big malty flavor up front, but never overly sweet. Big yet smooth hop flavors balance the malt nicely. Sufficiently bittered to balance the malt, and slightly bitter in the finish, but the bitterness isn't overdone as in some American BWs. The malt and hops are really united in a single beer here, which isn't always easy to achieve.

MF - Medium-full body, low-medium carbonation. No astringency, and well controlled alcohol warming given the strength.

Honestly, what an American BW should be. Malty and hoppy, but with both elements melding together nicely. Surprisingly smooth given the strength. Even though I'd had this beer before, I don't remember liking it quite this much.

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Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 7,519 ratings
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