Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Bigfoot Barleywine-Style AleBigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale
BA SCORE
4.14/5
Exceptional
7,544 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:
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Added by kbub6f on 02-06-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,577
Reviews:
3,075
Ratings:
7,544
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
Wants:
419
Gots:
1,842
Trade:
68
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Ratings: 7,544 |  Reviews: 3,075
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Brob245
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - dark amber color, light carmel color head with very good lacing.

Smell - hints of carmel and dark chocolate.

Taste - rich malt profile with dark chocolate and coffee overtones. Nice mild hop finish.

Mouthfeel - nice and rich but very drinkable with a lingering hop finish.

Overall - great barleywine.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Samp01
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle 2010 vintage. Aged 2.5 years. Pours a reddish brandy like hue with a small beige head and light lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, fruity, yeasty with a kind of brandy like alcohol esters fill the senses. Taste is of caramel malt, yeast with a brandy like fruity flavor. Palate is a full body, smooth and nicely balanced with a sweet slight bitterness and sticky mouth feel. Finishes with a nice caramel malt, yeast and fruity with slight bitter notes, undoubtedly tamed by the aging. Aroma and flavor intensify as it warms up. Overall a very good, smooth drinking, flavorful and nicely balanced Barley wine. very nice.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 7,544 ratings
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