Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Bigfoot Barleywine-Style AleBigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale
BA SCORE
88%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 7,514 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:
#1,501
Reviews:
3,063
Ratings:
7,514
Liked:
6,611
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
11.35%
Alströms:
4.41
 
 
Wants:
419
Gots:
1,833
Trade:
69
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the third from a four pack from earlier this year. I drank the first two within a few weeks of the bottling date, but was underwhelmed. So I stowed the last two away for a few months and I'm glad I did.

Barleywine needs time to mellow. It's a style with a lot of potential, especially with the amount of barrel aging going on right now, so I was prepared to write a review about being disappointed about Bigfoot's failed potential. But the beer is much better this time around and I'm sure I'll be cracking that last bottle tonight too.

Into a snifter, it pours a deep amber with a finger of somewhat creamy head. The nose is bursting with caramelized malts and big whole leaf hops.

The flavor brings some of that sweet, malty caramel, bitter hops, golden raisins and dark fruit. The lasting taste is cool from the booze and hops, slightly syrupy with a faint touch of apple cobbler.

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It has a deep amber body, small off-white head with good lacing. Fleeting pine resin and citrus aromas that really didn't last very long. Very hoppy flavor, which my wife liked, but more like an IPA than barley wine. Somewhat thin and slippery feel. It has a lingering citrus back end, with the ever-present hops and a bit too much alcohol for my taste.

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Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88% out of 100 with 7,514 ratings
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