Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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7,490 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
Ratings:
7,490
Reviews:
3,055
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
414
Gots:
1,827
For Trade:
69
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3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

While Bigfoot is my first barley wine, I've had my share of dark heavy beers to know what to expect. Overall, Bigfoot would make for a good winter warmer beer with its 9.6% ABV and dark fruity wine smell (and plum taste?)
My first impression from the smell was of wine and fruits - not hops or malts. The mouthfeel comes with a notable bite, it does not mask the alcohol much. It's not a very bitter or "hoppy" beer, but the tastes that do exist are fully present. I could sense a slight wood barrel taste (which is great), but cannot pinpoint the exact wood. Paired very well with a plain chicken and noodle dinner. If you're looking for an interesting beer with some wine characteristics, give this Sierra Nevada a try.

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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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