Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

7,488 Ratings
Bigfoot Barleywine-Style AleBigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – This stuff looks like it could come out of a tree. Thick and delicious syrupy looking goodness. Tawny brass body with a nice pillow beaten-egg head. The hole thing just looks delectable. AND WOULDJA LOOK AT THAT LACING!? Just have a look.

S – Bring it to ma nose! Hop parade. Hop explosions. Hob bbbbomb. There is also something of a caramel aspect to the head as well. Very very pleasant.

T – Well hot dog! Seriously this is just a hoppy girlish tyrant coming for your tastebuds with no regard for your station in life. Sweet, syrupy, bitter, chewy, malty hoppy. Alcohol is disguised very well in my opinion. There is no real dominant flavor in this pile of hops, but it is quite simply delicious. Huge malt, huge hops, gives the effect of caramel drizzled lovingly over hops before some more hops and malt are added. Just a bomb of flavor, not for the weak of spirit, mind or body.

M – Really really nice mouthfeel on this and you can only attribute that to quality brewing and great game plan. Because this syrupy substance is just carbonated enough to make it feel nice and silky smooth on the palate, coating the inside of your mouth, and the bubbles keep it from being overly bogged down. Great mouthfeel.

O – I’ve had this beer maybe more than any other craft beer. It is just a damn good selection.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Single bottle, 2012 edition, from a six-pack courtesy of one Mr. daryk77 - cheers man! Shared at a recent tasting.

Poured into a goblet. Bright amber, clear, big foamy head, sheets of lacing.

The nose certainly reminds me of the western states - pine, citrus, resin, big malt, caramel, toffee, and a very light booze character

Similar taste as in the nose, with strong resin and pine flavors, not overly malty, slightly astringent. Unreal how little of the booze shines through - feels and tastes more like a bold American pale than a barleywine. Well hopped and quite enjoyable.

Medium bodied, nice carbonation, slightly astringent. Again, little trace of alcohol to be found.

Great brew, flavorful but not overwhelming in terms of strength. Aging would treat this beer very well.

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Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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