Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Bigfoot Barleywine-Style AleBigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale
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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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Ratings: 7,514 |  Reviews: 3,063
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012, bottled Jan. 5th, almost ten months on it, poured into Duvel tulip glass
A- Deep, hazy brownish ruby-red, big three fingers off-white head with great retention and lacing, some sediment
S- Big aroma Sweet maltiness, hops, alcohol, you could probably smell this one a hundred times and it stays just as big
T- Lots of bitterness, lots of caramel-sweet malts, Citric, piny and dry, alcohol is slightly noticed, just a lot of big delicious flavors
M- Smooth and creamy with some carbonation, some oiliness maybe a little soapiness, creamy thickness at the end and flavors linger on
O- Right up my alley- a huge hoppy Barleywine, tremendous flavors and feel, can't get enough of this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

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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%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

50th Beer Review

Appearance: Pours with a big three finger, copper colored head. The head hangs around forever, leaving a lot of lacing. The color of the beer is a deep red/brown color with some pretty heavy haze. Wowza.

Smell: A mild malty/hoppy aroma. Does not at all represent the taste in my opinion.

Taste: My first barleywine and WOW. This is definitely one of the strongest beers I've ever had. It has a heavy alcohol flavor, mixed with some serious roasted malt and also hops. The finish is also very bitter and dry. Among these flavors I also get a little bit of grassy taste, as well as a coffee flavor, which is most likely from the roasted malts. Halfway through the bottle though, I found the beer a bit cloyingly sticky and sweet. Yeah, we go it, it's a bitter beer ... it almost became annoying to me that they tried to balance it. Instead of balancing it, they made it almost undesirable.

Feel: Super smooth, super creamy... as if it was out of the tap. Medium carbonation.

I must say, this surprised me. I was expecting a fruity-ish beer, but didn't get that at all. It makes no sense to say given that I've given it the rating I have, but barleywine isn't a style of beer I see myself drinking much. This is a super tasty beer though, and I'd get it again in the future. Overall, the name of the beer is very appropriate here.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a clear amber color with two fingers of off white head. Retention is great.

S: A good mix of citrus and pine hoppiness with a nice caramel sweetness to balance. Some breadiness mixes well with the caramel to create a nice malt balance.

T: I get much more complexity than in the aroma. Bitterness upfront mixes with caramel sweetness and oddly a bit of dark chocolate. This beer is quite bitter, but the caramel and bready malt backbone balances the beer. Hop flavor leans towards pine.

M: Medium mouthfeel with fairly high, but creamy carbonation.

O: Intensely bitter, but nicely balanced with caramel and bready malts. A great Barleywine.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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