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Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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4.14/5
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7,527 Ratings
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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:
#1,534
Reviews:
3,070
Ratings:
7,527
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
Wants:
420
Gots:
1,836
Trade:
68
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 7,527 |  Reviews: 3,070
Photo of crownrl28
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Herky21
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 2012 edition bottle that I purchased, last year and stuck in my beer cellar, aka a plastic Coleman cooler in my closet. Poured on 3/31/13 - 2012 vintage.

A - Nice Caramel colored ale with a striking white head that laces the glass well.

Smell - Caramel, nut, pine, floral notes, and a strong citrus punch.

Taste - An over the top citrus and malt explosion. There are floral notes, toffee, caramel, and a delicious amount of pine.

Mouthfeel - A burn from the alcohol, but also a thick, syrupy mess. It tingles perfectly from the alcohol burn and your cheeks will cheer for the sugary sweetness of the malt back drop.

Overall - excellent blend of hops and malt, citrus and toffee, a big beer, that meets high expectations.

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Photo of Frank_TX
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jurbanik
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of MrTana
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of fionn13
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of ABH
2/5  rDev -51.7%

Photo of bscalt
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of 57md
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is copper in color with a golden honey hue. There was a thin layer of head to this offering and it dissipated rather quickly. There is a light malty and bready nose detectable. Abundance of malt flavors in the upfront taste followed by a nicely bitter finish that indicates the presence of a touch more hops than normal in a barley wine. Slight touch of alcohol here, but all-in-all this is a smooth one for clocking in at almost 10%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of raynmoon
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I purchased a case of this back before the Super Bowl, but am now finishing off the remains of this case. This is an extremely big beer. The biggest and most bitter i've ever had, actually.

This beer looks beautiful right out of the bottle. Dark, ruby-like color with a creamy mocha head that sticks around, just awesome.

It smells of rich caramel malts. It smells intense. It is hard to describe.

The taste is similar. It had a lot of toffee and coffee liek character to it, plus a ton of bitterness. I think this is the only american barley wine I've had, but it seems they did pretty well here.

It is a thick, monstrous, bitter beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 7,527 ratings
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