Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A: The head literaly sat an inch above the rim of the glass. Huge THICK foamy head. Beautiful oak brown. And nice and murky.

S: Lots of malts and raisins. Vanilla. White bread, and dough. Butter. Butterscotch. Dark fruits. Dried fruit. Melony.

T: Alcoholy. Boozy. Woody and grassy. Burnt caramel. Roasted malts. This def needs to sit and age for a year or so. Bread, raisins, vanilla, butterscotch. Dried fruits.

M: The alcohol takes away from the pleasure of the mouthfeel, sorry to say. Still boozy in my mouth.

Glad I got the only case sent to the store I go to.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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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

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4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 bottle, opened 2 years after bottling. Poured into 10oz taster, beer doesn't produce nearly as much head as freshly bottled Bigfoot. Age has knocked off just the right amount of hoppiness, this is tasting perfect right now. When this beer comes out, buy a case....drink one a month til the next batch comes out, then drink one a year. Thank me later.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle purchased at Ryan's Party Store in Port Huron, MI. 2011 Vintage.

Pours a hazy deep amber hue with one finger of frothy, cream-coloured head and several strands of lacing on the tulip glass. Great appearance.

Smell is plum, caramelized apple, toast, piney, floral and citrusy hops, toffee, ethanol, grassy earthiness, molasses, perfume, cherry, and melon. Huge aromas here.

Taste follows the nose with rich layers of caramel, raisin, molasses, toast, candy apple, toffee, melon, and a big blast of juicy, citric, and boldly bitter hops. Scrumptious.

Mouthfeel is thick, viscous, full-bodied, juicy middle, massive prickly and astringent hop bitterness precedes a bone dry finish that lingers for quite a while.

Overall, this succulent American barleywine is one of my all-time favourite beers. Bigfoot's gargantuan hop profile beautifully compliments its chewy and complex malt backbone. The alcohol provides a pleasant warming kick that never overwhelms the palate. A delicious and near-perfect extreme ale.

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Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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