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Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.14/5
Exceptional
7,527 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:
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Added by kbub6f on 02-06-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,535
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
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 release

The beers looks very appetizing with such a tall, thick, cloud-like head of a cream color. The beer itself is completely transparent with a soft light brown color with hues of rose that almost brightens it up. There is some visible carbonation; very slow and very minimal. As the head begins to fall it laces very intricately all around the glass; falling further on the edge and staying a bit taller in the middle of the head.

Not having had the 2011 yet this year I can't help but compare it to 2009 and 2010 that I have had recently. There is a very strong presence of maple and fruit with a very well balanced hop back to it. There's just a hint of booze coming through the powerful mixture of dark fruit and hop.

This beer is very heavy and thick. There is more bitterness than I was expecting having had previous year releases before. On the sip I feel like the softness of the beer is going to give way to a fruity array of flavors but I think it just needs some age. It's just a little too bitter for me, but I still appreciate the beer. It's earthy. It's warming, it's a little filling, it's big.

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