Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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92
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7,488 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-06-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,488
Reviews:
3,053
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
414
Gots:
1,828
For Trade:
69
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Ratings: 7,488 |  Reviews: 3,053
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A-a ruby-brown with bits of sediment visible at the bottom and two fingers worth of creamy head

S-caramel malt backbone, sweet fruits, with piney hops

T-taste is similar to the smell, caramel malt backbone with piney and citrus hops

M-medium body, moderate carbonation carbonation, sticky bitter aftertaste

Overall a really nice combination of malt and hops makes this very drinkable. Alcohol is well hidden.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle is from 2006. It pours a cloudy, woody brown with a dense head that rather quickly recedes leaving a bit of lace.

The aroma is bitey with nice level of hoppiness. There are distinct characteristics that may improve with a bit more time. For instance the mellow fruity qualities could stand to be enhanced.

Again, the flavor is bitey with some tangy fruit and a bit of smoky warmness. The finish is a bit sweeter with honey and some great malt.

A good welcomed carbonation lightens up the brew and accentuates the sharpness on the tongue. Overall a very nice selection. I would like to give it another year.

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Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 7,488 ratings.
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