Bigfoot - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.


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Overall: 8.46/10 by 2 dudes

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Style: American Barleywine

ABV: 9.60%

IBU: 90

Season: Winter

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310 beers rated with a 8.28 average
  • 8.46/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 0.00% Color: Deep Amber
  • Vintage 2012

    Pours a slightly cloudy medium amber color with a huge frothy tan head. The head settles down to a quarter inch with thick sticky lacing.

    The aroma is big on the dark fruits, raisins and prunes with a sugary sweetness. A fairly big citrus aroma is noticeable as well.

    The taste is similar to the aroma with the a big citrus flavor showing up on the start and following with a blend of citrus and dark fruits. The dark fruits continue into the finish with the citrus still holding strong and makes for a big part of the after taste. Some spice shows up near the finish and stays for the after taste with some fairly bold bitterness.

    Medium to heavy body with medium carbonation. Sticky and sweet on the lips with a smoothness on the palate.

    Overall, a tasty brew. Lots of bold flavors with the citrus and hops creating a nice balance to the sweetness. A hoppy barely wine which is not the norm, but well done and very enjoyable. Try one!
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  • Reviewed: Sunday, December 02, 2012 at 01:18:29
  • Tasted: Sunday, December 02, 2012
  • $2.49 for 12 oz. bottle
1,469 beers rated with a 7.84 average
  • 8.46/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 0.00% Color: Amber
  • From a 2010 bottle.

    Pours slightly cloudy with a half glass of light tan foam. High staying power for the foam with sticky, sporadic lacing that has big bubbles.

    Aroma is mainly of dark fruits. Dates, raisins, and more. Citrus and space

    Taste is similar to the nose. There is a definite citrus and spice bitterness.

    Big, thick, heavy beer with medium carbonation. Syrupy but somehow smooth.

    Surprisingly drinkable for a one-year old barley wine. Of course there is the usual thick sweetness from a beer of this style but there is enough hops/bitterness to counter. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 21:31:18
  • Tasted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
  • $1.99 for 12 oz. bottle
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Beer Notes
  • Our award-winning barleywine boasts a dense, fruity bouquet, an intense flavor palate and a deep reddish-brown color. Its big maltiness is superbly balanced by a wonderfully bittersweet hoppiness.
Cost Breakdown
  • $2.24, 2 serving(s), 12 oz. bottles
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