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RATINGS: 3140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Gold Medal Winner, Great American Beer Festival (Ales: Brown, Bitter and Pale 1987, Barleywine 1988,1992,1995). Sierra Nevada Bigfoot is an award winning example of the English Barley Wine style. It boasts a dense, fruity bouquet; an extremely rich, intense, bittersweet palate; and a deep, reddish-brown color. This ale is superbly balanced between an almost overpowering maltiness and a wonderfully bittersweet hoppiness.

Beginning Gravity:23 Plato
Finishing Hops:Cascade & Centennial
Dry Hops:Centennial, Cascade & Chinook
Bittering Hops: Chinook
Ending Gravity:6.0 Plato
Yeast:Top Fermenting Ale Yeast
Malts:Two-row Barley Malt, English Caramel Malt, Dextrin Malt


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 11, 2002
2002-Very good. An enormously tasty brew. Not as hoppy compared to other SNís. Well balanced. Iím not a fan of most barley wines but this is good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Another stellar beer from Sierra Nevada. Very well balanced in itís enormity of flavor. I wonder if these guys can go wrong.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - NOV 1, 2002
Amusing how this one places people on opposite sides of it being malty sweet or overly hoppy. I find it to be an excellent balance that conjures so many indescribable flavors (for me). I love to take one sip after another and just try to discern what Iím experiencing.And that is something because I virtually NEVER sip a beer. Everyone should try to celler one (or more) to enjoy a year to year tasting. Iíve only managed it once with three years (98,99 and 01) and it was magnificent.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
pympynaynteazy99 (31) - South San Jose, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Good stuff. High alcohol content.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2003 Big bold sweet. Strong alchohol warming quality. Perfect on a winter night accompanied by a chocolate cake.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 26, 2002
red/brown color, malty flavor, nice, but not as big a barley wine as Iíd expected

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2002
Amber brown color, minimal head. Flavor is a bit fruity, however the hoppiness quickly overtakes any sweetness. Bitter (hoppy) flavor left on palate. I agree with Hugerat, this is very close to Sierra Nevadaís IPA. That reminds me, time to pick up a sixer of SN IPA!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2002
MMM... yummy, yummy. Rather reminiscent of their IPA actually, with a nice bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Fat long lasting head. Smells fruity to me.Hoppy, yet not real bitter. Pretty sweet on the finish. I did see Bigfoot after a couple of these.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Nice aroma. Strong alcohol, long hoppy finish. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer, and the high alcohol content induced a pleasing nap.


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