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RATINGS: 3171   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


4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hipsterchick (21) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Hipster, does it exist in the sierras? Yes it does. On tap at brewery would be a 5+++++ this Bronson is the quintessential BW... How they mix the hops the grain malt character and do the dirty dancing with the Swaze...I dunno. Hops malt rich rich thick malts without the bitterness from the grains is stupendilicious...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sunlander (15) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
Fin gyllengul krona. Mörkt rödbrun i färgen. Söt och fruktig och rejält med humle. Lagom bitter eftersmak med toner av grape. En rejäl öl på 9,6% . Bra grejer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JimmyBoy74 (287) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
33 cl systembolaget. Drack denna hemma hos Anna och Joakim på midsommarafton. Jag måste bara säga att denna öltyp är grym.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2060) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, hops, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, pine hops, dark fruit, some caramel, and spice; More hops than I expected - good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (370) - - SEP 28, 2014
Drank with Thijs 28-9-2014. Tastes more like a quad than a stout.. herby.. like Pannepot. Nice beer, rich taste. Not very compelling but also no weak points. Good dark beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
teemoney (89) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Murkey amber-brown color with soapy off-white head. Smells of floral and citrus hops, and something like toffee or caramel. Taste is more bready malt, with a complex hop profile with some pine and citrus and flowers, a little caramel as well. Feel is smooth, medium body. This is my first barleywine, seems like an interesting style. Kind of unique flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Wonderfully full flavored barley wine without being too sweet or boozy. But it’s definitely booze. Pours an amber, murky. Tastes of malt, bread, crust and full of hop flavor. Pine, floral, spice, citrus. Aroma of dark fruit, bitter hops and cooked and burnt sugar and caramel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
Uklar mørk oransje med et hvit skum, skummet holdt bra og hang fint i glassveggen. Aroma av malt, karamell, furunål, sitrus og likør. Smaken følger aroma, men får litt mørkt sukker her. Flott bitterhet i avsluttningen

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (330) - - SEP 14, 2014
This bottle made in 2011, drunk in Sept 2014. Light copper, clear, very tall head, which is very persistent. Complex, outgoing aroma, hoppy. Full body, densely flavored, high alcohol heat, smooth, almost silky, Intensely bittersweet, vibrant acidity but not sharp, all these tastes in good balance. Hoppy, above all but also very malty, as one would expect. Bigfoot and big, big pleasure, but I prefer an imperial IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (877) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Clear, reddish copper. Small, sudsy/airy offwhite head. Heavy, resinous hoppy aroma. Creamy mouthfeel, quite bitter flavour, very hoppy with a solid malt backrground, sherry notes. Dark, bittersweet citrus and light, nicely controlled alcohol heat.


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