Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy dark amber color with a average frothy good lacing mostly lasting off-white head. Aroma is heavy hoppy, alcohol, sweet, caramel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. Very nice ;o))

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 18, 2008
12 fl oz bottle, 2008. Pours almost clear golden amber with a huge light tan to orange head. Delicate fresh fruity hops aroma, light pineneedle note. Flavour is very hoppy and fruity. Light initial sweetness. Goes into a more dry and intense pinewood and bitter flavour before the finish. Goes rather dry and bitter, yet maintaining a rather fresh fruity hops note as well. Disregarding the style, this is nice IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2004
The aroma is very hoppy and grassy. The color is an unclear red and it has no head. The flavor is lovely hoppy and very dry, but also with notes of grass and oil. A simple beer, but very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2005
Redbrown colour with a small beige head. Nice aroma with lots of hops and sweetness with notes of fruit and alcohol. Sweet flavour of fruits and lots of hops. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 29, 2005
Bottled. Darkish red, nice reddish head. Lovely aroma of wine (grapes) and a bit of alcohol. Pleasant aroma. Flavour is cranberries, bitterish and dry. Dry palate and very bitterish aftertaste. Nice one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Very pretty, clear deep reddish brown. Fine, dense and very creamy head leaving an intense lacing in the glass. Sweetish in the first sip, some fat notes of sweet wine. But in an instant you’re swept away by an extreme hoppiness that strangles any more subtle notes. Long, long bitter finish. Overly hopped for my taste. 280505

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (23430) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
Sampled young. Reddish brown. Thick. Super fuity, super bitter, super cascade aroma. Probably need to mature for some time to become perfect, which is what I intend to do with my 2nd bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2005
Reddish brown in colour. White head that disappears quickly. Lots of hops in the aroma and some maltiness in the background. Taste is malty with hints of caramel, then you get the bittersweet hoppiness. That i like alot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
3rd July 2008. Rich, almost salty malt, followed by a hop profile that would do an IPA proud. Mouthwatering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2008
2008 bottle at home ... ruby colour ... piney american hops ... quite bitter pine hops with a bitter malty back bone... too bitter for me.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 337

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50