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RATINGS: 3254   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


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
j_rogers007 (9) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Aroma is full of nuts, honey, citrus, and carmel. Appearance is reddish and similar to celebration ale. Palate is a very medium to heavy body. Overall a very tasty and high alchol content wine. Not sure this measures up to most barley wines but is a very delicious beer for Sierra Nevada lovers.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2475) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2015
Zitrusnoten, Malz, Rosine und Rum steigen in die Nase. Startet süß, ölig, zitrusartig. Mitte zunächst noch Zitrusaromen, die dann von Rosine und Rum überlagert werden. Alkoholischer Schluß, süß, brennend. Ein opulentes Bier - gut.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nogva (55) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2015
Pours warm copper with a creamy light tan head. Zesty aroma of caramel, hop resin and some vanilla. Full body, thick feel, average carbonation. Taste of licorice, pine and some alcohol with a long and hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
elosop (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2015
Dracks halvkall på träningsläger i Båstad. Därför ngt svårt att bedöma. Tycker dock den var ganska sur till att börja med, men den tog sig på slutet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
peponi (783) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Aroma: malty, weak herbal notes, roasted caramel. Appearance: clear copper color, almost no head. Taste: medium bitterness (herbs), malty, dried fruits, semi-dry ad roasted. Palate: full body and low carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Classical BW, rather average.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolffish (353) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
C’est plutôt étrange mais à la fois génial de constater que cette bière aura bientôt 30 ans! Oui, le style est bien ancré mais l’interprétation goûte franchement moderne. Chhapeau pour ce produit phare, j’ai adoré!! Ça a décidément l’air d’un vin d’orge mais le goût est très près des Black IPA actuelles. Les fruits, le malt, l’alcool, tout est agencé à merveille. Miam miam!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (500) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Flaska systembolaget årg 2015. Magognyfärgad med ljusgult skum. Knäckig doft med barr och torkad frukt. Rejäl smak med mycket malt, humle och torkad frukt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (779) - NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
Tåkete brun farge med bra skum. Lukter godt av humle og litt alkohol. Smaker godt at det er en sterk øl. Litt krydret avslutning.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1973) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
Mørk orangebrun med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter svisker, karamell, vanilje, noe røde bær og trevirke. Smaker alkohol, vanilje, en del bitterhet som sitter lenge.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1379) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Malty and mildly fruity aroma. Nice red-brown color, mahogany. Medium-weight palate. Big flavor of sweetish malt and a slightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (280) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Draft. The color is a hazy reddish hue with off-white head. The flavor is of dark fruit. The initial bitterness mellow with time.


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