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RATINGS: 3155   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1299) - Røros, - NOV 10, 2012
Dark amber with light brown head - good malt aroma with some caramel coming through - good sweet malt body with caramel and some alcohol in the back - lasting malt in the finish with some nice caramel notes and some heat from alcohol in a nice way - this was very good and enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (623) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
12 oz bottle of 2013 vintage. The pour is a nice ruby color with a cream colored head that leaves a beautiful lace on the glass. The head does seem to fade right away. The aroma is initially very hoppy. There is a decent toffee presence and a nice malty profile on the back end, but the hopiness drowns out a bit here to start. The flavor is much of the same. The beginning is a bit bitter and then moves through the maltiness and caramel and toffee. The back end is a bit sweet. The mouth feel is a little thin and there is a light carbonation to try to help it out. The aftertaste is a little caramel-ish, but resoundingly bitter. Not too bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Artistdave (58) - Austin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Big rich malty and hoppy brew...all the flavors are there...caramel citrus pine hops. this one will get you blotto...great example of BW

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (864) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
355ml bottle served in a mug. 2012 cap. A: Pours a deep clear amber color firming a medium yellow creamy head. Good retention and tons of lacings formed and left in the glass S: Delicious combination of toffee, caramel malts and American flowery hops. Biscuity T: Sweet upfront. Toffee, caramel, caramel malts. Dark fruit esters. Biscuity. Flowery citrus hops. Excellent bittersweet balance. Molasses. Practically no alcohol sensation despite of the considerable ABV M: Heavy creamy body. Good carbonation for the style. Sweet upfront and strong bitter aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. Just one more quality Sierra Nevada beet [ BA Review @ 8/16/2012 ]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Deceptively bitter for a Bartley wine. Julie Gives. 2.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sunlander (14) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JimmyBoy74 (240) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2015) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (331) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
teemoney (76) - 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.

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