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RATINGS: 3368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2013
On tap, 2013 vintage Pours a hazy dark brown color whith a thick tan head that leaves great lacing. Smell of Dark fruit, dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and citrus. Tastes of the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is slick and oily with good carbonation. Pretty good tasting barleywine. A bunch of flavores going on here that work well together. Have also had the 2011 vintage but this years was better.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nevalainen (638) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2016
The color is hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Taste is bitter with caramel flauvour. Full bodied and well balanced beer. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (806) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market. Appearance is hazy reddish brown with nice sparkle, 1/2-finger width head with poor retention and fair sudsy, leggy lacing. Aroma is strong caramel malts, fruit, earthy hops, brown sugar, alcohol. Taste is sweet caramel malt, fruit, mild dank resin and earthy hop bitterness. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with thick texture, lively carbonation (a little painful to the tongue) and mix of sweet and bitter finish. Overall, pretty nice all around. A little too carbonated for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
knasputte78 (644) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2016
Bärnstensfärgad och klar. Torkad frukt med lite kolagodis. En stor beska och alkohol som tar över ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lmojoh (443) - Troms, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2016
Flaske Via DjOeye. Aroma plomme. Utseende klar brun med offwhite skum som holder. Smak alkoholsmaken er tydelig, humle, plomme. Fruktig og sterk l, men god

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jc1762 (955) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2016
2016 bottle poured into a pilsner showing well filtered caramel brown with half a finger of clean white foam. The nose shows sweet caramel malts. The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. No sweetness and completely dry with flavors of light caramel malts but a strange hoppy bitterness that is ever present throughout. Bitterness lasts even on the linger. Moderate alcohol spiciness throughout. Perhaps, I drank this a bit too fresh. Itd be very interesting to see it age and the bitterness fade away.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1610) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2016
Packed 01/06/16. Poured a translucent copper colour with a one-to two-finger tan frothy head that retained extremely well but laced poorly in rings. Carbonation high, lively and fine. Aroma distinctly sweet of sweet dark fruits and sweet rich caramel with alcohol present but not overly obvious. Taste of slight pine, slight grapefruit, sweet malt, brown sugar and spices; low bitterness; a slight alcohol burn with the alcohol becoming more obvious as it warms. Heavy body. Smooth and syrupy with a soft mouthfeel and a sweet finish with subtle spiciness. One to be sipped slowly over time.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (3096) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle from a friend. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, caramel, resin, nuts, mango, oak and toffee. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, caramel, toffee, mango, resin, oak and pine. Excellent barley wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABS (939) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle from Vinmonopolets BU. Pours dark amber to copper, with a tiny, slightly yellow head. Alcohol and fruit nose. Very thick, oily body. Medium amount of carbonation. Malt, alcohol, honey, fruit, resin and pine flavour. Quite bitter, some sweetness. Warming.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blueshawk (451) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2016
- braun-rote Farbe mit guter feinporiger Schaumbildung - schne Aromen nach Citrusfrchten, Pinie und zarte Rstmalze - fr ein Barley Wine zu hoch carbonisiert - geschmacklich kommt zu der stark dominierenden Hopfenbitternis noch eine leichte Honignote hinzu - erst im Abgang kommt bei gestiegener Temperatur ein wenig BW- Feeling auf Fazit: Eigentlich mehr ein DIPA denn ein Barley Wine

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (499) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2016
2006 - wow cant believe Ive never rated this. The aroma is caramel and a little roasty. Pours a golden dark brown, virtually no head and no lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. I bet the review would be better with a fresher version.


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