RATINGS: 3400   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cafgen (209) - California, USA - APR 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Amber color with a two finger tan head. Aroma is citrus, roasted malt, pine and hops. Taste is hoppy, bitter with a nice roasted and sweet touch. A favorite one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

jobe977 (91) - Töreboda, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget (9,6%). Vintage 2017. Color is copper with small white head. Aroma is hopy and apricot. Taste is malty, bittersweet and somewhat floral with a sting of alcohol. Gives a bitter aftertaste. Sipping it ,it reminds a bit of taking small tastes of a well chilled brandy. Pleasant and enjoyable.

MohaBeer (284) - Lima, PERU - JUL 8, 2017
Color cobre rojizo intenso con transparencia, buena espuma y retención. Malta maltoso caramelo moderado-moderado alto, ésteres a miel, melaza, chocolate. frutos secos, café, durazno, damasco, licorosa, fenol a pimienta blanca, pimienta negra, vainilla, lúpulo especiado moderado. En boca lúpulo especiado alto, malta maltoso caramelo moderado, ésteres a melaza, chocolate. frutos secos, café, durazno, damasco, licorosa, fenol a pimienta blanca, pimienta negra, vainilla, lúpulo de amargor moderado. Final fenólico-licoroso con amargor prolongado sin astringencia, con cuerpo y buena carbonatación.

JuanFernandes88 (55) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2017
Reddish brown colour with a white head. Balanced fruit and malt aroma. An initial sweetness leads to a big hop bitterness on finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

loco_pap (11) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2017
2016 bottle. Brown/Amber Color. Strong intense Malt flavor followed by huge hoppiness. Hop aroma and bitterness balance the malt perfectly but Hop flavor overpowers everything If drunk fresh and does not help the balance of the beer. Best let it mature for a couple of years

WillemsUrenkel (1875) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2017
2017 version. 12 fl oz bottle from Beer Supreme, Oldenburg. 4,49 €. Pours out dark amber with a big frothy beige head. Fresh hopy on the nose. Taste starts massive hopy, floral in the second row. Resin. English malt in the backgrond. Strong. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.

Scrumpy369 (806) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle shared at home. Hazy orange colour, small white head. Nose is sweet, caramel, burnt sugar. Taste is medium bitterness. Lingering, intense bitter aftertaste. I’m kinda missing the barley winey sweet notes. Feels like a dipa with all this bitterness...

voyageurmike (437) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Draft at Growler Spot. Chestnut colored and full bodied. Boozy malt flavor and sweet finish. Very polished barleywine.

KennethArd (570) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2017
Vintage 2017. Aroma of sweet fruits, malt & raisins. Amber red with large lightly brown head. Very bitter & light sweet taste. Full bodied, creamy texture & soft carbonation. Guess it’s still immature.

Jimbo2 (475) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2017
Brown, small head. Initial malty sweetness quickly overpowered by HUGE amount of old school, bitter hops. Nice...!

seehaferb23 (270) - - MAY 25, 2017
This was tasted by Cannery Row Beer Club. This is a 2016 that was aged for 1 year. Cheers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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