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RATINGS: 3311   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber, with a sizable head. Rich, malty aroma - caramel, grain, fruit, alcohol. The flavor is more hop-forward, with strong bitterness balancing out the above flavors. Very rich and well-balanced.


4.3
Brewhemia (316) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2017 One of my favorite beers. A great combination of lots of malty sweetness and flavor and lots of grassy hop flavor and bitterness. Love it.

4.1
j.hi (20) - - AUG 23, 2017
Dark malt color. Small bubbles. Creamy malted taste with strong hops underneath. Take your time and savor. Can't gulp this beer. Taste lingers for very long. One of my favorite If you like intense beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Svartvit (632) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2017
Shared at the August THT. Pours a typical boozy barleywine. Boring. Bland and boozy.

3.3
Maakun (5759) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2017
Slight hazy amber with off white head. Piney hops, caramel, dank hops, old wood, bitter herbs. Over medium sweet and strong bitter. Full bodied.

3.6
sjogro (4263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2017
THT August at Kwartje. Sampled from bottle. Amber with offwhite head. Toasted barley, caramel, grass. Moderate sweet and bitter. Full body and soft carbonation. Oily.

3.3
mjmoen (553) - - AUG 5, 2017
D. Pours a clear dark brown color with khaki head. Not bad flavor, it’s just too strong for me.

4.1
ThirstyBird (2953) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2017
2010, pours a tawny orange color with a tan head. The smell is caramel, rich fruit, brown sugar. The taste caramel, rich fruit, ending crisp and slightly dry. Medium in body with very fine carbonation. Very nice!

3.4
jobe977 (114) - 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.

4.4
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.

4.2
JuanFernandes88 (59) - 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


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