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Brewed By: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Number of Ratings: 562

Style: American Barleywine

Brewed In: 1075 E 20th St, Chico, CA 95928, USA

ABV: 12.30%

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Bigfoot (2011)

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Tasting Notes

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clipinski13 profile pictureclipinski13 - February 17, 2015
I am by no means an expert on Barleywine style ales but attempt to do this one justice with my review. My online search indicates that Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot ranks as a favorite among Barleywine Ale aficionados. At 90 IBUs and 9.6% ABV, this ultra-bitter brew has an intense hoppy character without the full IPA body and floral characters. A malty front end is followed up with an extreme Pacific Northwest hop bitterness that lingers well after the sip. I can really get into this style of brew.
CigarNomad profile pictureCigarNomad - January 30, 2014
A little bit too bitter for me currently. I think my bitterness reflex is blocking my palate from picking up the other flavor subtleties here. This is the 2012 vintage.
giocoso profile picturegiocoso - January 5, 2014
giocoso profile picturegiocoso - January 5, 2014
This is one of the best Barley wines. I wish it had a little less bitterness. I drink it a lot because of it's availability, price and overall good flavor.
aletaster profile picturealetaster - August 2, 2013
Excellent barley wine !!! Best part of a long cold winter is awaiting the release of this beer ... Ages well also.
Beerlessfrog profile pictureBeerlessfrog - June 25, 2013
Very strong and hoppy. profile - January 20, 2013
Very nice malty start. Sour bitter finish. Solid.
beerguy2616 profile picturebeerguy2616 - December 7, 2012
Taste this
HoppiHeadz profile pictureHoppiHeadz - June 10, 2012
Superb Barleywine for those seeking to try their palate at this style.
Borderking profile pictureBorderking - February 29, 2012
A tough one...the flavor is harsh and almost distasteful. The appealing sweet barleywine just makes it through, but the hop resins wreak havoc...Not the best balance.
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