Thursday, 22 March 2007

Review: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Rating: A-

This is the 2007 version.

Appearance: On the orange side of garnet in color, good retention and promising looking lacing.

Smell: Distinctly grapefruity hops, sweet malts... much less of the dark fruit and fig flavors I recall tasting last year. Some alcohol.

Taste: Caramel on the tip of the tongue, then grapefruity hops, sweet middle, finish is dry and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Body just on the full side of medium, good carbonation.

Drinkability: Good way to top off the night. Only drawback is the high alcohol. Not sure how much of the difference from my previous review is due to recipe changes, and how much is just differences in my beer-reviewing vocabulary...

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-22-2007 03:45:30

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