Saturday, October 27, 2012

Game Day Beer Review: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Ale

(9.60% ABV) Poured on draft at the home office, Bigfoot Barleywine Ale was a perfect tawny brownish color, with red highlights where the glass was hit by the light. The beer had a huge mocha head, which left behind lacing as thick as shaving cream.

Sierra Nevada's trademark hops were clearly evident upon the first smell, along with a certain chocolate and cinnamon depth and complexity to the scent.

When tatsted, the beer displayed some mild citrus flavors with a strong malt backbone. The hops were also noticeable on the taste, which packed a huge bitter finish. The alcoholic esters were there to remind the drinker of the potent punch this beer packs.

It had a semi-oily, medium mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation.  Recommended for the Holidays and beyond: A

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