Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot is an American Barleywine and makes no qualms about it.
Super hoppy aroma with pine, some sweetness in the back, and a tiny bit of caramel.  Mouthfeel is nice, a little syrupy.  Initial flavor is big citrus hops which are followed by a little caramel.  A little bitterness follows as expected but it's not dry.  The rest of the glass is dominated by the hops but the sweetness holds them up and keeps it from being overwhelming.  While it's comparable to a Double IPA, it's much sweeter than most.  I didn't find any fruit notes like I do in English Barleywines either hence the "American" moniker.  Tasty beer for me even with the bitterness.

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