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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine

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Just tried this one for the very first time. Very very good. Great nose, decent head, amazing balance between the malt and the hops. Just beautiful.

It is a barleywine, so don't pound a 6-pack and head off to your job at the air traffic control tower.

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  1. It's even better after you hold onto it for 5-10 years or so. ;-)

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    1. re: ted

      I understand the folks at the brewery prefer it fresh, when the hop oil coats your lips. I guess I prefer it that way too. I do have a bottle or two of older BF in the closet, however.

      Replying to the OP, this is a seasonal beer, due to appear again next Feb.

      1. re: Jim Dorsch

        I am with you, I like em fresh too. You get such a nice fresh hoppiness to it. This is a definite seasonal treat

    2. I didn't think this year's Bigfoot was all that great in comparison to other year's (same with the celebration). Usually the hop profile is a bit rougher with much more hop aroma. This year it was smooth right out of the gate and didn't have that pungent nose it usually has - but still a great beer and one of the few bottled beers I am willing to buy.