Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale (9.6%)

BigfootThis is the 2013 version of Sierra Nevada’s Barley Wine.
It’s the first time I’ve tried Bigfoot, and I don’t like it.
It certainly looks good, sitting in my glass a rich conker red with a fluffy white head, but the aroma is a bit limp, some lemonade and little else.
There’s a big gloopy toffee you need better teeth than mine to chew through, it’s heavy, sticky, sweet and more than a little bit cloying.
The hops are brittle, dry and leafy, but they’re not enough to hide the burn of the alcohol.
And so what I’m left with is a booze heavy, sickly sweet, unpleasantly sugary experience.
I really wanted to like this and I feel so let down by it as I pour it down the sink.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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