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Old 07-21-2008, 05:03 AM   #1
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Default 2008 Sierra Nevada Big Foot Ale

I know It might be early, but has anyone cellaring the 2008 Big Foot ale had a taste recently? Im drinking one tonight. The Bitterness has definately mellowed a bit. The sweetness of the malt has come through, and there is some oak flavor that was not as evident originally. I have 5 more aging, and Im gonna pick up the last 6 pack at the liquor store I work at, I cant wait to taste this beer in a couple of years.

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Old 07-21-2008, 11:26 PM   #2
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Sit on it. the SN bigfoot is typically best around 3-4 years old. It'll be worth it.

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Old 07-21-2008, 11:41 PM   #3
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I tried it about a month ago and I couldn't pick up any difference at all from the fresh product. I'm going to do a formal write-up on a bottle soon, then it's one a year until they are gone.

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Old 07-22-2008, 01:13 AM   #4
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I'm getting ready to do a group tasting with some friends, so far I have
06 Bigfoot
07 Bigfoot
08 Bigfoot
Skullsplitter
2007 Flying Dog Horn Dog
2007 Clipper City Below Decks
2008 North Coast Stock Ale
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It should be a tasty night.

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Old 07-22-2008, 03:34 PM   #5
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My friend just gave me a bottle of 05

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Tried one of the 08's yesterday, and didn't notice any difference. The hops were maybe not quite as fresh as they were a few months ago, but that's it.

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Old 07-22-2008, 04:49 PM   #7
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At Bottleworks in Seattle they had 03 and 04 for sale and I got to try them both. They tasted good, but I think the 03 was well past its prime.

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