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Old 02-01-2010, 04:20 PM   #1
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I cracked open a bottle of SN bigfoot 2010. Awesome get some while you can.


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Old 02-02-2010, 01:34 AM   #2
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I had one at beef o bradys a few nights ago, the bitterness to me just seemed super harsh, but i have thought that before with some of SN's other brews. I like some hoppy beers but I guess Im not a hop head. glad that you liked it but it was just not for me


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Old 02-02-2010, 01:51 AM   #3
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I had one at beef o bradys a few nights ago, the bitterness to me just seemed super harsh, but i have thought that before with some of SN's other brews. I like some hoppy beers but I guess Im not a hop head. glad that you liked it but it was just not for me
They are actually best when aged 3-5 years, in which time that over powering bitterness will have dropped off considerable.
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:53 AM   #4
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I need to go buy me some!!
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:08 AM   #5
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They are actually best when aged 3-5 years, in which time that over powering bitterness will have dropped off considerable.
He speaks true. The 2005 I have barely has any hop bitterness in it. Just good ol'smooth drinking Ale.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:52 AM   #6
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Will try this from now on because the bitterness usually ruins it for me when it comes to BF.
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:12 PM   #7
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I love BF fresh-n-hoppy, managed to save 1 6pk from `09 for longterm aging.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:18 PM   #8
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I like Bigfoot, but I have what I’m sure is a rather stupid question. People say that Bigfoot is best when it is aged a few years and the hop flavor has mellowed a bit. But isn’t the overwhelming hop presence characteristic of the American barleywine? It just seems like if you wanted your barleywine to mellow a bit, you might be better off going with an English example.

(Had a Brooklyn Monster Ale last night and enjoyed it as well.)
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:30 PM   #9
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I'm with you Handle, I love this sucker fresh. It has such a nice hop aroma that I'd hate to lose out on. I will say that the flavors would probably be more harmonious after a little aging. I bet 6 months would be the sweet spot for me.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:26 PM   #10
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American Barleywines are great for a vertical tasting for this reason. You can see how the hop and malt flavor changes with age. I have had fresh bigfoot (as fresh as can be in Texas) and 5 year old bigfoot. Definitely different beers, but both very good.

If you love the big hop barleywine flavor, you need to try Avery Hog Heaven.

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