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Old 04-06-2013, 10:21 PM   #11
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Sierra Nevada
Bigfoot, 2013
Barley Wine style Ale

Poured from a refrigerated brown glass bottle to an American pint glass. Dark bronze color with a hint of garnet. Thin off white head. Light lacing.

Smells big, hopped and a little boozy.

Tastes a little boozy too. Not full on rubbing alcohol flavor, but boozy none the less. It kind of lingers too. The bottle says 9.6% ABV. I guess a good way to say is I taste 2% of that alcohol over a normal beer. Aside form that, it's hoppy and malty in almost equal amounts. The hops hit first.

Feels thicker than regular beer, which is to be expected.

Overall, it's a good barley wine. Its got big flavor. I think I'll make mine a little less hopped though.


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Old 04-14-2013, 09:09 PM   #12
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I've always been a big fan of the Boulevard Harvest Dance Wheat Wine but, I'm about halfway through a Chicken Killer. This is so good... hehehe


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Old 04-15-2013, 01:21 AM   #13
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Dying to try Sucaba and Double DBA from Firestone.... any feedback?
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:32 PM   #14
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Sucuba is a must try from FW. Best barleywine I've ever tasted.

I haven't had their Double DBA and of course Parabola is a stellar stout.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:43 PM   #15
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Bell's Third Coast for me. I love it young and love it aged.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:30 PM   #16
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Yeah Im a huge FW fan...love the wookey, union and velvet merlin!
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Sucuba is a must try from FW. Best barleywine I've ever tasted.

I haven't had their Double DBA and of course Parabola is a stellar stout.
If you like sucaba you will like Double DBA. Big, boozy, and smooth. I was just at the brewer 3 weeks ago and had Sucaba, Double DBA an their Anniversary ale. All amazing.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:59 AM   #18
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I'm a big fan of Old Foghorn.

But my favorite bottle was a 1998 Bigfoot I had at a brew club member's house. That was phenomenal.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:03 AM   #19
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2011 bigfoot i had about 3 months ago. smooth as silk, but still a great bw
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Yeah i have a 13 sucaba, a 12 double dba and a 13 xiv...cant wait to try!


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