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Brewed By: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Number of Ratings: 3038

Style: American Barleywine

Brewed In: 1075 E 20th St, Chico, CA 95928, USA

ABV: 9.60%

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Tasting Notes

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FabAru profile pictureFabAru - August 27, 2018
A powerful ale, typical of the genre, but well made. Two years of aging for this 2016 vintage did not seem to subdue its bite overly much, though I cannot say the actual effects as this is the first I have had. Although good, mellowing it with another year or four would be wise, me thinks. Drinking this close to room temp is necessary. Compares closely with Weyerbacher barleywine. As with that beer, and some other barleywines, I waver between thinking it is very good and thinking itd go better as an engine fuel.
LaxCoach profile pictureLaxCoach - May 14, 2017
Malty ale. Heavy but great taste.
swamp_yankee profile pictureswamp_yankee - April 29, 2017
Bigfoot isn't kidding about being a suitably hopped, malty barleywine; great with spicy foods.
StoutLarry profile pictureStoutLarry - April 17, 2017
2017 batch is very hoppy and floral. Slightly bitter, with the bitterness continuing in aftertaste.
chiefs profile picturechiefs - April 14, 2017
To much barley hops
rcarlson7 profile picturercarlson7 - January 28, 2017
Slightly sweet malty flavor. Solid beer
moceanu185 profile picturemoceanu185 - June 17, 2016
A little pine and honey on the nose. Loud bite upfront with some charcoal notes. Big honey flavor, and the burn from the alcohol content is very apparent. The charred taste hangs for a long time. profile - June 8, 2016
This is good! I don't normally like barleywine beers but this is palatable.
mmspooner@yahoo.con profile picturemmspooner@yahoo.con - May 11, 2016
Pretty strong bite to it but not near like other ales I've had recently.
Virg, Sr. profile pictureVirg, Sr. - February 15, 2016
Fantastic American barley wine! Almost always perfectly balanced for it's style. Look forward to it every year. Just wish I could drink a whole four pack without regretting it! Do not drink too cold!
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