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Offline dannyjed

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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
« on: February 24, 2021, 11:38:17 PM »

I just got this vertical 12 pack of Bigfoot. I’m very excited to taste these because I will have to admit...I’m a Barleywine geek. Plus, I can use this box to send in my entries for NHC.


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Re: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2021, 08:17:49 AM »

I just got this vertical 12 pack of Bigfoot. I’m very excited to taste these because I will have to admit...I’m a Barleywine geek. Plus, I can use this box to send in my entries for NHC.


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That is a great box! I’d say 2016 will be drinking perfection! 


I age Bigfoot and believe it is the best aging non-sour beer available. For me it is at its peak from year 3-5. Above is a 2010 & 2018 I did side by side of recently.


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Re: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 05:06:44 PM »
My wife and I sampled the 2011, 2014, and 2016. The 2011 seemed the most hoppy and with the thinnest mouthfeel. Not sure if that is from the oxidation. The 2014 and 2016 were the most enjoyable with a wonderful dark fruit flavor. The packaging is top notch from Sierra Nevada because oxidation was not significant at all even with the 2011 that was not overbearing.


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Re: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2021, 05:57:30 PM »
I once got in on a 12 year vertical tasting.  IIRC, mid 80s to late 90s.  We found them remarkably consistent, despite the age.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 03:47:34 PM »
My problem with Bigfoot is that it does not last. It tastes amazing on the first year. 
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Re: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2021, 06:01:51 PM »
My problem with Bigfoot is that it does not last. It tastes amazing on the first year.  I have already consumed three six packs of 2021 with the help of friends.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2021, 06:30:24 PM »
I have to agree with beerphilmcd that around the 5 year mark they are wonderful.


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Re: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2021, 03:20:38 PM »
I had a 2009 last month and it was still very good. A little oxidation, but not too bad. I think 3-5 years is the sweet spot, but I've been impressed with how it holds up.

I couldn't get 2020 because 2020 happened, so I feel sad to have a gap in my cellar. I think there's still at least one for every year since 2009.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2021, 03:43:32 PM »
I just picked up a six pack of 2021 yesterday and it also drinks wonderfully. The hop presence is obviously stronger, but I love hops supported with a big malt backbone.


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Re: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2021, 05:36:14 PM »


This is the only Big Foot I could find.
Will try with St Patrick's Day dinner.
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