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2011 SN Bigfoot
« on: January 26, 2011, 08:23:16 AM »
I eagerly await the release each year!! 

Picked up 2 sixpacks of the 2011 Bigfoot yesterday and split a 12oz with the wife.  Spectacular.  Sooo hoppy.  Sooo malty.  Absolutely beautiful beer -- deep mohagony red, light beige head, very good clarity.  Delectable aromas of rich sweet malt and pine/citrus/earthy hops.  Huge bitterness (90 ibu) from loads of chinook hops, yet still on the verge of very sweet from all the malt and 6* Plato finishing graivty(roughly 1.024)

I'd like to start collecting each year's edition and then do vertical tastings.

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Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 09:02:56 AM »
I'd like to start collecting each year's edition and then do vertical tastings.

I thought about doing this last year but drank it all.  Guess I need to buy a bigger quantity this year.
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Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 09:49:46 AM »
That's why I try to buy a case. I have 2006 to present in my brew-closet. Glad to see the '11 is out finally. It'll be fun to do a 6 year vert sampling.
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Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 09:50:30 AM »
I did a sort of vertical with a 2007 and a 2010 last year. the difference was amazing. the 2007 was all caramelly dark fruits and the 2010 was like a really strong IPA. I honestly liked the 2007 much better although I could tell the 2010 would be a great beer in a couple of years. Unfortunatly none of mine made it that far. I was thining about grabbing some of the 2011 but decided to wait a little while.
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Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 10:49:06 AM »
I'll have to pick up a sixer of this very fine beer. I can't believe how fast this past year has passed. It seems like I just bought the 2010 SN Bigfoot and the 2011 is now out. Time flies when your brewing beer.  8)
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Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011, 10:54:15 AM »
I'll have to pick up a sixer of this very fine beer. I can't believe how fast this past year has passed. It seems like I just bought the 2010 SN Bigfoot and the 2011 is now out. Time flies when your brewing beer.  8)

I agree, time has flown.

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Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2011, 04:11:31 PM »
That's why I try to buy a case. I have 2006 to present in my brew-closet. Glad to see the '11 is out finally. It'll be fun to do a 6 year vert sampling.

geezus that sounds awesome, hope you have some friends/family to share the joy with.  If I did a 6 year vertical with less than two friends you'd find me very horizontal and face down. cheers, j
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Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2011, 09:10:12 PM »
I love this year's batch, but the verdict is still out on its aging potential.  :-\

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I've been hunting Bigfoot & collecting trophy cases for the last decade or so.
Here's a vertical that we drank last year.  :-*

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Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2011, 07:24:43 AM »
That's beautiful Jeff...looks like I need to go find some this weekend. If OK is getting it, TX should too.
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Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2011, 09:44:05 AM »
I got to do a 12 year vertical Bigfoot tasting last year.  What we all found were that there were more similarities than differences from year to year.
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Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2011, 09:57:09 AM »
eh, I used to collect a lot of them early in the 2000s, buying a case each year and aging them.

I found that 2 years was the breakpoint, and then they start becoming malt rocketfuel.

I quit buying cases in 2008, now I just buy 1-2 six packs and enjoy some now and some later, but oddly I seem to like it fresh the best.

I know I'm probably rare in that regard as most people prefer it well aged. 
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Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2011, 10:58:54 AM »
eh, I used to collect a lot of them early in the 2000s, buying a case each year and aging them.

I found that 2 years was the breakpoint, and then they start becoming malt rocketfuel.

I quit buying cases in 2008, now I just buy 1-2 six packs and enjoy some now and some later, but oddly I seem to like it fresh the best.

I know I'm probably rare in that regard as most people prefer it well aged. 

Blatz, I think my experiences are similar to yours.  I've been collecting a sixer a year since I think 2005 or 2006, and I'm not sure I have anything over 3 years old now, but I found that I liked it best at 2 years too.  That said, I'm still curious to see if my tastes have changed and I may let another row of beers stack up for a few years and see if my opinion has changed.

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Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2011, 09:12:19 AM »
I usually only grab a bottle or two each year. I drink one the night I get it and save the other for "later". I dont think one's ever lasted more than a week or two. That's "aged" in my house!!!!
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Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2011, 07:19:34 PM »
Sippin on my first of the 2011 right now.  I have to say that I don't think it's anything spectacular.  I mean, it's a good beer and I'll drink the six pack I bought but I won't go back for more.  It's like it can't decide if it's a hop bomb or a malt bomb. 
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Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2011, 07:23:11 PM »
Sippin on my first of the 2011 right now.  I have to say that I don't think it's anything spectacular.  I mean, it's a good beer and I'll drink the six pack I bought but I won't go back for more.  It's like it can't decide if it's a hop bomb or a malt bomb. 

I am on the lookout for the 2011 vintage. I want to do a comparison to the 2010 vintage just to see the effects of age on the malt profile in one year.
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