Monday, March 18, 2013

I think I need to accept the fact that I like barley wine. After all, it seems like most of the time when I review one, I write something like "I'm not a big fan of the style, but I love this beer." That is certainly the case with Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot. I've loved this thing since the first time I tried it, and I'm continually challenged by it's complexity. It's big and hoppy up front and then sweet, smooth and sticky in the finish. The smell is smokey and boozy, and the combination can be kinda heady since this thing is so drinkable. I don't know that I'd recommend Bigfoot to everyone, but if you think you dislike barley wine but you enjoy beers like Arrogant Bastard or Oskar Blues G'Knight, then Bigfoot might be worth your time.