I enjoyed my first “barleywine” style ale this evening, the award winning Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale. The Sierra Nevada description is as follows.
Our award-winning barleywine boasts a dense, fruity bouquet, an intense flavor palate and a deep reddish-brown color. Its big maltiness is superbly balanced by a wonderfully bittersweet hoppiness.
I’ll plan to do a full review on another occasion, but for now let me say that this well-crafted ale is highly recommended.