Friday, June 25, 2010

Bigfoot Ale 2010

Big Foot Ale 2010

I have heard good things about this big ale. Most of it mentions successes with aging.

Ratebeer 3.89 99th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

Taste +3

The nose was light with citrus but mostly a wallop of pine and resinous hops. A touch of fruitiness and alcohol could also be noted. The mouthfeel was medium to full with low carbonation and a pronounced alcohol tingle/burn. Throughout your sip was the unrelenting hops, similar to the nose. Some light fruits (peaches and apricots) managed to sneak through. It is quite a bitter brew.

Aftertaste +2

This could easily be a -2 if your palate is not favourable to big, bitter beers. It was long, dry and astringent. The dominant flavours were resinous hops and alcohol.

Alcohol Content +1 9.6%

There was no hiding it anywhere.

Value 0

I can see this beer benefiting from ageing. It was a little harsh when fresh.

Ingame Enhancement 0

Still in Seattle, I wish I had bought 2 bottles. The other could have been saved for aging.

Overall 6/10

If you like a strong, hoppy and boozy brew grab one of these. If you have the patience, but a couple aside for a few years.

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