We all think Thorny Devil is Australia’s best, favourite Beer, your Australian Craft Beer.
Thorny Devil, one of Australia’s most awarded craft beers, it is available online, at your local bottle shop and in your local craft beer bar, your pub, hotel, club and fine dining restaurant: if not, ask us and we will organise all.
Craft beer, craft beer festival Sydney, Australian craft breweries, craft beer Sydney, Australian craft beer breweries, craft beer festival, craft beer week, craft beer Melbourne, craft beer guide Australia, craft beer brands Australia, craft beer Australia, craft bear, craft brewing company, craft beer news Australia, craft beer Australia online, craft beer tours, craft beer Perth, craft beer advent calendar, craft beer Adelaide, craft beer Brisbane, top 10 Australian beers, hottest 100 beers 2017, Australian craft beer market, hottest 100 beers 2016, craft beer club, Australian beer, craft beer industry association, order craft beer online Australia, beer of the month Australia, good beer week program, craft beer blog Australia, Australian real craft brewers association, Australian craft brewers association, craft brewing association, craft beer show, craft beer association Australia…
Thorny Devil wants you to live and learn all about beer, Australia’s best craft beer: so we give you all the craft beer news = globally; hope the following article helps you understand more about beer and the best craft beer:
Today’s beer is a solid American Barleywine from Sierra Nevada. Their 2012 Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale is an awesome example of this style, so let’s take a look.
- Brewery – Sierra Nevada
- Beer Name – Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale (2012)
- ABV – 9.6%
- Style – Barleywine Style Ale
- Serving Type – Bottle
- Brewery Location – Chico, California
- Availability – Winter
- Color – Deep amber, reddish amber. Similar to maple syrup color
- Head/Retention – Small head formation, with a slight ring of retention and average lacing
- Aroma – Malty with a strong hop aroma
- Taste – definite hop character with the strong malty backbone. Alcohol taste is present as well.
- Finish – Good malty finish with a lasting hop taste.
Overall, this is a great american barleywine. This beer is a solid barleywine, and at 9.6%, it’s not too strong, but still strong enough to pack a punch.
Craft Beer Academy Score
Craft Beer Academy Score (out of 10) – 8
I give this beer an 8 out of 10 because of it’s excellent representation of an american barleywine style ale. I feel this beer could stand to age for a year or more to mellow out the hop character and would make this a solid 10 out of 10.
Even without the aging, this beer stands apart from many of the other American Barleywines to deliver a solid malt backbone and killer hop character. I strongly recommend you pick a few of these up, some to drink now, and a few to age a year or 3.
Thanks for checking out this review of Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot. Check out my other beer reviews too.
Until next time,