Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.3/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2014 vintage (blue wax). 22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a deep hazy auburn with some sediment; fluffy khaki head that slowly fades leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are hop forward. Smells like a DIPA. Some tropical notes with pineapple leading the way. Lots of fresh citrus. Lots of grapefruit and orange. Some berries. Some caramel and cocoa too. The flavors are on the sweeter side, but there's still a nice bitterness to this one. Lots of sweet fruits. Some dark fruits are in the mix as well. Some raisins and plums are noticeable. Subtle hints of toffee and butterscotch. Solid malt backbone blends harmoniously with the hops. More caramel and cocoa in the flavors. Slightly spicy. Some resin. There's an extremely subtle warmth to this one, but it's perfect. It's definitely not hot or boozy. Very smooth and balanced. The mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with creamy active carbonation. Fluffy stuff. It's dangerously drinkable.
This is a very impressive brew. It's definitely hop forward and has alot of DIPA characteristics, but there's no question that it's a barleywine. It's pretty pricey, but it's well crafted. I really like this one fresh, but age will not hurt it.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 17:36:15 | More by BB1313
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