Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.23/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
*2012 version(red wax)*
22 oz brown bomber bottle with interesting yet funny FFF style artwork on the label with the neck being dipped in beautiful red wax. Poured into a 12 oz beer sniffer.
A - light shade of copper with dashes of dark amberish brown mixed all over. Pretty light for a barleywine style. Good eggshell(slightly off-white) head that hangs around in a semi fluffy manner before residing to a nice ring of lace that does provide some decent stick to the glass.
S - very imperial IPA like aroma with heavy doses of both citrusy and piney hops. Lots of grapefruit with touches of lemon and orange. Pine whiffs join the smallest hint of fresh green grass. Malts are in the background and very light through the entire aroma.
T - knock you on your back citrus hops consisting of grapefruit and a little lemon. Malts are more noticeable in the mouth with a tasty caramel taste. Does a nice job balancing out the sturdy alcohol and hop bitterness. Almost grain like barley note that's in and out, but never there too long. Nice addition of spice toward the back before a somewhat heavy note of piney hops. Alcohol has some booziness to it, but still an excellent flavor.
M - almost, if not full bodied with a good creamy texture. This may be too big for some, but it's semi-stickiness allow for a good sipper on a cold winter night.
O - another solid brew from Three Floyds. I was expecting less hops however, but that's nearly crazy talk when thinking FFF. But hey, hops are great and so is this beer. I wouldn't say it's their best offering nor would I say it's the best the barleywine style has to offer. I'm looking forward for this one aged a year or so. Yes I couldn't resist not stashing one back in a cool, dark place. Bottles with wax just beg for some cellaring.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2012 04:49:54 | More by BradtheGreat7
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