Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by HopHeadKen:
4.38/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
After trying one of these at the brewery, I obtained six of these at the 2005 release and placed them in my cellar.
When tasted at the release, the hops were huge, sharp and raw.
I took this one to our homebrew club (because my newest brew is not yet bottled) and Six weeks later this barleywine is smooth.
I served it at my cellar temp 68 deg. F I did NOT want it COLD for tasting.
Pour is Medium amber brown and clear with thin white head.
Big hop aroma
Smooth warming taste, sweet, hoppy with a malt flavor that indicated the big grain bill that was used with this beer.
Mouthfeel is full, warm viscous.
Drinkability, nice. In a room full of vultures, it was hard to get more than a taste of a couple ounces. Limited release and relatively high price make this a self regulating beer. You just can't get enough to drink it every day.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2005 13:52:58 | More by HopHeadKen
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4.04/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2014 – Blue wax
A: Poured into a snifter the head built a modest half finger tall. Off white, khaki looking, fell after about 30 seconds. Swirling the beer produces slow falling alcohol legs. The beer is a very haze, dark woody mahogany color with a reddish tint. The lacing left on the side of the glass is just a few small streaks.
S: Fresh smelling hop aroma with citrus and musty pine. A noticeable sweetness coming through from fruity yeast esters and malt character. Caramel and stone fruit with some ethanol.
T: Strong grapefruit and citrus hop bitterness gives way to a sweet malt profile. Toffee, syrup, candy sugar and caramel notes. The hop flavor evolves on the pallet to a more dank pine flavor with some tropical fruit (citra?). The balance is down the middle surprisingly, if this wasn't so fresh I think the malt would win the balance game, but I'm liking the balance of the fresh Behemoth.
M: Big thick body with much residual sweetness. Alcohol warming is there but not overpowering. Carbonation is lower with some stickyness left on the tongue.
O: Don't know why you would age this beer, fresh is the way to go. Fresh hop aroma, great bitterness, it's bassicly a DIPA with a bigger malt body.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 03:13:10 | More by guityler83
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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