Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottled in 2005: I purchased this at the brewery for $180 a case. I have poured it into a tulip. The slight head quickly fades. The body is a clear amber.
When I was at the brewery yesterday, a lady popped one of these, and poured it into a glass. I kid you not, I smelled this thing from 5 feet away. We were standing in the brewery, with all kinds of other smells, yet this stood above them all. The nose is of cherries and pineapples, with a nutty, malty backbone. The alcohol is definitely noticeable.
The taste is fu!@#ing huge! The hops are running wild up front. Orange, pineapple, this hop profile could only be pulled off by Nick Floyd. The hops seem to be sweet instead of bitter. They leave an oil slick on my tongue. The malt side has molasses, toffee, and cherries. There is also a nutty, doughy, bready character as well. This is like a big, juicy, alcoholic grapefruit.
The mouthfeel is thick and chewy. It is certainly coating. The drinkability is better than average, but the acidity of this prevents me from having another one, for now. I have plenty for later.
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2005 05:26:07 | More by Sephiroth
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