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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1382
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%


Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A huge, sweet Barley Wine with complex caramel malt notes, balanced by generous hopping and a high alcohol content. This fruity and malty beer is best enjoyed while keeping warm in the brutal winter months.

80 IBU

2005 Bottle release - Pink Wax
2007 Bottle release - Yellow Wax, hands not skull on flat finish label (Brewed in Nov 06)
2008 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2009 Bottle release - Blue Wax
2010 Bottle release - Green Wax
2011 Bottle release - White Wax
2011 Bottle release - Yellow Wax, glossy label, skull on label (Ohio only)
2012 Bottle release - Red Wax
2013 Bottle release - Orange Wax
2014 Bottle release - Blue wax

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-04-2002)
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TCHopCraver

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed at the Three Floyds' brewpub on 2/18/11 after a morning trip down from Traverse City, MI with fellow BA zoso1967 and his wife (thanks for driving!).

Behemoth is served up dark copper with glints of gold into a small snifter. A 1.5 finger light khaki head swells on top of the body. The lacing is phenomenal and looks like paint thrown onto a wall from a flicked brush.

The initial smell announces aromas of sweet caramel malts and fresh hop juice. DAMN! This is a fresh, delicious, fruity smelling beer. Candied fruit, orange juice, tropical fruits (pineapple and honeydew melon) waft wonderfully out of the glass. Ah, Behemoth, you smell like a fresh spring morning in an orchard.

Wow, the taste is a fresh, fruity, layered treat. Orange, caramel, and pineapple combine to produce a wild, full taste. The hop presence seriously steps it up at the end of the sip with a resinous, grassy, grapefruit finish. It is quite amazing how the hops dry out such a sweet and full beer.

The mouthfeel is very full, hearty, and coating in the middle of the sip and very dry at the end. This is medium to full bodied for the style with medium carbonation that complements the body perfectly. The finish is puckeringly dry.

Wow, count me impressed by Behemoth. It is eminently drinkable for a huge beer. How is it so sweet at first, but so dry at the end? I could have a few of these (and probably hurt a lot afterward). This is perhaps the best Barleywine that I've had. I really love Three Floyds' beers.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2011 02:26:20 | More by TCHopCraver
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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,382 ratings.