Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.7/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2008 Vintage - Purple Wax.
I had this vintage fairly fresh back in 2008, now I'm trying another bottle to see how it has changed since then. Let's see how 3+ years in the bottle has changed this BBW...
A- Pours a very nice dark amber/ruby with a one finger creamy beige head. Leaves some relatively nice lacing on the glass and recedes to a ring around the glass.
S- Funky caramel and estery pitted fruits. A unique/borderline weird nose that I remember from having this back in the day.
T- Heavy on the caramel, but this caramel is burnt and a bit funky (like in the nose). The esters follow with pitted fruits, citrus, and some unripe pear.
M- Fairly full bodied with a bit of a kick. Smooth at the beginning of the tongue and a quick shot of carbonation at the finish.
O- Overall this has not changed much in the past 3 years. It has mellowed a touch, but not TONS considering the amount of time. It is a very drinkable barleywine, especially for the alcohol content. It lacks the overall intensity and excitement I like to see in my barleywines. A bit boring. It does not have the complexity I like to see either. I would not pass this up if offered to me because it is a decent beer, but I would not SEEK this one out again. I liked this a little more fresh.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2011 22:18:41 | More by TK5150
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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
95 out of 100 based on 1,341 ratings.