Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,675
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 573
Gots: 603 | FT: 48
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-04-2002

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
2015 Bottle release - Purple Wax
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Ratings: 1,675 | Reviews: 571
Reviews by TheTot:
Photo of TheTot
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass
2011 release

One thing I will say right off the bat that will not effect the grade of this beer but just something to point out. I wish that FFF would have used their normal wax on this beer as this thinner wax flakes and made it very likely that it will get into the beer itself. Having said that, here is the review.

Pours a nice dark amber color with an off white head that has some large bubbles to it as well as the small ones. Takes a few minutes for the head to disappear which is about right. In the smell I get the normal hop characteristics of all FFF beers, which makes for an amazing smell, odd to get in a barley wine but this is FFF after all. After the hops I get a deep and profound sweetness throughout. The smell is up there as one of the most pleasant smelling beers out there. Taste wise this beer is very complex. At first you get a very nice smoothness to it, then you get a hit from the hops like a pale ale, and then it finishes with the sweet alcohol ending like most barley wines have. The sweetness and smoothness fade away to leave the hops that everyone knows and loves about FFF beers to linger on the palate for a while. The mouthfeel is very nice and leaves a residue on the inside of the mouth after consuming. Overall this is probably my favorite barley wine I have had and was intending to age this but was told to drink it sooner rather than later as it loses some of the hop characteristic. I would recommend this beer and next time I will pick up 2 and age one.

More User Reviews:
Photo of gutbuster
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a dark, murky reddish amber in color with a 1 inch thick white head that slowly fades to leave a nice thin coating across the top of the beer.

Smell- The nose is very hop forward with pine and citrus. Hints of dark fruit and a barely perceptible malt presence.

Taste- Starts off with toffee and graham crackers and rockets its way into orange zest, plums and pine. Finishes with a spicy heat.

Mouthfeel- Heavy body, medium carbonation and somewhat dry.

Overall- An exceptional representation of a barleywine in my opinion. FFF always seems to hit home runs for me.

Photo of rcjennings
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - deep honey, hazy apple cider with loose carbonation. Rich, foamy, caramel colored head.

Aroma - Prominent citrus hops with bready malts. Very fruity.

Taste - the aroma matches up with the taste. Fruit, hops, malt. And alcohol on the back end; mild for the style - these guys know how to brew.

Feel - Bitter and sweet. Sweet and bitter. Feels so good.

Overall - great barley wine. Hoppy, fruity, dangerously strong.

Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one poured a beautiful orangish-brown in color with a light, off-white head. The beer itself was crystal clear, which I thought was strange for a BW.

Smell – OMG! This is hoppier than most dry-hopped IPAs that I’ve had. The hop aroma is just like raw hops. I mean, pull the hops off the vine and hold them to your nose and this is the smell of this beer.

Taste – The hops are huge and raw at the taste as well. It tastes like Kim dry-hopped the bottle just before I arrived. There’s a good, strong winey base to this one as well, although it’s balanced towards hops for sure.

Mouthfeel – This is a big medium-bodied and very dry.

Drinkability – I enjoyed drinking this ale, but it was certainly unbalanced and would benefit from aging. For a big hop-infused alcohol rush though I haven’t found a better candidate.

Comments – Thanks to skyhand for popping this hop monster at the Second Annual Beer-o-ween party. It went great with Shaun of the Dead and my spicy enchiladas.

Photo of ricke
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage.

A: Reddish copper with a slight chill hazy. A small off-white head with yellow hues settles rather quickly and leaves some lacings.

S: Plenty of hops - big notes of grapefruit and small hints of strawberries. Grass, floral notes and a general fruitiness. Sweet malts with a slightly bready character, fudge, nutty aromas and brown sugar. Incredibly well balanced. Great smell.

T: A fantastic taste. Great balance between sweet malts and fresh hop aromas. Notes of grapefruit, strawberries, mango and cherries blend with pine-needles, floral notes and hop resins. A thick and very pleasant malty backbone with a somewhat toasty character - dark bread, nuts, chocolate and huge amount of sweet caramel. The finish is really bitter and contains fresh hop resins, a hint of tobacco, wood and gentle spices. The bitterness slowly fades away in a really long finish. A sweet taste of alcohol is noticeable, but it's really integrated with the rest of the flavors.

M: Full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation.

D: Very good. It's almost unbelievable to think a beer as potent as this one can be so balanced, it's practically flawless. Rich, powerful and complex, it doesn't get much better than that.

Photo of TCHopCraver
4.62/5  rDev +9%
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.

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brand new September 30, 2005 release pink wax dipped bomber. After fighting through the wax the cap comes off and the Behemoth pours into my SN tulip a deep copper red that comes alive when held up to the light. A nice tan bubbly head leaves nice spotty lacing. Aromas of...WHOA...an intense cornucopia of luscious scents nearly overwhelm me. Further inspection leaves me with rich, deep caramel, sweet sugary molasses, fresh baked bread, dark fruits, cocoa and pine needles. Big grapefruity, pineapple, citric hops are bold, ripe and resinous. Literally intoxicating..your nose will keep coming back for more.

First sip brings a wall of deep caramelly maltiness with interwoven notes of molasses, dark fruits, cherries, melons and pine. Rich and fairly sweet initially. A bit nutty with a good helping of citrusy, grapefruity resinous hoppy bitterness on the way down. Hints of alcohol peek through as well and provide a nice belly warming sensation. Lingering notes of raisins and sweet candied bread. Quite an enjoyable, hoppy barleywine here. A beautiful blend of rich malts and hops. Yum.

Mouthfeel is dense with a nice creamy aspect and good stable carbonation. Chewy without going over the top. A nice sipper as each one packs an array of flavors. I wouldn't mind having a few of these on a cold day..but you have to watch out for that ABV. Paired nicely with some 3 year old cheddar. Well worth seeking out...I have a feeling that aging this a year or two will produce some good results. Still a bit overpriced in the grand scheme of things...but I guess one should not put a price on happiness...and right now I'm pretty damn happy.

Photo of sponberg
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap, in a pint glass. Thankfully, I wasn't driving... They used all three Floyds in this one, and called in the cousins.

Deep amber with slight carbonation. Very fruity nose. The flavor starts out by attacking every tastebud in your mouth - primarily sweet malt, with a background bitterness and alcohol that sings its praises loudly. Caramelly mid-sip, with a floral citrusy hoppiness hiding at the end. The finish changes 3 times in 2 seconds, from hop to sweet to toffee. The main flavor is a sweet maltiness that is incredibly similar to my buddy's 1996 barleywine, so much so that I told him to haul his keester over to the bar because they kegged it for him. Huge. Wonderful.

Photo of merlin48
4.82/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yellow wax coated bottle pours a mostly clear copper body. Attractive beige head is longlasting and leaves sticky lacing around the glass. Fabulous aroma is juicy fruity, lots of tropical fruit esters and invting hops. Pink grapefruit, orange marmelade, tangerine and papaya complimented by pine resin, brown sugar and caramel. Full medium body is thick and sticky. Adequate, but tame, carbonation. Taste begins with chewy caramel which quickly fades into an aggressive sticky hoppiness. Lots of oily resins segue into bitter waves of pine resin and grapefruit bitterness. Red apple and cherry notes float into the middle. Slight alcohol warming is a welcome addition to the grapefruit pulpiness. Very complex and delicious. Hop character is not unlike Dreadnaught but enveloped in a more substantial malt profile. An outstanding American barleywine!

Photo of warriorsoul
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

First was handed one of these by the man himself, Beerguy (Frank). This one comes from orbitalr0x...hand delivered all the way from IL...thanks brother.
Pours a clear ruby red with a half finger of light beige head...very little lacing.
Fantastic in the nose...definitely American as the juicy fruit hops hit me. Throw in citrus, dried cherries, touch of raisin and a gentle burn on the hairs.
Taste is splendid...if you don't mind the hopped up bw's, this one really delivers. So well balanced and I am glad to see it more sweet than bitter...strawberries mainly in the flavor, the alcohol shines thru a bit and the aftertaste is delicious.
Mouthfeel is thicker than medium and the carbonation is perfect.
At 12.5% I will not reach for anything beyond this 650ml...the night begins and ends with this one...no complaints here.

Photo of badbeer
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared at Lava Lounge, thanks to hero27. Beer pours a very deep ruby red as described on the bottle, excellant lacing. This is very hoppy as you might expect from an American barley wine, but there is a strong pineapple aroma as well as plum and dark fruits. Taste is much like the aroma with a strong hop and pineapple presence paired with a nice bit of alcohol warmth. Did I say this is hoppy? Mouthfeel is very smooth. Drinkable, yes, but limit how much you have. I would definately like to see this beer after a year or two of aging, can't wait to see what else is in store for this, enjoy.

Photo of Mora2000
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

This is beer No. 1499. The beer pours red-amber with a medium off-white head. The aroma is caramel malt and citrus hops. The flavor is caramel malt with a nice mix of orange and piney hops. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice barleywine.

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to sman262 for this bottle which was delivered to my house today. Cheers!

2007 bottle. Pours with a fairly thick head. Dark amber in color. Smells sweet with a hint of booze. Tastes sweet & a bit hoppy for a barleywine. It still has a bit of an etoh burn going down even after a year. Reminds of Devils Dancer a bit. A sipper for sure but a very good beer.

Cheers.

Photo of 1Adam12
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't know if i have any right to review this beer. I can't describe it properly. This beer smells, and tastes like the best candy you've ever had. Can't place any of the flavors or smells. Awesome sipper. Full mouthfeel, can't kill this quickly. Not nearly as sweet as I was expecting. ABV is noticeable, but not over powering to the rest of the beer. Overall, this is amazing. Totally blown away. Sorry I couldn't do it any justice in my description, it just tates like liquid candy, thats the best I can do. Beautiful beer.

Photo of kingcrowing
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a tulip. 2009/blue wax

Pours a very golden amber color with a very thin white head. Nose is very malty with a light booze finish.

Taste is amazing, no booze at all on the taste. Its a really solid barleywine. Has a very malty body with a very light hop to it. Worth seeking out.

Photo of MattyG85
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 650 ml waxed bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. 2013 vintage with orange wax.

Appearance: Pours a very deep and hazy brownish amber orange with a lot of bubbles sticking to the glass. About one finger of off white head which fades into a patchy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big and rich aroma of fruity hops, sweet malts, and booze. Big mix of hops upfront with hints of citrus orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, apricot, papaya, lemon, and peach. Earthy grass and some spicy pine. Strong malt backbone with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, and yeast. Also some candied sugar sweetness. Scent of alcohol is fairly strong as expected. A really good aroma. Almost like a West Coast IPA with the hop presence.

Taste: Follows the nose with a big taste of citrus and earthy hops with sweet caramel malts. Big hop taste with notes of citrus grapefruit, orange peel, mango, pineapple, apricot, lemon, papaya, and peach. Herbal hops and spicy pine resin along with some grass. Some candy like sugar. Big malt presence with notes of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, and yeast. Some alcohol taste is in the mix as well. A really good hop forward taste that is well backed by the malts.

Mouthfeel: Very full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, chewy, and somewhat sticky. Alcohol heat is felt as expected but it isn't overwhelming.

Overall: A really great American style Barleywine. Huge hop taste with some really nice citrus esters. IPA like with the hops but a big enough boozy malt presence to remind you that it is a Barleywine. One of the best in the style.

Photo of ohmybock
3.61/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2007 - Yellow wax edition 22oz bottle
Pours a very hazy deep amber color with just a faint hint/ring of a head. The aroma is mostly hops and is pleasant. The taste is sweet upfront with hop flavor and bitterness following quickly after, then the hops and the sweet malts battle each other in a long, drawn-out fight to the end. Carbonation is light and contributes to the heavy body and chewy mouthfeel of this brew. This beer is sweet, but it stops just short of being syrupy. To me, Behemoth tastes like a malty IIPA. That's not a bad thing, though. I really like IIPAs and barleywines, and sometimes the line between the two is blurry. Curiously, this brew tastes very much like Dreadnaught, but with a bigger malt bill. Both of those brews seem to use some Simcoe hops which is a variety I don't particularly like. Ultimately, if you like Dreadnaught, then you'll probably enjoy Behemoth as well.

After tasting this brew, I was left with one burning question...why on Earth is this stuff so expensive? This is a decent brew, but $18 for a bomber? There are comparable brews which are just as good (and better) that are 1/2 to 1/3 the price. I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this one, but I can't justify buying any more.

Photo of far333
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 vintage
Complements of autumnaldave

Ruddy caramel colored with a half inch of frothy off-white foam that settles down slowly to a fine cap of dimpled peaks with oily sheets of lace rising up the sides of the glass.

Aroma of ripe pear, piney hops, and burnt caramel.

Rich flavors of caramel and toffee, overripe fruits, hint of cocoa and marshmallow, honey malt and an evenly balanced grapefruit and pine hop presence. Well balanced and complex beer.

Even mouthfeel, full with moderate carbonation. Very tasty beer, drinkable, but a sipper. Thanks to autumnaldave for this lovely beer from a years-gone-by trade.

Photo of mondegreen
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber into a Founders Tulip.

2010 Vintage (Green Wax)

Pours a hazy caramel amber. Moderate head and impressive lacing.

Sweet malts meet citrus hops. Lovely aromas. Enough hops for a DIPA, but with an enhanced malt profile.

Taste comes together brilliantly. The massive malt profile meets the ample hopping for a very well crafted hefty barleywine. Leaves a slight lingering bitterness.

Mouth is on the light side of heavy. Coating.

Overall, a great brew. Probably not worth the $17 price tag, but still a great brew that is worth picking up at least once.

Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Orange-waxed 2013 bottle pours deep red-amber with a decent head.
Attractive aroma is a bit too flowery, giving a hint of perfume.

Alcohol is partly hidden, but still drinks like 10% ABV.

Feel: a little hot on the tongue, this would no doubt benefit from some aging.
Medium body and carbonation.

Photo of jeonseh
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at FFF and served in a goblet

A - a deep orange color that looked as it were mixed with some red as well to darken it up. Actually reminded of a darker Dreadnaught as it was a deep orange instead of that brighter orange. Also had a ivory colored head that had some light carbonation to it and texture wise looked rather flat sitting on top

S - got mostly sweet fruity aspects out of the nose such as pineapple and mango. Also a bit of sugary sweetness and actually a lot of hops were mixed in there as well. The hops are what surprised me the most and if anything made the smell remind me more of a DIPA than a BW.

T - hmm, very hoppy for a BW as that is one of the first aspects I noticed. There was also a lot of sweet tropical fruit flavors in there as well such as mango, pineapple, and even a light acidic, tangy orange flavor. This fruity aspect goes along with the even sweeter aspects of the toffee like sweetness that pervades the beer and overpowers the flavors in the mouth. The after taste was actually a bit of the alcoholic taste and then actually a bit of hoppy bitterness. Overall, the flavors were good and a very sweet BW that hid the alcohol pretty well but it wasn't too complex either. After awhile I felt as it I could really only taste the cloying sweetness and that hurt the taste in my opinion.

MF - The body of this beer was rather thin given the sweet stickiness that the beer had. It seems a contradiction but it was one aspect of this beer that stood out to me. It was as if they made the beer sticky without making it thick. There was a light carbonation as well which was nice with the hoppy aspect of this BW. I felt the extra carbonation was needed to go along with the hops and it was better to have that than to have the beer be super thick. Also this makes this one a bit less of a sipper than some BW.

D - Overall, an interesting take on a BW and as per usual for FFF, they twist the style by throwing in a ton of hops. Usually I find their interpretations to be an overwhelming success but here I don't think it really works that well. What ended up happening was that instead of brewing a BW, they seemed to brew a wanna be, weaker version of Dreadnaught. That's what this beer seemed like to me since it was just Dread with less hops and about the same fruity flavors. It is worth a try but at 16.99 a bottle in the store, I'd be hesitant to pick one up especially if Dreadnaught is around. However, it would be interesting to try one and see if it ages well in the bottle after some of the hoppiness fades away, yet I think that doing that would take away from how FFF wants you to enjoy the beer so I'd recommend drinking it fresh.

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Photo of glid02
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried a 2007 vintage courtesy of ATLbeerDog - much obliged!

Pours a hazy honey-copper color with a thin tan head that quickly recedes into a wispy layer of bubbles on top. Not a whole lot of lacing.

Smells of malt, malt, and more malt. Sweet caramel malt is joined by hints of toffee. Not a very complex aroma, but very nice nonetheless.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Huge malt flavors are joined shortly by caramel and toffee. This is just below the point of being too sweet, and as it is it's very tasty. The ending is mildly bitter, but still manages to leave a sweet film on my lips. The alcohol is noticeable, but it doesn't do much to detract from anything.

Mouthfeel is good. A syrupy thickness is augmented by good-sized bubbles that bring out the flavor.

Drinkability is good, very good in fact for such a big beer. This goes down way too easily - I'd be thankful I didn't have an entire bottle to myself if it weren't so good.

Overall this is one of the better malty barleywines I remember having. Definitely worth a shot.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a snifter)

A-This beer pours a deep reddish brown body with a strong carbonation and a thin creamy light tan head, that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edge.

S- The smell of fresh green hops is bold to day the least. Fresh grapefruit, cat pee (in a good way), pine trees and some more grapefruit in the finish.

T- This beer taste like fresh citrus hops with flavors of grapefruit, tangerine and a hint of lemon. There is a hint of pine and some light brown sugar notes also. The finish is a nice bold alcohol warmth.

M-medium mouthfeel with a faint astringency and good alcohol warmth in that hoppy finish.

D-Wow this beer has a good balance of big juicy hops and a powerful alcohol warmth. It would be nice to have a little more complexity in the malt flavor. I think this beer is young, bottled ~2 weeks ago, so as it ages it should get better and better.

Photo of pwoods
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. brown bottle dipped in purple wax, purchased at the Brewery on DLD '08, poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a nice shoe leather ruby and glows nicely. A decent head forms in the snifter, creamy tan, and has some retention. A bit of lacing here and there.

S: Big hops, bit a citrus, lots of pine and oily resin. Big dark bready notes with dark fruit, black cherries?. A sweet vanilla smell... maybe oaky. Alcohol is present and smellls great.

T/M: A good bitterness level, not too potent and slowly climbing into a dry and lasting finish. More citrus than I anticipated, blending well with the massive pine and oily hop resin tastes. Malts are large in the moist dark bread and oaky/vanilla character. More of the dark, juicy cherry flavor adds a nice depth, especially mixed with the citrusy hops. Body is nearly full with only a little bit of syrup like character. Carbonation smooths things out very nicely.

D: 12.5% is way up there but it's not abrassive and it actually drinks pretty easy. This is a very tasty barleywine and I'll be getting more next year at DLD.

Photo of hughesm4
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a bomber poured into a perfect pint glass.

A. Very nice light brown color that is a little hazy and has a slight head that sticks slighty and then runs down the side of the glass.

S. Great smell. Very sweet smell with a slight hint of bitterness.

T. Good. Just about the same as the smell, but with a little more bitterness.

M. Fills the mouth with bitterness, but leaves a very sweet taste in the mouth.

D. Goes down great for the abv. Too sweet to drink quickly or a lot of. Very good barley wine

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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,675 ratings.