Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.5/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Got this in a trade with fogdog. 2008 release (light purple wax). Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours thick and cloudy; caramel in color. A small, loose, khaki head forms on top but quickly fades to a thin film with halo. No lacing. Some small yeast sediment chunks sit at the bottom.
Smell: Burnt sugars, loads of caramel and doughy malts, juicy mandarin oranges, molasses, sweet pine and hops. Lots of sweet maltiness throughout.
Taste: Lots of sweetness upfront: mandarin orange, red berry pie filling, more juicy citrus, molasses, and candied flavors. Some brief sourness pokes through before the taste morphs into sweet, moist, pine and bittering hops. I wanna say there's some Belgian yeast in here too. Finishes dry and bitter, but leaves lots of sweet, malty, residue as well.
Mouthfeel: Syrupy, sticky, thick, and malty. Finishes with a light alcohol burn (masked pretty damn well), however the buzz is setting in quick - my belly feels warm and my head's starting to spin. Carbonation is on the lighter side. Coats the mouth thoroughly.
Drinkability: As said above, alcohol is masked very well. Watch out kids! Flavor is deliciously sweet, but not cloying. Enjoy at a slow pace, if your will power permits. EDIT: 20 minutes later, I feel like I've been kicked in the head. Good thing I shared a good portion of this one; I can't imagine how I'd feel if I drank the whole thing.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2009 02:21:17 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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4.28/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Blue wax to tulip.
A. Dark copper with amber hues. Cloudy. 2 finger egg shell head that retreats to a fine bubble rim. Nice laces.
S. Moderately fragrant. Big time floral hops w/ a citrus finish. This beast is certainly going to be a hoppy barley wine (big surprise).
T. A little sweet, a lot bitter. Strong hops flavor with a certain presence of barley wine = apples, plums, figs, malts, pears, and persimmons.
M. Very thick. High carbonation. Fairly smooth.
O. Very nice. This is certainly a 3F ale in respect tot the level of hops. Which are very high. This is a great ale to share. Very strong and very well crafted. I certainly recommend this ale.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2014 00:15:15 | More by macher0
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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