Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by ThreeWiseMen:
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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4.04/5 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 1,334 ratings.