Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by b3shine:
4.43/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Deuce to tulip. Appearance (the most arbitrary category) is good; deep amber with little head. Smell is great for a barleywine. Probably the best bouquet of any unadulterated version (excludes barrel-aged BWs). Tastes great too. Everything you'd expect from a 3 Floyds brew. Alcohol is present, but that's not a bad thing. Mouthfeel is good. While I don't subtract points from the heat of the abv in the taste category, it cost them slightly in mouthfeel. Overall, this is a great beer - that I won't be drinking too often because of the $17/bomber price.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2011 01:05:06 | More by b3shine
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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 1,329 ratings.