Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
3.9/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
VINTAGE: 2008 (Purple Wax)
Pours a clear amber/ruby color. Almost three-fingers of tan foam make the head, which is slightly thick and creamy. Retention is pretty good and the lacing is thick, plentiful and sticky.
A big, rich, maltiness dominates. After a year, there is still a good amount of grapefruit and a nice subtle pine presence. Mild hints of bubblegum.
The malt dominates here also, surprise. Very smooth taste and nicely, mildly, sweet. Light earthy/nuttiness. Mild biscuity yeast presence. Mild hints of grapefruit and pine on the back end.
Definitely a full-bodied brew. Medium level of carbonation, which seems to work best for this style, IMO. Very smooth, with just a hint of sharpness, at the front and the very back end. It has a nice level of creaminess, which I'd like to boost, just a touch, but that's just me though.
Despite it's big abv, this is a very nicely done and well balanced beer that is quite easy to drink. I'd love to have more of this.
Serving type: bottle
10-07-2009 03:28:33 | More by coldmeat23
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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
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