Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
4.28/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a fairly clear copper with a minimal tan head and slight lacing.
Smells more like a DIPA. Definitely some sweet caramel malts, but citrus hops overtake them.
Some caramel malt sweetness in the flavor as well, but again hops shine. Finishes very bitter and somewhat dry with earthy hops and a solid pine bitterness.
Mouthfeel is pretty light for a barleywine with ample carbonation.
Really fits more with a DIPA to me. As with everything FFF they aren't stingy with the hops. Lighter mouthfeel than most barleywines. I like it, but it's not traditional. I'd prefer a bit more citrus hop otherwise very tasty even if it really isn't a traditional BW.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2012 16:39:57 | More by jmarsh123
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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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