Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by session1979:
4.6/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2007 Vintage DFH Snifter
Appearance: Pours a brilliant clear burnt amber with minimal but clingy off-white head.
Smell: Sweet incredibly complex balanced aroma of light oily hops, warm malt, oak, caramel and spices.
Taste: Wow, finally a beer that tastes as good as it smells! The hops are now present but again well balanced. A taste sensation full of brown sugar, bready malts, maple and spices.
Mouthfeel: Wonderfully creamy and warming as it goes down. Just the right amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: This is scary drinkable. As soon as you start to notice the alcohol, the sensation is gone and you just keep drinking.
Final Comments: I absolutely loved this barleywine and would put it as one of the best American barleywines I have had to date.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2008 07:58:20 | More by session1979
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3.34/5 rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I'm just not getting this as a Barley wine. I smell the signature Three Floyds hops, but it isn't as sweet as a BW usually is. The nose is nice for a big, hoppy non-BW. Confusing.
The taste is, once again, bit fat hoppiness typical of the brewery- sharp and tangy. I'm STILL not getting this as a BW. A bit too thin, though the mouthfell is fine, for anything other than a BW. I get the malts, but can't pin down any caramel notes on this.
If you're looking for a sweet, thick BW- go elsewhere. If you're looking to sample thru the Three Floyds taste catalogue this one is a tick worth trying. Once.
I'd say this would be a good candidate to age or have as a barrel aged brew. As it is, it is a hop bomber that hits just a bit strong for the style.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2014 18:00:51 | More by CasanovaCummins
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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