Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by tar:
4.47/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours from the 22 oz. bottle a dark copper color with a thinish (one finger with a moderately hard pour), off-white head. The head quickly fades to a small ring of lacing around the glass and a very thin skim of tiny bubbles. Smells strongly of grapefruit, citrus, and piney hop aromas with a distinct spiciness as well. A great inviting aroma overall. Sweet sticky citrus and piney flavors explode in the mouth with a strong hop bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is full, sticky, and smooth. While a bit unbalanced this is an outstanding beer which I've enjoyed many times on-tap in the past and hope to many times in the future.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2006 01:02:49 | More by tar
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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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