Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by tewaris:
3.9/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
2009 vintage. Dark caramel colored with good clarity; either I am night blind or this is not blonde at all. Perhaps blonde refers only to the lady on the label and not the beer inside.
Anyway, sweet citrus and fruity maltiness stand out in the aroma. The bitterness is definitely not up there in the taste although you can tell it has hops. Good, sweet maltiness shines. Medium feel.
It's good and I like it but it is certainly not great. There are better barleywines out there.
4, 4, 4, 4, 3.5
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2012 22:58:31 | More by tewaris
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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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