Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by wvsabbath:
4.38/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Serving Type - 22oz red capped 2012 version.
Appearance - Tanish caramel brown, nice 1 inch foamy head and decent lacing.
Smell - Lots of fruity hops, caramel, pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, some molasses.
Taste - Very hoppy at first sip, loads of piney, grapefruity hops mixed in with some caramel malts,added molasses and spices. Alcohol shows up at the finish.
Mouthfeel - Big, strong beer, hops coat the tounge, along with caramel and spices. The palate gets more hops and some sugars. Aftertaste is hoppy, sweet and carmael.
Overall - God, this really is closer to a ipa then any barleywine ive ever had. Makes me wish i had a bottle or two to age to see waht this becomes in a couple years. Really tasty, loads of flavor and not overly sweet. Price tag was a bit much so if i ever get the chance, ill grab one bottle and cellar it. Worth a drink for sure.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2012 03:46:48 | More by wvsabbath
More User Reviews:
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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