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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1383
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%


Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A huge, sweet Barley Wine with complex caramel malt notes, balanced by generous hopping and a high alcohol content. This fruity and malty beer is best enjoyed while keeping warm in the brutal winter months.

80 IBU

2005 Bottle release - Pink Wax
2007 Bottle release - Yellow Wax, hands not skull on flat finish label (Brewed in Nov 06)
2008 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2009 Bottle release - Blue Wax
2010 Bottle release - Green Wax
2011 Bottle release - White Wax
2011 Bottle release - Yellow Wax, glossy label, skull on label (Ohio only)
2012 Bottle release - Red Wax
2013 Bottle release - Orange Wax
2014 Bottle release - Blue wax

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-04-2002)
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into tulip - 2008 vintage, thanks to crushedvol

Pours a slightly hazed brilliant copper red color. Some hues of auburn and gold shine through with decent clarity. Thin beige head slowly fades out into some wispy film and spotted lacing.

There's still a notion of hops in here, surrounded by some citric peel and orange. Bready and malty with some sweet caramel and syrup. Hint of fruit on the back end with a warming alcohol sensation.

Slightly bitter up front with some lingering pine touches. Hints of grapefruit and citrus with a faint fruit sweetness. A touch of cherry before the burly backbone comes through with bread crust and caramel. Slightly sweet, but still balanced with the alcohol warmth towards the finish.

Fuller body, decent carbonation, sticky and lingering on the tongue. Time has done this beer really well - I was surprised to still get a little kick from the hops which worked really well with the rest of the profile. I definitely want more of this.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 20:23:11 | More by xnicknj
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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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