Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.19/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2008 bottle; about 6 years old, cellared at 55 degrees F.
Dark amber color, pretty, with no head.
Smells like caramel malt, sweet grain, and touches of fresh golden apple and pineapple; quite attractive.
On the palate, a cohesive blend of sweet malty and hoppy flavors. Caramel, earth, light tobacco, light fruit. Good depth of flavor and assertive bitterness. Long, bitter, earthy finish. Balanced and tasty.
Cushy, slick, silky texture.
Seems to have aged well; no overt oxidization. Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 05:56:01 | More by Beerzebub
4.26/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Deep amber body with only a thin off white head that quickly dissipates. Big hop notes on the nose along with some brown butter/burnt caramel. Definitely an american barleywine. This is like a DIPA with the malt bill kicked up for added body and sweetness. It works very well. This is surprisingly drinkable and almost refreshing at such a high ABV. Definitely worthwhile for hopheads out there.
Serving type: on-tap
05-27-2014 13:37:08 | More by PHBoiler
3.53/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Orange wax, 2013 vintage. Tasted 24 May 2014.
Pours a rich rusty amber-brown. Half a finger of yellowish head, okay retention and good lacing.
Smell is big and beefy. Caramel malts, hops, and alcohol. Leathery, herbal, and biting. But all in a nice way.
Taste is bruisingly strong and bitter. I don't find much else in there, unfortunately, as the bitter of the hops and the alcohol mask any pleasant flavors the malts might bring. Tastes like a hopped-up barleywine, but not anythig I really want to drink all that much of.
Feel is good. Medium-heavy body, enough carbonation, lasting.
A decent hoppy barleywine. The big problem is that it's lacking anything particularly interesting. No flavors that really grab me, not particularly well balanced. It's what I'd expect, but nothing more.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2014 05:11:16 | More by zeledonia
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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