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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,498
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 535
Gots: 529 | FT: 34
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

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Photo of Gfunk720
3.43/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Dan for this 2009 bottle. Out of my Sierra Nevada XXX glass.

A- A nice amber/orange color. Pours with a light white head that dissipates quickly. Some minor lacing.

S- Some mild sweetness and hops. Nice, but nothing too interesting.

T- Creamy and malty. Caramel and some piney hops. The beer is balanced and easy to drink, but is lacking complexity. Not what I was expecting.

M- The aftertaste is nice, and the body and carbonation are good. The beer just lacks flavor, and any real complexity.

O- I had high hopes for this beer, and it really just fell short on the flavor profile. It was smooth and easy to drink, but nothing worth seeking out again.

-GFunk

Gfunk720, May 30, 2011
Photo of UMNbeerhunter
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011(white wax) poured into a Town Hall globe on 5/30/11

Pours a dark honey brown color with a solid head that dissipates leaving moderate off white lacing. Nice color and lacing. I like the appearance of this barley wine its not as frothy or heavy as most but still looks great. I like to see a frothy head with some more retention to it but not much to take a way from this beer.

Smells of citrus hop tones in the front and then carmel malt in the back. Has some vanilla characteristics to it as well. Good smelling beer. It doesn't hit the style on the mark but I think if the hops has another 6-8 months to fade this will be awesome.

Taste has a very similar profile. The hop taste is present in a grapefruit and pine form. Then the malt totally takes over giving you tastes of carmel a little vanilla in the middle and candied sugars all over. Very good tasting but again the hops begin to interfere with the style though its a nice interference.

Mouthfeel is is medium in weight and it has a little carb tingle in the beginning. There is some taste of EtOH but not a lot. Very smooth through the pallet.

Overall this is a great barley wine and I can't wait to have it after it has 2-3 years on it. Its a must have, go get some.

UMNbeerhunter, May 30, 2011
Photo of 1Adam12
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't know if i have any right to review this beer. I can't describe it properly. This beer smells, and tastes like the best candy you've ever had. Can't place any of the flavors or smells. Awesome sipper. Full mouthfeel, can't kill this quickly. Not nearly as sweet as I was expecting. ABV is noticeable, but not over powering to the rest of the beer. Overall, this is amazing. Totally blown away. Sorry I couldn't do it any justice in my description, it just tates like liquid candy, thats the best I can do. Beautiful beer.

1Adam12, May 30, 2011
Photo of hopsbreath
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 bottle and 2011 bottle opened up one after the other (2008 first) and shared with TulipSnifter. Thanks to naptown25rs for the '08 bottle and sweemzander for the '11. Split between my pair of Portsmouth snifters. Review score taken from the older (better) bottle.

2008

A: Copper body, butterscotch quickly falling head, no lacing. 3/5

S: A nice amount of oxidation comprising of sherry and two day old red wine. Solid notes of toffee, plums, and raisin round out the aromas. 4.5/5

T: Again with the tart old red wine. Toast points drizzled with Dulce de Leche, warming alcohol that still has yet to fade, and dried dark fruits round out an interesting flavor profile. 4/5

M: Moderate body and low carbonation. 4/5

O: A good aged American Barleywine. Drink 'em if you've got 'em. This is really good now and may not be getting any better. 4.5/5

2011

A: Reddish-orange with a voluminous ecru head that falls to nothing. Ridiculous lacing. 4.5/5

S: Big signature Three Floyds hops. Not much else. I prefer the more interesting aged batch to this one dimensional bore. 2/5

T: Piney hops, citrus hops, tropical hops, all on a big sweet sugary backbone. It can't decide whether it wants to be an unbalanced IIPA at this point or if it's going to be a barleywine. 2/5

M: More carbonation than the '08. I would prefer less. 3/5

O: This beer screams to be aged. Fresh it's so aggressive and over the top. Sit on it a few years and then enjoy. 2/5

hopsbreath, May 23, 2011
Photo of lstokes
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the UChicago Pub in May 2011. My goblet was a deep amber, translucent at the bottom of the glass and becoming darker up towards the one finger white head. This beer quite wowed me--a really pleasant sweetness of melon, peach, and grapefruit, caramel malts, and a nice bitter herbal/citric hoppiness balancing that. I was glad that this wasn't just a hop assault, but rather deliciousness in a glass, with a filling mouthfeel that finishes very dry. A very well balanced, well crafted American barleywine.

lstokes, May 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received from nlmartin as part of the Blind Beers BIF. This one’s a bomber labelled 13% and capped with some very distinctive green wax. I poured it into a snifter and reviewed it blind.

A big ol’ creamy two-finger head of khaki sits atop an almost completely opaque beer the color of burnt umber. The bubbles are so thick and dense they look as if I could fall asleep on them, and they only recede very slowly, leaving thick reaching arms of lace as they go.

The nose: a blast of hops is noticeable first, with pine needles and orange peel. Behind is the heavier stuff: orange blossom, honey, caramel, overripe orange, vodka.

Heavy Metal flavor — the music, I mean. A blend of abrasive piney and citrusy hops, bolstered by an impressive malt bill that delivers caramel-coated lemon rind, burnt sugar, lightly toasted bread and a healthy dose of ethanol. The balance between bright hops and the deeper malt flavors is pretty perfect. It’s not terribly complex, but it’s a solid barleywine flavor.

A heavy body to match the substantial flavor. The buttery medium body is lightly carbonated and subtly fizzy. Alcohol is all over the place with this one: the tongue, the nose, the throat. It’s heavy, hot and unavoidable.

This barleywine’s got big flavors, but it’s lacking in complexity. It’s good stuff, though a year or two in the cellar would go a long way toward smoothing the alcohol out.

Phelps, May 13, 2011
Photo of EricCioe
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at a FFF tap takeover at the University of Chicago Pub, 12 May 2011.

This pours a medium amber, darker than I expected, with a half finger just off white head that dies down with some lace. On the nose it isn't quite the hop assault I was expecting, or fearing, with the 'blonde' in the name. It's definitely a hop-forward, American style barleywine, but there is a good deal of caramel malt backing up some citrus hop aromas. In the mouth the nose repeats more or less verbatim, with a much more behaved and nicely balanced bitterness to sweetness ratio than I was expecting. It never becomes a sweet beer, but it's something that isn't a direct hop assault like the FFF DIPAs. The body is nice and big but not quite full, with a long finish of sweetness from caramel malt up front dying out before the last of the bitterness does further back on the tongue.

Overall, I like this beer a good deal. It didn't wow me in any category, but it's such a well put-together American barleywine, bitter but not to distraction, that I have to rate it higher overall than each of the individual parts.

EricCioe, May 13, 2011
Photo of CashMoneyVagrant
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

- White wax, 2011 vintage

Deep, rich amber in color with orangish highlights. Nice thick, creamy white head of foam that coats the glass. Very complex fruitiness going on in the nose. Tropical. Aromas of pineapple and mangos. Citrus as well, with fresh orange peels and pink grapefruit. Pine, tree sap, red delicious apples, sweet malt and toffee back up the fruit.

Moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy on the palate. A very soft and easy drinking
barleywine. Getting alot of the same fruit in the taste. Pineapple, pink grapefruit, melon. Like biting into a orange peel. Sweet, sticky on the lips. Good malt. Toffee, burnt or caramelized brown sugar, maple syrup. The hops hit you in the finish. Citrus, tree sap, pine-spruce, kinda woody hop character. Nice bitterness which lingers in the back of the palate. Sweet and piney brew that stays sticky on the lips. As the beer warms the hops and toffee malt characters become more pronounced.

This is a great barleywine fresh or with a couple years of age on it. For me a world class brew.

CashMoneyVagrant, May 09, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured as a really pretty amber color, nice lacing, thin white head. Candied sugar and hops on the nose, makes this beer smell great! Taste of sweet malts and lots of hops. Nicely balanced barley wine. Dry mouthfeel not overly heavy which is surprising for the amount of flavor this has. Overall this was probably my favorite beer I had while I was visiting the brewpub there.

Knapp85, May 09, 2011
Photo of Seeker41184
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Date Drunk: 3/2/11

On tap at FFF BrewPub. Sweet malt with some citrus aftertaste. The alcohol really shows itself here in this beer. Beer is very smooth, needs to be sipped. Not the best barley wine i've had, but enjoyable. I have had the 2008 version, and it is better then the on tap one.

Seeker41184, May 08, 2011
Photo of JamesMcPolin
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

White-waxed bomber into a Stone’s BW Glass.

Nice appearance. Amber color with very light-tan head. Sticky lacing.

Crisp citrus smelling hops with sweet aromas. Pineapple, bananas, apple fruitiness.

Crisp, clean hops go really well with how fruity it is. But nothing too crazy here. Just a good solid barleywine with the 10.5 well hidden.

Slightly lighter than expected, but still at the bigger end of medium-bodied. Really smooth.

Highly drinkable. Overall, remarkably mellow brew for a 10.5% BW. Nothing here to scare away a barleywine newbi. Might be a good recommendation as a craft lovers first steps into the style.

JamesMcPolin, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of zep9865
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

08 bottle poured into new belgium snifter. Deep amber color with a half-finger white foam head. Sediment is minimal but each individual piece has significant size.

Smell is more on the malty side. I was hoping to detect some hops. Dark as well as candied fruit are evident.

Alcohol was noticeable the second the beer hit my palate. The hops i couldn't smell are definitely there without any insane citrus. The beer carries over into it's fruit maltiness.

The transition from the hops to the malt creates a great balance and feel for the palate. Carbonation isn't overbearing or lacking.

Loved this barleywine. I've had too many barleywines that I've felt are overly sweet. 17.99 is a little pricey for this bomber but definitely worth purchasing to treat a friend.

zep9865, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of aasher
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

To think that I've bought many bottles of this for others but this is my first. This bottle was shared with zep9865, '08 vintage, purple wax. It poured a cherry wood in color with a light off white head that laced the glass. The aromas are very sweet. There is a nice mixture of sweet malt, cherries, candied fruit, and it has a resinous hop aroma that I definitely dig. There is a light alcohol aroma present on the back end. The flavors are very sweet fruits initially. It's almost syrupy. It reminds me of toffee a toffee and citrus blend which is definitely interesting but still flavorful and tasty. That resinous factor comes into play again and the hops come alive. It is a little sweet but that should be expected of a barleywine that is roughly three years and three months old. It's a little sticky on the palate but is a fine drink. This is a top notch barleywine and a fun beer to try aged.

aasher, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of flipper2gv
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks a lot to BEERchitect for my first beer from the legendary Three Floyds.

A: Pours a hazy orange-ish brown color. On finger worth of off white head. Retention is correct and lacing is pretty good.

S: Wow, even though the beer is already 3 months old, there are still huge notes of hops in this: just huge grapefruit up front, strong piny resins, mango, orange juice, orange and lime zest. Then, there are the malts. Strong caramel, toffee and vanilla.

T: Much maltier than expected after the smell, but this could be easily explained by the bottle age. Anyway, strong caramel, honey, toffee and vanilla notes. These are accompanied by just as strong hop notes: grapefruit, piny resin, mango, orange juice, orange and lime zest. Pretty good stuff.

M: Much bigger than expected. This is really thick, almost as thick as an imperial stout, just as low carbonation. Very creamy. Not sticky at all. Really good.

O: Really crosses the border between what a Barleywine and a DIPA should be. Much thicker, sweeter and malt forward than your typical DIPA, but still in the same territory.

flipper2gv, Apr 26, 2011
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 - Blue Wax

Pours a hazy orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, dark fruit, malty, and a small alcohol presence. In the taste, dryness of brown sugar, hints of fruit and a mix of pine and citrus hops. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine and hint of citrus in the aftertaste. Not as boozy as I thought it would be and a nice hop presence.

OWSLEY069, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of beerpirates
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 poured from a 64 oz growler into my cantillon tulip glass

- Pour is dark cloudy copper with amber highlights. Light beige head -
Sweet caramel and typical delicious heavy hopped aromas typical of a FFF brew. This brew has a nice palatability for a barley wine. Grapefruit rinds, piney hops, caramel, toffee, molasses, and a light alcoholic note. Its sticky sweet - Well. Its the best barley wine i’ve sampled thus

I could drink this every day !!

Update : just had a bottel behemoth 22 oz 2008 purple wax , this one is sweeter , little bit of hops are stil present , low but enough carbonation , nice white head , nice lacing , very good !!

beerpirates, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of GDBEERMAN
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into Bruges tulip. 2011 vintage.
A: The body pours a thick, golden amber, the creamy, off-white head shows depth and fullness. The low levels of carbonation are perfect for style. Head formation and retention are spot on, with a long lasting one finger pour. Lacing is thick and left in a layered pattern.

S: A big upfront American hoppy aroma, while not over powering the sweet note that the malt projects. A very nice balance between hops and malts, I would assume that this was much more hop upon release, but have still held on. The malt character shows a bit of English malts and is light on the roasted sweetness aroma.

T/M: The first sip shows a mellow smoothness of hoppy complexities and a sweet malty backbone. The mouthfeel is very creamy, with a lack of dry character on the finish. I like the lighter character of this barley, it shows the range that can define the style. The richness of the yeast makes me this some sort of British yeast strain, very well balanced. The lingering taste is the only thing that I wish this beer had more of, a bit lacking in this department.

O: All in all this is a nice off-shoot to the Barleywine family, not a true American, too hoppy for English, and no where near a wheatwine. Behemoth creates a style in its own. Very nice.

GDBEERMAN, Apr 21, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

When I think of barleywines I envision a dark ruby beer that is rich in malts and sweetness. Behemoth 2011 is almost the anti barleywine (in a good way). First, It has a lighter complexion with a hoppy nose that peaks the drinkers curiosity. Upon the first taste, it seems more like a double ipa than a barleywine. With an abv of 10.5%, Behemoth is very smooth and drinkable. The mouthfeel is exceptional, exactly what a barleywine should be; rich and expansive. Behemoth's finish is extraordinarily barleywie. Complex with a great sweetness and very malty. 3 floyds has once again impressed with their ability to re-invent expectation. Enjoy responsibly!

jabel9, Apr 20, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Barley wine is characteristically different, mostly because it has a very hoppy nose. This is a beer that is very enjoyable and definitely a conversation piece. Immediately by its nose, one would not think of it as a Barley Wine but a sweet hoppy pale ale or high abv IPA. The color is darker than a standard Blonde but carries with it a much lighter complexion than a standard Barley Wine. The nose is sweet and full of aroma. The taste and mouth feel are thick and full of robust sweetness and hops. The finish is strong but there is not much length but it leaves you with wanting more. This is a Beer that is enjoyable and surprising to the taste buds.

BarleyBoz, Apr 20, 2011
Photo of TK5150
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 Vintage - Purple Wax.

I had this vintage fairly fresh back in 2008, now I'm trying another bottle to see how it has changed since then. Let's see how 3+ years in the bottle has changed this BBW...

A- Pours a very nice dark amber/ruby with a one finger creamy beige head. Leaves some relatively nice lacing on the glass and recedes to a ring around the glass.

S- Funky caramel and estery pitted fruits. A unique/borderline weird nose that I remember from having this back in the day.

T- Heavy on the caramel, but this caramel is burnt and a bit funky (like in the nose). The esters follow with pitted fruits, citrus, and some unripe pear.

M- Fairly full bodied with a bit of a kick. Smooth at the beginning of the tongue and a quick shot of carbonation at the finish.

O- Overall this has not changed much in the past 3 years. It has mellowed a touch, but not TONS considering the amount of time. It is a very drinkable barleywine, especially for the alcohol content. It lacks the overall intensity and excitement I like to see in my barleywines. A bit boring. It does not have the complexity I like to see either. I would not pass this up if offered to me because it is a decent beer, but I would not SEEK this one out again. I liked this a little more fresh.

TK5150, Apr 11, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle.
2010 Vintage, green wax.
Sampled from a small snifter.

Pours amber in color, tiny head, but thick and clinging quite strongly to the sides of the glass.

Caramel, citrus, sage, and black peppercorn in the nose up front. The aroma is quite fruity, with a hint of vanilla and that peppercorn spice. Some piny notes, along with hints of cinnamon, molasses, malted barley, and some winy elements.

In the taste are notes of ripe dark fruits such as plum and raisin. Oats and granola come to mind, with strong hints of vanilla and cinnamon. There are some notes of wood here, maybe whiskey notes. The alcohol is quite present in the flavor...but the fine balance of malts and hops in this brew are spot on, with the strong alcohol/boozy notes only aiding the fine fruited and spicy accents.

Overall, this is a very good beer. Well balanced, surprisingly drinkable, and quite enjoyable.

movingtrain, Apr 04, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into tulip snifter.
2010 vintage.

Pours a clear dark orange, with a rising carbonation and a light tan head.

The aroma is of sweet malts, with just a hint of age coming through, with still a nice amount of light grapefruit hops for a year old vintage.

The taste follows the nose with caramel malts, and a pleasant backing of leather and dried fruit beginning to develop. The pine and grapefruit hops are still present, though a bit less than in the nose.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation, and a bit of a bite from the alcohol.

This was a very nice barelywine, though I would like to see what this would be like with just a bit more age to mellow the hops and booziness out just a tad more.

vkv822, Mar 24, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from The Noble Grape in Chicago, IL for $15.99. 2011 Vintage. Fresh. Poured from bottle into two La Fin du Monde tulips. No bottled on date.

Appearance: Pours a reddish copper color, yielding a creaming 2 finger head. Lots of carbonation.

Smell: Very sweet berried nose, caramel notes. Good amount of hops follow up the sweet front...really a nice balance has been struck here.

Taste: Very mild and impressive. Good amount of hop spice bring waves of fruit, pineapple, orange, sweet clementines. The malt backbone gives it a really nice balance.

Mouth: Resinous and lively. Good level of carbonation. This is a fun drinking barley wine, one of the better I've had.

Drink and Overall: Very drinkable. Like I previously mentioned, one of the best straight barley wine styles I have encountered. Highly drinkable, not overly sticky, and the ABV is not overly present.

MarcatGSB, Mar 20, 2011
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4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Paid $19.99 for a bomber from Riley's Wines of the World in Madison, WI. This is the 2009 release. Cellared for just about two years and pour into a large snifter to review.

Yields a nice half inch white head. Glowing orange in color; I would have guessed it was a double IPA by sight. A very thin layer of retention remains and thick lacing lines the snifter as she goes down.

Strong and boozy barleywine aroma. Fig, red grape and grapefruit aromas come through in the fruit category and there is a strong presence of mellowed resious hops, likely from the cellaring. I'm thinking this would have been more hoppy and less boozy as a fresh bottle. Still the citrus, grapefruit and pine are quite evident. Sugary notes of caramel and honey add to its complexity. Butterscotch and oak wood are also present in the nose. The booze is a cross of rum and bourbon.

The bourbon, rum and aged oak wood come through most in the taste, but are so smooth and balanced with many of the aforementioned characteristics I detected in the nose. Hints of smoke come through as well. The dark fruits and mellowed hops make this one complex and enjoyable.

Medium full body and a lusciously smooth going down. Such a pleasant mouthfeel. Transitioned to a medium length aftertaste of oak wood, mild booze and complexity.

High ABV, big in taste and aroma and this one goes down easily. I want more!

This is a world class barleywine. Great to try, but it is a pricy one!

ibbjamin, Mar 17, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage. Chilled, but let this one warm up a bit. Color is a mix of deep amber red mixed with apricot. Light carbonation with minimal head, but persists. Great earthy hop presence in the nose, a hallmark of 3 Floyds. Also dried fruit, toasted malts, but the hops do it for me. Full palate, like jello. Extremely well-rounded and smooth - dried fruit, toasted malt, and wood. Finishes dry with earthy/piney hops that linger. Some alcohol presence, but not in the taste. For me the hop presence definitely edges other barley wines I've tried. Now its time to pick up another bottle and let it sit for a few years!

arkurzynski, Mar 15, 2011
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,498 ratings.