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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,497
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 533
Gots: 529 | FT: 35
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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 CrellMoset
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%

Behemoth Blonde Barleywine, courtesy of akorsak - thanks!! Beer #5 of 6 in my "Three Floyds Countdown to #500" series on this, the eve of the anniversary of the repeal of prohibition! Poured into a 22 oz. Terrapin snifter and served at 52 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a surprisingly dark (was I expecting it to look more "blonde"?) amber-tinted brown. The head is clingy and has average retention, and a moderate pour elicited about one-finger of solid tan bubblyness. You can see plenty of carbonation creeping up around the curvature of the glass and joining the thick, foamy ring that's left after it fades away. Lacing is sparse, runny, but does have some stick, more than enough given this beer's high alcohol content - I'm not disappointed.

Aroma: A little simplistic, I think, and likely this beer's weakest component, though I'll give it time to warm. There're lots of sweet, sticky-smelling, doughy malts, with a definite roasted edge. On the other end of the scale we have a piney, lightly citrusy hop presence - Amarillo, perhaps, or Centennial? - the spiciness of which intermingles with the prickle of a decently-high amount of estery alcohol.

Taste: That's a little more like it. A full and fairly complex-flavored brew. There's a strong, piney bitterness throughout, easily this brew's most prominent flavor component - it's a little coarse, but not nearly as harsh as other American barleywines I've had, and it does a solid job of hiding the sneakily well-hidden alcohol component, which is reduced to a pleasant, warming tingle. The malt profile on this one runs the gamut from lightly roasted to highly toasted, and stays consistently sweet throughout - there are a ton of residual, simple sugars in this one, and imagining a malt bill that can produce a 12.5% abv brew while still having this much simple sweetness is frightening. All the way from honey-like sweetness to dark toast and everything in between: notes of caramel, coffee, chocolate (the OTHER "C's") coat the tongue. It's never cloying, however, with the aforementioned malts being kept well in check by the aforementioned bitterness as well as an array of other juicy, oily hop notes: orange and grapefruit rind, strawberries, pineapple perhaps. Quite the balance here, and one I imagine would do even better with a year or two of age on it, allowing the bitterness a little time to mellow and seeing what else might emerge from this morass of flavors.

Mouthfeel: This beer feels "large" in just about every way, approprriate for the style and for the name: it's thick as hell, but also has plenty of carbonation to lighten things up; the hop oils render this one slick and oily, but the residual sugars leave a slight amount of stick. The "afterfeel" (read: the belch) is nice and piney fresh, too, and though this doesn't really factor into my score, it's nonetheless a pleasant bonus. Overall, this one strikes a very nice balance.

Drinkability: This beer suffers from several things, notably a particularly high level of alcohol, though I can't really fault 3Fs for failing to hide it completely - when you're at 12.5%, you're naturally going to get something that sneaks through, and I think they did a fine job with what they had. It's still high, however, which does knock down the drinkability score a few points. The aroma is also somewhat weak, not in pungency as much as in complexity. This beer really shined through later on, however, and I wish many of the complexities of the mouth had been more evident in the nose. The mouthfeel was also perfectly balanced, smooth, creamy, sublime. On the whole, it's a definite winner - a tasty, great-feeling beer that I more than enjoyed while sitting back with some extra-sharp cheddar and studying for my upcoming Federal Tax exam. If I were fortunate enough to live in an area where it were feasible, I'd buy a couple of these to cellar for a year or two - I doubt the hops would suffer to the point where this became unenjoyable, and the estery alcohol might be able to use a little time to cool down. Nonetheless, recommended, fresh or otherwise - a solid brew.

CrellMoset, Dec 04, 2008
Photo of Goliath
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%

Pours a hazy amber color with a quarter inch yellowed head. Decent retention and some lacing.

The nose is pretty nice. A decent hop profile is present with some citrus notes and pine. Some caramel as well.

The taste is pretty good. A nice citrusy hop profile, slightly piney, with some sweet caramel and a little bit of booziness. I'm getting a bit of grain on the tongue near the finish as well.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and lightly carbonated.

Drinkability is fairly high. Pleasing flavor and nose, and the booze is fairly subuded which ups the drinkability. Not bad at all.

Goliath, Dec 03, 2008
Photo of Mauerhan
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%

bottle had a yellow wax. so im not sure if that signifies what vintage it was, the only other bottle ive seen has a purple wax so if anyone can shed some light on this i would be thankful.

a hazy redish/orange color spills into my new belgium snifter. very little head produced off of a pretty damn aggressive pour. swirling the beer gives me a small amount of permifoam which leaves a bit of lacing. not much but enough as if to say "hey man, sorry im late to the party but i brought my hot friend along with" so its cool...ya know?

smells like something i am going to enjoy. im not getting a lot of hops on this. so im thinking this might be an older bottle. im getting a large malt presence. a bit of spice. smells slightly like cinnamon/brown sugar.

taste is nice. malty yum yums with a boozy back. sweet and full flavored.

mouth is thick yet surprisingly light, little to no carbonation, slightly drying aftertaste. lingering sweetness.

i enjoyed this. as did my girlfriend. im not sure i would drink it on a day to day basis but for a special occasion now and then this would suffice.

Mauerhan, Dec 01, 2008
Photo of drseamus
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Vertical of the 2005 and 2006. The ratings above are for the 2005.

2005: Nice red body with a thin off white head. The nose is very spicy. It has a very sweet flavor but with a sizeable spice kick. Medium body with good drinkability.

2006: Lighter than the 05; more orangey than red. I would have given it a 3.5 on appearance. It is sweet like the 05 but with not as much spice kick as the 05. The body and drinkability are comparable to the 05.

drseamus, Nov 05, 2008
Photo of sholland119
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%

A-Pours a clear copper with abundant white head and lots of lacing. I have never seen a blonde barleywine before.

S-Sweet caramel and brown sugar with very pronounced citrus hops along with a hint of pineapple.

T-Starts off with a caramelly sweetness with dark friuts and pineapple. Grapefruit hops kick in toward the end to balance the flavor out. Alcohol is well hidden.

M-Very creamy for the style, medium carbonation.

D-About as drinkable as a 12.5% barleywine can be. A pleasure to drink, not tiring at all on the palate.

sholland119, Oct 31, 2008
Photo of IBUnit63
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%

2006 hand-waxed courtesy of hero27 and his bountiful BIF bludgeonry - thanks dude! Have wanted to re-review from my early pathetic attempt, so here goes. Original at bottom...

Cloudy, caramel bourbon color. Dry ginger head shows for a few minutes and is off. Lacing is moderate with a few sediment lines.

Wow - smells like hoppy French toast! Maple syrup, caramel, salt, vanilla - hops have some subdued citrus and maybe a little grass. Bitterness is profound even though traditional hop elements may be tempered. With warmth hop character becomes more lightly floral absent any perfume.

This is a cinder block to the head. Creamy caramel - even a little buttery (diacetyl?) but not offensive. Boozy floral/grass hopy...all in abundance. Stewy and soup with even a little broccoli in there. Crazy.

Tight mouth at first. With warmth of course this opens up nicely. Almost salty soup with stew over abundant malt. Boozy to an extent but oh so comfortably warming.

Admittedly this is a sentimental favorite - this was the one that started it all - the first uber-hopped barleywine I ever came across, courtesy of the Floyd blokes at the 1999 GABF. Several years later it's still boozy, heavy and hoppy as all hell...and it works! A great pleasure to savor and contemplate the rare times I get a chance to enjoy this one.

Text of original (1/30/2008) review...4/4.5/5/4/4.5 = 4.55

The first overly-hoppy barleywine I ever had. Typical appearance and mellow head for a barleywine. Bushel-load of hops and malt meet to provide a powerful, enjoyable aroma. These work in perfect tandem to provide your tastebuds with one of the most pleasant bludgeonings they probably can hope for. Awesome, powerful stuff! Very balanced mouthfeel - not too thick. Be careful, it's very very very easy to drink like a less-potent style - dangerously good!

IBUnit63, Oct 27, 2008
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%

2007 release, acquired from brewcrew76, so a big "Thank you" goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a murky light brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, brown sugar, citrus, hops and a little alcohol.

T: The taste is malty but not overly sweet with flavors of brown sugar, caramel, citrus and other fruits. It might have lost some of the hops edge but there's still enough of it to provide a good balance, especially for such a high-octane beer. There are a lot of flavors rotating around harmoniously which keeps the beer quite intriguing. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down dangerously easily, not too filling, deceptive and very strong kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent high-gravity beer to drink for as long as you are able.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 04, 2008
Photo of kmeves
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

Pours a deep amber color with big carbonation producing tight little bubbles that dissipate somewhat quickly to leave a medium sized head. Big orange grapefruit aroma with some caramel malt present as well. Initial taste of caramel and toffee that is exceptionally balanced by the huge amount of hops that no doubt went into the brewing of this beer. Short fruity finish. Alcohol very well hidden. Yet another world class beer by Three Floyds! Cheers!

kmeves, Sep 30, 2008
Photo of ATLbeerDog
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours hazy dark orange/red with a small 1/16 inch fairly white head. Smells of fruit, alcohol, honey - smells slightly oxidized. Bottled purchased just 4 weeks ago. Fist sip is fruity and thick with apple and pear notes present. Fairly hoppy but I am guessing the hops have mellowed. Very nice, very smooth. A world class American Barley Wine.

ATLbeerDog, Sep 07, 2008
Photo of tpd975
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%

07 Vintage.

A: Pours A Golden hue with tones of red. Nice solid foamy head with okay retention. Chunky Lace.

S: Bold malty aroma with hints of pine. Yeasty bread with hints of apple.

T: Very Malty for a FFF brew. Nice sweet caramel malt with hints of brown sugar. Sappy pine hops cut thru with hints of yeasty bread. A touch of spice and a splash of citrus. Nice Sippable barleywine.

M: Full bodied and thick. Very smooth with just a touch of booze.

D: Not bad for the style. I was able to put it down after a Duvel and 3 90 Min IPA which says something. Another Solid FFF Brew!

tpd975, Sep 06, 2008
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

Poured a slightly viscous reddish orange with a quite nice head that fades to a thin cap. Smells big and malty up-front, but with quite a bit of citrusy hop flavors on the end to balance it out. Aromas of grapefruit, brown sugar, and sweet bread are predominant. Tastes pretty mellow as far as the heat from the abv goes. More stiff malt with a big, dry minerally backbone, but overlayed by sweet brown sugar and pine and grapefruit flavors from the hops. Relatively mellow in intensity as well and quite smooth. The mouthfeel is mellow and quite creamy with nary a hint of sharp alcohol. A big beer, but smooth and enjoyable.

Georgiabeer, Aug 26, 2008
Photo of julian
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

A: dark amber/cherry color with a rolling rocky off white/faded lemon colored head. Head fades quickly but leaves a nice thick lining around the glass.

S: smells of floral hops, brown sugar, slightly fruity, earthy and mildly alcoholic.

T: Nicely balanced. Little hop bite up front, but quickly moves across your tongue bringing out the sweeter malt profile. Slightly fruity on the follow through with a mellow bitterness for the aftertaste.

M: smooth, not overly carbonated and flavorful.

D: drinks very easily for a 12.5% brew. One of the better barleywine's I've tried recently....from a bottle. Could drink this again in the same sitting...maybe 2-3 bombers worth, after that not sure if I'd still be standing.

julian, Aug 26, 2008
Photo of nrbw23
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%

A- Pours a rich copper color with a nice red tint to it with a smaller light tan head that falls to a ring and leaves some light lace behind.

S- Could pick up a ton of hops. Mainly grapefruit, citrus, and pineapple hop aroma but as it warms up a bit, the sweet maltiness really starts to shine through and balances this out very nicely. Smells wonderful really impressed.

T- Follows the nose here and very well balanced out. Huge taste of caramel malts and all sorts of hops. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden.

M- Medium in body, creamy with a nice amount of carbonation.

D- Quite drinkable almost too easy even though the abv is 12. Highly recommended you just might want to share it though.

nrbw23, Aug 19, 2008
Photo of hoegaardenhero
4/5  rDev -5.9%

picked this waxed top bomber up at 3F

a: quickly fading bubbly white head w/ amber/straw body; light lacing

s: apple malts; toffee and grain; light alcohol; caramel malts

t: warm appley malts; grain; toffee and caramel; light abv; sweet syrup

m: smooth and lightly cloying

d: a nice example of the style and a great bp

hoegaardenhero, Aug 19, 2008
Photo of Derek
3.3/5  rDev -22.4%

Cellared ~15 months.

A: I was expecting something more Blond! Hazy chestnut with a light tan head, very little retention but some nice leg/lace.

S: Pine, booze, beer nuts, cotton candy.

T: Very boozy, but pleasantly smooth (not too hot). Pine, apricot, caramel, cotton candy and grapefruit citrus. Plenty of bitterness to offset all that sweet malt.

M: I know this is big, but there just way too much residual sugar here.

D: The alcohol is strong, but its the sugar that makes this a little rough.

Derek, Aug 19, 2008
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%

Three Floyd's- Behemoth

Big thanks to Patrick, aka Pwoods (formerly Pimpp) for this 1!

A- Slightly hazy copper brown with a good foamy head.
S- Vanilla caramel malt, pine resin, and dried fruits. Light on the nose.
T- Sweet caramel malt with hints of vanilla. Big thick oily pine hops with an equal balance of orange and plum.
M- Slick and sweet with an even thicker hoppy tongue coating. Very mild for a high alc barleywine. Goes down smooth. Finishes off with a pine tar bite.

Overall- Very smooth and, too, quaffable for a 10%-12% barleywine?! (Thanks Patrick)

NJpadreFan, Aug 06, 2008
Photo of roadhouse
4.7/5  rDev +10.6%

Well, I just couldn't hold off drinking this one any longer. I'm also pretty damn sure this stuff is 10.5% ABV, not 12.5. Poured it from a 22 oz. bomber with purple wax into a snifter.

Appears a a lovely clear shade of red-orange with a one and a half finger light tan head that leaves some lacing behind.

Aroma is an explosion of juicy citrusy hops laced with delightful sweet caramel tones reminiscent of a good DIPA. There is also some sweet orange peel and the slightest hint of alcohol.

Taste is just as amazing as the aroma. Huge caramel sweetness is perfectly blended with citrusy hops. Some tropical fruitiness comes through as well. Finishes with a nice dosage of grapefruit hops that linger on in the mouth. Exquisite.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick, but not syrupy at all. Nice level of carbonation. Very smooth drinking.

Wow, I can actually say that this bottle was worth the 16 dollars. This stuff is damn near a DIPA, with a bit more caramel flavor. Amazing beer.

roadhouse, Aug 06, 2008
Photo of russpowell
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%

Cheers to joe1510, this one will go nice with the cool Colorado August night we're having!

Pours orange/caramel with 2 fingers of fluffy tan head. Crazy lacing & good head retention

S: Nice bourbon notes, leafy hops, & faint dark fruits, that all fade quickly.

T: Cakeyness, ghost booze & hints of Bourbon & dryness up front. Oakyness, booze-soaked raisins & plums, pralines & grapefruit as this warms.

MF: Smooth, stickyness follows, low carbonation & superb balance along with nice chewyness

Drinks great for the abv & style, some addtional aging might've helped this one in this tasting , but I rate it a great ABW!

russpowell, Aug 06, 2008
Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

American barleywines are usually tough for me. Although I acknowlege the balance of the rich malts, sharp hops, and agressive alcohols; after a certain level of intensity is met, balance is not now the issue but the main characteristics are come in conflict with eachother. Though I know that this beer meets all the characteristics of good American barleywines, the drinkability suffers because the beer is everywhere at once. When everything stands out, nothing stands out. The nose shows an agressive blend of candied fruits, syrup-like malts, sweet alcohols, and a ton of citrus and pine hops. Flavors fare much the same with the heavy malts favoring a rich caramel - syrup taste with rum-soaked cherries, apples, peaches, pears, and berries. The beer shows light bread flavors that shy away from the toasty notes that are found in non-blonde versions. (I kinda like the simplification of the malt profile). The body is creamier and maltier than the flavor suggests-- not as syrupy or cloying to the texture as you'd think, but with a full, sweet mouthfeel that follows with a sweet, dry, warming feel that sets the beer right for the style. Finishes sweet, fruity, herbal, and warm.

I had a sample of this beer a few months ago. This particular beer was about four years old and it was much better than this younger version that I have tonight. The hops digressed to an herbal, lightly-grassy note. The alcohols meld well with the candied fruits and the beer begins to take on the prefered balance of English style barleywines. Thanks to clvand0 and to Merlin48 for the beers.

BEERchitect, Aug 03, 2008
Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%

This is my review #100.

A- A colorful red/copper color. There is a slight sheen of foamy head nestling atop the beer. Despite the large abundance of foam there is a lot of action going on in the glass.

S- The smell is very complex. I smell a good fruityness combined with the aroma of hops. But I also smell cinnamon, vanilla, and other spices. I almost feel like the smell resembles a orange spice tea.

T- Wow this is a roller coaster of a beer. There is a definite hop taste, but there is a great pineapple taste that shows through. I'm also getting flavors of wood. The after taste brings toffee and caramel flavors.

M- Thick in the mouth, very much on the syrupy side.

D- Yes this is easy to drink and

Wetpaperbag, Aug 03, 2008
Photo of jwinship83
4/5  rDev -5.9%

yellow waxed from my cellar (heh not very old) for the annual devils lake family camping trip

A- deep dark amber with very little head. you can tell its thick when you swirl the glass.

S- wow, so complex. sweet fruits, but not your normal ones. pineapple, and various citrus notes. you can tell there are plenty of hops in here.

T- caramel, citrus hops, again with the pineapple, and other sweetness.

M- very thick and syrupy. just like a good barleywine should be.

D- its something ill enjoy again and again, but not all the time and certainly not more than one at a time. its pretty potent, and pretty expensive. a nice choice for special occasions and i cant wait to see what time will do to this one.

jwinship83, Jul 31, 2008
Photo of mntlover
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%

Found this in my beer notes, reviewed in Jan 08 just making it to computer. Many thanks to merlin48 for sending me this pricey gem, sporting yellow wax seal.

Pours a deep rich copper color with a nice red tint to it. Sports a smaller light tan head that falls to a ring and leaves some light lace behind.

Aroma is rich caramel malt loads of citrus grapefruit, orange actually loads of orange with touches of honey sweetness. Good aroma but not awe inspiring.

Taste is rich lots of malt caramel that linger and linger. Sweet honey touched by orange slices. Finish is lingering grapefruit rind bitterness that is not overpowering enough in my opinion. Some alcohol notes appear but do not overpower and are expected at this level.

Mouthfeel is nice approaching full nice mellow carbonation, makes it nice and smooth. Great malt backbone on this brew.

Drinkability is good enjoyable but nothing special to justify the price. More or less a good barleywine for twice the price or more of other good barleywines. I might of been expecting Dark Lord in BW formate who know. Worth a try not worth repeat buying unless you have much larger budget then mine.

mntlover, Jul 29, 2008
Photo of pwoods
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%

22oz. brown bottle dipped in purple wax, purchased at the Brewery on DLD '08, poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a nice shoe leather ruby and glows nicely. A decent head forms in the snifter, creamy tan, and has some retention. A bit of lacing here and there.

S: Big hops, bit a citrus, lots of pine and oily resin. Big dark bready notes with dark fruit, black cherries?. A sweet vanilla smell... maybe oaky. Alcohol is present and smellls great.

T/M: A good bitterness level, not too potent and slowly climbing into a dry and lasting finish. More citrus than I anticipated, blending well with the massive pine and oily hop resin tastes. Malts are large in the moist dark bread and oaky/vanilla character. More of the dark, juicy cherry flavor adds a nice depth, especially mixed with the citrusy hops. Body is nearly full with only a little bit of syrup like character. Carbonation smooths things out very nicely.

D: 12.5% is way up there but it's not abrassive and it actually drinks pretty easy. This is a very tasty barleywine and I'll be getting more next year at DLD.

pwoods, Jul 12, 2008
Photo of BeerTruth
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Thanks to joe1510 for this beast.

22 oz. purple waxed bomber allowed to warm up slightly then poured into a snifter.

Pours a bright ruby hue with a fluffy one finger off-white head that dies down to a thin whispy layer of bubbles. An outer ring remains which leaves a good amount of stick on the sides of the glass. Smell begins with a powerful punch of piney hops, slick oily hops, and rich malt. Sweet candy sugars and some spice tickle the nose as well. Booze does make an appearance, but I was expecting that for the style and abv. Overall the aroma is very powerful and can be detected from halfway across the room, I love it. Taste begins with sweet malts followed by slick piney hops. Midway the caramel malt becomes more present with a touch of citrus. Aftertaste is dry and sweet, almost like hard candy I used to get from my grandma back in the day. Overall the taste isn't as complex as I had expected after taking a whiff, but it's still good none the less. Medium to full body with a smooth and creamy feel and a carbonation that stings the mouth leaving it slightly dry. I can't belive this beer is 12%, I hardly taste any of that on the tongue which is pretty scary. Barleywines aren't my favorite style, but this is defintely one of my favorites of the group. Good beer for sure, get your hands on this one if you can.

BeerTruth, Jul 03, 2008
Photo of Tilley4
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

Big thanks to bulldogp04 for sending this down to me in a recent trade..

2008 bottle with the purple wax poured into a Duvel tulip.

This pours a reddish bronze color with a big fluffy eggshell head and some of the best lacing that I've ever seen. This is one incredibly beautiful brew!

This has an aroma reminescent of a West Coast IPA, a real hop bomb. Its loaded with grapefruity citrusy pineappley hop aroma but as it warms up a bit, the sweet maltiness really starts to shine through and balances this out beautifully... Damn, this smells terrific!

The first few sips of this brew were laden with pineappley orangey grapefruity hops. They are ridiculously delicious! Later on down the glass, the maltiness comes out to put this one in rarified air. Its just stupid how good this beer tastes. Now, the booze is evident but at 12.5% what can you expect? It doesn't detract from the flavor at all. If anything, it enhances it.

It has a tremendously creamy rich luxurious mouthfeel that makes this one a pleasure to drink.

All around, its really hard to top this barleywine. I've been on a barleywine kick lately and this is the best American style that I've had in a LONG time. The drinkability suffers a bit because of the high ABV but every other aspect is just magnificent. In my opinion, this is FFF's best offering.

Tilley4, Jun 30, 2008
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,497 ratings.