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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,467
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 527
Gots: 519 | FT: 33
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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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

06-15-2014 16:29:09 | More by Ohiovania
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Thebrianeffect

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

06-15-2014 14:15:56 | More by Thebrianeffect
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-14-2014 15:35:56 | More by 22Blue
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

06-14-2014 13:54:26 | More by Emtcraftbeerfan
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-13-2014 22:57:47 | More by ChewbaccaSD
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-10-2014 21:12:16 | More by Andrewleithsmith
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-10-2014 03:17:12 | More by PaulyB83
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bhudlow23

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-09-2014 18:10:46 | More by bhudlow23
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

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
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

06-09-2014 01:21:43 | More by KevMo84
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Flight317

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-08-2014 20:39:52 | More by Flight317
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-08-2014 00:00:27 | More by Jspriest
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California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-04-2014 17:09:44 | More by Dabeel
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-04-2014 14:17:25 | More by BUNZILLA
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Beerzebub

California

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
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ovaltine

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-01-2014 22:25:05 | More by ovaltine
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doldham

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-28-2014 20:11:37 | More by doldham
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-27-2014 16:27:14 | More by capnamerica
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-27-2014 16:12:49 | More by vonnegut21
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PHBoiler

Illinois

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
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stevec32

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-27-2014 01:59:27 | More by stevec32
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-26-2014 20:26:01 | More by ScottP
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-26-2014 17:07:07 | More by ccurrid
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-26-2014 15:41:43 | More by jakea
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jokemon

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

05-26-2014 03:56:39 | More by jokemon
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,467 ratings.