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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,487
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 533
Gots: 529 | FT: 35
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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Ratings: 1,487 | Reviews: 545 | Display Reviews Only:
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-25-2013 16:34:45 | More by MrBuckHigh
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-25-2013 00:44:11 | More by Mantooth
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-22-2013 22:06:46 | More by ROBSTARR
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2013 21:24:31 | More by gatornation
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kscaldef

Oregon

2/5  rDev -52.9%

04-22-2013 05:48:54 | More by kscaldef
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will1256

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2013 00:34:22 | More by will1256
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zipper8650

New York

4.06/5  rDev -4.5%

Good Beer Sunday
2012 Red Wax, snifter
A - nice off white head poured straight down the middle, really nice lacing!
S - taste it before you smell it because the smell will throw you off. This beer smells like a hop bomb
T - ok, the smell really had me curious what this one was going to be like but its a different beer when you drink it. the hops are forward but the end note is barley wine. Its definitely sweet but not maple syrup sweet, its candied citrus/ white sugar sweet. the 10.5% is very well hidden
M - very nice, thick, par for the course
O - Overall I am not disappointed in this one and am really enjoying it. I like my BW's way more malty but I can also appreciate how well balanced this one it, its a great flavor, really well made beer. I don't know that I would go out of my way to get it again but would definitely be interested in trying variants. Not my favorite choice for the style but still a really great beer
Skol

04-21-2013 23:19:27 | More by zipper8650
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swtchuck

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-21-2013 15:14:03 | More by swtchuck
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-20-2013 23:18:51 | More by smartassboiler
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Dagsy

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-20-2013 22:31:33 | More by Dagsy
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Ak555667

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.6%

04-18-2013 13:58:44 | More by Ak555667
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%

Beer pours dark amber/red with about 2 fingers of khaki head. The head dies fast and bubbles still sit on top of the beer.

It smells sweet, like brown sugar, and floral. There is a little berry nose to this--I'm thinking strawberry.

Yep! It's is enormously sweet, yet very well balanced. I love the flavor. Again there is a lot of brown sugar. There is also some caramel sweetness. The beer has a little bitterness on the aftertaste, showing the beer's American barleywine character. The hop presence is mostly floral. The booze is very well hidden, especially for a fresh vintage.

The mouth feel is sticky sweet, medium/heavy-bodied, and has medium carbonation. I wish the mf was a little bigger and richer, but it's a small critique for a great beer.

I'm a big fan of this beer. The hops are in a great place right now, IMO. However, I think the mouth feel and sweetness will benefit with some age. I just hope the hops stay strong with time, in which case this will be a phenomenal brew!

04-17-2013 03:00:02 | More by lunarbrew
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MrVonzipper

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-16-2013 18:13:11 | More by MrVonzipper
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nollie77

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-16-2013 04:13:27 | More by nollie77
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-11-2013 02:36:21 | More by jhillwastaken
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-10-2013 20:05:27 | More by Arsenal0328
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Hassler

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-10-2013 15:07:55 | More by Hassler
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lpayette

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-10-2013 01:59:40 | More by lpayette
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Docrock

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-09-2013 00:44:37 | More by Docrock
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JRBecks

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-08-2013 19:12:38 | More by JRBecks
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straightlambic

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-08-2013 18:09:43 | More by straightlambic
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-08-2013 04:47:11 | More by browniewithnuts
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Arcane

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-07-2013 21:18:52 | More by Arcane
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%

Appearance: Dark-red amber, big head.

Smell: Big sweet orange/citrus aroma.

Taste: Sweet citrus, oranges, balanced flavor between sweet and hoppy. More of a DIPA feel and flavor than barleywine.

Mouthfeel: Moderate feel, not too heavy for 10.5%.

Overall: I finally got to try this one as Hudson got some in. Very good stuff, it does remind me more of a sweet DIPA than a hoppy barleywine, but that's fine by me. Nice and hoppy but not bitter, solid sweetness but not cloying. Tasty stuff.

04-07-2013 17:34:11 | More by Mdog
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DRyan

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -10.6%

Poured into Ranger Creek tulip, served at 50 degrees
2013 Orange wax

A: Beautifully dark orange/ruby red with a very creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves heavy lacing

S: I'm not getting a hole lot, but I'm a bit stuffed up so this whole review might be a bit biased. Some alcohol, some fruits, some toffee/malty bits.

T: Heavy on the alcohol but not a burn, certainly warms the stomach. Has some malty sweetness, has some odd other flavors. It's missing the toffee the caramel the richness that I was really expecting from it. This may all be because this is a 2013 and it's just too green... I have another bottle that will age for at least a year or more and I'll come back and re-do this review and see the differences/

M: Nicely thick but not cloying, smooth, velvety

D: Pretty easily drinkable for such a big beer. I think some time on it will do wonders... at least I hope so for the $16 a bottle I spent!

04-07-2013 01:56:53 | More by DRyan
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,487 ratings.