Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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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
04-21-2013 23:19:27 | More by zipper8650
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
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
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
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