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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Tanger112, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Ohiovania, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Thebrianeffect, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

22Blue, Jun 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Emtcraftbeerfan, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ChewbaccaSD, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Andrewleithsmith, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

PaulyB83, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

bhudlow23, Jun 09, 2014
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3.34/5  rDev -21.4%

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.

CasanovaCummins, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Flight317, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Jspriest, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Dabeel, Jun 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

BUNZILLA, Jun 04, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

Beerzebub, Jun 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ovaltine, Jun 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

doldham, May 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

capnamerica, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

vonnegut21, May 27, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

PHBoiler, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

stevec32, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ScottP, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ccurrid, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jakea, May 26, 2014
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,498 ratings.