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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,471
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 529
Gots: 520 | FT: 33
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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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-04-2002)
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callmeishmALE

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-12-2012 01:46:37 | More by callmeishmALE
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LinusBohman

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-11-2012 20:09:23 | More by LinusBohman
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DovaliHops

California

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 Vintage. Pours an orangish-amber color with a small white head that disappears quickly. Scent is quite interesting. Sweet oak aromas with some bready malt character and vanilla. Some bright fruits, along with brown sugar and honey. Taste is just as it smells/ Lovely honey and bread-like malt flavors with delicious oak. Sweet fruits with just a hint of booze and vanilla. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with a crisp finish. Drinkability is fairly high. Overall, this is a very delightful barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 07:51:50 | More by DovaliHops
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phichifiji00

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass (thanks Ryan).

Appearance: caramel color, a bit hazy, minimal white head that fades isntantly, minimal lacing.

Smell: malty, a bit boozy, bready, honey.

Taste: malty, bready, boozy, honey, a bit hoppy.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, moderate carbonation, silky, crisp.

Overall: A tasty barly wine, very bready, not very complex, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 17:58:54 | More by phichifiji00
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Soxfanmcgee

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.6%

01-09-2012 10:39:14 | More by Soxfanmcgee
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fvernon

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 (white wax) served at 50 degrees into a Portsmouth Brewery tulip... I figured it was time to open it, with the 2012 edition coming out right around the corner.

The opening had a satisfying release of co2, and poured a wildflower honey gold-brown with about a 1/2 inch of cream-yellow foam, dissipating into a bit of lacing and a foam border over the course of about a minute. The aroma is of spruce, dates, and vanilla, plus that signature 3F's flavor that I assume to be the water supply up there in Munster. The initial sip has a bit more of a bite than I was expecting - mellow honey and wheat toast on the front, but quickly translating into a sharp, strong fruit - not-quite-ripe blackberry and blueberry? - only for a second, then the spruce, pine sap, and alcohol hit for a long finish. I can feel it in the back of my throat for a while, with just a bit of a sticky residue still on the back of my tongue and cheeks.

Overall the 2011 is really quite nice; a complex sipper. It could be aged a bit longer, but I'm not sure if I'd go as far as next winter - and I'm not sure how much it would change by the end of this. Glad I opened it, now on to sitting here and enjoying it!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 22:48:02 | More by fvernon
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tjkinate

Nebraska

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been drinking a lot of Barleywines lately and this one was a worthy addition.

A: 1+ fingered head that displayed solid retention and had a creamy off white coloring. Partly cloudy body that was a reddish brown allowing only some light to pass through.

S: Caramel, roasty notes with dark fruits and a slight hop profile. Fairly standard for the style.

T: Vanilla, caramel, raisons and other dark fruits produce a very strong flavor and help compensate for the rather bitter aftertaste.

M: Well carbonated with a slight alcohol burn, coats the mouth evenly.

O: Another solid brew from my favorite Indiana brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 23:01:38 | More by tjkinate
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Breylan

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-02-2012 08:35:22 | More by Breylan
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HopHead29

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-02-2012 08:04:58 | More by HopHead29
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emdawg

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-01-2012 05:44:46 | More by emdawg
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-31-2011 19:43:05 | More by DWolf
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waltersrj

Washington

4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 Vintage, tasted 12/28/2011.

Pour: Golden brown with a soft, fluffy off white head. Good retention throughout the entirety of its life in the glass.

Nose: Big citrus hops, even after a year of aging. Pineapple, vanilla, caramel, and toffee and something I can't figure out.

Taste: Big citrus hops, pineapple and mango, toast, toffee, caramel, slight vanilla and an onslaught of hops longer at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Very lively, well carbonated with velvet like smoothness.

Overall: A pretty fantastic American barleywine. I like English better but this is great for the style. I bet bourbon or brandy barrels would make this very interesting!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 21:29:30 | More by waltersrj
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3/5  rDev -29.4%

12-28-2011 19:42:08 | More by ajs4bd
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-27-2011 22:57:37 | More by Bobbydigi
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mmmhopslam

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-25-2011 16:54:37 | More by mmmhopslam
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 blue wax bottle.

Amber orange, small amount of beige head. Still a good amount of pungent hops. Typical sweet and sour aroma. Flavors are mellow. Mild bitterness from the hops and good amount of sweetness from the malt. The booze is well hidden. Mild carbonation. Decent American barley wine.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 14:53:39 | More by beerwolf77
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SolarMikey

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-24-2011 03:44:05 | More by SolarMikey
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HopsLover22

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-23-2011 15:55:57 | More by HopsLover22
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-22-2011 19:08:58 | More by FalconA
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headyhopzhead

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

12-22-2011 13:58:40 | More by headyhopzhead
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HapWifeHapLife

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-21-2011 21:04:16 | More by HapWifeHapLife
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GimmeGumballHead

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-20-2011 16:27:10 | More by GimmeGumballHead
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-19-2011 14:52:38 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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lpotter

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

12-19-2011 13:56:17 | More by lpotter
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ShawnMH

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-18-2011 02:20:49 | More by ShawnMH
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,471 ratings.