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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,461
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 529
Gots: 517 | 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

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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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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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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
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-17-2011 01:41:15 | More by TasteTester
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calinalu

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-16-2011 03:54:12 | More by calinalu
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 2011 bottle.

Appearance - Clear amber body with a nice off-white head. Decent lacing. Nice retention. Good looking barleywine.

Smell - Very hop forward. Citrus hops and a caramel malt. The caramel malt is an afterthought to the hops.

Taste - Again, citrus hop forward. Dry hopped a lot, it seems. The middle flavors are sweet caramel and toffee. Just complex enough to keep it interesting. Bitter finish, but it mixes well with the caramel to create a nearly perfect balance.

Mouthfeel - As stated, a perfect balance, but it has an odd dry finish that is uncharacteristic. Missing the mouth-coating aspects of a huge barleywine. It's also pretty boozy.

Overall - Very nice, but missing some fine touches that would make it spectacular. I'd love to try this in a bourbon barrel.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 02:22:33 | More by Alieniloquium
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sliks96

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

12-15-2011 17:39:41 | More by sliks96
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Vermont

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-15-2011 05:11:54 | More by Miamilice
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photomike

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-14-2011 18:28:54 | More by photomike
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.6%

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Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.6%

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-13-2011 12:51:59 | More by andrecrompton
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,461 ratings.