Behemoth Blonde Barleywine | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

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
2015 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2016 Bottle release - Black Metallic Wax
2017 Bottle release - Silver Wax

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,643
Reviews:
600
Ratings:
1,879
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2008 purple wax

pours hazy dark amber orange with a 2 finger head that covers the glass with lacing

still smells of strong pine hops and powerful tropical fruits

taste is all forward citrus fruits and pine hops and sweet candy toffee carmel malts - i know i have desribed other beers this way but this one is amazing and is world class

mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with plent of carbonation for the style - somehow it leaves your mouth coated with flavors but still light enough to want more and more

drinkability - i dare anyone to drink more then one bottle (i split this one with some peeps) but after one glass you want more

overall - i have had this beer at 2yr 1yr and fresh - all tastings are out of this world and look forward to sipping on my 07 next year at 3years

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I haven't had many Barleywines but I was comparing this one to Goose Island's Bourbon County release, and I have to say I prefer 3 Floyd's offering. The alcohol is much better masked, there is higher carbonation, not so in your face with the dried fruit complexity. For being the same style in beer they are quite different. I guess I don't like fresh GI BCBW because it is too hot and I enjoy more mellowed characteristics.

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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 1,879 ratings