Behemoth Blonde Barleywine | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Behemoth Blonde BarleywineBehemoth Blonde Barleywine

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

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 - Lime Green Metallic Wax

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-04-2002

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one with me!

2010 vintage.

Pours a murky honey orange with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, brown sugar, and alcohol. Taste is the same with a nice citrus zest flavor. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good barleywine with some nice citrusy aromas and flavors.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a snifter

A - Pours copper/amber in color and slightly hazy. Has a nice off white head.

S - Orange, grapefruit & pine on the nose. The hops are very present on the nose.

T - Sweet caramel & orange peel at first. The hops shine through a bit on the finish with a lovely lingering citrus taste.

M - Low to slightly medium carbonation. Medium bodied and pleasant on the palette.

O - Per the side of the bottle: "it's not normal." What a great barleywine! There could be a blurring of the lines between an American barleywine & a DIPA. It's not overly complex but, there's not a whole lot of things taking away from this beer.

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A: deep orange to brown, fairly clear for its gravity, and decent head that dissipates to give a fine lacing and edging.

S: very hoppy, some bitterness, and malty.

T: very malty all the way through and good hop character with bitterness and citrus and pine. No roasted malts, very little alcohol flavor. Great subtle fruity flavor too.

M: great thickness and smoothness even with the medium carbonation and excellent bitterness. It provides a balance not seen in double IPAs.

O: the light malt base made it more of a bitter, slightly dark IPA. Great beer, and I'd love to keep one for a few years to see what happens.

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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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