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: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Blue wax to tulip.

A. Dark copper with amber hues. Cloudy. 2 finger egg shell head that retreats to a fine bubble rim. Nice laces.

S. Moderately fragrant. Big time floral hops w/ a citrus finish. This beast is certainly going to be a hoppy barley wine (big surprise).

T. A little sweet, a lot bitter. Strong hops flavor with a certain presence of barley wine = apples, plums, figs, malts, pears, and persimmons.

M. Very thick. High carbonation. Fairly smooth.

O. Very nice. This is certainly a 3F ale in respect tot the level of hops. Which are very high. This is a great ale to share. Very strong and very well crafted. I certainly recommend this ale.

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On tap at Tipsy Cow in Madison, WI. 10oz poured into a tulip glass today, 3/25/2014.

App- dark brown body with a one finger white head, decent lacing nothing special

Smell- citrus, grapefruit, orange, and some caramel. No mistake though this is hoppy as hell and not close to being true to the style.

Flavour- super hoppy, dank and bitter with a lot of grapefruit qualities and a fairly minimal caramel toffee contribution. This is not subtle at all.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, good carbonation, nothing special. Fairly bitter nothing much else and very sweet here. Dry and sweet finish.

Overall- not that special of an American barleywine. Overly hopped as you'd expect from a Three Floyds beer.

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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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