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 - Lime Green Metallic Wax

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#915
Reviews:
597
Ratings:
1,861
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.62/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2013 Orange Wax

A- Pours a deep amber with ruby and orange accents coming through. Dense dirty white head that does everything it can not to fade. Terrific lacing

S- Caramel, toffee, toasted bread, and charred malts all come through amidst the fruity, floral notes. Delightful, yet not robust.

T- Some time has certainly helped smooth this one out. Flavor profile is similar to the nose in that it is tempered but becoming. Starts with the rich, charred malts before moving on to a layer of sweet, chewy caramel and tropical fruits

M- Probably the weakest aspect for me. While the booze is mild, the body is on the lighter side. A rather pathetic carbonation level. Sticky though.

O- Not bad. Everything seems to come together nicely, but nothing really "pops".

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
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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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 1,861 ratings