Behemoth | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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 barleywine 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

User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 605 | Ratings: 1,900
Photo of jcalabre
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Originally sampled 14 December 2002. a wonderful balance of hops & malt. It has a loads of malt up front w/ a very dry finish. This is a world class winter warmer. When will they have this available in Southern California? Three Floyds makes some great beers.

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Photo of dwarbi
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a good size head that quickly drops to a thin film that lasts the length of the beer. Rich dark caramel color. Smells pretty sweet and some alcohol, though not as much as is actually in it. Complex tastes, predominately cherry. Feels very good in the mouth, but it's just a little too sweet, this hurts the drinkability.
(Tasted this beer at the Blind Tiger's Three Floyds event)

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

Aquired some of this via trade (bottled from growler). Very dark maple syrup color with a medium beige head. Strong malt and caramel nose. Rich and full-bodied, consisting of flavors of malt, alcohol, caramel and pineapple. Nice tart hops presence in the finish. Excellent.

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Photo of Shiredave
4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft sample in 10 oz bottle ( micro growler)
Hazy, orange/red color, thick, creamy tan head receeds to wispy froth covering the beer. Blast of fruity aromas - cantaloupe and raisins mixed w/ wildflowers. Full bodied, sugary malt up front, flavors of honey on toast - hops then bite the tongue and back of the throat while more grassy hops take charge of finishing things. Hop infused , sugary sweetness coats your mouth. This is like eating hop candy! Alcohol is there but does not over power this tasty barleywine. Very drinkable w/ a unique nuttiness and exceptional balance.

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Photo of sponberg
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap, in a pint glass. Thankfully, I wasn't driving... They used all three Floyds in this one, and called in the cousins.

Deep amber with slight carbonation. Very fruity nose. The flavor starts out by attacking every tastebud in your mouth - primarily sweet malt, with a background bitterness and alcohol that sings its praises loudly. Caramelly mid-sip, with a floral citrusy hoppiness hiding at the end. The finish changes 3 times in 2 seconds, from hop to sweet to toffee. The main flavor is a sweet maltiness that is incredibly similar to my buddy's 1996 barleywine, so much so that I told him to haul his keester over to the bar because they kegged it for him. Huge. Wonderful.

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Behemoth from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 1,900 ratings