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
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1,847
Reviews:
593
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.76%
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark-red amber, big head.

Smell: Big sweet orange/citrus aroma.

Taste: Sweet citrus, oranges, balanced flavor between sweet and hoppy. More of a DIPA feel and flavor than barleywine.

Mouthfeel: Moderate feel, not too heavy for 10.5%.

Overall: I finally got to try this one as Hudson got some in. Very good stuff, it does remind me more of a sweet DIPA than a hoppy barleywine, but that's fine by me. Nice and hoppy but not bitter, solid sweetness but not cloying. Tasty stuff.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Ranger Creek tulip, served at 50 degrees
2013 Orange wax

A: Beautifully dark orange/ruby red with a very creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves heavy lacing

S: I'm not getting a hole lot, but I'm a bit stuffed up so this whole review might be a bit biased. Some alcohol, some fruits, some toffee/malty bits.

T: Heavy on the alcohol but not a burn, certainly warms the stomach. Has some malty sweetness, has some odd other flavors. It's missing the toffee the caramel the richness that I was really expecting from it. This may all be because this is a 2013 and it's just too green... I have another bottle that will age for at least a year or more and I'll come back and re-do this review and see the differences/

M: Nicely thick but not cloying, smooth, velvety

D: Pretty easily drinkable for such a big beer. I think some time on it will do wonders... at least I hope so for the $16 a bottle I spent!

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

Served in a Chimay chalice.

Appearance-
Muddy brown, with hint of red. Thin head at best, disappears quickly.

Smell-
Wonderfully hoppy at first, sugary second, and alcohol third. The combination, strangely, reminds me of minnows.

Taste-
Delightful, a very present hop taste akin to pale ales. The malt comes through sweetly, but not syrupy like some of your stronger beers. The best part, the alcohol taste is surprisingly hidden.

Mouthfeel-
Low carbonation, a little oily, but par for the course when it comes to barley wines.

Overall-
Easily the best barley wine I have had, but that is more due to the hops than anything else.

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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,847 ratings.
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