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
Ratings:
1,842
Reviews:
592
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.76%
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 22 oz bomber
Glass: Snifter
Additional: 2013 release

Appearance: a brown color with good clarity. a couple fingers of a tannish head that leaves a lacing on the sides

Smell: not much discernable but certainly hops and sweet malts. wish i could pick more out

Taste: caramel malts, citrus hops, vanilla, alcohol. almost taste like it was aged in oak the flavors are so blended.

Mouthfeel: heavy. bitter and warming afterwards. a little bit of pleasant creaminess

Overall: the only big beer i got from three floyds during my trip to indiana but a winner. the flavor is complex and taste. I wish i could taste an aged one cause i think itd play out real nice. for the price its definitely a treat but if it was available where i live i might pick up one a year and let it go from there

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

Many thanks to cfances33 for this bottle!
(2013 vintage, reviewed 3/13)

That murky sort of copper / honey gold color that I remember with a sexy ass thin finger of off-white head that paints lace all over the place. A bit of oily booze legs and a surprising amount of beading. Thick bubbles border the glass to form a stubborn collar from start to finish.

Oh mommy. This smells incredible. I'm getting that awesome Dreadnaught type of hop profile on the nose layered with caramel cake and raw honey. I like where this is headed...

Boom. Massive waves of tropical and citric hop flavors. Juicy... Salt n Peppa and Heavy D up in the limousine... if you catch my drift. So fucking tasty. You gotta have this stuff fresh. Hoppy goodness.

Thanks bro man!

Poured from bomber to snifter, big thanks to mordormongo for this!
(2012 vintage, reviewed 6/12)

Blonde? Maybe a real dirty blonde. Pours a bright amber - pretty much exactly the color of the amber that the mosquito was preserved in from the first Jurassic Park movie. Nice finger of silky off-white head that fades out to a thick collar with some spotty bits retaining in the middle. Very nice to look at.

Smells massive... boozy resinous hops, caramel, butterSCOTCH... I could keep my nostrils shoved down in there for a good while, and even as it sits in front of me on the table I can smell how pungent it is.

Definitely a substantial hop presence... hops, then some malty bits, then a booze burn that dries things up. In my mind, the taste of this thing borders a big old IIPA. Enough hops to satisfy a non-barleywine drinker I think.

The feel is rather low as the booze is really pretty harsh. I don't mind that one bit myself but it does affect drinkability.

Extremely pleased with this one. Thanks very much Scott!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 650 ml waxed bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. 2013 vintage with orange wax.

Appearance: Pours a very deep and hazy brownish amber orange with a lot of bubbles sticking to the glass. About one finger of off white head which fades into a patchy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big and rich aroma of fruity hops, sweet malts, and booze. Big mix of hops upfront with hints of citrus orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, apricot, papaya, lemon, and peach. Earthy grass and some spicy pine. Strong malt backbone with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, and yeast. Also some candied sugar sweetness. Scent of alcohol is fairly strong as expected. A really good aroma. Almost like a West Coast IPA with the hop presence.

Taste: Follows the nose with a big taste of citrus and earthy hops with sweet caramel malts. Big hop taste with notes of citrus grapefruit, orange peel, mango, pineapple, apricot, lemon, papaya, and peach. Herbal hops and spicy pine resin along with some grass. Some candy like sugar. Big malt presence with notes of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, and yeast. Some alcohol taste is in the mix as well. A really good hop forward taste that is well backed by the malts.

Mouthfeel: Very full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, chewy, and somewhat sticky. Alcohol heat is felt as expected but it isn't overwhelming.

Overall: A really great American style Barleywine. Huge hop taste with some really nice citrus esters. IPA like with the hops but a big enough boozy malt presence to remind you that it is a Barleywine. One of the best in the style.

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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,842 ratings.
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