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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4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 Barley wine from Three Floyds

Poured in a wine glass (best glass available)

A- clear whiskey amber brown. Nice head, with fine lacing

S- earthy and floral with sweet alcoholic notes. Burnt sugar. 

T- rich and flavorful, sweet, hoppy, alcohol stings the nose, caramel, fruity wine notes

F- feels like wine, so rich it's chewy. 

O- I love this beer. It's really fueled my barley wine obsession. Always look forward to when the beer comes out. Love the artwork and of course the wax. 

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a slightly deep, caramel brown…mildly transparent, I can see some sediment floating about inside…about a finger width, off white head formed and remained and sticks together nicely…tons of life when I swirl it around…looks fantastic…(4.25/5)

Smell: Sweet caramel malts, some alcohol heat, pale malts, citrus (lemon, pineapple) hops, earthy bitterness…its got a little lemony disinfectant spray aroma…very balanced, plenty of pale, sweet, caramel malts mixed with citrus and earthy hops…(4.5/5)

Taste: Yum! Rich caramel malts balanced nicely by zesty lemon/pineapple citrus hops…there’s definitely an earthy/damp forest hops resin flavor happening here as well…very balanced…its sweet, robust, full flavored and hinted nicely by alcohol and citrus bitterness…not a totally unique flavor, but when it’s done right, you can taste it, and it’s done right here…(4.25/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium to full carbonation…fluffs up nicely bringing sweet caramel malts all over the palate…chewy, fresh, zesty…citrus/earthy bitterness shows in the after taste…(4/5)

Overall: This beer is really good…the guy at the brew pub said this was one of their more sought after beers and I can see why…Three Floyds do a fantastic job with their citrus hops flavored beers and here they’ve got them playing so nicely with sweet, caramel malts…a hint of the higher ABV, but that’s to be expected from this style and it does add to the overall flavor…it’s superbly drinkable and wonderfully flavored, my only knock is the price tag…I paid $15 for a bomber (total splurge I bought at wholesale, I’m not sure what they’d charge at a store) and while it’s good, I have a hard time recommending anything that expensive…is it good, YEAH…is it worth $15, maybe…but if your like me and occasionally spend for beers typically out of your price range, this is a good experimental choice…(4.25/5)

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- a beautiful amber to ruby red hue. A slightly off white head.

S- a malt sweetness with a citrus hop aroma that doesn't overpower.

T- the sweet malts balance beautifully with the citrus and spicy hops, I personally can't put into words how well thought out these flavors are.

M- sticky and slightly thick. We're in barley wine country here.

This is my favorite beer by 3 Floyd's. I wish more people appreciated this brew like I do.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is a dark amber color. the smell is really fruity. It tastes fruity as well,but you can tell their is a good amount of alcohol in it. Not a real hoppy one, if any at all. nicely carbonated. overall I would and will drink this one again.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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