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Behemoth Barley Wine - Three Floyds Brewing Company

Behemoth Barley Wine

Overall: 8.0/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Barleywine

ABV: 10.50%

Season: Winter

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  • Color: Dark Amber
  • 2008 vintage.

    Poured clear into my eagerly awaiting snifter. A single finger of bubbly foam that wasn't much for hanging around as it quickly became just a light coating on top of the beer. Lacing was minimal at best.

    Aroma had some beautiful hops and a caramel sweetness to help balance. A deep waft let you take in the alcohol. Butterscotch and toffee are also present as dissected the brew.

    Sweet malt meets the taste buds initially in the taste. Spice and a complex mixture of malt hit in the middle with the malt continuing through the end. The end is also accompanied with pine hops and some alcohol.

    A fair amount of carbonation with a rather light body for the amount of alcohol. Some creaminess and a definite heat going down.

    I am just starting to venture into the world of barley wines; this seems to be a good started. FFF always has a good amount of hops, so that was expected along with the huge malt bill to get that ABV. There is a fair amount of balance but I thought maybe a little too much heat for a beer that has sat for a year. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Friday, December 04, 2009 at 22:17:14
  • Tasted: December 04, 2009 by scot
  • $10.99 for 22 oz. bottle