Thursday, May 6, 2010

Entry 92: Three Floyds Behemoth 2009

Three Floyds Brewing Co.

Muncie, Indiana

Vintage: 2009 - (Blue, green wax)

Style: American Barleywine
Availability: Limited - January Release 
Format: 22oz
ABV: 10.5%
IBU: 80

Bottle text & Info: 
Purchased this March from Triple Crown Liquors in downtown Indianapolis, IN.
2009 Vintage released in January of 2009 - blue,green wax top.
"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. January release."

Tasting Notes:
Pours a clear copper with ample ivory head that clings and creates a creamy, smooth top. Smells of sweet bready malts, like raison bread. Ripe pear and apple notes on the front with caramel in the middle finishing with dry sherry notes on the end. A little bit of heat on the end keeps this from becoming cloying. Some hops, not as many as I would have hoped but at this point this ale has a year and a half on it and i hear the hops in this guy fade pretty fast.  A big, sweet barleywine with well hidden alcohol and some great fruit subtleties. For those looking for big night cappers or after dinner apertifs: look no further. Another hit from three floyds. 

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