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Chevalier - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Chevalier
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83
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 22.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
1.6/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I have to wonder if there is just incredible variability in the bottles or if I'm tasting anything remotely like folks rating this a 4.

Hazy orange, low carb, looks a little viscous. Smell is "wow" levels of bad; goat cheese left in plastic wrap until it gets sodden and sour, sweaty clothes left in a heap to ferment. The taste is surprisingly mellower - I was expecting a hit of acidity that thankfully isn't there - but follows the old goat cheese and socks pattern of the aroma. There is some wine quality underneath and a decent viscosity to the feel, but this is far, far, far from a saison.

If post-apocalyptic nuclear mutant troglodytes attempted to make a brett saison, I think this is what they'd create.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.55/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of queerforbeer
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

When this came out in late December of last year my friends and I each grabbed a bottle. The one we cracked the following week was pretty disappointing. It lacked almost any funk at all and it wasn't a great base to begin with. Fast forward 6 or so months and the second bottle was almost completely different. A nicely made saison that I would buy regularly at half the price point (10$). Here's to hoping the 3rd bottle is even better the last. Cheers!

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4.6/5  rDev +26%

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4.1/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

2013 vintage. Bottle # 149/801.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, fruit, Brett, and wine aromas. Taste is much the same with funk, Brett, and wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood and funk bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a Brett presence that comes across very earthy in the taste.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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1.25/5  rDev -65.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the brewery a few days after Christmas.

Served in a FFF Teku.

A: Poured an amber color, infinitely cloudy, and with a sticky, soapy, white head.

S: So much candy here: Jolly Rancher, Pixie Stick dust, and just a mere hint of a Belgian yeast strain.

T: Not a saison to my mind, but I'll take it. So sugary and delectable. However, it WAS quite good.

M: Perfect mouthfeel, ridiculous lacing, and quite the dessert-like sugar content.

O: Hell, I think this was worth the $20. Then again, I'm an avid FFF fan.

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Chevalier from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.