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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Prickly Pear - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
86
very good

18 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-30-2013)
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-21-2014 22:49:49 | More by funkyaudio
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klipper

Michigan

2/5  rDev -48.2%

07-13-2014 00:01:21 | More by klipper
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-05-2014 02:45:56 | More by Gonzoillini
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-14-2014 16:09:17 | More by spycow
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dmb2890

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-31-2014 04:05:35 | More by dmb2890
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an enlarged snifter. This was brewed in 2013.

Appearance: Pours a very, very dark brown/black and leaves a couple fingers of tan head that linger for a while before leaving a tan layer atop the black beer.

Smell: Refreshing prickly pear is definitely the main player in the scent: very pleasant, too. Also some light malts, coffee, cocoa powder. The aroma is surprising based on the appearance of this beer. Blindfolded, I might've thought this was a pear pilsner or something.

Taste: The pear comes through nicely in the flavor as well, but is supplemented with big roasty malts, coffee, dark chocolate, peanut butter, and oak. Fairly complex and quite well balanced.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a thick, creamy body. Finishes smooth.

Overall: I was very impressed with this one - the smell was huge prickly pear which is really interesting/different. The pear plays well in the flavor, but does not dominate as it does in the aroma. Very drinkable, and an interesting combo between a big porter and a refreshing pear beer.

05-27-2014 21:19:17 | More by Resuin
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tegulizard13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-18-2014 06:10:43 | More by tegulizard13
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whitenads

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-05-2014 18:05:52 | More by whitenads
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iDrake

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-28-2014 13:24:09 | More by iDrake
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-28-2014 20:36:09 | More by HollyHops
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MarshallBirdhouse

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-24-2014 05:44:28 | More by MarshallBirdhouse
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-28-2014 17:37:07 | More by xnicknj
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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-27-2014 16:59:44 | More by cnbrown313
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-19-2014 07:16:49 | More by smartassboiler
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-19-2014 01:05:12 | More by warnerry
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-08-2014 07:32:45 | More by drewone
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%

Thanks to Oneinchaway for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

2013 vintage.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, and slight fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, bourbon, and fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting fruity presence that doesn't necessarily come across as prickly pear to me.

01-06-2014 06:43:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Prickly Pear from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
86 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.