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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Prickly Pear - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Prickly PearBarrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Prickly Pear

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BA SCORE
85
very good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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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.

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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Prickly Pear from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.