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Chevalier Bertrand Du Guesclin - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 17
Gots: 73 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
In order to survive in the 14th century one needed to be a force to be reckoned with. In Brittany, Spain and France this knight proved his mettle in battle. This tart blueberry ale was brewed in one of our 3000 gallon foeders in his honour.

(Beer added by: kevanb on 07-24-2014)
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Sep 03, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased and consumed weekend of 7/26/14

Appearance: A deliciously pretty looking blue/purple hybrid

Smell: Nicely sour with a not disappointing amount of blueberry, though I certainly would not have complained if there had been more

Taste: I would call this medium sour with oaky, vinegar, and berry notes being those most dominant. It strikes a good balance I thought, but would I would have been more than okay if thing had been more pronounced.

Mouthfeel: Appropriate level of carbonation and weight to the liquid.

Overall: A very delicious beer. I was concerned with it being a sour from Three Floyd's, but I was pleasantly surprised. If I thought about what I would want from a blueberry sour, this is close to what I would imagine. Not idea what age will do to it, but it is a very good beer right now.

nachos, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of DeFaz
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from the brewery on 07/26:

Appearance: Not the enormous head I'm used to seeing from Three Floyds beers, but this has an elegant amber color with purple hues. Waves of lacing can be found.

Smell: Funky smell, pretty typical for a wile ale except there's a touch of blueberry in there.

Taste: Fantastic. Excellent flavors. The blueberry makes an appearance and doesn't over-stay its welcome, the alcohol is concealed, and this is absolutely pleasing. Very sour and fairly sweet to provide a bit of balance.

Mouthfeel: This goes down incredibly easy. It's fairly crisp, and the flavors coat the palate nicely. Perfect level of body thickness.

Overall: There's a lot going on, and I'm not an expert in the style to say exactly what works, but there is a lot that works. This is a special beer, one that uses restraint with the blueberry flavor but manages to be quite sour. This is expensive but absolutely worth trying.

DeFaz, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Ben7773, Yesterday at 10:04 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jamato3000, Sep 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Beerhunter247, Aug 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Formula01, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Cynic-ale, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

jleiting17, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

acurtis, Saturday at 03:55 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

weonfire, Aug 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

cwehr13, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

schmidtmattsays, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jburns301, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

Gonzoillini, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

robgage, Aug 20, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep pinkish hue, clear. The head is fluffy and also a light pink.

Smells heavily of vinegar and oak. Slightly fruity, white grapes.

It's extremely tart and puckering. I was expecting some sweetness from the grapes but it was more dry than sweet. Vinegar and oak, vinous.

I can't express how puckering and drying this was on my mouth. Half a glass in and I was thirsting for some water to hydrate my tongue. It's good, but maybe a bit overdone on the tart side.

A very good sour, but low on the drinkability side and really tore up my palate.

Vonerichs, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

JamLand, Sep 14, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

The nose is waxy, sweet and candied with a fruit roll up like aroma. Dark cherry, prunes and blueberries are strong in the scent. The taste is well done and tastes and feels deliciously crafted. Balanced sour, sweet and tart cherry and blueberry flavor mix with a malty backbone. This is a fantastic surprise and a wonderful beer.

KYGunner, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

sahd-1, Sep 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

blue-dream, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Hendrick24, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

tfidler, Aug 08, 2014
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Chevalier Bertrand Du Guesclin from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.