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Gorch Fock - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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551 Ratings
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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 34
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cretemixer on 04-04-2005

A light golden colored Franconian style Helles Lager. With a slightly sweet malt body, a noble hop profile and a crisp finish this beer is as traditional as we’ll ever get.
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.57/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber off the ware house rack at DLD the liquid is pale yellow with a slight cloudiness and ok carbonation. The head is a good two fingers white and leaves a bit of lace.

The smell is strong and fruity, yeasty bread and a dash of spice.

The taste follows, Say 3F's nailed this one, I would order this if it was von fuss at HB. Generous Malt make this offering a winner, what a treat on such a Schone Tag. Hops are correct for the stlye but to be honest I was expecting a bit of flash there and might have liked it better but anyhow...Truly a very fine and well done a Helles too be sure.

The mouthfeel is good nice body maybe a bit thicker then the norm and the carbonation is good as well might need a more but that all evens out.

The drinkability is just great, Very well done.

Prost prost Kameraden Prost Prost. MK

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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Photo of dfillius
4.44/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Served in a pint glass.
A: Aggressive pour yields a dismal 1/4 finger of head. A thin ring of head sticks around. Hazy appearance - definitely not ideal in a lager. Very pale yellow, almost like a wit. I'd like darker.
S: A nice mellow malt with floral and grassy hop pop. Mmmmm.
T: Wow, not crazy hoppy as I was expecting from Three Floyds. This is a fair and balanced beer. I thoroughly enjoy the flavor. Nice bready malt with a spot on lager hop bite. I agree with katan about the honey and yeast finish. Delicious. It doesn't wow me, but a great session beer.
M: Very prickly and tingly. I'd like the carbonation to be more subdued.
D: Oh yeah! At 4.5%, this tasty bad boy will be enjoyable for quite a time.

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4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another winner from fff. A delicious lager that has a very clean finish. I can really only define this as how a macro lager shoud taste. A malty backbone compliments a hoppy finish. Overall real tASFY beer that ahpuld peobably become a year round brew

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4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a sam adams pint.

A- Badass bottle design, typical of floyds. Pours crystal clear gold with good visible carbonation. nice tight bubbles on a three finger white head.
S- Smells a lot like a pilsner or a Grolsch. Dry fruity grainy smell, not a crazy smell but pretty nice.
T- It blends so well and is so smooth its hard to pick out flavors. Its an amazing taste I can imagine myself drinking this every day. Deliciously smooth light malts and enough hops to balance it out. Carbonation makes it pop. The flavors arent too bold but its other qualities more then make up for it.
M- Good carbonation, Really light, smooth and easy to drink.
O- I wasnt sure on what to think of this beer because I wasn't too familiar with the style but Damn its good. Its super drinkable and has a great taste that's totally new for me. I really wish Floyds was cheaper because their/this beer is amazing, as always.

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4.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I bought a 22oz bottle at Kahn's in Indianapolis, $10. The beer's appearance was a little bit of a letdown, there was almost no head at all even with an aggressive pour. Below the beltline everything was all right, the beer was pale yellow and hazy, almost looked like a wit. The smell was good, light aromas of malts and a little grassy funk. The taste is very well balanced, light but tasty, semi-sweet malts and just a hint of hops bitterness, this could be right out of Bavaria. Light mouthfeel, correct for the style, keeps the drinkability about as high as possible.

I've had the pleasure of drinking many helles lagers in Munich so I was hoping that 3F would keep to the style with this. In my opinion they did an excellent job of not getting all hoppy on it, this was a very good helles lager.

Photo of cretemixer
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As much as I love 3 Floyds usual offerings, this is a refreshing addition to their line-up.
Gorch Fock ( I just like saying the name, it almost sounds dirty ) pours a light gold in color with a solid white head that leaves an intricate lace.
A floral hop aroma greets the nose followed by a lightly toasted malt backing. There is a hint of spiciness too.
Crisp and clean with a great balance. Bready malts are complimented with a mildly spicy hop bite.
The light body and firm carbonation combine to make a really nice warm weather refresher.

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4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

the frosty head went away fairly quickly and left little lacing.

as someone who is not a fan of lagers in general this is what i expect when from one when i drink them. it is a clear, light golden brew with the perfect amount of carbonation for a zesty bite.

it smells like it tastes, crisp but not light or wimpy and just the perfect mouthfeel to encourage mass amounts of drinking which i did the first night we tapped it.

if i could buy this in six-packs i would keep more of this in the house during the summer.

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Gorch Fock from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.