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Gorch Fock - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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83
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547 Ratings
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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 35
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: cretemixer on 04-04-2005)
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4.58/5  rDev +25.5%
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.

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4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
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

Photo of dfillius
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
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: 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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4.38/5  rDev +20%
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 neonbrown82
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ahh. It's so refreshing to have a well constructed American lager. They are few and far between, outside of Germany. This is one of the best lagers I've had, period. Not a huge surprise with the quality of FFF, even though it's only the second lager I've had from them.

The beer pours to a very light and clear golden with a huge sparkling carbonation. A billowy white head caps the beer off, but it doesn't last more than a minute. I had hoped to see a little more head retention here, especially given the abundant carbonation to feed it. Subsequently no lacing sticks to the glass.

The smell is fairly nondescript as well. Has the typical soft smells of a traditional German lager. Some dry pilsner malt with a light berry ester and a very slight vegetal aroma. Just enough hops to let you know they're there... and god knows it wouldn't be FFF without them.

The taste is simply delicious. Very crisp dryness up front with a bit of a doughy, biscuity pilsner malt flavor in the finish. Some flowers and berries in the finish, along with a sharp herbal hop. Not too bitter. The epitome of crisp, clean, and refreshing.

The mouthfeel is very crisp and light in body. The flavors meld wonderfully over the palate. Subtlety is a beautiful thing. I could drink this beer all day. This 22oz. bottle will go down within the next 5 minutes, I reckon.

Photo of cretemixer
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
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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Gorch Fock from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
83 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.