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Gorch Fock - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 528
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 33
Gots: 42 | FT: 1
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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1/5  rDev -72.6%

Gvice13, Sep 08, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.6%

K80JOHN, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of nicnut45
1.53/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A- Straw colored, nice fine pure white head.

S- Fruity smelling, is this a lager? Banana, estery, tones throughout. Hot fermentation maybe?

T- Is this supposed to be some weird type of belgian? Estery fruity flavors. Sulfur is evident. Not what I am expecting from a beer labeled as a helles. This tastes like bad homebrew.

M.F.- Dryed out. Clears the palate quickly. Im sorry but the flavors take anything positive away from this beer.

D- I poured the rest of this down the drain. For $9.99 a bottle I would expect something way better.

nicnut45, Dec 12, 2010
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1.75/5  rDev -52.1%

vinny21bal, Dec 01, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

MyTBeerDrinker, Dec 29, 2011
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

rewster529, Jul 11, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Deetz, Nov 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Ross79, Oct 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

crobinso, Oct 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

WoodburyMN, Aug 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

birdsellam, Feb 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

ChocolateJesus, Feb 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Shoo65, Jan 12, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Kyrojack, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of pwoods
2.63/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared with beachbum1975.

22oz. brown bomber poured into a pint.

A: Light yellow pour. No head or lacing.

S: A bit of oats. Oats? Grainy, a touch of sweetness. No hops. FFF?

T/M: It's a light beer. Or is that lite? There might be a touch of hops in there... lightly floral. Grainy and lightly sweet. I still think of oats. Light body is lowered carbonation.

D: It's light but not good enough to want to drink.

pwoods, Nov 21, 2008
Photo of psuKinger
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 ounce bomber split with my buddy Matt, who once again brought back new beers from 3 Floyd's and allowed me to try them with him.

Review written from notes taken Thursday (2 days ago). I believe this is their July seasonal, so this bottle is likely 4 months old, but there's no date on the bottle to either confirm that opinion or get an exact age for the purposes of this review.

Bottle poured into a standard pint glass at Matt's house.

A: Pours a remarkably hazy pale orange color. Carbonation is still visible, despite the yeasty "fog". A thick fluffy white head rises magnificently as the beer pours. Good head retention as well. This is a great looking beer.

S: Muted notes of barley sweetness. Not a lot to be found in the nose. Maybe a bit bready and a touch of toffee to be found, too.

T: Notes of toffee, bread, a touch of yeastiness. Rather mild. Hops are conspicuously absent. Perhaps due to age?

The sweetness here reminds me a bit of an Oktoberfest or Marzen. My buddy just told that this is supposed to be a "German Style" lager, so that makes sense.

M: Heavier than I'd expect from a lager. This probably goes hand-in-hand with the cloudiness. It leaves some stickiness behind on the finish.

D/O: Fun to try, but I feel little need to repeat in the future.

psuKinger, Dec 03, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

DonFrap, Jul 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Zimm, Aug 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Ncpogs, Aug 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

dwduncan2, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Marty30
2.78/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to kort27 for this bottle. Poured into a Duvel tulip at fridge temp.

A. A straw colored yellow body with a one finger white head that recedes quickly.Leaves back no lacing.Tons of carbonation.

S. Ok some pine and banana and some sweet grapes.Not much to really write about.

T. Well I get a bitter piney taste.Some spicy notes as well as some fruit probably the banana.I dont know if this is an old bottle or what.

M. Mouth is good medium feel maybe a little on the thin side.There was a good bit of carbonation in this.

Overall Like I said before I don't know if this is a old bottle. But It was just ok nothing special.Wasnt terrible but i would not be seeking this one out again.

Marty30, May 18, 2011
Photo of DefenCorps
2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle while i was in Chicago for Dark Lord Day. Poured into my mini-stein

A: Pours a straw yellow with a thin white head that recedes quickly. Plenty of carbonation

S: Buttery, light malt sweetness, mild earthy hop character. Definitely more butteriness that i like

T: Buttery, light, crisp, mild noble hop flavor. Not really much going on that i can discern

M: This is one category where this beer does well with a nice light feel and pleasant carbonation

D: Why would i want another? I doubt that this style is as poor as this beer is - I'm going to have to look for another

DefenCorps, Jun 05, 2008
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2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Three Floyd's must be good right? Well...

Poured this brew into my Das Boot mug. The color was okay. Resembled a weak wheat beer. Not much of a head to this beer at all. So what does it smell like? Well, honestly I couldn't find much of a smell. I tried agitating this brew...nothing. The taste was okay as well. It just doesn't due Three Floyds justice. I would say its very refreshing and crisp. That being the reason for my 4 on drinkability.

Overall: Three Floyd's is in my opinion the best brewery in the US and possibly the world. This beer, sadly, let me down. Thank god I have a Dark Lord to get my hopes back up! I would say try it for the experience but don't get your hopes up!

iconoklaztor, Oct 16, 2007
Photo of Oxymoron
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

From 1960-90 the Gorch Fock was on the 10 Deutsche Mark making it one of the most portrayed ships in the world. Um, ok pours a semi-hazy golden color with a soft white head. Needed a little help but did have some retention, though did not last through the full tasting.

The nose is light overall, but some stronger grainy notes with a touch of biscuit on the back end. Some minor nutty notes as well. Some noticeable yeasty notes with some lighter esters is off for style. Not big but some lighter figs and rose peddles. A light lemony finish which is off as well.

The taste is closer to style than the nose indicates. The malt is prominent with a great grain and malty backing. Some nice bready notes on the backend leaving a great backing. Some nice yeast notes as well, with a smooth finish. Some fruity esters come out which is off for style. Some wine and rose like notes that are good, but not for style. Some fusel like notes as well. There is a spicy hop note is a bit strong for style, but has that nice Saaz finish.

The body is light to moderate. A bit full for style. Overall, if I were to judge this I would say that it fermented to high with too much finishing hops and too much malt. As a consumer though, this is definitely pushing the style to more of an America character with more body and flavor.

Oxymoron, Sep 08, 2008
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Gorch Fock from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
83 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.