Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by ElizabethCraig:
4.58/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had Broo Doo on tap at 3 Floyds on 9/29/2011
I was excited to see how a fresh hopped beer may taste, though I'm not particularly a 'hop head'. I was not disappointed.
The appearance was a clear medium amber with a microfoam head, I didn't get a clear color from the head, probably because I was too excited to try it!
Pineapple and Orange dominated the scent, oddly enough I got none of what I'd consider a 'hoppy' scent from this at all.
The taste! .. Exceptional... Lightly bitter, pineapple/orange citrus. Sweet sweet hops taste - no bitter that I could pick up until it had warmed a bit. Medium body, low carbonation.
Intensely drinkable even for those of us who aren't the biggest hop fans - The bitter peeks out as it warms and this continues to be delightful as it warms! I'm a fan of this and my husband and I will likely pick up a bomber locally to cellar (as oxymoronic as that sounds for a 'fresh hopped' beer, I s'pose!)
Serving type: on-tap
10-02-2011 16:49:53 | More by ElizabethCraig
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2.84/5 rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
Thanks, Todd! This is apparently an October release, delivered to me 3 months later. Joy! Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.
This is not apricot in color - rather, it's golden amber, with a fluffy white head that rises decently to the top of the glass and dissipates after about 15 minutes later into a modest ring. Bubbles do show in a relatively effervescent manner, but they too die down. Slightly cloudy, with a good deal of sediment. Usually FFF delivers in terms of appearance - not so much here.
Smells extremely mild, which is especially strange given that this is a wet hop beer. Big notes of honey coated with lemon rinds, light grapefruit, and pine. Some pepper and indistinguishable floral notes. Yes, it's a bit old at this point, but this honestly should have held up better after about 90 days, especially for a wet hop beer. There's a brief green bell pepper vegetal notes underneath, as well as some earthiness and toffee, but otherwise honey is ridiculously predominant here. Could be better.
The flavor continues the trend set from the aroma, providing a bomb of honey, toffee, and faded citrus varieties. Grapefruit, pine, lemon rinds, and maybe some apricot, but otherwise this seems to be a shell of what it once was or could be. There's an acrid earthiness that melds with the honey to slightly disconcerting results, as well as a brief peppercorn/bell pepper finish that is slightly unique but fizzles out with the extra honey topping the entire process. Finishes with toffee as well as a slight buttery flavor, but miraculously crisp and clean at the finish. Not difficult to drink, and the alcohol and carbonation is just right, but it's really underwhelming overall.
Man, FFF is really hit or miss with their seasonal releases, it seems. I've had Dreadnaught 2-3 months old and it was drinking fine. This probably started to turn about 1-2 months in, and I KNOW that FFF is better of making a beer that holds up better than this. At the same time, something tells me that, just like most wet hop beers, this should have been a tap only release and the bottling was somewhat volatile in maintaining its freshness. Approach with caution, especially if you're aware of when it was bottled.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 20:07:28 | More by magictacosinus
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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