Deesko! - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 59
Gots: 65 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scruffwhor on 03-21-2006

A Munster-style Berliner Weiss. Tart, refreshing, and perfect for summer.
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Ratings: 422 | Reviews: 67
Photo of mikepcarney
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Holy sour! It's like a sour candy. This is very difficult to drink in one sitting.

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Kind of a sour mess I see what they were going for but they didn't quite reach it an OK beer though definitely worth a try if your into sours

Photo of madelfonatree
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - Light, bright orange. See through. Little to no head, okay, my bottle had zero head, after 10 seconds, therefore, no lace.

Smell - Sour. Tart. Sparkling grape juice smell.

Taste - Slightly sour but more toward the taste of a sparkling grape juice. Alcohol is very faint which is why I say sparkling grape juice as opposed to wine.

Feel - Carbonation bubble. Smooth. Dry.

Overall - I like the faint sour taste for those wanting a sour without crying. This is not the Three Floyds I would buy again, but always worth a taste.

Photo of delgotit99
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great sour beer. Perfect for folks that want to try their first sour brew.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted from a 1 pint 6 ounce bottle on May 23, 2015.

Photo of dandiprat2015
4.67/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Perfect balance of tartness for me. I could drink this all summer long.

Photo of 4amepiphany
4.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Probably my favorite FFF offering. Hands down. Then up. As you lift the golden liquid to your mouth.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 03/20/2015 printed on the bottleneck. Props to Three Floyds for bottle dating their beers now. My first encounter with this one, their take on the Berliner Style Weisse Beer. No abv listed on the bottle anywhere, so my faith is in BeerAdvocate on this one.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a nice golden orange body with about half a finger to one finger's worth of soft white head that recedes to nothing rather quick. No real lacing to speak of. Befitting of the style. Looks nice.

S - The aroma isn't particularly powerful, but it hits it's mark. Slightly sour & tart, which evokes notes of apple, wine grapes, leather, and some possible tannins?

T - Taste follows the nose: a quick clean sour / tartness washes over the palate and quickly leaves us hanging out to dry. Notes of bready malt on the finish. A simple, but flavorful brew.

M - The feel is crisp & clean. Mild sour / tartness that leaves a dry feeling behind, beckoning the palate for another sip. Super light-bodied and easy-drinking, with good spritzy carbonation.

Overall, a very nice take on the style from Three Floyds. A bit heavier on the alcohol than most others in this style category, but that's no problem. Very easy-drinking stuff. Would definitely have this one again. Well done, Three Floyds.

Three Floyds Deesko! -----4/5.

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The only FFF beer I had at DLD 2015.

A great example of the style, clean malt sweetness, crisp feel, but a bit more sour than other Berliner Weisse's I've had. I dig sours, this is right up at the top of the Berliner Weisse list for me for sure.

Photo of ZachDow7
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love a good Berliner Weiss....tart, a bit sour...but very drinkable. Wish this was available more often

Photo of DVoors
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Higher alcohol than most berliner weisse's but considering it's three floyds and considering the $12 price tag for a bomber, it was expected.
Tart and refreshing. But not my favorite. I don't think I'm a huge fan of the style, but trying not to fault them for brewing to style. I've had other Berliner weisse's that I enjoyed. Not sure if I wasn't in the right mood or if FFF's had a rare miss with this beer.

Photo of RSW
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Apparently I'm not a sours guy.

Photo of dojii54
4.69/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A little bit heavier than most berlinners, but not to a fault. Light crisp tartness is balanced well. Easy summer porch pounder

Photo of KevChiTown
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extremely light mouthfeel with a mildly tart, bready finish. Super mellow.

Photo of do_ob
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bomber into a Sam Adams glass. Pours a cloudy gold with a fizzy 1/2 finger head. Very bubbly and carbonated. The head was gone before I could even pick the glass up. Bready, malty smell with notes of spice and tart fruit. Very light weight, and has a champaign-like, carbonated mouthfeel. Lemon, wheat, bread, and spice onnthe taste. Tart on the back end. Finishes crisp and dry.

I'm not sure if this beer was a miss, or if I'm just not a fan of the style, but I really didn't enjoy this one at all. The smell was offputting to me, and the taste put me in mind of how it tastes when you have acid reflux. This beer has a nice mouthfeel to it, and I enjoyed the tartness, but the cons outweighed the pros for me. Won't be buying this again. Sorry 3F.

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Super bready nose. Crisp, tart & clean. Tastes like Summertime.

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

love this beer!! poured from bomber into a snifter. crisp flavor with a nice gentle sour after taste. a near perfect example of a berliner wiess !! with the added benefit of a bit more abv

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle that has been in my fridge for about six months. Hazy yellow color, small head. Aroma was wheaty, and hinted at tartness. Mildly tart, really good flavor. Had this right after a Snarling Badger and this was mile ahead of that one. Nice stuff.

Photo of pat61
4.8/5  rDev +23.7%

Nose: tangy, lemony, some fruit and light wheat.
Hazy gold and very effervescent with a quickly descending bone white 2” foam cap.
Light body with Champagne quality carbonation.
The palate has a tart lemony breadiness.
Overall the beer is dry, crisp, tart and refreshing. Excellent summer beer and a good example of the Berliner Weisse style.

Photo of Vonerichs
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Clear golden straw color with a fizzy white and short-lived head.

Very simplistic lemon and slightly tart aroma. Light grass.

Tart lemon, grainy, and green apple.

Very crisp and light. Quenching.

It drinks like a standard Berliner Weiss despite the abv being higher than true to style. No frills here, and I appreciate that.

Photo of kevanb
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%

650ml bottle, 2014 release, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a golden copper color, hues of straw and orange, lightly hazy with a finger or so of white head, low retention that yields no lace. The aroma is of tart lemon, green apple, pale grain and mineral qualities, simple and inviting. The flavors mirror nicely, tart citrus, apples, light funkiness, pale grain with fairly minerally at the finish. The body is lively, bubbly and crisp, ample carbonation that prickles the mouth and finishes with light sharpness but is generally easy.

Verdict: A very refreshing beer from Three Floyds and easily one of the simplest beers they've made. Fairly true to style, although much higher ABV, although you'd hardly notice the difference between this and a 2-3% ABV berliner. Perhaps a bit too acidic, but thirst quenching nonetheless.

Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of lemon, pale malt, hops, slight sweet malt, yeast, and a hint of sourness. Fits the style of a Berliner Weissbier. Mouth feel is strong tartness, crisp, sharp, and high carbonation. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, sourness, hint of hop, lemon, and yeast. Overall, weaker appearance than the aroma and body indicate. Good aroma, body, and blend.

Photo of scottfrie
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a Berliner Weiss glass. Thanks goes to Pidzik12.

A: Pours a shade lighter than apple juice with a foamy, airy, and very fizzy bright white head that quickly faded away into nothingness.
S: Tart, bright, crisp, and refreshing scents of lemon zest, minerally seltzer water, slight stone fruit and golden fruit, bready yeast and acid.
T: Bright, up front tartness followed by golden fruits, pear, lemon, and crackery bready yeast. The finish has a kiss of sweetness and green apple, and the aftertaste is juicy and drying, with lingering fruity sweetness and crisp tartness. There's an earthy quality as well. Wheat is light and grainy.
M: Juicy and slick mouthfeel, dry but a bit buttery and full from the wheat. Crispy, refreshing medium body. Good sharp tartness that isn't lingering. Fuzzy and frothy carbonation that is ample but soft.
O: Very good flavor and mouthfeel. All around very enjoyable. One of the heaviest Berliners I've had. Extremely delicious though. Thanks for including this Paul.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, fruit, funk, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, fruit, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty, refreshing, and easy to drink.

Photo of MV_CHI-NS
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Beautiful gold/saffron/jonquil body with a blindingly crisp isabelline/snow head.

Aroma: Crisp apples, light lemons, mango, papaya, guava, persimmons, etc.; In short, a large fruit/citrus nose, yet extremely balanced and light.

Taste: Apples are prominent, followed by light notes of persimmons and quince.

Mouthfeel: Extremely tart and refreshing; carbonation is light sparkling apple juice.

Overall: Not only one of my favorites, but also one of the best, from 3F; crisp, refreshing, flavorfull...just, amazing. Should you come across any bombers, stock up on as many as you can - you will want to savor 'Deesko!' as frequently as possible.

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Deesko! from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.