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Deesko! - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 54
Gots: 36 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Munster-style Berliner Weiss. Tart, refreshing, and perfect for summer.

(Beer added by: scruffwhor on 03-21-2006)
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Ratings: 330 | Reviews: 49 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

BellsFan, Jun 07, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

kevanb, Aug 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

DanGeo, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

tectactoe, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Krafty34, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

DaftPatrick, Jul 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

csmartin6, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

77apm, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Dbrulet, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

SjConroy, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

MicroBeerMan1980, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.8/5  rDev +24.4%

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.

pat61, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, Hugonaut13!

A pleasant American wild ale/sour, but this didn't really resemble a berliner much at all. Quite tasty at colder temperatures, but it began to fall apart as it warmed. A bit of a white/green grape character is present along with moderate sourness throughout. Some vinegar. A decent sour from Three Floyds, but an unrepresentative berliner.

ehammond1, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

sourdog, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Cynic-ale, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of jeonseh
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light golden / orange with a clear body and light carbonation. Not much of a head with small carbonation sitting on the side

S - Sweet tarts, sour apple, bit of Chardonnay, lemon peel, and lactic acid. It is tart but has a light sweetness to it as well

T - Tart lemon, sour apple, and lactic acid that gives it a nice crisp bite. The finish is dry white wine with a tart lactic acid presence that lingers

MF - Crisp with good carbonation that goes well with the beer

O - Nice tart and refreshing Berliner. It isn't too complex but it gets the light tart profile just right. Definitely a beer to sit on the porch and drink during the hotter months

jeonseh, Aug 16, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer pours a deep copper clear body with a thick mousse tan head. A gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles feeds this rock solid head.

S- This beer has a very light tart hint with a faint noble hop bitterness. Not what I expected for this style

T- The taste of pale malt has a very light hint of tartness that is a bit more earthy than tart. The finish is a dry noble hop finish that hangs on the breath like many BMCs. Where is the flavor?

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tight fizz texture in the crisp finish.

D- This beer has no characteristics of a Berliner Weiss but had a good head and light mouthfeel. Where are the wild sour notes? I'm glad I didn't get any syrup added, and why do you served a 3% ABV beer in a chalice?

rhoadsrage, Jul 02, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

acurtis, Jun 15, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The look gives no warning of the huge aroma and flavor awaiting. In fact, it looks very much like a Berliner Weiss, pretty much the typical soft medium yellow that gets maybe a couple shades closer to orange in the depth. It's also as hazy as expected. It develops a fluffy head that's pure white in color, which rests at just over one figner's height and retains itself well, leaving mostly spotty lacing as it falls.
This beer is no slouch in FFF's lineup. It shows the same expertise as the other greats in amplifying a style (in this case a very soft one) without losing any of the depth. While I wouldn't call it subtle, all the other aromas and flavors that could be completely taken over by the hugeness of it simply aren't. This is impressive, because this is massively tart and acidic with all kinds of funk to it. So much lemon and lime flesh, juice and zest with some added horeseblanket should sate anyone looking for tartness or acidity. It reminds me of how certain tasty sours have notes like red wine, only this one goes more the white wine direction: slightly vinous, mineral, acidic, and bright, with soft and tart fruits, a touch of woody dryness (particularly in the aroma), and a touch of leather. All these things manage to break through the sheer tart and funk. Wheat lays a strong base down, too, and soft malts are enough to hold it up. It's really complex, and the lingering finish is puckering while allowing softer notes to pull through.
It's light-bodied, but this one might be an example of a beer that should have a little more body just to carry thh big flavors through, a bit more wheaty heft (not much). It might be a bit more of a break from tradition, but it seems necessary, just to a small degree. As it is, it's nicely crisp, bright, and acidic but still smooth.

Brenden, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

weonfire, Mar 01, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I received a bottle of this from a friend in a trade two weeks ago on a Denver visit.

I poured the beer into a chalice.

The beer pours a light copper color like apple juice and produced about a finger thick head. The beer has considerable carbonation that persists and continues bubbling long after the pour.

The smell hits you with tartness and sour notes immediately and I picked up a berry-like flavor. I also noticed some saltiness like you'd find in a gose. There's also a bit of funkiness to the aroma. Good stuff.

The flavor still reminds me of a gose, with saltiness and nuttiness, and considerable tartness. There are notes of sour berries that really come to life with the high amount of carbonation.

Overall, the beer is the right amount of tartness, sourness, dry, yet easy-drinking with a clean aftertaste. A great beer.

ONovoMexicano, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mdaschaf, Jun 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

cwehr13, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Chip_K, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

PBRmeasap1980, Aug 08, 2014
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Deesko! from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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