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Deesko! - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Deesko!Deesko!

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BA SCORE
87
very good

303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 48
Gots: 37 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scruffwhor on 03-21-2006)
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cjgator3

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.3%

04-23-2014 00:23:45 | More by cjgator3
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kevanb

Illinois

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.

08-20-2014 02:40:16 | More by kevanb
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-21-2014 11:14:14 | More by tectactoe
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Krafty34

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-27-2014 02:44:08 | More by Krafty34
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-22-2014 18:13:12 | More by DaftPatrick
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csmartin6

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-24-2013 17:54:19 | More by csmartin6
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77apm

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-20-2014 21:38:39 | More by 77apm
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Dbrulet

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-09-2013 06:04:20 | More by Dbrulet
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SjConroy

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-24-2014 21:13:53 | More by SjConroy
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ehammond1


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

06-23-2013 15:20:50 | More by ehammond1
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sourdog

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-21-2014 06:42:40 | More by sourdog
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-24-2014 13:02:25 | More by Cynic-ale
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%

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

08-16-2013 21:41:48 | More by jeonseh
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -20.2%

(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?

07-02-2006 01:43:29 | More by rhoadsrage
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-15-2014 16:24:55 | More by acurtis
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Brenden

Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

09-09-2013 21:14:42 | More by Brenden
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weonfire

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-01-2014 23:12:19 | More by weonfire
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%

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.

11-11-2013 02:26:06 | More by ONovoMexicano
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-27-2013 19:38:48 | More by mdaschaf
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Chip_K

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-05-2014 16:58:04 | More by Chip_K
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-08-2014 16:48:57 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-24-2013 03:43:42 | More by schmidtmattsays
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-30-2014 20:15:39 | More by BigJim5021
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.3%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Slight haze. Golden body. Some bubbles as I pour it, but there isn't any real head.

Smell - Acidic. Not like a normal berliner. More acetic. Minimal grain.

Taste - Sharp sourness. Lactic and pushing some acetic flavors. Light grain. Simple flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Definitely heavy for a berliner. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not what I expect from a berliner. Some of these flavors don't belong.

05-13-2014 02:09:04 | More by Alieniloquium
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BigDiesel

Illinois

3.72/5  rDev -3.6%

08-11-2014 23:11:17 | More by BigDiesel
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Deesko! from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.