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Hvedegoop (2008) - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Hvedegoop (2008)Hvedegoop (2008)

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very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 66
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

22oz bottles only.

(Beer added by: bgramer on 04-26-2008)
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Reviews by JohnQVegas:
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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into The Bruery tulip. Another massive wave of gratitude to Jeff (Alewatcher) for yet another unlikely want realized. Oatgoop and Hvedegoop tasted, with a bottle of Ruggoop (also from Jeff) waiting in the wings - thanks, man.

Pours murky, almost sludgy looking red-brown, with a one-finger fizzy khaki head on top that fades away quickly. not much in the way of lacing or retention.

Nose is very fruity - quite rich. Pears pan-cooked with brown sugar and butter is the first thing that comes to mind. Almost nothing in the way of hops or alcohol. The nose is dense, rich, heavy, and smooth - age has certainly taken all the edges off of this one, leaving it round and mellow.

Taste follows through with the nose; again, ridiculously rich fruitiness dominates - pears are there again, in heavy syrup and brandy, a bit over-ripe, alongside dense caramel notes, and a deep earthy presence that seems to be the only remnant of a formerly prominent hop presence. Earthiness brings in notes of tobacco, even a bit of oiled leather. A bit dull - not as in boring, but as in the opposite of bright - and dense, which aren't necessarily detrimental; they just add more of that feeling that this one has certainly aged awhile. Finish has a sharp but not overwhelming earthy bitterness, alongside the fading caramel-and-brandy soaked fruit notes, and what's left of the mild, estery alcohol presence. As it warms, it becomes clear that this is really largely unlike any beer that I've had before, which isn't surprising, given the fact that I've never tried a 2 or 3 year old wheatwine before.

My first couple of sips of this one were huge disappointments, but I attribute that largely to my own expectations and even lack of experience with the style when aged. By the end of the glass, I had a growing appreciation for the complexity and uniqueness of the beer. Quite a memorable experience.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, definitely syrupy, with a thin, fading layer of carbonation that can't quite bear the heavy load its assigned. Very full finish that seems to linger forever.

Drinkability is... well, hard to say. This is a beer to sip and savor, to really appreciate on its own terms. Not one to drink as a background experience, this is certainly an exercise. An enjoyable and rewarding one, but an exercise nonetheless.

Thanks again, Jeff - I could send you beer from now till 2020 and still feel I owe you.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 02:54:45 | More by JohnQVegas
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Pours a slightly hazy deep copper color with a smallish khaki head that persists for a while before leaving some lace on the sides. Aroma is sweet with bready, honey sweet, sugary malt. Lots of caramel and brown sugar, sweet orange and a bit of spice and earthy hop aroma. Surprisingly little alcohol aroma for a beer at almost 11%. The flavor is sweet and malty up front with a ton of brown sugary caramel. The alcohol shows itself in the flavor and provides a whole lot of warming on the way down. Deep orange and light sweet fruity flavors along with a hint of spice and earthy hop round out the flavor nicely. Very faint sherry like oxidation but not nearly as present as the oatgoop last night. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. This one's holding up fairly well, I enjoyed the hell out of it, like an old Barleywine at Mike's house in Feb.

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A - Pours a murky medium brown with a small tan head, pretty fizzy.

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T - Sweet raisins, toffee, carmel, and bread.

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A-- Poured a darker, hazy orange color. One finger light brown head that fell to half a finger and then film. Just really held up well for the age of this beer. Great head retention and body to this. Left spotty lacing through drinking.

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T-- Orange, grapefruit, and pine in the taste. honestly quite shocking that the hops are still dominant. Bits of carmel and bread in the background. Would say slightly smoother with the wheat. Good stuff.

M-- Rich feel. Medium feel and medium low carbonation. Slightly sticky at times. More of a barleywine feel at this point but cleaner.

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Hvedegoop (2008) from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.