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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 froggyfrog:
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4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First pour was a very clear fiery golden orange. Second pour brings some cloudiness and an amazing fluffy yellow head.

A lot of sweetness coming off this thing initially in the aroma. Further inspection gives up some dankness and a wet-grain aroma of wheat. Also in the nose can be found some spiciness and loads of "fall fruit" character (apples, pears and the like).

The mouthfeel/texture of this is absolutely silky. The light, creamy body was totally unexpected. I have really enjoyed the few examples of wheatwines that I've tried prior this one, but I had no idea that this level of satiny smoothness could be had in a beer full of wheat grain and alcohol. This beer is truly remarkable on this point.

Tastewise I'm getting powdered sugar and some darker fruitiness backed up by an incredible wheat and spicy alcohol twang in the finish. The alcohol is almost imperceptible as a flavor component but it really shows itself in the closing as it cuts right through any thoughts of a sweet finish.

I really can't believe just how good this beer is. Not to say I didn't expect it from a collaboration of two excellent brewers (never met a Floyds or Mikkeller brew I didn't like) - but this is way better than I ever thought it would be.

Drinkability is phenomonal. Especially for a potentially tricky style like this one. I am thrilled with this beer and I could easily go through two additional bombers in a sitting - if I had them.

3F/Mikkeller really pulled this off. A delightful spicy, hoppy, tangy, hi-test, creamy, silky, fruity brew all the way around. Thanks to the brewers for creating this and to fellow BA TheBlackMallard for sending me this bottle for Christmas.


Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 06:43:16 | More by froggyfrog
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A - Pours a murky medium brown with a small tan head, pretty fizzy.

S - Sweet, fermented wheat, and some dark ripe fruits.

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.