Hvedegoop (2008) - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Hvedegoop (2008)Hvedegoop (2008)

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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 66
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bgramer on 04-26-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A wheat wine brewed with our friends at Mikkeller.

22oz bottles only. 750ml bottle should be reviewed under the Mikkeller listing.
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Reviews by froggyfrog:
Photo of froggyfrog
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
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.


More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BA friend Roger for sharing this with me Sunday night.Poured a bronzed tinged amber color with a thinner slight off white head,aromas were a little muted in my minf I picked up some resiny hop and alcohol but it didnt really hit hard.Full lush mouthfeel coated the mouth well,flavors were deep fruit flavors mixed with resiny hop almost leatherish as well the hops hit harder as you drink more at least in my mind.I think a bomber of this could really hit ya hard it was good to divided up between three people,a really good brew from to awesome breweries.

Photo of badbeer
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber color with a beige head that had good retention and lacing. Smell is of pine and citrus hops, sweet caramel, and maple. Fresh citrus hops (like fresh out of a hop bag) at the beginning, with pineapple and then caramel malt coming through in the finish. Medium bodied and medium carbonation.

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jw347 for sending this one hitherward.

Pours a very nice grapefruit/ruby red color. Glows in the light. A nice white head hangs around for just a bit and leaves good lacing.

Nose is actually quite a bit of hop resins, along with some rock candy like malt sweetness. Some grassiness and spice as well.

Taste quite good. A lot of nice malty sweetness, candy like sugar and a nice slight spice character. The hop profile is not as high as the nose indicated, but is still there and fits in with the rest of the flavor perfectly. A good sort of fruitiness through the middle that also hangs out on the aftertaste. The spice character through the middle grows somewhat as this one warms. The finish is fairly dry, pretty much what you would expect for the hop profile. The aftertaste lingers with candy sugar and malty goodness, as well as a slight hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is just about perfect here. A nice viscous feel with good carbonation and a strong slickness without losing any dryness on the finish.

Drinkability is pretty good given the abv. It hides pretty well, but is certainly noticeable.

Overall this is a very well crafted and interesting brew. Glad I have one more to put some age on, as I think this one will do well with a couple years. A good take on a new emerging style, and one that I have become quite fond of. Neat to see all the big collaborations coming out now. Good brew.

Photo of prototypic
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Many, many thanks to kkipple for sending me this brew. Very nice surprise, Dan.

Appearance: It pours a very clear, reddish bronze color. I like the color of this one quite a bit. The head is off white and about a finger and a half deep. It stuck around for a while and left a pretty impressive lacing on the glass. All in all, pretty solid here.

Smell: The nose is nice, but not exactly diverse. It's very heavy on dark fruit. It's a good mix of raisin, plum, and prune. But, there's not a great deal lying beneath it. At least that's my first impression. There's a notable amount of alcohol in there. Given that it's 10.4% abv, that's tough to hide. They didn't do a bad job there. A revisit after it warms reveals some light citrus orange notes. There is a very sweet aroma that's prevalent now. Smells sugary. The nose improves a little as it warms, but it could still be improved.

Taste: There's a very sugary sweet blast to kick off the festivities. Light citrus orange and pineapple follow. The citrus flavors are stronger here, but it could use a little more. Dark fruit flavors waste no time getting into the mix. Plum, raisin, and prune are all noted. There's a nice hoppy flavor that wasn't apparent on the nose. They're mostly citric add a little residual bitterness, but it's far from an overwhelming bitter flavor. I'm now curious what a fresh bottle would taste like. This one has about 8 to 9 months on it. Alcohol is pretty strong and has a bit of a warming effect. It's not quite hot, but definitely warm. Finishes sweet and a little bitter.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's on the heavier side of medium bodied and has a nice, smooth feel. I wouldn't go as far as creamy, but definitely smooth. Assistance is provided through lighter carbonation, but it doesn't quite reach the next level. Drinkability is pretty good, but limited by its big stature. It definitely feels big and is loaded as far as abv goes. I'm happy I'm splitting the bomber. There's only so much 10.4% abv you can handle.

I like these collaboration brews. Three Floyds and Mikkeller have a pretty good wheatwine with Hvedegoop. Too bad it's so tough to get a bottle. As far as this beer goes, it's good. I think it'd be a little better if the abv were 2% lower and if a little more depth were added. It just seems a little too one dimensional with the strong dark fruit vibe. Just my $.02. Certainly worth seeking out nonetheless. Thanks, Dan.

Photo of nickd717
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber shared by someone at jhenry04's housewarming. Thanks, guy! I expected this to be phenomenal, but was only whelmed (not quite underwhelmed) by it.

The pour is cloudy amber and the head is off-white and well-retained. Some lacing adorns the glass as the wine of wheat is imbibed.

The aroma is sweet and wheaty with sherry, oak, caramel, honey, and pine resin. Smells excellent.

Of the wheatwines I've ticked - I mean tried, this is more or less second tier out of about five total tiers (Southern Tier is the fifth one). Flavor is a little sweeter than I'd like, and very oaky despite the lack of -bal aging. Some sherry-like oxidative notes are present as well. I heard some whining from the "too sweet" camp as this beer was passed around, but I don't consider myself part of that crowd, so I thought it was tasty.

Smooth on the mouthfeel and not too cloying. There is a little oaky dryness to it, and a slight booziness. Body is medium-full.

Overall, you know, it's not FFF's best, but it sure ain't their worst. I liked this beer but wasn't blown away.

Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Before opening this beer, I imagined a conversation between the Floyds and Mikkell:
FFF: Oficially, this says that wheatwines should have a restrained hop profile.
Mikkell: What does this word "restrained" mean?
FFF: Good question, don't know...
This should be fun!

A - Dark orange with an average yellow head.

S - Yum, lots of piney goodness in this wheatwine. Also a vert sweet Juicy Fruitesque Apple aroma (it might be 100% juice, but why does their "apple" juice always contain 18 other fruit juices). Not picking up on to many of the usual flavors I associate with the style.

T - Hops again seem to be present throughout. Grape seems to be the dominate fruit sweetness I'm picking up, with some apricot and cherry in the finish. Hops to balence out very well, present, but not overwhelming. Alcohol adds a nice prickle at the finish.

M - Pretty standard for the style, full but not quite syruppy.

D - Not quite as extreme of an example of the style as I was expexcting, but a very solid beer. Definetly one to drink now.

Photo of akorsak
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 650 mL bomber.

A: The wheatwine looks more like a barleywine, resplendent with tawny reddish orange colors. A thin head, just a band around the mouth.

S: The nose is big, plenty of malts, both barley and wheat, although the wheat lacks the gentle decorum of, say, a hefeweizen. Very strong and concentrated, my initial thought was 'Old Ruffian'.

T: A big, big taste. The wheatwine has aged nicely, both the hoppiness and maltiness sticking around and growing in intensity. Caramel and toffee stand out, a sweet base that doesn't abate. Chocolate and roast follow, each building a little more. Finally, the finish brings an aged hop bite to the forefront, a big dash of peppery heat. Very hot, and hot is not good on a hot day.

M: The peppery heat is a strong reminder of the intense strength of a good wheatwine. This one is good, it doesn't pull any punches as it delivers its big caramel base.

Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge citrusy barleywine! Notes of orange fruit and rind in the aroma, hoppy and floral. Sweet and malty. Orange body even, with nice clarity.

Rich toffee malt, citrusy hop bitterness, long aftertaste with a touch of alcohol in there. Multigrain bread with a smear of honey.
Full bodied, and truly not for the faint of heart. Low to medium carbonation, it's one to sip and savor.

After some time this may mellow out nicely.

edit 9/09:
Cellared bottle

Bomber from DLD '08, the mad line fiasco year. Bought this after most everything else had sold out.

Dark russet orange, sticky lid, poofy soufflé foam that puffs above the rim. A dense ring of foam sticks to the glass leaving a sheet in it's wake. This shit looks strong, not just hair on your chest strong, but everywhere else and then some. A formidable brew.

Dense, sweet toffee malts, rum balls, somewhat integrated alcohol, and sadly subdued hops (but that's my fault for cellaring it). Rich and malty, hops come across as spicy with some residual herbal bitterness. Not getting the orange notes from the fresher sample. Still, not bad should appeal to barleywine fans. Cheers!

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep dirty cloudy brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of heavy residual sugars with some dry grainy notes is quite intense. Taste is also dominated by heavy amounts of residual sugars with some dry grainy malt of wheat. Body is full with limited filtration and medium carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. A bit intense to drink in large quantities but interesting nonetheless.

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful deep brownish amber body hosts a nearly three finger light tan head that has solid staying power. Lots of clinging scattered lace is left. Nose has some toasty malt, sweet dark fruit, nutty toffee notes and spicy alchol notes. Really reminds me of a barleywine. Odd astringent alchol notes enter the mouth but they are not harsh. The taste profile is carried by a very zesty balance of spice, sour and piney hop bitter. All of these things compliment each other and add balance. This is a very unique beer as hoppy bitter, crisp wheat, soured(but not harsh) dark fruit and a dusting of even spices, all work nicely showing off their own complexity. Mouthfeel is more on the bitter spicy thick feel. A very nicely drinkable sipper. Much more like a barleywine but thats not a bad thing.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle split and poured into a New Belgium glass. 10.4% ABV, no date.

Thanks to mtunnell for sharing this bottle!

A - The pour yielded a little pile of tiny bubbles of off white foam above the hazy brown-amber beer. Decent retention and spotty lace.

S - The aroma has a lot of warm alcohol in the nose with a bit of oats and soft wheat. Caramel and toffee poke through with a little bit of earthy hops in there as well.

T - Toasted amber malts start it off with a small bit of wheat and some oatiness with warm alcohol and low earthy hops on the finish. A good flavor balance between the characteristics.

M - Hvedegoop is medium-bodied and smooth with low carbonation making it seem much thicker than it really is. Not the greatest texture.

D - The texture makes it very goop-like (imagine that!) but it significantly lowers the drinkability. The ration between the four guys was plenty for me.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ditmier provided this at a tasting a while back.. reviewed from notes. Big props to Eric.. This is an excellent beer.

Copper orange brew .. very clear .. lite tan head with great retention and lace.

Nose is lite citrus and floral hops coated in caramel.. earthy and toasty.

Bright bitterness.. floral hops again.. very bready.. nice maltiness helps bring the hops to the front of the palate for a fleeting moment.. like a softened American BW.. Body is expected and carbonation may be a tad light but lends toward a smooth mouthfeel.

Thanks again Eric.. Sorry that this was on my "wants" AND I have one in the cellar... It is still on my wants... I want another, because this is gonna age like a champion... and I want to do a Wheatwine tasting sometime down the road.


Photo of b3barron
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served into a snifter. Great looking beer. Bright ruby colored with a tan head of about 3 inches and frothy lacing. Smells of vanilla, dark fruits, butterscotch, brown sugar and a little bit of alcohol. Taste follows the smell with pronounced toffee and molasses as well. This makes a nice nightcap which is exactly what I expected and like about a wheatwine. Overall, I'm glad to have obtained this and think it has aged well.

Photo of barefootbrewer
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured a clear brown with a thin tan colored head.

S - The aroma was heavy of malt with caramel and cereal picked up in the aroma as well.

T - Sweet, cereal, subtle hops. This was a sweet, but very balanced brew.

M - Medium+. It was full and lush, but shy of heavy.

D - Excellent smooth wheat wine (my first). I hope to see more of this style.

Photo of weeare138
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to TomDecapolis for sharing this bomber...
Appears a semi-transparent, dark amber with a small white head that quickly fades into a small cap and collar. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of brown sugar, berries, caramel, vanilla, nougat, nuts, and mild notes of citrus.
Taste mirrors the aromas with more flavors of fruit, citrus, and some sweet tarts running along the tongue.
Mouthfeel is sweet, medium-full bodied, chewy, mildly tart with some noticable heat from alchohol.

Photo of shroompod
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First wheat wine that I enjoyed this much.

Pours with a nice cloudy orange hue. Decent head, lots of lacing.

Aroma is grapefruit citrusy , about what I'd expect.

This beer has a sweet aftertaste , hints of anise, clove, & apple. The decent hopping schedule keeps the sweetness in check.

Mouthfeel is medium/heavy good carbonation.

Overall a very nice beer compared to all the other wheat wines I've had.

Photo of spinrsx
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle - thanks to lubiere

Appearance - Brown/copper colour with a small size fizzy beige coloured head. I can't make out the level of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel/toffee, hops, raisins,

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and some herbal notes. There is also a touch of hops and some fruit esters mixed with an earthiness. It ends with a dark fruit and caramel sweet aftertaste.

Overall - The beer drinks more like a barley wine than a wheat wine. The alcohol is very well hidden and the taste is smooth. Although it would have been nice to taste this fresh, it seemed to age quite well.

Photo of IBUnit63
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into Cab glass courtesy of hero27's mind-numbing LNBA BIF generosity...

Pours a cloudy light bourbon color with a tight, dulce de leche head that doesn't stick around but leaves good sediment-level marks around the glass.

Excellent mild caramel-apple texture blends with light husky grain and citrus hops on deep background - maybe some floral notes, too. There is a slight buttery tinge but it's negligible.

Clean, roasted wheat that even has a pinch of salt in there. Hop profile on the palate is mixed - slight floral, even some pine and grass. Caramel apples and some peanuts emerge with warmth...maybe even a tinge of pecan. The alcohol is indeed prevalent but it works here.

The eclectic hop pucker of this offering balances the caramel apple feel, with the booze presence also pitching in. For the weight class the finish is shallow at first but opens up to varying depth.

Definitely one to sip, but it's rather clean for its size and quite enjoyable. As with any successful collaboration, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Photo of Arenbeer
4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a snifter glass

A- Pours a murky thick looking brown with practically no head and little lacing on the glass.

S- Man i love the smell of old wines! Nice barley and sweet caramel malt presence mixed with a subtle wheat note that really makes it. Slight hidden booze in there as well that completes the overall fullness of this aroma.

T- Delicious oats with a nice subtle wheat aftertaste that blends with a nice faded hop presence. Also some sweet caramel malts and a slight booze feel bring it together.

M- Full syrup like body with low carbonation and a decent slight bitter finish from the hops that were.

Overall this is probably the only wheat wine I've actually enjoyed fully. The age definitely made a huuuuge impact on the flavor, only making it absolutely exceptional.


Photo of GbVDave
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to HeatherAnn for waiting in line with me at DLD to get this, knowing full well that we weren't going to get any Dark Lord.

Listed as 10.4% abv on the bottle.

A: Pours a crystal clear ruby red/dark amber color with some lazy carbonation. Capping this is a light khaki colored one-finger head that's incredibly creamy. Decent retention and a ton of lace left in the glass.

S: Awesome aromas of sweet caramel malt, grapefruit, candied apple, apricot, toasted malt, and hops. Smells (at the same time) sweet, hoppy, and quite boozy.

T: Huge sweet caramel taste that's countered perfectly by a rather raw and brash alcohol heat. Also in the mix are flavors of grassy green hops, caramel apple, brown sugar and butter sauteed pear, black pepper, and a mild undercurrent of pineapple/apricot. Did I mention caramel?

M: Considering the apparent alcohol content, this beer has an amazingly creamy and dense mouthfeel. Alternates between sweet, hot, and spicy. Awesome!

D: What an awesome beer! I wanted to lay down and take a nap as I drained the dregs from my glass. The 10.4% took its' toll on my empty stomach. This beer was an absolute pleasure to drink and can only benefit from a little ageing. I've been waiting patiently for this beer ever since I read about it months ago. Thank god FFF had something to appease the real beer geeks who waited in line for 5+ hours at DLD '08 and got no DarK Lord...

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first of the 'Goops! Courtesy of sincereNC at the South Carolina tasting. I NEVER expected this to randomly make an appearance at a tasting.

It pours a nice and medium bodied amber in color with light sediment and sticks to the side of the glass. The aromas are very malty and full of sticky residuals. It smells like a three plus year old barleywine. Malt, malt, malt. Nice flavors despite the age. It's heavy on caramel malts and toffee. It drinks really well for the style. Overall this is a fine specimen but is drink it soon.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from brdc, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep copper color with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, wheat, some fruit, brown sugar and floral hops.

T: The taste starts with a strong burst of hops bitterness, which keeps its presence felt the whole time you drink the beer. There are sweet flavors of caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit and citrus that follow, along with some wheat and a hearty malt character. There's a significant alcohol sting, which provides a little bit of a boozy flavor. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, not the best wheatwine that I've had but it's still a very solid beer.

Photo of marcpal
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Ive been waiting to get my hands on this for a while, style is brand new to me and Ive loved what Ive tried. Time to break it open thanks to a great trade.

750ml bottle poured into a huge wheat glass.

A: Malty looking color, auburn and crimson with a thin lasting cream colored head. Spiderweb lacing that held on throughout, wow.

N: Malty burn in the aroma. Citrusy from the hops come through and this has all kinds of stuff going on. Sweetness knocks out the wheatness.

T: Like a caramel covered cookie mixed in with a biscuit. The hops aren't as much as there are in the smell. Warming burn of the flavor gives you a good pounding and the background flavor is intense. As it warmed more and toward the end, bitterness comes out some.

M: Chunky and creamy. Didnt catch much of the oils, but the alcohol burn left a nice warming feeling through my entire body.

D: For 10%, yes. A sipper indeed but full of flavor in every sip. Wine is a good desciptor there, has a stronger feel that builds.

As getting home after dinner and having with some dessert, it was beautiful.

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- dark golden color. Looks like a bourbon.

Smell- cane syrup dominates here for me.

Taste- hoppy and syrupy. Interestinf mix between bitter and sweet.

Mouthfeel- thick and syrupy, very little carbontion

Overall- Not bad overall. A nice beer to drink during those cold winter months but for me not a good hot weather brew.

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Hvedegoop (2008) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.