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

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88
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 67
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
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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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

t0rin0, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

djrn2, Jan 12, 2012
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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.

Phyl21ca, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

GRG1313, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

spycow, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, ruby-hued body with a dense, foamy, ivory-colored head.

Smell: Aromatic pine resin flavored with caramel and plenty of table sugars. Abundant notes of candied citrus and licorice.

Taste: Mixture of caramel, toast, and tea with a full, toothsome sweetness. Raw, tangy wheat grains. Heavy dose of licorice. Vague fruit esters. A few hunks of bubblegum. Candied oranges, maybe a bit of pith, and a raw pine taste with, even months after its release, a solid, full hop bitterness. Yeah, it's a bit soapy. The licorice returns, now more as a sharply herbal taste returns for the dry, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: It's different, even for a wheatwine, I've give it that. There's certainly a lot going and, at times, the sharp bitterness can really hamper things. 2010, maybe?

ChainGangGuy, Jan 10, 2009
Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +3%
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.

oberon, May 20, 2008
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!

emerge077, Sep 05, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 27, 2008
Photo of MasterSki
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to dschuster03 for this one, seeing as I didn't stick around at Dark Lord Day '08 long enough to actually buy any bottles. Served in a Goose Island taster pint.

A - And we have a gusher, although I think it's because these got shook up a bit in my backpack on the bus ride. Pours with a finger of light brown foam that settles to a thin cap, leaving behind spotty lace. The body is a murky orange-brown color.

S - Caramel, honey, nebulous fruits, some roasted grains, and some spicy estery yeast. Some signs of oxidation. Smells like a decent aged barleywine.

T - Taste is bland, with significantly more oxidation, as well as some baker's chocolate and malted milk flavors I didn't pick up in the nose. Otherwise very heavy on caramel and other sweet things. Finishes papery.

M - Smooth medium body, with surprisingly active but pleasant carbonation. No discernible alcohol is a positive.

D - Interesting to try, but not something I'd care to have again. Don't cellar this one any longer, as I suspect it will rapidly decline. I know this bottle was cellared properly, so I suspect all bottles are growing equally stale and oxidized. I would have thought a strong wheatwine would have held up longer than 2 years, 8 months, but what do I know?

MasterSki, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of Slatetank
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Dark Lord Day '08 and cellared it for a year. Brought it to Brass Rail to share last night w/ FooFaa, Ffejherb, Deuane, SierraGS
Poured chilled into a sampler glass from the brown bomber.

A - Deep copper shade w/ decent clarity and a thin tan cream head w/ a tight bead.

S - The aroma draws you in w/ a nose of malt sweetness and honeyed apricot fruit ester sort of suspended with light banana and berry notes. The odor of alcohol is mild and there are notes of sherry/vinous elemnts there as well

M - The full chewy feel has light spiciness and high carbonation for such a strong ale. the viscous liquid is mildly drying w/ a nutty element and has a subtle green pepper heat in the finish

T - A rush of caramel and candied nuts w/ peppery spiced flavor, almost like jalapeno with the alcohol heat and herbal hops layering upon a pineapple like sweet/bitter combination. the spice of the hops balance all the wheat sweetness and tropical yeast notes mix well with the spice of the malt and hops. A very small amount of alcohol in the flavor which is nice for a 10.4% ale

D - Fantastic beer, best wheatwine I have had w/ pleny of spice and hops to make it seem a lot smaller than 10.4%, well worth the taste. I am glad I laid it down, but wish I had a fresh bottle to compare it to.

Slatetank, Aug 21, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

mendvicdog, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

imperialking, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of corby112
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark ruby red/chestnut brown color with bright ruby red hues when held to a light source and a 2.5 finger frothy yellowish light beige head. Completely opaque. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick cap that lasts throughout. Sporadic spots and rings of lacing are left behind.

Sweet yet earthy aroma with lots of leathery caramel malt, rye, alcohol, dark fruit, port, subtle floral hops and spice. This is a very interesting smelling barleywine that is not all malt and alcohol. There is a sweetness and creaminess that I can't quite put my finger on but I like it! It might be the citrus and floral hops along with the alcohol balancing out the musty earthy malt profile but I can't say for sure.

Pretty hop forward up front, especially for the style with lots of earthy, floral bitterness and sweet citrus notes which are a very nice compliment to the sweet alcohol, smokey, leathery malt. There is a bit of toasty nutty flavor as well as the leathery, musty maltiness mentioned above. Subtle hints of dark fruit, mostly raisin, fig and prune. The wheat aspect is slightly subdued with only the slightest hint of ripe banana but the spicy citrus notes blend perfectly with heavy dose of citrusy, floral hops. The alcohol is present in the flavor but there is hardly any alcohol warmth, making this dangerously drinkable at 10.4%.

Not one of the several flavors in this very complex brew overpowers the other, rather they just bounce back and forth off of each other and I'm picking up something new with each sip. Perhaps the bitterness from the hops up front are a little powerful but I actually love that and wish more barleywines followed suit. It provides excellent balance and a nice counter to the strong alcohol and malt flavors that tend to dominate beers in this style. I loved this beer an am looking forward to trying Oatgoop! Highly recommended!

corby112, Oct 27, 2009
Photo of weeare138
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

weeare138, May 31, 2008
Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep reddish brown colour, really lovely and cloudy, with a yellowish head slightly pocked with bubbles, and rather filmy all the way down. Some good lacing. Looks pretty damn tasty, and very high-end American.

Rich and sweet nose, full of malt and molasses, but with a lovely layer of tropical fruits over the top - think pineapple, raisins and lychee, with stronger more piquant notes of pine and lime. Very fragrant and hoppy. Lovely.

Rich and chewy body, very full and creamy, and without the sharp slice of razor hops I was expecting. Taste is initially slightly piquant, with pine needle freshness at the fore, but the body mellows and the palate is wonderfully long, balancing through some light fruit characters before the chewy, sweet and full finish, which is like caramelised sugar on the tongue. Mouthfeel is as heavy, slick and glutinous as anything I've yet had. Wonderful.

A very luscious, and well-named goopy beer. Packed with hop flavour, but backed up with loads of body. I would like a wheat wine to distinguish itself a little more from an American Barleywine (and even more so from a DIPA, which this one is coming close to resembling), but it can't be denied that this is a very robust and exciting brew.

lacqueredmouse, Oct 29, 2009
Photo of orangesol
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle courtesy of Deuane

A - Pours murky orange with a small half finger tall off white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of rich caramel malt, earthy hops, light buscuity malt, honey, and a touch of dulled peppery spice.

T - Starts off with a nice dose of sweet caramel malt quickly giving way to a mix of earthy hops, toffee, peppery spice, chocolate, and the chewy wheat. Pretty damn hot still for being three years old. Finish is a bit dry with a mix of light spice and chewy wheat lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, spicy, feel with a mix of spice and wheat lingering through the finish.

O - Not bad but for being three years old you would think the heat would die down a bit, not ramp up. Glad I got to try it but I doubt I would ever seek another one of these out.

orangesol, Aug 04, 2011
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.

akorsak, Jul 25, 2011
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4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hvedegoop appears aflame like the mythical phoenix bird rising from the ashes; fiery brushes of orange, blazing spatters of red and a flushed stroke of yellow make for a heated and impassioned looking beer. Its head, mighty tall for a beer of over 10%, is lush and ultra-creamy. Although the beer just celebrated its first birthday not long ago, bubbles continue to seem in fine supply.

A beer as big and dynamic as this makes fractionary smelling (dissecting scents by fragmenting a unity into simple components) quite easy. The hops provide a bitter, sappy resin; the wheat and yeast both exude with fruity, tangy esters; the water some minerals; and the malts a lightly peaty, succulently sweet note of pastry and caramel. On their own, they're all good. As a whole, they're fantastic.

And fortunately they're all repeated in the taste! The malt bill is surprisingly complex for the rather ordinary combination of pale, wheat, cara-wheat, cara and amber. There is a definite mossy, peaty character that I hesitate to call 'smoky' although the word continues to pop into mind regardless. The wheat lends notes of crisp, grainy straw and flavours of biscuits, doughs, vanilla, toffee and caramel are vivid and full-bodied.

There is a definitive citrusy/tangy/resiny character to the beer that unmistakably comes from the use of American hops. Apparently the source of such is the Apollo and Bravo varieties. I'm surprised you don't more often see the Apollo; it's ridiculously high alpha acid content is likely responsible for the tangy orange, melon and pineapple flavours that this beer is brimming with. They also supply a great deal of piny resins and zesty spice, too.

And these bitter resins and the zesty, citric spiciness is just what makes this beer so darn entertaining. I was intimidated by the prospects of a super-zany 10% bomber. Turns out, anything less than 650ml would have been unsatisfactory. This whole bottle has been sort of like those times when you sense someone is creeping up behind you but when you turn no one is actually there - I keep sensing the 10% but so far there's been no real proof.

To the brewing world, Mikkeller and Three Floyds are the Picasso and Pollack, the Copernicus and Galileo. For their respective countries they've helped revolutionize the art and science of brewing by adding boatloads of bitter, resiny, fruity hops. They've developed styles all of their own, distinctive from anything anyone else around them has done. This collaboration was, more than tasty and ridiculously drinkable, most appropriate.

biegaman, Jun 17, 2009
Photo of Viggo
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, shared it with DrJay on a visit. Had this in the summer, it has certainly smoothed out a bit since then. Purchased at DLD 2008.

Pours a mostly clear dark orange/amber, thick off white head forms, drops to a thick layer, great retention, lots of lacing on the glass, looks pretty good. Smell is nice, sweet and caramelized, wheat, lightly yeasty, citrus and floral, alcohol, dark fruit, raisins, quite rich, pretty nice. Taste is similar, caramel up front, some biscuit, wheat, orange peel, citrus, sherry, very malty, alcohol is there but not overpowering, nicely balanced finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation, still a little warm but goes down pretty easy. Drinkable stuff, wasn't wowed by it before but quite like it now.

Viggo, Mar 20, 2009
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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Viggo for bringing this down to enjoy before EBF.
Fairly clear orange/amber with a reddish tint. It had a thick beige cap that produced lots of lacing and had great retention. Aromas of caramel and sugar, citrus and biscuit, plus wheat crackers. Very nice. Moderate bitterness with lots of wheat and bsicuit flavour, toasted malts and caramel, spicy citrus, mild alcohol. Medium plus body with lowish carbonation. Smooth with a fair bit of warmth. Tasty stuff. Thanks!

DrJay, Mar 01, 2009
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3.8/5  rDev -4%
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.

4/3.5/4/4/3.5

JohnGalt1, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My Three Floyds quest continues. Bottle opened on 6.18.12.

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.

D - Decent carbonation and a heavier than expected body.

O - Sweet and old ripe fruit makes this old wheay boy pack a punch.

HuskyinPDX, Jun 26, 2012
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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage bottle received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity!
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.

johnnnniee, Jul 17, 2013
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Hvedegoop (2008) from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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