Jinx Proof - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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2.08/5 rDev -42.9%
I was really stoked to try this and when I did I was really bummed. I couldn't believe how generic this turned out to be. I tried telling myself that there must be something that will pop up in the after taste but there wasn't. I never expected this from 3 Floyds. This beer was yellow, clear, and not very flavorful.
03-21-2011 01:39:02 | More by Knapp85
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
Served in a dimpled mug at the brewpub.
Our Three Floyds Brewpub Experience continues with this offering. It pours a lightly hazy straw topped by a finger of white micro-foam. The nose comprises wheat, light rice (I know, I know, how much lighter can rice get, right?), and some very light bits of lemon zest and coriander. The taste holds notes of wheat, flowers, and light greens. The hop character is decidedly subdued. The body is a sturdy light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Overall, a solid Dort, though nothin' entirely special.
02-06-2011 01:38:16 | More by TMoney2591
3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
Had this some time ago in the bomber size serving, but reviewing fresh with the new release fof 12 oz. bottles.
Into a footed tulip it pours a pale pastel yellow orange. Pretty damn hazy, obviously unfiltered... mit hefe. Copious long lasting foam, sticky lace that coats the glass.
Clean, nondescript, grassy aroma. A little maltiness, not much.
Pleasantly bitter and understated, crisp and clean with a bit of bready sweetness upfront that fades quickly under a wave of noble hop bitterness. Nice crispness to the light bodied lager, something you could easily have several of. Lingering grassiness and vague biscuit flavors. Again, a super clean and drinkable session lager, traditional to the hilt... it's not an IPA, just in case you were wondering.
09-16-2011 01:04:52 | More by emerge077
4.22/5 rDev +15.9%
A very nice semi chill hazed bright golden hue with a fine layer of white head, sampled first at a local BA gathering. Aromatics some mild citrus notes, but a really nice bready cereal grain note that was really inviting in the warm weather. Not crazy complex big or bitter just a nice Dortmunder style, fairly different compared to the standard I judge all other export style lagers to, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold. But this was well made clean crisp with a great toasted breadiness, amongs the herbal citric hop additions, made to style and it shows why 3Fs is successful not just because of their big beers, but they actually know how to brew. Mouthfeel was lighter bodied ample carbonation for style flows nicely, I'm wishing I had access to a couple bombers of this or any 3Fs for that matter. Overall experience was a great way to start things out highly quaffable refreshing and goes to show not every great beer has to be on everybody's White Whale list.
06-27-2011 20:23:22 | More by WVbeergeek
4/5 rDev +9.9%
22 oz bottle into a mug. Purchased this one at thh brewery back in August.
Pours an unfiltered looking hazy gold, with 2 1/2 fingers of foamy brite-white head. Retains with a thin, yet frothy look, leaving some good looking swathes of patchy lacing back. The aroma sits in the nose with a bit of a heavier feel, featuring notes of buttered toast and eggy smelling biscuits. Floral and spicy Noble hops are present, playing second fiddle for the most part to the malts, yet still making it's presence known.
The earthy hops are much more assertive in the taste, with a peppery sharpness and aggressive dryness to it. Bready sweetness and a touch of fruity citrus come out towards the back of the swallow with a toasty flush, but this is profile is all about that bitter drying feel that absolutely sucks any moisture out of the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied (this feels like it could be on the higher end of the ABV style range), with a sharp crispness to it which matches that biting hop profile. This thins out a bit towards the backend of each sip, allowing for maximum flow and drinkibility. Great even feel here in the mouth.
Crisp, tasty, and thirst quenching, this was a well made take on the style and I had no problem killing this bomber. Hey, sometimes it's nice to just enjoy a "normal" beer from these guys once in a while.
10-20-2009 12:16:46 | More by Kegatron
3.85/5 rDev +5.8%
12oz bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a pilsener glass.
A - Half-finger of creamy white foam with decent retention. A bit of splotchy lacework. Lightly hazed peach juice body.
S - Lightly toasted grains, biscuit, light floral and herbal hop character, a tad fruity. Smells like a lager alright. Somewhat understated.
T - Taste is again mostly biscuit and bread malts with minimal sweetness. Perhaps a touch of grassy hop that imparts a low level of bitterness in the finish.
M - Zesty carbonation - perhaps a bit too much for my tastes. Medium body is smooth and has sufficient heft. Finishes extremely clean.
D - A very traditional lager from Three Floyds - easy to drink, but not particularly exciting. I'm glad this is in 12oz bottles, as 22oz would get boring pretty quickly. Still, quite easy to drink and well-executed.
10-06-2011 01:38:51 | More by MasterSki
4.25/5 rDev +16.8%
Bottle shared by the other Matt recently. Thanks Matt! This beer is named for a tattoo parlor on M street in DC (Georgetown) that is across the street from a bar called Pizzeria Paradiso. The crew from Three Floyds gets their tattoos at this particular shop and so did my wife. She and the tattoo artist talked beer for the entire session. Cool place, if you like tattoos.
I also have to brace myself because this is a lager. I will end up with an insanely high rDev because unlike all of you I don't hate lagers.
Beer served in a becher of sorts. Beer is yellow with a very mild haze. Minimal head and mild lacing. Carbonation is moderate to low. Looks OK. I wanted more head and a little more carbonation.
The aroma is clean and mild. Very nice, mildly grainy and its a little sweet with some pilsner malt character.
Beer is medium to light in body, minimal carbonation in the mouth. Great mouthfeel with some estery notes and some minimal bitterness. The forward is mildly sweet but all is well connected, highly drinkable. A little bigger in the mouth would have improved it and a cleaner back palate presence. Overall a good lager and I would drink it again for sure.
07-27-2010 17:34:44 | More by drabmuh
4.1/5 rDev +12.6%
I was very happy to be able to taste this thanks to stormking47, bomber poured into an ale glass.
A - a light golden w/ good clarity and minute bead, small amounts of lace cling and the retention is good
S - The nose has smooth floral notes with light herbal accent and mild sweet element from the malt and yeast
M - a pretty smooth and lightly bitter feel as you might expect for this style w/ simple texture and moderately high carbonation
T - The lemony floral flavor of noble hops is what I get from this with a gentle malt body and taste the mellow sweetness lets the flavor of the hops shine and the carbonation level makes is seem refreshing even more as the finish is clean
D - a quenching tasty dort, not a complex style to begin with but it is great in its simplicity and this is a very good representative of the style if a little hoppy -who cares it is flavorful
09-14-2010 16:35:24 | More by Slatetank
4.03/5 rDev +10.7%
Thanks to erric (both Reddit and BA) for this exiting FFF lager.
Huge 3 finger fluffy head forces me to stop pouring just before its done, fades semi slowly with sticky soapy lacing reinforced with many bubbles rising from the bottom, and aside from the many bubbles its brilliantly clear golden pilsner tan color.
Nose if typical pilsner, light soft earthy grainy straw like malts, tons of lager aromas with crisp malt and light fruits, it also had a light yeasty aroma, and light grassy hops.
Taste starts again with grainy earthy pilsner like malts, light straw and wheat, and a bit yeasty. Then again hops, grassy earthy hops with a light bitterness and hint of orange peel citrus. Juicy malts overall lead to the lager flavors, light fruits and pretty crisp. Finishes a bit more bitter and quite dry, more grassy hops, grainy malts, and soft lager fruits.
Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, good carb.
Overall nice, more of a spring beer, nice pilsner like qualities, malts, nice hops and bitterness, light crisp and very drinkable. The best lager from FFF so far.
01-14-2012 02:19:03 | More by jlindros
3.63/5 rDev -0.3%
Thanks to Matt for the bottle!
First off, I'll just say that I am not a big fan of lagers at all. I like a good schwarzbier once in a while, but that's about it. This bottle was kept cold, but was just over 3 months old. I decided to go for it anyway, keeping my expectations low.
Hazy orange-amber pour into a FFF teku, topped with a small white head that held at a medium collar and laced the glass nicely. The aroma was a bit off-putting at first, sort of stale, lager yeast, floral notes, toasted grains. I warmed up to it eventually. Taste...was actually surprisingly pretty good! Toasted grains, floral hops that were still pretty crisp and fresh, some leafy tea flavor as well. That's about all I can say about it. Pretty simple, pretty good. Crisp, dry mouthfeel, medium body.
After the thoroughly disappointing Dissenter, this was a pleasant surprise. I really was just planning to take a sip and dump this, clearing up some room in the fridge, but darn it, I drank the whole thing and enjoyed it. I gotta say, this is honestly one of the best lagers I've had.
08-08-2014 23:02:52 | More by Rifugium
3.13/5 rDev -14%
Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden/yellow color with a finger of fluffy white head. The head fades and leaves a ring around the glass.
Smell: Slightly sweet malt with perhaps a hint of citrus.
Taste: Crisp with bitter finish that is enjoyable in the hot weather. Other than that the flavor isn't particularly full or anything. There is some malt, but not a ton going on here.
Mouthfeel: A bit on the thin side. A normal amount of carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: I didn't feel like there was anything special about this beer. I enjoyed the bitter finish, but otherwise a bit boring to be hones. FFF gets a pass due to the fact that I've loved almost everything else I have tried from them.
06-21-2011 01:02:14 | More by oline73
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
Big thanks to Thorpe429 for giving me a bottle of this; thanks Mike! Been a want of mine for a while, since I've gone to Junx Proof in DC a few times and love FFF. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into by Bell's tulip.
a - Pours a hazy orange yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for a few minutes and leaves an inch of head throughout drinking. Leaves light lacing on the glass as well.
s - Smells of wheat, grains, bready malts, biscuit malts, light herbal hops,a nd earthy notes. Lots of wheat and grains…decent.
t - Tastes of grains, bready malts, biscuit malts, floral hops, herbal hops, earthy malts, wheat, and light citrus hops. A tiny step up from the nose, and I like the citrus.
m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation. A little thinner in the body than I would have liked, but cirsp and still very easy to drink.
o - Overall a decent lager, though nothinng mind blowing. Very crisp and easy to drink. The nose doesn't have a ton going on other than some grain and biscuit, but the taste is a little better with the fruit/citrus hops. Worth checking out once, but wouldn't break your back seeking it out.
01-04-2012 02:21:15 | More by mdfb79
3.19/5 rDev -12.4%
355ml brown glass bottle with standard branded pressure cap served into a generic glass in me hotel room in Chicago. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery.
Served straight from an ice bath. Side poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a half finger beige colour head of thin consistency, fair thickness, no cream, and okay retention, Body colour is a dull nontranslucent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Sm: Light pale and caramel malts. Light floral hops. Simple and underwhelming.
T: Clean caramel malts, pale malts, and floral hops. Not a whole lot of depth of flavour here. Decent balance. I do like it in a general sense. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Decently executed.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Decent thickness. Fair carbonation. Suits the flavour profile fairly well. Decent presence on the palate.
Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, if underwhelming. Hides its ABV well. I wouldn't get it again, but it's a nice little lager. Well done and easy to drink. I do like it. Tasty for a lager. Doesn't quite live up to Three Floyds' rep, though.
03-17-2013 07:48:09 | More by kojevergas
4/5 rDev +9.9%
22oz. bomber received in a recent trade with GbVDave. Thanks again man!
Pours a cloudy, very dark golden ripe banana yellow color with some golden yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy head with decent retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring.
Slightly earthy/grassy hop aroma with a good bit of bready yeast, wheat and citrus character in the nose. Hints of peppery zest and lemon peel a well as some biscuit malt.
Surprisingly hop forward for a pilsner although it is Three Floyds so I guess I shouldn't be too shocked. This provides a nice dry earthy character that lasts throughout even though it is nicely balanced by a slightly malty backbone with lots of golden wheat, bready yeast, light crisp fruit, citrus peel and peppery spice. Very well balanced, light, crisp and refreshing. Perfect for the warmer months although there is two feet of snow on the ground right now. Nice dry grassy hop finish that gives it a crisp bite. Very good.
12-22-2009 06:18:04 | More by corby112
3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
Review from random notes I found laying around. These are circa September of this year. Bottle shared with a group of local BA's care of StormKing47.
Poured into a taster this brew appears a clear straw yellow color with less than a finger of white head. It displays some clingy patches of lace on the glass.
The aroma of this brew is sweet with a bit of a suggestion of original bubblegum notes and some herbal hops fill out the rest of the nose.
The taste of this brew is wheaty and lightly chlorinated with a bright abundant flavor of alcohol. The finish of this brew includes a wheat sweetness contrasted by herbal hops. There is a bit of a flavor imparted by the combination of yeast and alcohol that gives almost a pear-like fruity flavor and alcohol warmth.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is overall quite drinkable.
12-24-2010 18:15:33 | More by stakem
4/5 rDev +9.9%
Thanks to heliosphann for this 650 mL bomber.
A: The lager is, at least on first pour, a fizzy yellow beer, quite clear sitting in my glass. A white, and I mean white, head of nearly a finger sits complacently before wasting away. It should be noted that my second pour was much more turbid, leaving the ale hazed over.
S: The nose is lager malty, bready with an excess of fruity sharpness. Both pale and caramel malts add to the breadiness.
T: The lager is nice and chewy, very dense. Breadiness is full, pale and caramel flavors driving it. A sweetness, from the concentrated malts, is fruit-driven with green apples and grapss matching the breads. Hops appear on the back side, light but bitter enough to peak through the sweet body. A nice lager that is very clean.
M: The mouthfeel is sweet and bready, plenty thick and filling. The booze isn't strong but you can taste it loitering around.
D: 3F has a thing for good lagers. I'd be happy with another bomber.
03-20-2010 23:07:58 | More by akorsak
3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer pours a deep copper body with a thin wispy head and a gentle carbonation of big bubbles gliding to the surface. S- The big green herbal hops has some Noble qualities and a nice clean lagered crispness to them. There was a note of pale malt underneath as the beer opened up.
T- There was an odd cloying breadiness that was not really sweetness and not really phenolic but it was very present. This was followed by a sulfury hops flavor that was big and green herbal. The finish was all Noble hops that lingered for a bit. As the beer opened some lightly toasted malt sweetness came through underneath.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat.
D- This was big hops that were nice but there was an odd cloying flavor that just got in the way. The lager crispness was nice but the big noble hops get to be to much for a full glass.
07-27-2010 21:10:58 | More by rhoadsrage
District of Columbia
4.2/5 rDev +15.4%
Bottle shared with drabmuh at my place recently. Review from notes.
Jinx Proof appears a hazy yellow color with a one inch head and some decent lacing on the glass.
This lager is more aromatic than I expected and instantly says utterly quaffable German bier served in a liter stein.
This is a fresh beer and tastes great. It's easy to drink, with a smooth feel and a crisp, clean finish. The body is thin, but not too. It's slightly sweet, but the sweetness is subtle enough that it doesn't degrade the drinkability or the overall enjoyment of the beer itself. Another good offering from Three Floyds.
08-02-2010 04:30:02 | More by Huhzubendah
Jinx Proof from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
82 out of 100 based on 895 ratings.