Three Kings - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
3.8/5 rDev -9.5%
On tap at Three Floyds the afternoon before DLD '11. This brew appears a clear copper color with less than a finger of white fluff for a head. It clings in patches about the glass. A light swirl revives the fluff back to almost a finger's strength.
The aroma is fruity hops with some rinds and toasty to caramel malt sweetness. The sweetness of the malt primarily comes through the back with the floral hops mostly upfront. Not a bad aroma, it's well rounded and smells enjoyable with nothing offputting. Perhaps my only gripe is it seems a bit muted even as the glass warms.
The taste includes both fruity and floral hop components. A toasty malt backing provides an accenting role of sweetness for the fruit-like hops to play off. Faint sulfur and mineral inclusion is present as it warms along with an increasing grassy hop character. The aftertaste is a confusing mixturenof toasted malt, grass and some buttery notes.
This is a light bodied brew that is acceptably lightly carbonated. It is fairly easy drinking and well rounded. It is worth giving a try. The abv is seemingly completely absent from this brew which could prove to be a problem while throwing a few of this back effortlessly.
05-03-2011 15:34:06 | More by stakem
4.33/5 rDev +3.1%
A- Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a nice white head. Head turns into a ring of bubbles around the edge and leaves some nice spotty lacing down the glass.
S- Orange zest, grapefruit, a bit sweet malts and grassy hops.
T- Taste is a lot like the nose with just a bit of bitterness. Has a great flavour.
M- Lighter side of medium and a nice carbonation.
O- Wow this is super easy to drink. I'm enjoying this and it goes very well the Mac and Cheese at the pub.
05-02-2011 19:54:41 | More by nrbw23
4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
On draft at the FFF Brew Pub during DLD, transferred to a Three Philosophers snifter
A: pours a golden orange color with a 1 finger white head that leaves a nice lacing pattern
S: citrus hops, orange peel, hint of yeast
T: a rush of citrus hoppy bitterness contrasted nicely by a slightly sweet citrus flavor of tangerines and clementines, some bready malt
MF: light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp
Overall: excellent beer, easy to drink, quite flavorful, bitter hops are contrasted nicely by some semi-sweet citrus flavor, would really like to get more of this
05-02-2011 01:24:17 | More by ADTaber
3.83/5 rDev -8.8%
cold from the tap at the brewpub at DLD to a standard UK pint a translucent gold with a super thin, white head leaving next to no lace.
great big grassy hops aroma.
serious hops forward for the style. subtle bitter, nice malt balance.
big carbonation. light bodied.
drinkable - yep.
overall - bam !
04-30-2011 23:29:21 | More by robwestcott
4.7/5 rDev +11.9%
Poured into new belgium snifter from 62 oz growler at sun king brewery. Enjoyed courtesy of aasher. Color is borderline copper with a hint of orange or apricot. Foam head is a little more than half a finger.
Smell is straight pine and orange citrus. Reminds me of the the first whiff i got of Quinnanan falls despite the insane difference in their styles.
Taste is very piney without any super grapefruit hop aftertaste. Extremely clean and refined. Crisp like a lager with the right amount of citrus and hops
This beer is the truth, just get it, or find someone that still has a growler
04-28-2011 08:13:08 | More by zep9865
4.58/5 rDev +9%
This beer was courtesy of the amazing guys at Sun King. They dropped off a few growlers for us with our normal order since our store is one of their largest accounts. It pours a clear honey gold in color with a light lacing that sits atop the brew and laces the sides. The aromas are to die for! The hops are straight in your face and lost somewhere in between Gumballhead and Alpha King. This beer is bliss to the nose and utterly perfect. This is the second time I've had this and it made me smile instantly both times. The hops are sharp, piny, resinous, and crisp. They don't overstay their welcome and are just perfect for a 6% brew. Based on the judging protocol for the style, I really don't know why I didn't give this a 5 for taste. It is near perfect. The hops remind me of Cerveza Mysterioso and the hop profile drives me nuts. It drinks perfectly for the style and doesn't stick to the palate. It is perfectly spaced. Wow, 3 Kings is a top notch brew worthy of distribution. Search this one out since it's a one time offering. Cheers to both Sun King and 3 Floyds for this collaboration!
04-28-2011 08:01:08 | More by aasher
3.85/5 rDev -8.3%
Thanks to kstrickler for this growler, poured into a shaker pint glass.
A- A dull hazy golden color. Medium pour produced roughly two fingers of white head. Head dissipated into thin covering. Minimal lacing on the glass.
S- There wasn't all that much to the smell; had to let it sit for a while to get what little citrus zest there was. There was a slight funky yeast smell to it, as well, but also muted.
T- Much better than the smell, but also pretty muted. There was a mild grapefruit taste that was not bitter at all. Also some fresh bread qualities that mixed nicely. It is refreshing.
M- Light-medium body with good carbonation. Lingers on the palate for half a minute. Crisp finish. Easy drinker.
O- This is more of a Sun King beer than Three Floyds, though it is still a nice easy drinker. Would I go out of my way for another? No. It is easy to drink with a low abv, yet I prefer each brewery's normal APA. This joint project was too muted to compete well.
04-27-2011 16:48:09 | More by betsona
3.58/5 rDev -14.8%
Imbibed at FFF Brewpub 04/15/2011
Appearance -- Pours a hazed honey hue with a lily-white cap of foam. Looks handsome.
Smell -- Not much going on: pale bready malt, slight graininess, fresh grassy hops, and a dab of bright citrus. Inoffensive, but not especially aromatic.
Taste -- Clean breadiness with slight honey sweetness and some faint husky grain, mild floral and citrus hop flavor. Lingering flavor of spring grasses.
Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with moderate carbonation. Feels good.
Overall -- Meh. It's nice, but it don't like it as much as Alpha King or Pride & Joy. Tastes much more like Sun King's APA, Osiris, than anything FFF has done on their own. Good beer, better cause.
Additional Notes -- I'm surprised that my review differs so much from the other reviews. Can't explain it.
04-25-2011 02:17:48 | More by yeahnatenelson
4.35/5 rDev +3.6%
I was disappointed to go home with this instead of zombie sprinkles, but waited a week to drink it and let go my bitterness about that.
A: brassy golden orange, slight chill haze. Creamy head really persists. Nice lacing.
S: not mind blowing like zombie, but still some nice citrus and floral notes, some doughy malt underneath.
T: dryish. Lightly sweet bready malts are washed out by a smooth hop bitterness. Maybe just a touch astringent but not in a puckering way. Crisp on the end.
M: lively, frothy. Just over light bodied.
O: I waffled between 4 and 4.5 on every score on this one. Could put back a few of these and not tire of it. In fact that is the plan.
04-24-2011 02:33:32 | More by MrMcGibblets
4.6/5 rDev +9.5%
Scored a couple of growlers at Sun King this evening.
Pours like an a orange APA. Medium carbonation, clear pretty amberorange with a nice white head.
Smells soft. At first I thought it was nice and well-balanced but nothing too impressive. But as it warms a really gorgeous citrus hop profile claws its way through, balanced against a soft, pale malt and a fantastic yeast profile that's like bread dough and vanilla. Quite the aroma.
And, thank god, it tastes just as good as it smells. Just a wonderfully balanced APA with a much great yeast/malt complexity as hop complexity. It's hard to have so much going on on each side of the beer, especially when it's a medium strength beer. It's not xTreme enough for most BA's to give it anything above a 4.1ish, but it's exquisitely brewed and you should definitely try it if you can find it.
04-22-2011 02:14:33 | More by mynie
4.08/5 rDev -2.9%
Aroma: Not a very big aroma, but there is light citrus, floral hops and hints of pine.
Appearance: Hazy golden color with a white head, leaves sheets of lace sticking to the glass.
Taste: Citrusy orange and grapefruit, grassy and slight floral hops balanced well with a sweet malt profile. The bitterness is very low.
Mouthfeel: Very light feeling, bordering watery. Medium carbonation.
Overall: This is one hell of a session beer. The taste and mouthfeel is a lot more tame then I am used to from 3 Floyds, but this was such an enjoyable brew that I sessioned through an entire growler in one evening; I suggest you do the same to compare results.
Notes: Three Kings is a collaborate brew between 3 Floyds and SunKing to commemorate their alliance to change the archaic brewery laws in the state of Indiana. Available for a limited time at both SunKing and 3 Floyds, get it before it runs out!
04-20-2011 01:01:14 | More by thebeerisgood
4.2/5 rDev 0%
Had this twice in the past couple days, courtesy of Chris and Sean. Thanks guys. Served in various tulip glasses.
A - A finger-plus of white foam settles to a thick collar and patches of wispy bubbles, along with spotty lace. Lightly hazed golden body.
S- Citrus zest, particularly oranges, light icing sugar, a bit of yeast character. Reminds me of creamsicle actually. Quite enjoyable aroma.
T - Taste is a bit more yeasty and bready, with a healthy amont of citrus, light sugary malt, and mild bitterness. It's pretty nice, but not as good as the aroma.
M - Dry, medium-light body, medium carbonation. Some juicy character to the body, and quite smooth and easy-drinking, with no obvious alcohol.
D - Very easy to drink. I could (and will) drink a lot of this one. No booze, pleasant feel, great aroma - all the necessary requirements for a good session beer.
04-17-2011 21:22:38 | More by MasterSki
4.1/5 rDev -2.4%
A - Dull golden color with a small white head that faded to an uneven ring with some far lace on the sides.
S - Dank hops, grapefruit, and citrus are the primary aromas. There is a great smell of guava that comes up here as well.
T - Taste is inline with the nose. Some mild grapefruit and citrus. What seems to taste like guava is a nice addition. Reminds me of a mellow Columbus IPA with some guava. Very nice.
M - Lighter since of medium bodied with soft carbonation.
O - A really nice beer that is highly sessionable. Recommended, especially if you like APAs.
04-17-2011 19:44:08 | More by AgentZero
Three Kings from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.