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Region Riot - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Region Riot
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 17.23%
Wants: 9
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This delightful malt liquor was brewed to celebrate the equally delightful "Region" that we brew in. Brewed with a portion of Indiana corn, this is what a malt liquor should be.

10 IBU

(Beer added by: Wadsey on 09-06-2011)
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4/5  rDev +13%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft served in a goblet. Hazy pale straw gold, thin broken skim, spotty lacing on the side sipped from. Looks alright, smells pretty sweet, but that's to be expected.

Sweet and grainy, yeasty with grape notes, sweet corn.

A little bit overly sweet, but clean enough. Corn, grain, yeasty fruitiness. Honey orange shortbread cookies. Creamy feel... clean, no fusels or any of the typical nasty connotations of the style. Light bitterness fades in and out. Don't let it get too warm though.

Gets da job done dere. Region rats mount up... put dis shizz in 40's!

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sample. Served in a snifter.

My sample of Region Riot poured a golden yellow with the beginnings of a thin, soft, fluffy white head. The fragrance was of sweet corn and not much else. It tasted sweet and surprisingly tasty for a malt liquor. There is absolutely no bitterness. I enjoy the simplicity of the flavor and the thin, simple delicacy of the mouthfeel. The high ABV is very well masked by the sweetness of the corn, which makes this a very drinkable brew. I would take this over a pale macro brew any day.

Three Floyds is a brewery that claims to think differently, but what more can be done with a malt liquor? Region Riot is what you would expect: simple, sweet, but well done for what it is.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale, straw colored beer with a bit of a white head that left just some minor spots on the sides.

S - A lot of sweetness, with some corn. Not really getting much else on there, no real hop presence to speak of.

T - It tastes pretty smooth, alcohol is hidden. Tastes like sweet grains and a bit of corn syrup. Pretty boring, but not bad.

M - Pretty light, a little bit of a syrupy feel. Softer carbonation.

O - Not bad for a malt liquor. The beer had a very warming effect on my stomach, which was unexpected and just went to show how well the alcohol was hidden. Got a little too sweet at the end, but no real complaints.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at FFF.
Served in imperial nonic pint.

"this is what a malt liquor should be..."
-FFF menu description of the beer

I like this. Sure, it isn't as hopped up as other FFF beers, but it Ian meant to be.
Some lactose-like sugar and boiled corn reminds me slightly of creamed corn-- but it isn't bad (I'm afraid that description has people fearing the worst).
The alcohol is well hidden, and only slightly makes an appearance as this warms to room temp. The nose is mild and easy onthe senses.
The body is well carbed with a little oily quality.
The beer itself is pale yellowy golden with a small white head that left frothy bubbles and lace.
Overall: this is a very solid malt liquor. If you were looking to get fucked up, this would certainly be a contender.

It's a malt liquor, and rated as such, it scores pretty well. Of course, I am a bit of an FFF fanboy, so tale my review with a grain of salt.

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3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a snifter at The Firkin.

Nice, another craft malt lickah to torture my tongue with. It pours the color of Death's horse from Revelation topped by a finger of lightly dusty white foam. The nose comprises bleached wheat, corn syrup, corn starch, white bread, sweet flowers, and dried grass. The taste holds notes of corn syrup, sweet grass, marshmallow, sweet flowers, light menthol, white bread, and an awful lot of bleached wheat and flour. It's sweet, syrupy, and dry all at the same time. Wow. The body is a heavy-feeling medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly syrupy feel. Overall, definitely one of the better lickahs I've had, but there's just too much corn- and wheat-sweetness for me to ever really enjoy this stuff.

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On-tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

Pours a pale yellow color with a short lived white head. Smells like malt liquor. Really sweet and simplistic aroma. Sugar and corn with a bit of cereal and not much "real" malt aroma. Some sweet fruit esters, though. The sweetness dominates the flavor, too. Sugar, apples, cereal, and corn make up most of it. No hop flavor or bitterness to speak of.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a clear solo cup. Excellent presentation.
Appearance: clear, light gold color. 1/4 to 1/2 inch head that quickly dissipated.

Smell: grainy & sweet. You can already tell there is barely any hop presence.

Taste: Holy malt city Batman! Lives true to the style, and you can definitely pick up the corn notes.

Mouthfeel: The beer is thin, delivers the flavor package, and goes down easy. Unlike cheaper interpretations of the style, there is not residual alcohol burn, or unappealing after-taste. It is actually a refined and enjoyable finish, just the way its meant to be.

Overall: most of us have had some kind of gas-station malt liquor in our young days, and the fact that I ordered, drank, and finished this beer with as much pride as any other floyds offering really speaks for what it is. Its a good malt liquor, and for the style, id drink it again. Lots of other breweries condition malt liqours and they turn out fantastic, but kudos to FFF for a solid interpretation.

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Region Riot from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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