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Boogoop - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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very good

593 Ratings
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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 38
Gots: 181 | FT: 11
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: Treebs on 11-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A delightful Buckwheat Wine-style ale brewed by Three Floyds and Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium. Enjoy the fourth collaboration between our two breweries!

80 IBU

Should be listed under Mikkeller.
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

3.51/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft pour into a 10oz snifter for $4 during happy hour. Sampled 1/30/12.

A: Served with a small head, off-white in color and pretty quick to disappear. A thin film ad collar remain over the sienna brown body. Very opaque. Small specks of lace dot the glass.

S: Very nice right out of the gate. Bright berry aromas fade into toasted grain and caramel. Alcohol becomes apparent around the 15 minute mark, but doesn't hit you over the head. Well integrated. Well rounded aroma profile. Perhaps a little construction paper in the background.

T: More toasted and less sweet than the nose suggested. Strikes a great balance between sweet and dry. The wheat adds a little complexity to the deeper layers of flavor. There is a strong hoppy bite on the end that accentuates the warming alcohol. Kind of a cross between an American Barleywine and a wheatwine.

M: Medium light - and much lighter than expected. Finishes very bitter and favors dry over sweet. Alcohol is also a feature on the tongue.

O: Not a bad beer but certainly not as good as the ratings would lead you to believe. Or the pedigree for that matter...

Photo of socon67
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy orange pour with a white fizzy head. Decent lacing. Some carbonation is visible.

S - Scent of caramel malt, some citrus notes, and a bit of dry sherry. Has a boozy smell as it warms.

T - Strong malt flavor with a bite of sharp berries. Finish has a potent bite. Very sweet component to this.

M - Strong sipper that really goes well after a meal. I was glas to split the bottle with a few friends. This is not a style that I'd like to have too much of.

O - Enjoyable collaboration and well worth trying.

Photo of Bung
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml. Picked up at the Charleston Beer xchange. Bright amber pour, layer of off white head. Laces a little.

Aroma, the standard piney 3F character. Some herbal graininess. Toffee.

Taste, a bit harsh. Hops, they're all there, piney, herbal, lighter citrus. There's a grainy spice, with the hope and higher carb cause the harshness for me. There is a nice bready/fruitcake malt body. Finishes with toasted malt and pretty bitter pine/anise. If you've killed your buds maybe this isn't that bitter, for me not quite doing it.

Body right of mid. Carbonation makes the drinkabity higher, but makes it much less enjoyable also. A one and done for me, but maybe worth trying. Price though, is not low.

This did improve all around as it warmed.

Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a deep copper color with a cream colored head on top that had a very nice lacing on it. The retention was pretty good on this also. The smell of the beer was mostly all hops, Not sure if it's what I really wanted from a Wheatwine style. It gave me the impression that this was going to be more like an IPA. The taste of the beer was very hoppy too, Really just not was I was hoping for here. The mouthfeel was nicely carbonated and had a decent body to it. Overall I was a little disappointed in this one. It was just too hoppy I think for the style they were attempting.

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into tulip glass. Pours dark hazy copper in color with a big foamy khaki head that slowly fades to a sticky foamy film and noticeable lacing. Aroma is big caramel and hops that come off like pine or spruce. Taste is big bready caramel and bitter hops that are again pine resinous spruce with some yeast along with some spice and pepper and signs of alcohol that are well balanced. Palate is full and sticky with a chalky dry finish. I was hoping it would be as good as the other 3F 'goop' beers, but that wasn't the case. I will try another bottle that I have again in 6-12 months.

Photo of mltobin
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at The Ginger Man in NYC.

Appearance is yellow-orange with a thin head. It has a nose with flora, bread, light hops. Boogoop tastes fairly low-key, caramel, sweet, fruit, but all subdued. Mouthfeel is medium, a smooth finish. The ABV is well hidden, so remember to sip. A pretty good wheatwine, however I was expecting a higher level of quality from this particular collaboration.

Photo of jmarsh123
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light caramel with a big white frothy head and excellent lacing.

Sweet caramel with a little bit of tang, some bready malt, and citrus hops.

A little bit of citrus up front along with some sweet caramel malt. Finishes supremely piney and dry with a slight astringency.

Medium bodied and a bit sticky with medium carbonation.

An interesting idea and not too bad, but the sweetness up front turns into intense bitterness on the back end and it's not a terribly smooth transition which makes it a bit weird.

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: deep orange hinting towards red. almost opaque but just barely able to see through when held to the light. bubbly off white head that leaves a lacing behind

Smell: figs and dark fruit along with a strong wheat backbone. quite a bit of strength to the smell but not quite alcohol

Taste: opens up with figs that mix with the wheat that consists of most of the beer. ends with a strong hoppiness and slight alcohol bite

Mouthfeel: fairly light and wheaty. ends with a bit of bitterness from hops and alcohol

Overall: a fairly good but overall disappointing beer. Three floyds is talked up a lot and this one let me down a little especially for the steep price tag

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3.6/5  rDev -10%

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3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: copper-sorghum, a little hazy. Huge pillowy head, messy lacing abounds.
Smell: piney hops up front. Have to dig deep to get past that...some candied brown sugar buried in there.
Taste: again, piney hops dominate. The buckwheat gives a subtle, interesting balance but hardly the star here.
Overall: probably the lone voice in this regard but man, IMO, tone down the hops and this would be a better brew.

Photo of adam42381
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a New Belgium globe. No freshness info on bottle.

Appearance: Pours a hazy medium caramel brown with golden edges and an enormous 3-4 finger foamy light tan head which dissipates slowly into a heap of foam in the middle of the glass. Excellent head retention and lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel malt, lemon zest pine and a bit of boozy alcohol.

Taste: Sweet malt and bitter citrus up front followed by pine and a touch of bready malt in the middle before ending with bitter citrus and booze at the finish. Aftertaste is quite bitter with just a hint of sweet pineapple. I'm really surprised that I'm not picking up a lot of wheat character in this one.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. The hop oils are quite sticky and completely coat the palate.

Drinkability: Decent drinkability. You may want to have a friend help you finish the bottle. Otherwise, you're going to be feeling it.

Overall: Good beer overall. While I'm not at all familiar with wheatwines (this is my first), I'll say it's a solid beer and I'd basically compare it to a barleywine. This was my first beer from either Mikkeller or Three Floyds and I'd say it didn't really disappoint. Worth a try.

Photo of MasterSki
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Hopleaf. Served in an imperial half pint glass.

A - A finger of creamy foam settles to a thin cap and splotchy lacework. Lightly hazed Shirley Temple-esque body that's partly red and partly orange?

S - Extremely fruity, with red fruits and berry notes, honey and treacle malt sweetness, and perhaps a bit of toffee. This doesn't have the same aggressive dry hop aroma that the other 'goops had when fresh - I'm guessing that's because it was made in Belgium and shipped across the Atlantic. I'm not sure I actually perceive the buckwheat, although the combo of sweetness and grain is mildly evocative of pancakes.

T - The taste deliver the flavors hinted at in the aroma - caramel-soaked buckwheat, with some sweet marmalade topping in the periphery. There's a bit of zesty twang in the finish that's reminiscent of rye, and then a surprising hop bitterness(?) in the aftertaste.

M - Medium-full body, with moderate carbonation and well-hidden alcohol. There's a lightly burnt syrup/crystallized sugar kind of texture to it.

D - Very rich stuff - I appreciate the serving size, and not as much for the alcohol as for the sweetness. While I was disappointed that this lacked the hoppiness of the other 'goops, I have a feeling this may age more gracefully as the malt bill seems to have more complexity.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clouded, amber-gold body with a two-inch-tall, lasting, off-white head.

Smell: Sweetish elements of caramel, amber-colored honey, toasted kasha, a pinch of ground nutmeg, mild alcohol (boogoopbooze), and chopped bitter lemon rinds.

Taste: Sugar-encrusted toast topped with additional helpings of honey, caramel. Yes, there's a fair amount of sweetness present. Supplementary dried fruits. Candied lemon peel, resinous hops with a moderate bitterness. Lightly spicy. Minor rustic buckwheat grain quality perking up amidst the bitterness and sweetness. Bitterish, flowing finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Boogoop is fairly good goop, not great goop.

Boogoop from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.