Boogoop - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 192
Hads: 607
Avg: 4
pDev: 22.5%
Wants: 37
Gots: 180 | FT: 12
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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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Photo of vfgccp
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 2011 bottle, opened Jan 2015

A - Awesome looking beer. Beautiful milk chocolate khaki head pours three fingers high with great retention and nice lace. Deep, opaque ice tea body.

S - Really nice, net sweet nose. Caramel, raisin, vanilla, touch of cinnamon, pumpernickel raisin bread, soft bourbon booze, light honeydew, leather.

T - Booze-forward. Oak, brown sugar, molasses, bitter wood, plant stems, vanilla extract, warm booze, caramel.

M - Soft, medium body. Well balanced carbonation. Smooth finish.

O - Not overtly complex or deep, but still a delicious example of the style.

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Photo of Beer-Ed
4/5  rDev 0%

Bottle. Pours reddish amber with a dense white head. Aroma is fruity, orange zest, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, orange notes. Finish has notes of orange zest and alcohol. Medium bodied.

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Photo of Beerlover
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe I didn't rate this one when I had it, unfortunately my notes have no date on when I tried this one, but here is what my notes say on it...

Pours a cloudy hazy amberish brown color, with a super thick off white khaki head. Smells very malty with a hint of hoppy sweetness. Initial taste - malt bomb but very pleasant balanced finish with aftertaste slightly bitter and sweet. low carbonation definitely unlike anything else, probably thanks to the buckwheat! good boo goop!

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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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3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Wine glass. Orangish amber color, cloudy appearance. Yellowish foam creates a creamy, wide layer & sticky head. Copious rigs & collars. Prune & plum, herbal & candy, intense caramel malt aromas, notes of brown sugar & molasses on the back as well as cumin & anise seed hues. Malty, creamy, toasted & sweet upfront rounded by hints of fruity candies. Full body. Extra soft carbonation. Oily texture & silky palate. Herbal infusion & slight earthy bitterness arise in the middle, but they are overwhelmed by toasted & brown sugary flavors. Sweet/bitter finish. Hints of anise with subtle underlying fudge chocolate on the aftertaste. Delicious, warming, no harsh, alcoholic sensation. A big one!!

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Photo of Chaney
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got this one a long time ago.

Served in a FFF glass.

A: Gold, mildly unclear, and with a nice 2-finger head.

S: So much hop + caramel. Nice! Potent and hop + Alka Seltzer.

T: Kinda boozy, a bit of carrot juice thrown in, and infinitely bitter. Still, this was a dream brew.

M: Low carb, which was perfect for this style. I hate this style overall, but the true edge was there.

O: Really nice beer, but not as good as Risgoop, to my mind.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The brew poured with a ton of foam and a lively spirit. The edges were bright orange but the color settled into an amber center.

The aromas were full of dried fruit but chocolate, licorice and even a little smoke could be found.

The flavor says straight barley wine to me with no wheat characteristics that I can tell. Fudge brownie with a ton of barley malt flavor caps off a full flavor.

The ending feel to this was my only disappointment as it had a twangy tanginess. Otherwise the feel seemed appropriate.

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Photo of mattsander
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Murky deep amber, the head is huge and dense. Great lacing.

S: A huge aroma of grainy buckwheat, fruity and nutty, sweet and inviting. Intruiging and unique aroma.

T: Sweet fruity bubblegum, melony-berry in the middle, a little nutty or roasty near the end and with a mouth coating bitterness. I like this more than I thought I would.

M: Extremely ful bodied but light and creamy, this has a really outstanding mouthfeel.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into tulip 19/7/13

A murky dark brownish amber with enough clarity to see a few slow tiny bubbles feeding a very well sustained massive beige foam that leaves 6 distinct rings before falling to a pencil top eraser island, looks fantastic

S caramel and butterscotch, candied pineapple, honey, Proef yeast, herbal notes, cereal, little booze, and some citrus rind

T more citrus rind and slightly less caramel and more candied pineapple, a little spice I can't place and there's booze but its well hidden, not sure the age but shes still pretty hoppy, tastes solid but the nose has a slight edge

M full and little syrupy, enough carbonation to give it a slightly creamy feel, just a little heat on the way down ans a sweet rind finish

O great beer and a solid example of the style, not sure of the age and I don't know if I'd want to age it further or not, a nice balance of sweet malt and hops, very easy to drink for a strong heavy beer

worth looking for and when you consider who came together to brew it I shouldn't be surprised. Yet another one of those beers where I want to try it on its bottling date and again well sown the road, I'll be buying a couple to age out of curiosity

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Photo of biboergosum
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz glass at Underground Edmonton, a sneak preview of their Mikkeller (and friends, evidently) tap takeover starting this Thursday.

This beer appears a hazy, murky dark apricot brown colour, with one fat finger of bubbly, thickly foamy, and fairly creamy beige head, which leaves some nice pockmarked stoneface lace around the glass as slowly ebbs away.

It smells of sweet caramel and wheat malt, an indistinct graininess, a slightly musty yeastiness, muddled orchard and tropical fruit, floral, leafy hops, and a simmering booze warming. The taste is very barleywine-esque up front - big, bulging caramel/toffee malt, subtly aided here by some beefed-up wheat malt, one rather bereft of any usual edge or crispness, a musty, dusty, old cellar dankness, lingering brewer's yeast, and subdued leafy, floral, and somewhat citrusy hops. The big ABV does well to keep its distance.

The bubbles are actually active, but keep their head down while they go about their duty, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight, and generally quite smooth, the only thing threatening ingress being the quivering alcohol. It finishes sweet, duh, the caramel and sugar wheat cereal pops fullness having little trouble with the latent fruity hops, while the booze still seems capable of minding it own manners.

Probably the tastiest wheatwine (sorry, Half Pints!) I've come across, and yes, it's mostly because of the barley wine proximity, but also due to the alcohol integration, and maybe the agreeable hop balance. Lots going on here, but at the same time, it really seems quite simple. Glad to have gotten a go at this one - thank you John from Soltice.

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Photo of FranzBC
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Mikkeller & friends bar in Copenhagen. First wheat wine I've had but definitely is reminisc of an American Barely wine. Delicious. Excellent layered head that sits like a rock, long lingering bittness,great malt aroma; fantastic. The awesome bar might help this one a bit as I had some much better Mikkeller beers at the Mikkeller bar last night.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.18/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to Mike for bringing this one - always willing to try something from Three Floyds. Boogoop comes out of the bottle looking slightly copper with a swampy, brown-ish hue to it. Translucent, topped with a half-inch head that's off-white in color and pretty quick to recede. No real lacing left behind, though that's not too shocking for a 10%+ ABV wheatwine.

Aroma is VERY buckwheat heavy. I haven't had much buckwheat in my life, aside from in pancakes and such, but its aroma is very noticeable and very easy to recognize - very dry and grainy. Booze is apparent but isn't too hot or off-putting. A nice bouquet joins the aromatics about halfway through; perfume, roses, flowers, leaves - smells more like a forest or a handful of grass rather than actual hops.

And not so far from the aroma, the flavor is so, so heavy on the buckwheat. Extremely dry, grainy, and borderline abrasive. The floral hops are noticeable from the start - flowery and grassy in all their glory - but unfortunately they get buried by the robustness of the buckwheat. The booze starts off mild, but starts to open up with time and by the end, you're definitely getting a little bit of heat.

Caramel malts and some sugary sweetness from the malt help to balance the beer, but sadly there isn't much hope. The buckwheat and the booze are too heavy to be balanced properly, which is a shame, because some of the flavors from the malts would probably be quite nice. Pretty thick body with a sticky, almost syrup-like mouth feel, low carbonation.

Well, I'm glad to say I got to try this one, but it fell awfully flat for me. If you're a dedicated lover of buckwheat, then you'll surely love this beer. But it was quite overpowering and heavy, and the dryness from it was a bit too intense to be consistently enjoyable. Not awful or undrinkable, but not something I'd care to try again. Either way, big thanks to Mike for cracking it open.

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Photo of yamar68
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Swampy red brown, stripes of thin beading just below the head, a few fingers of khaki head recede down to create a fat dollop that floats around the middle of the glass and great sticky lace.

Fat caramel and dessert sweetness, honey and citrus, toasted grains... nice.

Mmmm... bittersweet pineapple and wheat... warming booze is well integrated, orange and pear, mouthfeel is a little chalky and dry, allowing the finish to linger between tastes.

Glad to finally try this one - good shit.

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Photo of gkatsoris
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Meh flat brown. HUGE white foamy head. Lots of lacing.

S: Sugary hops. Citrus and floral hops. buttered toast. Brown sugar. Molasses.

T: Yummy hops. Pretty bitter on the front and back. Burnt sugar on the very back.

M: Thisck and foamy.

O: Not bad at all.

thanks redliner8!

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Photo of Oakenator
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sweet pour - dark amber color with a full head at pour that persists well. Unfiltered & cloudy - appears to have good body. Great lacing. Aroma is nice with citrus & orange; some alcohol slightly present. Great flavor - slightly sweet up front with a stronger malt and mellowed hop flavor on the back. Candi sugar finish.

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Photo of Morningside
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served chilled in a Bell's Snifter.

A- Deep burnt orange with a two-finger eggshell head that slowly dissipates to one finger. Solid lacing.

S- Toffee, mild heat, woody resin, pine, grapefruit, brown sugar and caramel.

T- Bitter cocoa bean, mild pine, grapefruit, toffee, dryish, sweet finish.

M- Mildly drying, very little carbonation, not as sticky as I thought it would be.

O- Very interesting, a nice balance between hops and malts. Shockingly easy to drink for this abv. Bold and challenging, yet a pleasure to drink, what would you expect from these two breweries.

Taken from notes on 11/9/12

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a nice amber in color with lots of off white head which dissipated slowly and gave off some excellent amounts of sticky lacing.. seems a little over carbonated. smells really sweet like a barley wine, a slight hint of oxidation, grassy hops. the taste is bitter up front from earthy/grassy hops, then the sweetness of the wheat kicks in. a very flavorful bready treat with a hint of oxidation. medium body with moderate amount of carbonation. this is my first beer of this style and i think i'm in love. a really malty beer with excellent lacing, color, and a nice overall bready smell/taste.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

(This is a very old review I'm only just entering, I haven't hung onto this beer for two years)

Pours a coppery red colour, thins out at the edge. Head is massively generous, ballooning up to the top of the glass, in what is really pleasant consistency. Leave gorgeous, jaundiced lace behind. Too much head, but seriously, looks a treat.

Smells pleasantly floral. Lots of hop on there, giving light, pleasant tropical aromas - pine-lime mostly, with some other citrus, cake battery malt. Some woody resin, rosewater maybe too? Yes, very light and pleasant.

Taste is oddly sweet, with a lot of light vanilla-coated malt throughout and hint of rye spice. Develops some floral notes on the mid-palate, a touch of resin and maybe some citrus - then the hops pretty much go away and we're left with sweetness. Slight lychee tanginess on the back adds some depth, but it's quite disappointingly sweet overall. Kind of tastes like an experiment in late hopping - no bittering hops, just the tangy aroma and early flavour hops. But I would also say it's evidence in favour of early hopping.

Full but fluid, with the right amount of drying. Very nice texture.

I wish I liked this more, but there's a real saccharine quality to it, and I just wish it would man up.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, sweet wheaty and caramel malts, buckwheat, and a bit of booze.

T - Sweet wheat and caramel malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, grassy, and pine hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, some buckwheat, and a bit of booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, dry, bitter, and warming finish.

D - Nicely balanced wheatwine. Great hop profile and hop-malt balance throughout.

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Photo of Durge
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A relatively clear reddish copper color with a giant off-white head and
tons of chunky lace. The aroma brings a little malt caramel with astringent
mineral wheat. Kind of punchless, but okay. The flavor comes on with an odd
fruit medley and nutty malt with more sweet mineral ideas. Grassy bitterness and
some biscuit brightness and sweet celery. Very interesting with a lingering
minty quality. Medium-plus body with a pretty full but smooth feel. Not
something I would rush to buy again but definitely a good experience.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle split with my awesome wife.
Served in a Duvel tulip

A - Pours a hazy burnt amber color with a frothy off-white head. The sinks into a thick sudsy cap with thick horizontal lines of lacing.

S - Rich bready caramel malts, caramelized brown sugar, sugar cookie dough, citrus hops, candied stone fruit, ripe pineapple.

T - Matches the nose with big caramel and breadyness, toasted toffee, crushed pecans, maple syrup, grapefruit oils, mango , papaya, and leafy hops. The middle pushes hearty barley grains, and pine comes out as it warms. Finishes with sweet barley and sticky citrus and pine notes

M - This is where the wheat shines providing a full bodied, lush creamy feel. Finishes semi dry with zero alcohol presence.

Incredible! This has more of a Barleywine twist to it than a straight wheat wine. The wheat seemed to only show up in the incredibly smooth mouthfeel. Intense candied fruit flavors that were were very complex and balanced at the same time.

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Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a heavy foam head of the light mocha white variety; the beer is a deep orange-red; foam lacing retained

S - citrus and subtle grapefruit notes; full of hop-flower aromas; some malty sugars and hints of wheat; a bit of caramel; grapes

T - the buckwheat makes for a bitter taste up front; the beer as some toffee nut elements; a little hoppy, a little sweet; some acrid fruit flavors

M - a bit syrupy but medium-to-full bodied with the right amount of carbonation; some nutty finish qualities; hop bitterness

O - the beer is pretty busy but does a great job hiding its 10.4; I'm not overly impressed and don't feel this is an overtly quaffable offering; it has some redeeming qualities and it's certainly worth a taste or cellar spot, but I likely won't be seeking out another; the wheat-hop-bitter-mix doesn't entice.

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Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hits the style. A strong ale of piney citrus grapefruit hops with a large floating mass of grain. Very hoppy, which raised the interest. Good drinkability, above average mouthfeel, suitably carbonated. Cloudy light brown coloured body, with large retained head. Surprisingly fresh aromas.A good find in Maine last August.
Further sample at Bar Volo, fresh. Good hoppy wheatwine.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a cloudy deep orangish in color with crimson hues heavy internal carbonation, medium tan head that lasts, slightly hazy

S: Very aromatic, big citrus, orchard fruits, some buckwheat, sweet like sugar cookie and some light booze stings the nostrils

T: Reminiscent of the nose. Initial citrus, sweet syrupy and buckwheat which persists with some light heat and herbal notes come to fruition. The finish is a little sticky, a tad syrupy, sweetness

M: Very nice. Full bodied, well carbonated, sweet and sticky, loads of flavor sit on the palate.

O: A very good representatio of the style. I would def drink this again.

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Photo of peabody
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy orange to amber with slight bubbles and nice lacing.
Smell is grass/wheat and malt sugars with the alcohol bring up the rear.
Taste is nutty at first almost like almonds. Very sweet and malty and this one hides the booze pretty well.
You get the phenol feel right at the end and it makes the palate sticky to some extent.
Still this is a good beer from two great brewers but I think it needs more time to sit. The alcohol is almost too much.

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Boogoop from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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