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Boogoop - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub


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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.72%

Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Treebs on 11-14-2011)
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3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
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!!

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 00:47:13 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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District of Columbia

3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 06:17:39 | More by Chaney
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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 17:40:28 | More by KYGunner
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Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 03:50:19 | More by mattsander
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Alberta (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 05:43:08 | More by wordemupg
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3.15/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 01:36:52 | More by tectactoe
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4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 17:52:08 | More by yamar68
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 00:48:42 | More by gkatsoris
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4.4/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 22:53:56 | More by Oakenator
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New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 02:11:36 | More by Morningside
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New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 01:30:28 | More by facundoCNB
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3.85/5  rDev -4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 11:04:34 | More by laituegonflable
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4.33/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 04:42:29 | More by ngeunit1
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3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 03:56:35 | More by Durge
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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 01:02:00 | More by StaveHooks
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3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 02:38:54 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 04:29:11 | More by Sammy
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4.33/5  rDev +8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 16:36:35 | More by barleywinefiend
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3.73/5  rDev -7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 10:03:49 | More by peabody
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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi-cloudy, dark orange body with a very thick, very dense off-white head; sticky, clinging lacing on the glass. Heady, sweet aroma; light caramel and toffee notes. Sweet malt flavor, grainy and nutty; strong bitterness and excellent alcohol warmth. Medium-heavy body; sugary and smooth.

A spiffy little beer. Despite the buckwheat component, the beer exhibited a heavy brewing malt sweetness although the buckwheat probably contributes greatly to the slight nuttiness I taste. Super complexity and with an overall nice balance of features for such a bold beer. Nice collaboration beer for a unique and uncommon style.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 19:42:11 | More by beergoot
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4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: poured an orangish brown in color with pale brown highlights and a thin head that left very little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots going on in the aroma but I managed to detect plenty of caramel, burnt sugars, toffee with maybe a little molasses, hints of orangy citrus, maple syrup quality, dark fruits and berry undertones/

T: The taste was just as complex as the nose consisting of lots of caramel, toffee, burnt sugars, molasses, maple syrup, hints of chocolate, plenty of heat from the booze, signs of nuttiness, a touch of orane citrus peel flavor, mild hoppy accents, and dark fruits.

M: the brew was full in body with moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, slightly fruity, boozy, dark fruity, nutty, and sticky finish.

O: very nicely done complex wheatwine that was a little to hot on the booze for my liking but was very delicious.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 03:54:22 | More by Gobzilla
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fighting hurricane Sandy one barleywine at a time.

Deep, deep amber with a tight laced head. Thick drifts or retention throughout a couple refills.

Smells like syrupy lemon, grapefruit, orange cough drop. Or candied pineapple. Pretty much any combo of citrus or acid fruit and uber sweet sugar will work. Alcoholic.

Toffee, grapefruit and lemoncello. The caramel and citrus kinda tastes like a beery long island iced tea. Smells syrupy but the body is quite pleasant.

Nice. Still aggressive after almost a year in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 21:32:54 | More by donkeyrunner
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New York

3.53/5  rDev -12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 02:40:31 | More by socon67
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3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml into tulip. Bought this back in January I think and its been sitting in my closet ever since...
Pours a deep burnt orange/copper with a good amount of thick foam. Very hoppy rye aromas, hints of sweet malts. Taste is very rye-like. Its sharp rye malts, bitter hops, resin, and stinging paint thinner feel; though there is some sweetness. I had really high hopes with this one, but it was just to sharp for me. I think this was my first wheatwine, so this may well be how it should taste, but regardless, this was slightly lacking in drinking enjoyment for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 01:29:46 | More by DrinkSlurm
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South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P:  A beautiful cloudy body of orange copper that displays a 2 full fingers of milky taupe head that lingers. 

S:  Fresh bursts of citrus sun drenched wheat, grapefruit, orange peel, mango, toasted caramel malt, barnyard must, dried hay and hints of fresh rolled oats. Once swirled a timid lacquer, and orange pinesol aroma hit the nose. Alcohol is sweet with a dash of spicyness. 

T/M:  Dark malts flood my palate, toasted caramel, toffee, charred wheat, and burnt orange bitterness to round out the complex flavor. Orange dark chocolate liquor filled candy is the most noticeable flavor profile.  The bitterness us a triumvirate array of tropical fruits, orange zest, grapefruit and pine resin. Fluffy mouthfeel, nice warming and a dry semi chalky finish lingering orange oil and pine resin. 

O:  A hop forward wheat wine that is loaded with complexity. Flavor changes drastically from cold to warm with it being much smoother once warmed. Hats off to Mikkeller &Three Floyd's for a deliciously well crafted treat. 

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 04:16:01 | More by Hopswagger
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Boogoop from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.