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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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3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
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

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2014 03:05:43 | More by SportsandJorts
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Alberta (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 00:54:11 | More by biboergosum
Photo of FranzBC


3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2013 12:59:29 | More by FranzBC
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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a brilliant dark burnt orange, clear and bright. Thin white head without great retention. Faint rings of lacing.

S - Bitter, resinous hops, citrus and pine, grain and caramel malts, booze.

T - Very hoppy, much more so than I expected from this style. Mountains of flavour and depth. Mandarin, kumquat, orange, pine needle, alcohol heat, treacle.

M - Syrupy full body, moderate carbonation. A real sipper.

O - At the right time and place, i.e. as a digestif, a really pleasant experience.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2012 04:52:16 | More by dansmcd
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4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Farmer's Cabinet in Philly on 7/5/12. Served in a snifter.

Pour: Mostly cloudy caramel color with just over a finger of fluffy, sticky white head.

Smell: Wheaty sweetness and some citrus. Hops have held up well since its release.

Taste: Caramel sweetness up front followed by a burst of floral, peppery, and citrus hop bitterness. Hops command the majority of the taste, but are not overpowering. Bready sweetness lingers.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body, and not overly bitter. Definitely warming, but alcohol is masked pretty well.

Overall: really excited I got to try this, and I was not disappointed.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2012 17:02:53 | More by cfrances33
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4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy dark amber with a large, fading head.
Lots of malt in the aroma, with caramel, toffee and golden syrup all showing alongside some spicy, bready malt. In the way of hops there's resinous, spicy characters. Tempting.
The malty aroma is perfectly mirror in the flavours. What's different is the booze and hops. There's a stronger piny, spicy hop presence including an aggressive bitterness in the finish, while the alcohol presents itself noticeably but remains clean.
Body is perfectly syrupy.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2012 01:46:29 | More by CrazyDavros
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4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From phone notes, on tap at Pumphouse.

Pours a rich dark copper gold, half finger head, with sticky lace.

Aromas are a hops and pine assault on nose.

Taste is a resin pine and malt bomb, however quite sweet overall.

Sticky mouthfeel - quite oily.

Good beer, but I wonder how easy it is to brew something this flavourful at this abv?

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2012 03:22:45 | More by heygeebee
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New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a darker tinted amber color with moderate cap of dense, barely off-white foam, good retention and sticky lacing. A blind whiff would lead me to consider this a hoppy barlewine as strong resinous hop notes blend with the allure of sticky sweet caramel and brown sugar, faint earthy graininess, spice and splash of dark fruits. Taste tones down the sweetness a touch and lets more of the grain shine through, bold pine resin and dark fruits present themselves before honey and brown sugar finish out the taste. Fuller side of medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Much more harsh on the nose and palate than expected, subtlety not a feature of this beer in any way, good sipper.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2012 15:22:38 | More by rfgetz
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2.68/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours orange with a white-ish head. Sweet citrus up front that turns to bitter pith with warming alcohol. pretty well hopped. as a beer, it doesn't fall flat, but falls into the heavy alcohol blanket territory with no redeeming qualities.
was really dissapointed by this one.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2012 19:06:38 | More by Lldeegan
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4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap @ the St. Charles Tap House

Pours orange tinted brown color that is murky. Tons of sticky cream colored lace shows after the inch of like-colored head settles.

The nose is comprised of bready malt, green apple, fig, caramel. light hoppy aroma. Smells very interesting and inviting. Like a caramel apple on Halloween.

The taste follows suit. Big caramel and green apple notes, surrounded by biscuit-like malts. Hops then come into play and deliver an assertive bitterness. Sweet, malty, fruity, hoppy, delicious. The sweetness is balanced nicely and is anything but in-your-face.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit oily, and finishes dry from the hoppy goodness.

Overall, this was very enjoyable. Big beer with a nicely masked abv and great flavor profile.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2012 20:14:29 | More by ChugginOil
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3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at O'Reilly's. Served in a snifter. Slatetank to the left of me, Ffejherb to the right, here I am…

A: The wheatwine is a big murky amber color, rusty but hazed over. An off-white head, more tan than not, is thin and doesn't linger.

S: That's a wheatwine. The nose is big and abrasive, excessive wheat to the point of thickness. The hops, citrusy, are equally powerful. As the ale warms, the hops strengthen. Caramel, wheat, and hops, all in more-than-ample proportions.

T: Fruits and hops, and plenty of breads. The wheatwine body is a wall of concentrated fruits, dark and sharp. The hops add citrus, a grapefruit dose that gets stronger as the ale gets warmer. The wheatwine strsses the wine side, boozy and hot; you can feel the strength after even 1/2 of a glass. The richness seems best for colder weather and the hops have lost a bit of the edge (as compared to a pour from a bottle last month). Formidable though, a filling beer.

M: Like most wheawines, strength and the wall of maltiness are hallmarks. The hops need a bit of time and don't have the same pow though.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2012 19:02:09 | More by akorsak
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Popago brewing in Scottsdale, Arizona.

A: 1/4" tan head over brown liquid.

S: Sweet barley malt, yeast, dark fruit.

T: Fruity esters, cherry, figs, barley malt and toffee flavours.

M: Medium to thin mouthfeel. Very smooth.

O: Beautiful. This fruity and smooth wheatwine is extremely tasty. Most of the inexperienced jackasses reviewing this beer are acting as if are reviewing an IPA, but as a wheat wine; this is fantastic.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2012 03:47:40 | More by DaftCaskBC


3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2012 11:45:28 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2012 01:54:08 | More by mltobin
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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Scratch. Poured into a monstrous brandy balloon-type glass a rusty amber without a whole lot of head. Lovely colour and left a lot of lacing on the glass.

The smell is wonderful. I didn't get any buckwheat, but a bunch of sweet malt, citric hop, some spice and light astringency. Taste was a bit of a surprise. Having eaten buckwheat noodles/pasta, not to mention sampled the Rogue buckwheat ales on numerous occasions, I was initially disappointed to taste nothing resembling buckwheat in this beer. That said, is sure is a wonderful barleywine. A bright hoppy number that doesn't begin to hint at it's considerable alcohol content. Citrus, spice, candi sugar, toasted brioche, notes of wheat, gingerbread and tropical fruit. Young and brash and really quite bitter. Not exactly what I was expecting.

Slick and fairly full mouthfeel. Paired with an assortment of cheeses and bread - an ideal complement to the flavors, and a handy diversion from what is an entirely too drinkable beer. Slightly disappointing in that it is not much different to the other beers in this series but great nonetheless.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2012 08:00:40 | More by Parrotshake
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3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rustico. Served in a snifter.

The pour brings forward a dark reddish-amber brew with a thin white head and a bit of collar. The nose carries a touch of rye plus some earthy and citrus hops. A bit of booze. The flavor has a good dose of rye backed up by a slight amount of flavorful hops. The mouthfeel is the winner for the beer, with a nice creaminess followed by some spice from the rye. Overall, the mouthfeel is by far the best part; the rest of it is fairly uninteresting.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2012 23:42:38 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of Florida9


3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap on at Firkin. Slightly hazy ice-tea colored served with asmall but very creamy whitish colored head. Aroma is nearly nonexistent, just a little orangey citrus and a little alcohol. Taste though is slightly sweet, very smooth, with notes of citrus, orange, and mildly stewed tea. Very smooth. Alcohol is well hidden. A very nice, very smooth barley wine.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2012 03:29:31 | More by Florida9
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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Sheffield's.

A- Pours a dark murky amber with a two finger head that leaves some nice webs of lacing behind.

S- Lot's of citrus and tropical fruits upfront with grapefruit, orange, pineapple, lemon and mango. Caramel, toffee wheat and piney hops follow after.

T- Caramel, toffee and grainy wheat are more upfront and prominent in the taste with the peppery spice, citrus zest, pineapple, mango, and pine providing some balance.

M- Medium carbonation with a slightly chewy mouthfeel. ABV is hidden well.

O- I enjoyed this more than I was expecting. Fairly complex and the hop presence provides a nice balance. It did get slightly cloying, but still pretty drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2012 21:15:05 | More by iadler
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Sunswick 35/35 on 2/14/12.

Review taken from notes.

This beer pours a nice orangish amber color. There is about a finger of white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves a nice sheet of lace behind on the glass. The nose is of toasted malt, citrus, and a piney hop presence. There are also some nice aromas of dark fruit, caramel, and toffee. The taste follows the nose pretty well. There is some caramel and toasted malt flavors. There is also a honey-like flavor and some dark fruits. A nice piney hop presence is here as well. Also I am getting some flavors of grain, spices and some toffee. The finish leaves some lingering dark fruit, grain, hop bitterness, and some hop bitterness behind on the palate. This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice smooth feel to it. There is a nice amount of sweetness here, and then there is a slowly building hop bitterness. There is some spice presence, and some boozy warmth on the back end as well. This has good drinkability. It is bit of a sipper because of the high alcohol content, but I wouldn't sipping on a few all night. Overall, It is a really nice beer. The flavor is very nice and the abc is present but not overdone at all. I recommend trying this out. It is my first FFF beer and I look forward to trying some more whenever I can. I would buy this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2012 11:18:07 | More by JizackFH
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4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served on tap at Mad Fox Brewing Co. for their 2nd Annual Barleywine Festival. Sunday, 2/12. review from notes.

A: a hazy orange body. head is unimpressive w/ decent retention and lacing.
S: very floral, very hoppy. initial aroma reminds me more of a DIPA than a wheatwine. i think the wheat lends something to the fruity nose.
T: spicy, sharp wheat starts off the palate. big citrus american hops are right behind the wheat and stay with the palate throughout. finish lingers with bitterness.
M: fizzy carbonation. full bodied.
D: refreshing flavors. very hoppy wheatwine, but the wheat is there and does add another dimension of flavor. havent had any wheatwine's like this and i like it. festival ranking: #2 of the 4 tried.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2012 13:09:34 | More by Jimmys
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3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at Max's. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a red amber color with a layer of off white head that leaves some mild lacing.

Smell: Sweet and slightly fruity. Smells a bit like honey with some warming alcohol.

Taste: Bitter and strong with alcohol and hops. Not very sweet or fruity. The finish is bitter from the hops.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium and a bit syrupy. The carbonation is fluffy with a slick finish.

Overall: This is a really bitter beer and there isn't a whole lot going on with the taste. A bit more depth would have been alright with me.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2012 15:21:06 | More by oline73
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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a ruby red brown with a solid head and lace down snifter. I get a not medicinal but still very boozy aroma - that ABV is noticeable from the start - as well as some strong caramel malt, spicy citric notes and a touch of wheat. The beer is medium-bodied, with a fuller mouthfeel effect from the yeast/wheat twang. A good chunk of caramel and bready malt for sweet dryness, as well as a touch of peppery clove spice and some citric hops that give off a crisp finish. Good balance, and I liked this beer, but some of my sips were very "hot" from the alcohol and a somewhat too strong boozy finish at times. My one glass on draft settled nicely; I think a big boy bottle would put me down.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2012 21:20:51 | More by clayrock81
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3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a copper amber color with good head retention and lacing. Don't get a whole lot on the nose... just some light dry citrus, a hint of pine/sandlewood and some light sweet malt. Fortunately, the flavor profile is much better, with the flavor profile showcasing considerable citrus, tropical fruit, light wood, and an underlying "wheatiness." The beer is fairly sweet, but there's enough alcohol and hoppy bitterness to balance that sweetness quite well, and the finish is actually on the dry side, though also a bit boozy. Mouthfeel is fairly full, though the heat I get from the alcohol on the finish detracts a bit from this beer's drinkability. Alcohol is pretty noticeable in this beer, and it definitely comes across as a fairly high alcohol beer.

Interesting stuff, but the high abv. would have me thinking twice about drinking a lot of this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 22:37:22 | More by johnmichaelsen
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North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap and served in a mini-vase, the beer pours a bright orange-copper coloring with auburn highlights in the depths. Sparse film covering on the surface, with a decent filmy cling along the glass. Slow, steady stream of carbonation bubbles. The nose is malty sweet, with lemon and orangezest and resiny hops. Flavors are amazingly blended. Resiny, green, wet hops abound, with a solid caramel malt backbone. Tangy and resiny throughout, with a citrus blend to clean the palate at the end. The aftertaste of slight pepper and green hops. The finish is tangy and sweet. Delicious beer!

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2012 04:19:54 | More by GarthDanielson
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3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Hopleaf.

A: pours a tawny amber, slightly cloudy, tan head, heavy lacing

S: nose feature rich and earthy malt profile, loads of earthy hops, notes of pine, relativaly mild

T: starts with plenty of sweet malts, becomes earthy and bitter with hints of wood, pine, finish is both sweet and earthy, notes of molasses

Mf: medium carbonation, thick body

O: nice wheatwine, lots of flavor, decent balance

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2012 23:01:21 | More by homebrew311
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Boogoop from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.