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Boogoop - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 38
Gots: 180 | 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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Ratings: 597 | Reviews: 192
Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours an orange/copper color with about an inch light tan head that stays around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like pine hops, caramel malt, citrusy hops (tropical fruit, orange peel), toffee and some candied fruit. The taste is mostly like the aroma, but there's also some spicy hop flavors noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit creamy and has moderate carbonation. There's also a bit of alcohol heat, but not enough to hurt the beer. I think this is a good brew overall, it's definitely worth trying.

Photo of brentk56
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Whether it's the wheat or the Euro-brewing techniques, this beer has a huge head that lays atop the mahogany liquid, leaving copious amounts of lacing behind

Smell: Loads of piney pith, but the wheatbread elements are clearly discernable; brown sugar and caramel are present, as well

Taste: Caramel and brown sugar sweetness hit the front of the tongue, with the piney hops delivering a blow by mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavors come together bringing the buckwheat along underneath; sweet and boozy in the finish, but well-balanced

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation and considerable warmth in the gullet

Overall: This beer takes Gumballhead to a whole new level; well worth seeking out

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of crbooher
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to UCLAbrewn84 for this little guy

Look: Orange in color with a 1/4 inch tan head and good retention

Smell: Caramel and piney hops

Taste: Unique wheatwine as it starts out very hoppy with some nice citrus notes and then the caramel maltiness takes over

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer and can't wait to drink it again

Photo of avaldivia
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of jh1982
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of John_M
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Photo of DCon
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 1 PT 9.4 FL OZ bottle of this from Lukas Liquor in Ellisville, MO for $11.99 & shared w/ GeoffTheAleMan. Poured from the Hand Crafted Bottle that looks like an artist was hired by FFF w/ a Skull & Flags on the front into my 0,47l New Belgium Oversized Snifter Glass. Has no freshness date, like all FFF beers.

Aroma- Tons of sweet hops and a duplicate of some type of FFF IPA... Hm. Malts come in towards the middle of the nose and then finish with a slight sour finish? Cool!

Appearance- Pours a 3 finger, frothy head that lasts forever. Has a darkest amber/copper colored body with semi-haziness. Leaves the thickest lacing from top-bottom. Eye Candy.

Flavor- Sweetness from the beginning and then tons of well balanced hops and malts come in. Buckwheat you say? Check. Has a medium bitterness level on the finish and then a barnyard characteristic comes out also.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Sweetest finish, and leaves Cracker Jacks on the palate!?!?

Overall Impression- While never enjoying a WheatWine before, this one was impressive! I definitely recommend picking up a bottle of this! It also seemed as if this was a Sour-IPA! Such an interesting brew. Try to see if you find the Crack Jack taste as well...

Photo of Grinnerman
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a delightful brew! It has a great color and nice head. I didn't know what to expect from a buck-wheat ale but found it to be somewhat like a good IPA. It is very hoppy in both smell and flavor. Nothing wrong with that! I would without a doubt recommend this one! Enjoy!!!!

Photo of taigor
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of surlytheduff
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle served into tulip.
Pours a very attractive copper orange color with continues bubbles rising from the bottom, boasts a large off white frothy head that lasts and lasts. The nose hits you with toasted malt, caramel, toffee and some fresh bread. The taste fits the nose, and is big on the toffee. Medium bodied with solid carbonation makes this a very enjoyable beer. Would drink again.

Photo of Vonerichs
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent amber color with phenomenal contrast to a yellowish head. The head is spectacular and, when poured into a tulip with a slightly aggressive pour, stands almost as high as the body of the beer. It looks like a sponge sitting on top of the beer. The lacing is one of the best I've seen.

Smells of citrus and earthy hops, caramel, and a bit of bubble gum.

It's hop forward and sweet with tutti-fruiti. Citrus, earthy, and piney hops with a heavy dosage of caramel and honey.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and a somewhat heavy body.

I was very pleased with this beer. Heavy on the hops with a solid sweet backbone. It is a little pricey, to the point I wouldn't buy a bottle again, but definitely no buyer's remorse for taking the plunge.

Photo of tripledbrew
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another beer provided by Dustin. Im glad he decided to share with friends. Thanks Dustin!
This beer was amber in color with an off white head. The smell was sweet and piney along with some citrus/grapefruitish qualities.
It tasted more like an DIPA versus a wheatwine. The 10.4% was not present in the aroma or flavors and was deceptively easy drinking.
I liked the beer and was glad to have had the chance to try it. Having said that, I feel there are other beers with similiar qualities that are much tastier.

Photo of afipsycho13
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
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!

Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – Pours a dark reddish color which turns a beautiful red when held up to a bright light. It has a surprisingly thick head, which is dirty white. The head sticks around a while, and leaves lots of random lacing on the glass.

Smell – A strong hoppy smell. A hint of lemon/citrus, but not too tart. A hint of pine, but not too spicy. A hint of floral, but not overpowering.

Taste – Hoppy; my first thought was this was a DIPA. Perhaps a little less bitter than a DIPA. With a touch of buckwheat and rye.

Mouthfeel – Creamy with nice carbonation (but not too much carbonation). Unfortunately, the bitterness is the only taste that lingers.

Drinkability – I can’t believe this is 10.4% abv. I guessed it to be about 7.5%. A solid beer, but nothing made me say “wow”. A bitter aftertaste lowered the overall score.

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.67/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into an oversized wine glass. Poured a hazy amber color with a one finger head even in this glass. Head goes away in a minute or two but retains some little heaps of bubbles.

The smell is fantastic- hoppy and fresh, there's no hint of alcohol which is surprising in a barleywine (hence the 5, keeping style in mind). Also a nice mild wheat smell.

Tastes is clean and crisp- very nice round wheat flavor. I've never head a wheat beer whose flavor I've really enjoyed but I sure like this one. Hops are piney and well balanced. NIce dry finish.

Mouthfeel is excellent- full bodied and yet well carbonated. I feel a lot of barleywines (wheat?) are too syrupy and not lively enough, again why I gave this beer a 5.

Great beer- if you see it, get it.

Photo of KarlSpackler
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Brianito
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of davey101
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a DFH signature glass.

A - Dark orange/brown hazy body. A massive off-white head formed rising up and over the glass. As its dying down its leaving layers on the side of the glass. Super creamy around the edges with large bubbles in the middle. Impressive appearance.

S - Very malt forward. Rich caramel and toffee followed by piney and grapefruit hop notes. Slightly earthy and spicy. A really unique and sweet aroma with a warming boozy finish.

T - Really tame compared to the nose. The flavors are very muted and subtle. Sweet and rich caramel malts followed by a sharp hop bitterness. Very piney with some light spices. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouth feel is light to medium, but slick.

O - This was an odd beer. It was my first wheat wine so I wasn't sure what to expect. The appearance and aroma were fantastic, but the taste was a bit of a letdown. I was expecting a bit more flavor akin to a barley wine. Still a decent collaboration beer. I was excited to try anything Three Floyds that I can find on a shelf in New England.

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Boogoop from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.