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

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Served in a snifter, a ruddy, cherrywood color, nearly opaque, with a thin, wispy white head that would fully rejuvenate if given a light swirl. Bready aroma, infused with a generous amount of fresh fruit, woody. Taste was similarly bready, grainy, drying acidity, light caramel, grape and apple skins, bittering orange and grapefruit pith, and call me crazy, but I got a definite yet subtle hit of bakers' chocolate in the finish/aftertaste. Crisp and woody, medium mouthfeel, very nice beer overall.

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4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

25oz into Dupont wine-style fatmouth glass.

Pours with a crazy thick, creamy head that settles to a heavy foam over a very cloudy amber-to-orange body. Purdy.

Subtle citrusy aromas that include orange, grapefruit, and lemon.

Whoa... creamy smooth on the palate (for the style). Flavors are packed with citrus tree-fruits. Lots of pink grapefruit, a healthy dose of malted wheat sweetness, and some honey-like sweetness in the finish. Didn't notice the rye-like spice until it warmed. Mouthfeel finishes with a good, sharp bite. Just enough carbonation to cut thru the thick body.

This one is neck-and-neck in my book with Ithaca's 13th Anniversary wheatwine. Both are very similar, although the Ithaca was more citra-fresh. This one is a touch sweeter & thicker.

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Photo of SpoonMeForkMe
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Why is this beer not listed under Mikkeller?

Appearance - Pours semi clear and amber with a nice off white head...it was very dark in the room I tried this in. Nice lacing lingered in the half sized imperial pint glass.

Smell - Toast, under ripe green melon, butter, faint citrus notes

Taste - Fruity hops up front. Butterscotch, caramel, toffee out the back. Cold soba/buckwheat noodles, I know it sounds odd but that's what I got. Werthers. Slightly creamy and buttery.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, nice carbonation.

Overall - I really dug this collaborative effort. Very drinkable for the high abv. I'm looking forward to getting it on tap at my work and analyzing it further.

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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1.96/5  rDev -51%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Opened around a campfire at a tasting. Its murky, but I cant make too much comment on color based n the yellow firelight.

Smells earthy, spicy, hoppy, herbal. Very sweet, spicy, earthy, like dirt and compost with an assertive bitterness. I'm not digging the flavor, it seems the spicy hops and buckwheat make it almost savory- read Not good.

Higly carbed, a nice head on the little tasting glass. Mouthfeel is top notch, thick and malty with a prickly carbonation. Overall- a well crafted beer that tastes bad. I'm sure its exactly what the brewer wanted, and its not for me.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.85/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As stated above, this really should be listed as a Mikkeller beer, not Three Floyds, as it was brewed on Mikkeller's side of the ocean. Regardless, what lover of great beer could resist a collaboration between these two beer artists? Aging my ass, this is getting opened NOW.

The opaque, clouded-over rust color is nice, and the superbly creamy, firm dirty-white head is even nicer, leaving splashes and splats of lace all over the glass.

This is one of those aromas that leaps out of the glass and flies straight into the nostrils from several feet away. Enormously flowery/green/pungent/piney/citrusy hops lead the way, all big and bright, with a malty lower level that reminds of rye, spicy and super-earthy as it is.

Holy cow, this beer has it all going on. Initially there's a slight shock of prickly spices (cinnamon comes to mind/tongue), again reminding of rye, but clearly it's buckwheat (as printed on the label). While the hops scream Double IPA, there's a malty character here that strikes a sweet, vanilla-kissed balance between the barleywine and wheatwine poles. Hops are hugely herbal and resiny/piny, not as much citrus/fruit as suggested in the aroma. Caramel tones, burnt toffee-like tones, charred red apple skin, and that "je ne sais quoi" of the best "American Strong Ales" that puts in on a level with the almighty Double Bastard. And about that 10.4%, it's excellently incorporated, just one part of the greater sum, never brash or overdone.

ohmygodIneedtobuyanothersixteenbottles of this...

Texture/feel is also utter perfection, in terms of texture/feel. Slick, creamy, full, a bit sticky, superbly round and, again, creamy (!!), it's just right for the flavor. You want to keep the beer in your mouth forever not only because of how it tastes, but also how pleasurable it feels. Like a room temperature vanilla ice cream and 7-Up float that has merged into a velvety soup.

Boogoop is one of the best beers I've had in recent memory, and really one of the best beers EVER. It's also yet another example of why bigger beers should be drunk at higher temps. At the right spot, like mid/high 50s Fahrenheit, this nears being not just great but transcendental. What a treat. Daaayaaamn.

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

This pours a cloudy brownish-orange color, very heavy on the head with a solid couple inches. Smell combines some mild hoppiness with cloves and banana.. like a cross between an IPA and hefe. The taste continues this theme as there is initially a very sweet banana and molasses flavor followed quickly by some bitter hops and citrus. This is very tasty and fairly drinkable for such a high ABV.

Photo of oberon
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass a murky deep orange with a large blooming off white head that left multiple broken rings of glob as it settled into a frothy mass.Deep resiny hops in the nose along with brown sugar notes,some sweet alcohol really comes in as the beer warms.Warming alochol,honey-like sweetness, and powerful resiny hops on the palate,it's on the sweeter side but the hops bring great balance in the finish.This is a sipper the alcohol is very prevelent but wheatwines are made to be sippers,a great beer.

Photo of woosterbill
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a medium-sized Duvel tulip. Big thanks to Alex for sharing this one.

A: Slightly hazy red body under a lovely finger of creamy eggshell head. Great retention and lace. Lovely.

S: Hops are huge, with grapefruit, spruce, and mint. As it warms, some malt comes through (buckwheat, I suppose, although that's hardly an aroma/flavor with which I'm familiar) with just a hint of roastiness. Pretty great.

T: Follows the nose: piquant, fruity hops up front, with rich, complex maltiness following close behind. The maltiness is unique, with some almost grassy, dry graininess following some fruity sweetness. Big bitterness and moderate alcohol on the finish. Nice.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Solid.

O: Be warned: right now this is much more hoppy than malty, with DIPA-level hop aroma. I really enjoyed this aspect of the beer, but if you're looking for a more traditional Barleywine feel then you may want to sit on it for a few months. I'm really curious what it would taste like with some age, as the buckwheat component was intriguing - but largely secondary to the dominant hops. Still, those hops were fascinating in their own right, and I'd gladly drink it fresh again, too. Good stuff.


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Photo of PeterIngemi
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a 750 with my girl... Poured into a duvel glass

A- pours a murky burnt orange with an impressive two finger puffy off white head.... Impressive spiderweb lacing, looks delicious

S- not as pungent as I expected, scent reminds me almost of a liquid Carmel apple with hints of citrus.

T- notes of pear/apple blending into a sweet caramel middle, with a
Finish slightly bitter citrus hops. Almost bready on the very front, grainy, the taste is very complex. Citrus and bitterness on the end almost like orange rind. Alcohol bite on the end with a dry bitter finish. Deffinatley ends like a slice of wheat bread, at least texture wise. Leaving an after taste almost like honey wheat bread

M- medium carbonation and a dry finish keep you wanting the next sip of this one, that at to keep enjoying the complexity of its flavor profile. Not as sticky as i had anticipated, and that is a good thing.

O- this is an awesome beer! I love it, and I really hope somone threw some in some burbon barrels!!!!

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4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a CBS snifter.

A. Pours a foamy head, about 1mm in thickness, orange apple colored and very cloudy.

S. Lots of pine, citrus and strong orange peel.

T. Sourish and sweet, strong orange peel and tart grape fruit. Mild hop profile.

M. Medium thick, very dry and well carbonated.

O. A very good beer. I would say this is less like a Wheat Wine and more like a cross between a double IPA and a slight sour. Nice and well balanced. A very good overall beer I would gladly try again.

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Photo of flannelman808
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pond scum orange brown and very opaque. This one is topped with a fairly thick light tan pancake batter head which has pretty good retention and very good lacing.

S: Brown sugar, caramel, Forest floor, and the aroma of not barnyard but hayfield come to mind. The Buckwheat used provides a subtle but interesting quality. Somehow Im reminded of old wooden patio benches, or sawdust.

T: Refreshingly crisp (at least more so than I might have expected) yet showing big bold flavors. Pine and woody bitterness meet muddled biscuity sweet flavors. Bread crust qualities show up but carrying both bitter and sweet qualities in a nice way. I'm reminded of a wet stone like quality I usually save for wine descriptions as well. in a faint sort of way one can taste and smell buckwheat being crushed with a mortar and pestle.

M: Quite good in this area, this is sticky as all hell but carries enough carbonation and bitterness to pop.

O: This is good stuff. It reminds me of a bizzaro world version of bigfoot to some degree however. Im not sure if thats high praise or a neg. Either way I would drink it again. Maybe ageable for 1 or 2 years. The buckwheat might show up more with time which could be good.

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Boogoop from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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