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Boogoop - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 38
Gots: 185 | FT: 11
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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Photo of woosterbill
4.13/5  rDev +3%
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.


woosterbill, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Balvenie
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Balvenie, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
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!!!!

PeterIngemi, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of MBrausen
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

MBrausen, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Alpar
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Alpar, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of flannelman808
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

flannelman808, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

3 Floyds and Mikkeller. And only 16 bucks. surprising.

Pours a slightly muddy amber. decently off white head floats atop.

Smell is really loaded with spicy citric hops. Hop bitterness really pervades all the smells. Dominating to say the least. Doesnt smell like wheat, or any malts for that matter.

Nothing like I was expecting, but lets be honest, I had no idea what to expect. Maybe I was expecting a wine strength version of a German hefe, but its not anywhere near that. Theres a clean dry feeling from the wheat. Underlying slick citrus feeling. Strong bitter hop presence. Maybe more of a spicy hop character.

Its actually very clean and refreshing, which is very scary considering the high ABV. I like the clean feeling, and how balanced it is. Its dry and grainy, yet slick, light, and sweet. Hints of caramel and toffee linger in the background.

VncentLIFE, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1st BA Review... I was lucky enough to have this on tap at the Holy Grale in Louisville, KY.

A - This rare beast pours a beautiful red-orange with a white, foamy head. It left a creamy lacing that lingered around the snifter.

S - Aroma is sweetbread with strong caramel background, also a bit of citrus.

T – Excellent. Taste is bready, citrus, and vanilla/toffee spice. Buckwheat pancakes with spicy citrus marmalade... Balanced and delicious.

M – Very smooth and an easy drinker, especially for a brew labeled at 10.4%. There was a medium body, which I found to be not as syrupy as I expected. However, the mouthfeel was still thick and velvety.

O - Finish highlights the rye followed by a light burn. Another great retired brew from FFF and Mikkeller: an awesome surprise to try this out on tap.

Thanks Tyler and Lori for having the best selection in town.

*There is a large variation between bottle and tap; the tap was great, but the bottle seemed to be missing something.

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of wcintula
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a half liter pokal.

Given a vigorous pour, the beer had a three finger head with excellent lacing over an amber/maple body. The smell is like a DIPA, which leaves me wanting more, but smells good regardless. The taste is sweet, lots of bright fruity flavors with a hint of alcohol, this very full-bodied beer is dangerously drinkable at such a high ABV. If you're a fan of either of these two, grab it.

PS Ugly label.

wcintula, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of auroracrisis
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the tap at Holy Grale, into a wine glass.

Pours an amberish color with lots of orange highlights. A dense, foamy head that displays great lacing as it is drank down.

Lots of orange rind and other citrus aromas on the nose, with a touch of iced yellow sponge cake sweetness.

Again, a decent amount of orange and tangerine citrus rind. Then transitions into a nice peppery, smoothed out sweetness that can be compared to lighter colored dessert cakes.

On the heavier side of medium bodied with faint carbonation. Smooth and thick, yet still quaffable.

Alot of great citrus hops with and interesting peppery sweentness to it. Pretty good wheat wine, one of the best I've had.

auroracrisis, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of rfraga77
4/5  rDev -0.2%

rfraga77, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of brystmar
4/5  rDev -0.2%

brystmar, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

JAHMUR, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of kspongeworthy
4/5  rDev -0.2%

kspongeworthy, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of mrfrancis
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with orange highlights and a creamy, clinging white mousse that leaves a thin trail of white lace down the sides of the glass.

S: Aromas of pine, grapefruit, mint, orange, and lemon are nicely balanced by a grainy tartness from the buckwheat. For such a strong ale, there is no alcohol on the nose. It smells quite inviting.

T: A resinous, bitter entry reveals notes of bitter orange, lemon, pine, grapefruit, sage, orange candies, and buckwheat. The finish is hoppy and plenty bitter with the expected interplay of tart citrus and grain flavors.

M: Medium-to-full in body, perhaps closer to the latter than to the former. Carbonation is present, but not particularly intrusive. This ale is rather sticky and resinous in the mouth, so it's not particularly drinkable. Treat this one as a sipper.

O: This is an endlessly fascinating ale that I would have no problem buying again if it were ever available. Despite the high alcohol content and ridiculous amount of hops used, there is nothing imposing or overwhelming about this beer. A really fascinating, innovative take on the wheatwine style, and a beer that I would have no reservations about recommending to anyone.

mrfrancis, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of asparkoflife
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

asparkoflife, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of scott2269
4/5  rDev -0.2%

scott2269, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of vitters03
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

vitters03, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of jdhende
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

jdhende, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of mmmhopslam
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

mmmhopslam, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of gulden
5/5  rDev +24.7%

gulden, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

kjkinsey, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of PhineasGage
5/5  rDev +24.7%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of indieraycer2
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

indieraycer2, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

brandoman63, Dec 10, 2011
Boogoop from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.