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Biggs' 'stache - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
64
poor

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 47.06%
Wants: 20
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A golden colored sour with intense barnyard flavors and aromas as well as assertive tartness.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-15-2011)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev +56.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Bottle # 71/336

Pours a clear orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some vinegar, grain, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic quality on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 01:49:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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womencantsail

California

2.25/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Thanks for opening this rarity, Richard.

Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. A light white vinegar tone to the nose followed quickly by acetone, straw, and grass. There is a little fruitiness to it, maybe some apples. Things don't change much on the palate. Heavy white vinegar with a little bit of white wine. There are some green melon flavors, a touch of apple, and a lasting acetone flavor on the finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 21:03:50 | More by womencantsail
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spycow

Illinois

2/5  rDev -21.6%

01-11-2013 21:46:15 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

06-21-2013 07:16:50 | More by GRG1313
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

12-09-2011 14:36:50 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

1.15/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Arbitrator shared this one. Thanks for the whales.

Appearance: Pretty nice. Golden in color with nice clarity, topped by a dense and lasting two-finger head.

Smell: This is where things get ugly. Vinegar, paint thinner and nailpolish remover overwhelm any pleasant qualities this beer may have. I can *almost* detect a bit of lemon and pineapple, but it's not worth digging for.

Taste & mouthfeel: Utterly burning and stomach-churning, it's comical how unpalatable this beer is. Harsh acetone and acetic acid combine forces, becoming something ultimately more destructive and sinister, burning from esophagus to bowels. I have to admit that I sipped on this one for a while out of some kind of masochistic amusement at how bad it is.

Overall: Bottom of the barrel, very possibly the worst sour I've tried, or at least tied with the legendary White Birch Indomitus.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 19:19:36 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

1/5  rDev -60.8%

01-08-2013 23:05:20 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MasterSki

Illinois

1.35/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Thanks to Ryan (Treebs) for bringing this to my birthday party. Served in a taster glass.

A - White foam settles to a thin collar, topping a lightly hazed golden body. Looks like a golden sour alright.

S - A delightful blend of nail polisher remover, acetic acid, uric acid, and tart apple skins. Nostril-singing.

T - The taste is a touch less sour than the smell suggests, but it's got a lovely chemical flavor mingling with the various bilious acids. I see someone has mentioned latex gloves in another review, but I get a bit more window cleaner to be honest.

M - Medium body, moderate-to-lower carbonation, and comical, barbaric acidity. Dry and moisture-obliterating. If it weren't for the induction of gastrointestinal distress, this would be reasonably appropriate for the style.

D - Unequivocally the worst thing Three Floyds has even produced. Even Brandy Klaus had a few positive attributes. Thanks to everyone at my birthday party for removing one of these from existence.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 16:45:22 | More by MasterSki
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy, dark golden yellow color with a one finger white head that slowly settles into a lastig ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Musty, funky aroma with lots of earthy oak, wet hay, citrus and barnyard character. The citrus fruit presence is faint and there is some subtle acetone but the nose is pretty nice.

Medium bodied with a vey harsh acetic quality that dominates the flavor and takes away from the citrus and musty funk. Dry and funky with some earthy oak but the acidity just overpowers everything. Looks and smells good but is pretty harsh and tough to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 01:27:09 | More by corby112
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imperialking

Illinois

3/5  rDev +17.6%

01-17-2012 04:49:36 | More by imperialking
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2/5  rDev -21.6%

04-20-2013 22:37:06 | More by Gonzoillini
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +48.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to aasher for sharing this one a few days before his wedding while in Destin, FL! Thanks Al! Bottle 309 of 336! Served from bottle into a Boulevard tulip. Poured a golden yellow with a one and a half finger white head that subsided to a half finger very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, tart, sour, wood, and acetic acid. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus rine, wood, fruit, sour, tart, and subtle vinegar. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. Overall this one was pretty interesting. However, there was a little something off-putting on the flavor of this one. It wasn’t bad by any means, just not what one would expect from the style. The aroma and mouthfeel on this one were quite nice for the style. A definite must try if you are lucky enough to get the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 10:48:01 | More by thagr81us
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3/5  rDev +17.6%

09-12-2012 02:54:08 | More by bsuedekum
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popery

California

1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

05-06-2012 17:30:16 | More by popery
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aasher

Indiana

2.4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

After cutting through the wax this one hissed and offered up an instant vinegar aroma. Biggs 'Stache pours a light bodied orangish gold in color with a one finger bright white head. The nose is light and tart with some white wine characteristics and white vinegar. It's very acetic. It has a slight acidic burn on the finish. It's not the most refined sour in the world and is a little rough around the edges. I'm glad to finally open this one. It wasn't worth the money but this bottle was hard to pass up at FFF XV.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 17:43:23 | More by aasher
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

01-01-2012 02:55:19 | More by ADTaber
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Arbitrator

California

1.28/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Chilled bottle into a glass. From lurchingbeast. Thanks, Frank!

When I announced that I was bringing this for someone else (who had requested it) to tick, my message was received with a few sarcastic comments. I had no idea what the rating was going into it. Considering my well-documented thoughts on BA overrating, for a (current) 2.12 rAvg on record, this beer has to be pretty bad.

Turns out, it is.

A: This is surprisingly nice. largadeer gave himself a generous Roger into his Lost Abbey Rastal, and the beer poured a clear, golden-mango color capped with a generous off-white head. It retained quite well.

S: Oh. My. It is vinegary, paint-thinnery, grassy, lemony, and apple-y. I sense that this may have been a good beer before being overtaken by bacteria. Maybe not. Maybe it was never redeemable. Maybe it was brewed as a practical joke, knowing that BAs will pay out the nose for anything rare in a hyped style. If so, epic troll, Three Floyds. Well done.

T: Sour apple up front; it has a somewhat enjoyable tartness, but when it hits the back of the throat, there's a powerful, drying paint thinner burn that seems designed to scrape my esophagus clean. As burning as this is on the way down, I'm half-wondering what it will do on the way out. Another taster screamed, "Make it stop!" as visions of the xenomorphs' blood from ALIENS passed through my head.

M: This is harsh. It really makes you appreciate how much restraint some good sours have to have.

O: This beer was hilariously fascinating. Three Floyds is widely regarded as one of the best breweries in the US; this attempt is one of the worst I've tried in the style. Not only was I unimpressed, I was embarrassed for having brought this and a Mikkeller beer to an otherwise nice tasting.

There are 298 other bottles out there: they must be hunted down and destroyed.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 05:52:15 | More by Arbitrator
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

06-15-2012 20:00:36 | More by thewimperoo
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -2%

05-24-2014 15:53:11 | More by ThePorterSorter
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jegross2

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -51%

10-15-2013 01:02:21 | More by jegross2
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +56.9%

01-16-2012 01:28:48 | More by Adamostella
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -60.8%

12-04-2011 03:06:00 | More by HopStoopid120
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AleWatcher

Illinois

1.33/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Reviewed from voice notes taken at a previous tasting.
Typed up in an attempt to finally consolidate all of my reviews in one place.

Shared by whitemomba.

I'm a huge FFF fanboy.... so please understand that this review is truthful. Painfully so.

Looks kinda like a gueuze... Golden yellow with a small white head.

Smells like easter egg dye.
You know that smell-- that vinegar/chemical/fake wood/formaldehyde. Actually, it smells like easter egg dye in an open vat in a room fitted with fresh wood paneling.

Little musty... Little earthy.... Little sour... But nothing really GOOD going on here. The aftertaste is actually QUITE unpleasant. Umm... Wow.

This is a bit overcarbonated... And it's like dirty and dank. Just burns funny.

Overall-- not a beer that's worth getting. If you have one: TRADE IT.
If you don't have one: consider yourself lucky.

Really sad.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 00:23:22 | More by AleWatcher
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

08-01-2012 20:13:00 | More by Rollzroyce21
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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev +56.9%

12-10-2011 21:19:20 | More by brystmar
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Biggs' 'stache from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
64 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.