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Cuvee Du Viking - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Cuvee Du VikingCuvee Du Viking

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BA SCORE
80
good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 23.14%
Wants: 32
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Red wine barrel aged Ruggoop.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-15-2011)
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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California

1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Hugonaut13

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

01-02-2014 03:07:39 | More by Hugonaut13
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M1A2

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-08-2013 13:55:46 | More by M1A2
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scott2269

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

12-08-2013 04:16:43 | More by scott2269
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

12-08-2013 04:13:24 | More by DangerDawg
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MCMASTERSANCHEZ

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

10-20-2013 23:08:19 | More by MCMASTERSANCHEZ
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to JustXBeer for sharing this one at Tieman's tasting.

Bottle # 311/386.

Pours a murky honey brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, bourbon, and slight sour fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with bourbon and slight sour fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but I can't tell if there is a slight infection or the red wine barrel aging is making things slightly sour.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 18:18:12 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Nuggetz

Texas

4/5  rDev +14.3%

10-08-2013 19:07:57 | More by Nuggetz
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kif

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

08-13-2013 19:58:12 | More by kif
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mynie

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

06-08-2013 02:03:45 | More by mynie
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

05-14-2013 13:35:18 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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SCZ

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-29-2013 00:16:33 | More by SCZ
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-20-2013 22:58:42 | More by Gonzoillini
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

03-03-2013 00:27:03 | More by t0rin0
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours murky rusty red. A bit of lacing. Little retention.

A bit of a weird aroma. Lots of vinous, tannic notes along with some rye spice with booze.

Tastes similar. Not really bad, but just weird. It hasn't really coalesced. Tastes like someone just dumped a glass of dry red wine into a barleywine. Very dry and just overall weird.

As mentioned finishes very dry with a medium mouthfeel and adequate carb.

Don't really know what to think of this one. There was nothing off on this and it didn't taste like paint thinner like some BA FFF releases, but it wasn't particularly good either. Just sort of meh.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 20:57:50 | More by jmarsh123
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FievelGoesWest

Illinois

2/5  rDev -42.9%

02-17-2013 03:06:42 | More by FievelGoesWest
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Anonymous1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-16-2012 08:02:49 | More by Anonymous1
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Lukafer

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

10-22-2012 04:12:09 | More by Lukafer
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AleWatcher

Illinois

2.43/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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.

Kinda murky reddish color... spotty lacing... blah blah blh... Brackish orange...

Smells of spicy rye with big red grape presence, tannins, some oakiness. Too dry, too boozy. There's a definite flavor of bile at the back of my throat...

The overall experience is not even decent-- as far as it goes though, I would be pretty pissed if this were my 1 bottle purchased at the release.

What exactly was FFF going for with this one? Without even knowing what the mark was, I can safely say that I think they missed it. I'm normally a pretty huge FFF fanboy, but this just isn't working for me at all.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 00:16:20 | More by AleWatcher
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

09-29-2012 03:37:24 | More by drewone
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Khazadum

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-25-2012 23:08:23 | More by Khazadum
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HopHead84

California

1.78/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

7/6/2012

Bottle shared by Jason. Thanks! Bottle 266/286.

A: Orangish brown with a fast fading beige head.

S: Paint thinner, alcohol, and acetone. Tomato and cooked carrots. Good god.

T: Vegetal to the max - cabbage, cooked carrots, tomato soup. Big acetone presence with harsh acetic and boozy notes.

M: Thin body with medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty awful. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 02:28:06 | More by HopHead84
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Cuvee Du Viking from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
80 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.