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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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55 Ratings
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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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1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

10-22-2012 04:12:09 | More by Lukafer
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1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

06-05-2014 21:10:21 | More by antoines15
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1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

05-15-2012 22:32:46 | More by hannydawg
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1.78/5  rDev -49.1%


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.

07-10-2012 02:28:06 | More by HopHead84
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

02-17-2013 03:06:42 | More by FievelGoesWest
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2.43/5  rDev -30.6%

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.

09-30-2012 00:16:20 | More by AleWatcher
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

05-23-2012 01:19:37 | More by thewimperoo
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2.58/5  rDev -26.3%

Thanks again, Richard.

The pour is a murky amber color with a small off-white head. An interesting combination of aromas. I get grapefruit, vinegar, and lots of butter. There’s a bit of a solvent/chemical type smell to it as well. The flavor is a touch watery, which I suppose is a good thing, but the bad things about the aroma (butter, vinegar, solvent) are also there. A touch of fruit such as apple and citrus. A bit thin in body with medium carbonation.

01-22-2012 17:05:05 | More by womencantsail
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2.6/5  rDev -25.7%

A: Pours a cloudy orangish-brown in color. Forms a bubbly head and a small surface coating. No lacing. 4.0

S: Rather stinky and vegetal. Stewed veggies, with a hint of vanilla, presumably from the barrel aging, alcohol and an off note of varnish. 3.0

T: The taste is just wrong resulting in a beer that is almost undrinkable. Flavor is reminiscent of stewed vegetables, specifically the water resulting from overcooked greens. Mildly sweet, mildly malty, and with a mild vinous sourness that does not play well with the other flavors. 2.0

M: Medium bodied. Thin finish. Low carbonation. Mild bitterness. 4.0

O: This beer isn't very good and the rarity doesn't help it. It is barely palatable, with an aroma and flavor that are simply unenjoyable. One glass and drain poured the rest. Fucking waste of $30. 2.5

05-07-2012 01:00:30 | More by Florida9
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

01-02-2014 03:07:39 | More by Hugonaut13
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

05-20-2012 01:27:03 | More by seeswo
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

03-03-2013 00:27:03 | More by t0rin0
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-16-2012 08:02:49 | More by Anonymous1
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

06-10-2012 06:16:23 | More by paintball363
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-07-2012 03:58:06 | More by AndrewK
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3.15/5  rDev -10%

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.

02-27-2013 20:57:50 | More by jmarsh123
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

06-08-2014 03:49:57 | More by GRG1313
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-18-2014 20:26:40 | More by SadMachine
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3.29/5  rDev -6%

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.

10-13-2013 18:18:12 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-04-2012 04:40:45 | More by bsuedekum
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-24-2012 19:32:43 | More by IPx
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-22-2012 15:54:52 | More by jeffoatess
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-17-2012 04:50:08 | More by imperialking
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3.6/5  rDev +2.9%

750ml waxed bottle served in a Surly Darkness snifter. Bottle 232/386. Random Sunday afternoon opening before the Blackhawks game with danielnovak3. Thanks for the pour Dan!

A: Pours a very murky brown with a thin off white head forming on the pour. The body is very still and there are very few bubbles.

S: Smells of vinous barrel and dark fruits. There is a caramel like sweetness to it as well with a faint hoppiness. The barrel is showcased so far.

T: More barrel here. Vinous red wine smell with a mild oak. Nice Three Floyds grapefruit hop profile in there that is much more potent than the nose. There is some tart green apple and the finish is a sweet butterscotch. ABV is completely hidden.

M: Heavy bodied and sticky with lower carbonation. It works very well and is typical of the "-Goop" beers.

O: Once you get past the fact this looks like toilet water after a bad case of Taco Bell it really is nice beer and the red wine barrel is showcased without being the star of the show. The beer works well together.

01-16-2012 16:50:14 | More by Treebs
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-20-2013 22:58:42 | More by Gonzoillini
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Cuvee Du Viking from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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