Battle Priest - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 64
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 24.5%
Wants: 17
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: aasher on 07-01-2012

100% Brett fermented in a Pinot Noir barrel and dry hopped liberally.

52 IBU
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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 64
Photo of ovaltine
4.42/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 7/22/15, this is uber fresh.

Look: amber, cloudy yumminess, with 2+ fingers of off-white head.

Smell: WE WANT DA FUNK - GOTTA HAVE DAT FUNK!!! Brett all over the nose, with hoppy goodness behind it,

Taste: the Brett hits immediately. Some clove and banana, and then the hops join the party - and take it to the end.

Feel: not overly carbed, as some Brett beverages tend to be. Effervescent without making your nose wanna jump off your face.

Overall: the reviews for this are all over the board, but I absolutely LOVED it. Lotsa Brett, lotsa hops. Very well executed by Three Floyd's. (602 characters)

Photo of megs1972
4.98/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Mouthfeel: damn viscose, but dry on the back. Mouth watering
Smell: dirty baby powder/children's aspirin, dried apricot juice
Taste: musty, back hop, sour notes, swished
Overall: 3 of my favorite beer types in one; neither of which win the war but are all symbiotically living happily together. HOPBOMB drinkers bridge to sours (327 characters)

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Seems these batches vary wildly (at least based on previous reviews).

Had the appropriate amount of funk for a Belgian-style ale, while still possessing a lighter and airier finish. Mild carbonation and some nice citrus notes. Had it at the 3 Floyds pub, but would love to compare to bottles. (293 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep golden/amber color ale with a large foamy head with limited retention and some light lacing. Aroma of sour notes with light acidic edge and some dry Brett notes. Taste is also dominated by sour and tart notes with an acidic edge with some lactic sour notes and a dry Brett finish. The vinous and/or hoppy notes are not easily identifiable. Body is light with good carbonation. Decent but really doesn’t stand out from the pack of new sour ales that are coming out. (488 characters)

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

y, This new batch of Battles Priest is a huge improvement over the first batch. Changing my review from a 2 to a 4.

L- Clear, light amber- pink hue
S- Fresh citurs, pine, funk and pineapplely
T- fresh lightly funky, refreshing and slightly bitter
F- thin with mild carbonation
O- 100% improvement, very enjoyable (323 characters)

Photo of stakem
2.85/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Jwiss22 for sharing this brew. Bomber # 459 pours a clear copper color in a short pils style glass. Some rising suds produce a yellowish tan head that retains decently. Some spotty and stringy fingers of lace stick to the glass.

The aromatics are medicinal and a bit carbonic. Some minor tropical notes emerge as it warms up that are slightly rindy to pitty like fruit. A little bit of sulfur and mineral aspect starts to take over as it warms up beyond ideal temperature.

The taste is herbal and rindy. A faint amount of zesty bitterness lays overtop mineral notes that are carbonic. A mild inclusion of tropical fruits and pith emerge as the brew warms up. It has a sudsy to soapy aftertaste which isnt that enjoyable.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Unfortunately, minerals and carbonic character tasting of bad city water lead the profile. The rest of this brews character is reminescent of a poorly made belgian blonde. I dont know what FFF was going for when they brewed this. While I appreciate the chance to try this, I certainly have no interest in having it again. (1,120 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 12.22.12
Thanks bstyle
Bottle 252/480

A - Pours a clear medium orange-red with a fluffy off-white head with good retention.

S - Funky, old hops, oaky. BRET!

T - Tart oaky, verry woody, buttery, lots of wild yeast and Bret. Over-Powering.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - I like the idea, but the taste is so Bret heavy it misses, but I still somehow like it. (391 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
2.09/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Notes from a tasting on 8/15. thanks to totoropanda for bringing this one out.

a - murky orange with a foamy head.

s - funky and awkward. some brett.

t - a barrel. chardonay bathwater with brett.

m - bretty after funk taste.

o - not good. seriously. bathwater. maybe the brett will do something magical with time, but right now this was pretty gross i really couldn't get through a few ounces. (414 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
2.99/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by Frank (lurchingbeast). Served in a taster glass at nerd's annual pre-Toronado bottle throwdown.

A - Giant foam settles to a thick cap and splotchy lace. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - Lots of brett. There's a hint of white wine, oak, and fruity hops, but this mostly just smells like funky and mildly tropical brettanomyces.

T - The taste is quite similar, with a mixture of funky, sweaty brett, as well as some wet oak and a mild dill flavor. Some leafy greens, medicine, and tangy lemony, brett in the finish.

M - Dry texture, with creamy, fluffy, carbonation. Some mild alcohol warmth - not sure what the ABV is here, but it seems close to 10%?

D - Well, this is better than SoBro and Biggs' 'stache, but it's still not all that great. I'd try it again if offered, but I certainly wouldn't pay $35 for a bottle. (836 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
2.12/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

The pour is a hazy golden straw color with a thin white head. The nose on this beer is awful. Sawdust and cardboard overpower the nose. Light lemon peel, maybe some oak, heavy on the bandaids, and a bit of dirt are there for good measure. The flavor has a subtle tartness, a bit of water, and huge cardboard and sawdust notes. Some bandaid, musty oak, lemon peel, and that might be about it. I tried to forget... (412 characters)

Photo of antoines15
3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from 'notes' on Twitter @EDubLovesBeer:

Battle Priest was like, "meh" then it was like, "ehh" and finally, "nope." SoBro and Biggs Stache were drain pours from the jump. It is a hazy yellowish-orange in color and smells decent enough. Very grassy, maybe some lemon in the nose but it doesn't do much for me. Taste is grassy and yeasty, good but meh. Mouthfeel is lighter but then not too pleasant. Overall, I just didn't care for this beer. Glad I didn't pay $35 (that can't be right). Thanks @MathTeacherBROB (519 characters)

Photo of aasher
4.32/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New beer, never heard of it. Shared at a tasting, bottle 97/480. It's a hoppy Belgian Pale.

This beer pours a light bodied dark copper in color with a one finger, sudsy off white head. The nose is really citrusy and grassy with nice hop character. It has a nice lemon, lime rhind character. There is also a nice amount of clementine orange and grass. The flavors follow the nose. There is a phenomenal amount of hoppy citrus, lemon and lime rhind, Belgian yeast, and lemongrass. It has really nice flavor. It is more than you could want from the style. The hop levels are stellar. Overall this is a superb beer for the style. I don't know where this came from or why its numbered but it is really nice.

Edit: It's been mentioned that this is Pinot Noir barrel aged but it drinks like it was Chardonnay barrel aged. (816 characters)

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