Battle Priest - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 16
Hads: 73
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 24.93%
Wants: 17
Gots: 20 | 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: 16 | Hads: 73
Reviews by Rogorama:
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1.75/5  rDev -51%

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Photo of stakem
2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
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 gregmoscetti
1.75/5  rDev -51%

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

July 2015 bottle

A- Orange translucence like a bit of stained glass. Thin white head, good lacing.
S- Orange rind, light citrus, a bit of funkiness or almost peroxide.
T- Bit of light pineapple up front, gives way to huge orange and grapefruit peel.
F- Smooth and very drinkable.
O- I havn't had many brett IPAs, did really dig some other Brett beers, but I liked this one (376 characters)

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of mbmiche
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -2%
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)

Photo of Kenadien
4.29/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this at the brewpub, I thought it was brilliant! Didn't have any of the other batches, but this batch is a home run! (120 characters)

Photo of largadeer
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Borlando89
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of ovaltine
4.42/5  rDev +23.8%
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 dmgallag
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.32/5  rDev +21%
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)

Photo of bhurley
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of DVoors
4.41/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really refrwshing , tasty, and unique beer. Even though this was 100% fermented with Brett, the Brett character was pretty restrained. I got hints of wintergreen that appeared to be fermentation character but nothing barn-yardy. The beer was very aromatic And had huge hop character but it all blended seamlessly. The pi not noir wine barrel aging added a nice complementary vinous character to the beer which blended masterfully with the hop combo and malt backbone. Fantastic job from a brewing standpoint. (508 characters)

Photo of Thishops4u
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this is not a wild ale, just an average beer (44 characters)

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
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 smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AleWatcher
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of womencantsail
2.12/5  rDev -40.6%
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 cadaugherty
2.25/5  rDev -37%

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Battle Priest from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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