Battle Priest - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 14
Hads: 68
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 23.61%
Wants: 17
Gots: 19 | 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: 14 | Hads: 68
Reviews by cosmicevan:
Photo of cosmicevan
2.09/5  rDev -41.9%
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 - bathwater...in 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)

More User Reviews:
Photo of gregmoscetti
1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
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 +31.9%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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 +19.2%
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 -30.6%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Borlando89
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of ovaltine
4.42/5  rDev +22.8%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.32/5  rDev +20%
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 +25%

Photo of Thishops4u
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
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 +0.8%
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 -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AleWatcher
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of womencantsail
2.12/5  rDev -41.1%
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 -37.5%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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 Hopbully
2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of Nat1975
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kasabear
4.6/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fluffy white head with nice lacing. Head keeps hanging on after five minutes. Pretty DeepAmber. Smell slight citrus mostly Belgium.
Taste Belgium and interesting. Slight alcohol after taste and a bunch of hops. Heavenly barn yard funk taste that hangs on. Feel is very smooth. Almost done with glass and have thick lacing with smooooth ale. Very solid brew. Taste hangs on forever. Where I grew up pretty good was as good as it gets , and this is pretty good.
Spectacular graphics on bottle.
Thanks Sam for the hook up. (521 characters)

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Battle Priest from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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