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Zes Zes Zes - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
87
very good

266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 15.94%
Wants: 29
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Now this is a saison! This refreshing Belgian-style ale is the combined effort of Three Floyds and De Molen’s fantastic brewer Menno (the real Dutch Hercules). This spicy and bracing ale was brewed in Munster, but look out for the one we brew in Holland at DeMolen. Cheers and drost!

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-19-2012)
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Gvice13


1/5  rDev -74.3%

09-08-2012 14:17:51 | More by Gvice13
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Buttwagon13


1/5  rDev -74.3%

09-20-2012 23:09:31 | More by Buttwagon13
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TectonicFun

Illinois

1/5  rDev -74.3%

09-22-2012 02:55:09 | More by TectonicFun
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Redsoxfanman85


1/5  rDev -74.3%

09-07-2012 03:27:08 | More by Redsoxfanman85
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JimmyJames2

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -74.3%

09-25-2012 01:13:17 | More by JimmyJames2
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benoit917

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -48.6%

01-08-2013 02:51:55 | More by benoit917
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JaysusJr

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.6%

12-05-2012 02:15:47 | More by JaysusJr
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IPx

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.6%

04-19-2013 07:26:26 | More by IPx
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tfidler

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

09-15-2012 00:31:04 | More by tfidler
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JPortillo

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

09-28-2012 03:28:57 | More by JPortillo
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Zbeetleman

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

07-10-2013 02:11:56 | More by Zbeetleman
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mjohnson17

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

05-07-2013 19:49:26 | More by mjohnson17
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

2.84/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Deep burnt orange. Head is bright-white loose and rocky. Drops to a clumpy cap and collar. Some small ropes of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Tons of orange. Flesh and pith and zest. Sweet. Bready with some mild funkiness. Fruity esters. Some pear and tangerine. Pineapple and grass. Earthy. Hoppier than expected. Underripe peach. A bit mealy. Hints of alcohol. Aggressive for the style. Sweet syrupy toffee booze. Lots of sugary sweetness.

Taste: Sweet candied peaches and nectarines. Lots of orange flesh and juice. Caramel, toffee, And some brown sugar. Strong punch of citrus from.the hops. Ripe melon. Big malt backbone is biscuit with a good caramel malt sweetness. Sharp bite of alcohol on the finish. Crazy boozy and sweet. Some Belgian yeast spice. Touches of clove and banana. Floral. Slightly toasted.

Mouthfeel: Slick and just in the under side of full. Moderate carbonation. Wet and juicy. Relatively clean finish.

Overall: Meh meh meh.

About what I expected. Crazy sweet and aggressive. That's what these two breweries do and that's what they did.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 22:41:01 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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sgoro

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.9%

09-27-2012 01:40:59 | More by sgoro
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sweemzander

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.9%

10-01-2013 14:45:37 | More by sweemzander
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.9%

09-12-2013 03:04:12 | More by CityofBals
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birdsellam

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.9%

08-21-2013 15:57:15 | More by birdsellam
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Auztan

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-06-2012 17:59:09 | More by Auztan
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fvernon

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber poured into a FFF Teku glass. Looks a lot like gumballhead except for the thicker white head; the marigold orange is a bit surprising for a saison, but hopefully the aroma and taste will bring me back around.

Hmmm... dry-hopped with amarillo? There is some spicy white pepper, alcohol, lemon, and grapefruit on the nose, but the hop-forward quality is sort of building what I am starting to expect this to be: a very FFF take on a saison - a bit maltier and hoppier than I had originally anticipated. The flavor no longer takes me by surprise - a bit sweet, malty, strong on the citrus hops, a strong kick of alcohol, some peppery bite but not much. Although I'm not surprised now, I am a bit disappointed - it's lacking in the dry, light drinkability that I tend to go for in a saison and instead is a bit heavy, sweet, and not dissimilar enough from some of FFF's normal lineup of (delicious) hoppy ales.

Overall it's probably something some folks would really get behind, I'm gonna stick to the FFF brews that they excel at when I want a more hop-forward drink and get my saison fix elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 00:51:22 | More by fvernon
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks Frank!

Doesn't look like a saison... too dark with none of fluffy head etc etc

Interesting aroma... I am smelling (almost) barleywine like malts among other things. Thick, sweet, viscous and malty, and slightly hoppy. This beer is a lot of things but it is not a saison, IMO. Again, that's not important but it's not true to its label either. Among other "flaws", I do not find this remotely refreshing. But overall it cannot be called a bad beer.

2, 3, 3, 3, 4

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 17:40:23 | More by tewaris
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.19/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Consumed 4/7/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Appearance: Somewhere between deep, dark orange and light amber - hazy, cloudy - nice, big, white head - leaves a nice cap and a wall of lacing

Smell: Very fruity and very sweet, in a fruity way - yeasty, earthy, dirty basements - musty, with some rotting/rotted fruit - doesn't smell much better as it warms up - like, moldy melons

Taste: Funky and fruity - flowers, dirt, and a damp, wet basement - yeasty, with some yeasty spices, like clove - sweet fruit, orange peels, grapefruit peels, melon rind, and some rotted fruit - some caramel malts, some herbal bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice carbonation, sticky, rotten aftertaste

Overall: No no no

I'm almost inclined to think (hope) this is infected because there's something here that seems genuinely rotten. There are some nice funky, herbal, fruity notes here, but it doesn't really come together, and it disappoints overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 22:47:44 | More by angrybabboon
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jet812

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

05-28-2013 00:50:23 | More by jet812
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

01-17-2013 23:46:28 | More by Thorpe429
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-16-2012 19:36:12 | More by mixed_master7
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

12-09-2012 23:46:18 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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Zes Zes Zes from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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