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Zes Zes Zes - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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87
very good

269 Ratings
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 15.94%
Wants: 28
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

Smooth grapefruit juice, hoppy yet not bitter, a great balance of spice and malt makes it a very tasty beverage indeed, also some melon and candy. Grapefruit aroma. Cloudy grapefruit appearance with some retained head. Thanks for the extra bottles, John

09-19-2012 04:46:02 | More by Sammy
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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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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-29-2012 23:13:59 | More by nmann08
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-01-2014 06:07:13 | More by zestar
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-10-2013 07:00:50 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-11-2013 21:50:05 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-08-2014 03:52:44 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +8%

This poured out as a hazy looking orange color with a nice looking white head on top. The head settles a bit but does leave behind a decent amount of retention and some lacing on the glass. The smell of this beer gives off some very interesting autumn aromas, like un-spiced pumpkin notes and some sweet grains in there too. The taste presents itself with even more unique flavors such as apple and more pumpkin like flavors, there is a hint of some spice or herbal flavors but nothing that I've ever tasted before. The mouthfeel was a bit heavier than I expected but still nicely done. Overall this beer is really neat, I wasn't sure what to expect at all from this but I left an empty glass with a sigh saying to myself "this was a really interesting brew". I would recommend trying this one for sure.

09-29-2012 04:02:02 | More by Knapp85
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emerge077

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +11.3%

Served in a tulip glass, quick review from written notes.

Dripping spotty lace, lasting veil over the surface. Bright orange body. Savory tropical aroma, alternating sweet and dry. Huge papaya and dried mango flavors. Finishes dry and clean, some lingering fruitiness with a bubblegum aftertaste. Impressions of fuzzy fruit skins and distinctive dried papaya. Great balance and unique flavors on display here...

09-18-2012 16:45:05 | More by emerge077
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%

On-tap at 3 Floyds. Served in a tulip.

A - Big white foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and splotchy lacework. Hazy dark orange body.

S - Surprisingly sweet and malty for the style, with some bready Belgian yeast, and a touch of spice to it.

T - The taste is again quite sweet, with hefty doses of marmalade and stone fruit. Spicy yeast, some flowery hopping, and a lightly bitter finish. Not much alcohol considering this is over 8%.

M - Lightly grainy texture, medium body, with active carbonation. Well-hidden alcohol and a clean, refreshing finish.

D - While this is too sweet for my tastes it's a well-made Saison. The alcohol is extremely deceptive, so be careful if you're driving home from 3 Floyds.

08-20-2012 23:34:16 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-16-2013 18:57:46 | More by drabmuh
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oline73

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear amber color with a quarter finger of off white head. The head leaves a ring around the pour.

Smell: The overall smell is fruity with some apple juice and a mild citrus note. The hops in the beer sting the nose with sweet malt behind it.

Taste: Very sweet and herbal. There are a lot of fruit flavors here but the beer has a bitter/hoppy finish. I couldn't have told you what style this was without looking. Weird but not bad at all.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was a very weird beer. I never quite figure it out, I kept thinking I was missing an ingredient that would make it make sense. I might have more.

01-09-2013 01:39:38 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

From 12/29/12 notes. Big thanks to BigSexy410 for sharing a bottle of this one; almost interested in trying a new FFF beer.

a - Pours a orange, murky brown color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of oranges, citrus hops, fruity malts, yeast, spice, pepper, tropical fruits, and earthy notes. Loads of citrus hops, especially oranges, which I am a huge fan of.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, oranges, fruity malts, floral hops, pepper, spices, yeast, hay, grains, and bready malts. Not quite as hoppy as the nose and more spices come through. Nice, but I like the nose a lot more.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, and easy to drink body.

o - Overall a really nice beer, though it is very hoppy, which is not what I think of in a saison, like others have noted. Either way it is a good beer, more like a Belgian IPA, with an awesome hoppy nose full of citrus and orange. Worth checking out and I'd like to have it again.

01-04-2013 16:39:31 | More by mdfb79
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

09-02-2012 19:11:22 | More by Rochefort10nh
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-13-2013 04:35:53 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-19-2012 17:11:08 | More by imperialking
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-14-2013 17:04:33 | More by yourefragile
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-20-2013 19:49:46 | More by InspectorBob
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%

22 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Some nice foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big orange zest, orange rind, pineapple, pear, apple, floral, grass, clove, pepper, and earthy yeast esters. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malty hoppiness and yeast spiciness. Taste of orange zest, orange rind, pineapple, clove, pepper, pear, apple, lemon zest, floral, grass, herbal, and earthy yeast spiciness. Good amount of earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus rind, pineapple, clove, pepper, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, and earthy yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor complexity and balance of hoppy flavors/spicy yeast esters; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slick and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice hoppy saison! Very nice balance and complexity of hoppy flavors and yeast spiciness; and extremely smooth to sip on. This was a very enjoyable offering.

01-17-2013 05:21:48 | More by superspak
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike. The beer is orange with a small white head. The aroma brings hops and citrus followed by a sturdy malt backbone. Good flavor, though a bit sweet and syrupy. Oranges soaked in alcohol. Hoppy finish with lingering bitter citrus. Not really a saison, in my opinion, but tasty nonetheless. Good stuff.

01-07-2013 01:37:45 | More by Huhzubendah
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-14-2012 17:14:03 | More by Gonzoillini
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%

A - dark orange with a thin white head

S - oranges, yeast, peaches

T - yeast, oranges, orange rind, faintly bitter

M - dry, very well carbonated, smooth

This is a very nice saison. It has a nice citrusy character that is very refreshing and offers a great drinkability. My only complaint is that there is a rind-like dryness throughout. Nonetheless, this is a quality beer that is definitely worth a try.

11-27-2012 01:55:57 | More by tdm168
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-24-2013 21:52:45 | More by johnnnniee
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%

Bottle opened on 10.9.12

A - Pours a cloudy dark orange with a foamy one inch light tan head with good retention.

S - Hoppy orange and tropical fruit.

T - Fruity, citrus, candy. Sweet and tropical.

D - Good carbonation with a light-medium body.

O - Sweet and fruity - Nice saison with a 3F twist.

10-16-2012 06:41:51 | More by HuskyinPDX
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dirtylou

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%

22oz bomber, split 3 ways, cheers @suncrust

appearance: served in my great lakes chalice, bright (but hazy) orange body, full creamy white head

smell: distinctively 3 floyds - bright citrus hop bouquet, juicy citrus, distant peppery spice

taste: Sure, it's not to style, but it's much better than Rabbid Rabbit. FFF influence is strong - De Molen is no stranger to hops either but outside of the label design, I would never have guessed they were involved. Bright juicy hops - tangerine, grapefruit, lemon.

mouthfeel: bold hop profile, slight dry finish

overall: very enjoyable

10-01-2012 17:39:03 | More by dirtylou
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Zes Zes Zes from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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