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Zes Zes Zes - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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87
very good

270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
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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Photo of voteforhops
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - hazy tangerine with thick 1" head (12 oz snifter) and sticky lacing
S - sweet tropical fruits (passionfruit, mango) mixed with slight grassy hops, classic FFF combo
T - same fruit and some caramel/bread are strong with slight pepper and faint yeast, sweet with some bitterness on the finish
M - medium carbonation overwhelmed somewhat by the viscosity, sweet with slight sour and dry aftertaste
O - immediately distinguishable as FFF with the tropical sweetness and thick hazy appearance. much more dense than typical saisons and clearly closer to a strong ipa than a traditional saison. almost no detectable peppery sourness, which doesn't mean its a bad beer, just farther from the style than i would prefer. the most lacking element is the classic aromatic yeast that is quintessential to a true saison. perhaps it should be rebadged as a belgian strong ipa? definitely worth checking out.

voteforhops, Sep 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

bstyle, Sep 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

SDG1070, Sep 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

kdmcguire10, Sep 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Samjuan12, Sep 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

sdonegan, Sep 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

MrMcGibblets, Sep 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Rochefort10nh, Sep 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

awdturboiv, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

smartassboiler, Sep 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

timseagrave, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of mikul93
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Pours a beautiful murky rich gold. Bubbles streaming up. Nice lacing.

S Wonderful smelling brew. Citrus, Honey, Yeast and hops.

T Citrus, bread notes, honey, sweet malt, spice and hops. Very refreshing and delicious beer.

M Medium body with nice carbonation with a dry finish.

O A downright delicious beer. Very refreshing. Glad I got a few. Cheers!

mikul93, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

enelson, Aug 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

JonathanSuarez, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of Treebs
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap the source. Served in a stemmed tulip.

A: Pours a semi clear amber color with a thick white head forming on the pour. It's about one finger in height and it recedes slowly leaving behind sticky sheets of lace.

S: The citris hop profile on the nose really jumps out at you with some orange and lemon zest as well. Sweet Belgian yeast cuts through on the back end with some refined malts.

T: Spicy belgian yeast, with a little bit of pepper and clove, is up front. Nice grassy hops and citrus zest with a semi-bitter grapefruit pith on the finish. Sweet malt body. Well hidden booze for 8.5%

M: Medium bodied with a little heft to it. Great prickly carbonation with a drying finish.

O: A well crafted saison with a little body to it. Obviously I'd like it a little lighter to make it a little more easy drinking, but the flavor profile gets you past that. Definitely recommed for any saison fan.

Treebs, Aug 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

stinadez, Aug 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

lern, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Auracom
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at FFF. 8 oz. served in a tulip on August 18th, 2012.

A - Very cloudy, medium-golden coloring, with a white fluffy head and fantastic lacing.

S - Buttered rye bread, allspice, cinnamon, black pepper, fresh grass, and herbs.

T - Pretty big for a saison. Mid-palate has a great citrus bitterness blended with a sweet bread and rich caramel. Generally sweet but delectable.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, semi-dry finish. Well-hidden 8%.

D - Favorite at the brewpub on this day. More robust than refreshing but quite drinkable and dangerous.

Auracom, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

MasterSki, Aug 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

FullObs, Aug 20, 2012
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Zes Zes Zes from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.