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Zes Zes Zes - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
87
very good

269 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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mjohnson17

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-04-2013 16:57:51 | More by KevinmusPrime
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Douvalis

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-28-2013 23:35:48 | More by Douvalis
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timc100

Illinois

4.76/5  rDev +22.4%

Notes from a review on 11/30/12

This is the biggest 'saison' in every way. It pours a completely opaque hazy gold/orange with a great white head made up of mostly small, tight bubbles. The aroma is very yeast/cereal like with HUGE citrus hops - ripe grapefruit and mango, orange juice. The tastes follows the nose - very bready but also very bitter from a strong hop presence. Just crazy huge citrus hops.

This is a fantastic beer - don't know if I would call it a saison, but more of a DIPA with saison ingredients.

04-25-2013 14:58:13 | More by timc100
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-21-2013 17:47:03 | More by drgonzo2k2
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Dan3279

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-21-2013 01:33:56 | More by Dan3279
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IPx

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.6%

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-18-2013 00:21:08 | More by CanisMajor
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c64person

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-15-2013 20:45:56 | More by c64person
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AlphaKingKegger

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-15-2013 04:46:28 | More by AlphaKingKegger
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Docrock

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-09-2013 00:54:57 | More by Docrock
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straightlambic

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-08-2013 18:14:54 | More by straightlambic
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angrybabboon

New Hampshire

3.19/5  rDev -18%

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.

04-07-2013 22:47:44 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

2.84/5  rDev -27%

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.

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-06-2013 14:41:38 | More by rwilde
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Swik

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-04-2013 01:52:07 | More by Swik
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-02-2013 15:48:45 | More by Hallertau
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timmybaggins

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-01-2013 19:49:51 | More by timmybaggins
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Blavaq

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-27-2013 04:19:21 | More by Blavaq
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-27-2013 00:18:26 | More by Sparky44
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-12-2013 01:54:42 | More by DaPan
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Buckeye982

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-11-2013 22:06:38 | More by Buckeye982
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Twoheartedzombie

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-09-2013 22:14:40 | More by Twoheartedzombie
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kodt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-08-2013 21:21:44 | More by kodt
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jsher1112

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-04-2013 23:18:08 | More by jsher1112
Zes Zes Zes from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.