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Three Floyds / De Molen Zes Zes Zes - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 15.94%
Wants: 26
Gots: 29 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

bhurley, May 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

mjohnson17, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

KevinmusPrime, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Douvalis, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of timc100
4.76/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

timc100, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

drgonzo2k2, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Dan3279, Apr 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.6%

IPx, Apr 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

CanisMajor, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

c64person, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Docrock, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

straightlambic, Apr 08, 2013
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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.

angrybabboon, Apr 07, 2013
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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.

Goblinmunkey7, Apr 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

kodt, Mar 08, 2013
Three Floyds / De Molen Zes Zes Zes from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.