Zes Zes Zes - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.3/5 rDev -15.2%
Bomber into FFF Teku.
Saison? I think this is an IPA. And a hopped up, bitter, assertive, abrasive IPA in the FFF style at that!
Anyway-- big hopped up bitterness blends with white pepper and a little boozy heat to make this most unlike the typical saison that I'm used to... Notes of tropical citrus fruits lead the way in terms of hops, while a bready chalkiness is ever-present from the malt/yeast combo.
The beer [i]looks[/i] nice, but that's about it for me... It's almost like finally getting a date with that cute girl only to realize that the cuteness is all you could really like-- there's just no substance there.
Well, ok, that might be a bit extreme.
It's more like going to a strip club, paying the cover, seeing 8 GORGEOUS girls walking around, and then discovering that it's 'no nudity' and they wear pasties.
Even that sounds too extreme. But, it [i]is[/i] FFF, and they simply don't do simple. Almost everything is extreme in some way and generally, it works. Not so much here though.
Feels thick, syrupy, and bit undercarbonated-- though it really LOOKS great. Two fingers of fluffy, rocky head that almost overflowed my glass and leave intense curtains of lacing behind.
Glowing orangey-golden body is just barely hazy enough to obscure transparency....
Overall-- I'll finish this beer-- by NO means is this a drainpour! It simply isn't the style of saison I like best... A bit too boozy, too hoppy, and too thick.
But to be fair, it see,s to make for a pretty decent "Winter Saison."
11-19-2012 02:42:54 | More by AleWatcher
3.48/5 rDev -10.5%
Bottlle received recently in trade as an extra...thanks for hitting a want. Enjoyed from a fff teku. Sadly it seems that this is a beer better served fresh. It really has an old faded hop breathing throughout. visually deep transparent orange with a fizzy head. Not very saison like at all. smell is more barley wine. toffee caramel and faded hop. Perfect preview fir the taste. Thankfully i like barleywines so this is not wasted on me. Would love to try it fresh. Lots of gagged candied hops. Syrupy even.
06-07-2013 03:17:53 | More by cosmicevan
Zes Zes Zes from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.