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Formorian Priestess - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Formorian Priestess
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

There is smoke that billows from the realms we dare not name. The Formorian Priestess dwells within these realms and this is our tribute to her in smoked lager form. Crisp, slightly malty and refreshing this lager is sure to satisfy even her.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-08-2012)
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-11-2013 22:45:56 | More by spycow
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Three Floyds XV Anniversary tulip pint glass at Fountainhead.

I just had to try this, a new smoked beer from the Floyds. Had to. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises wheat and light hickory smoke. The taste holds notes of hickory smoke, lightly funky wheat, and light sourdough. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a nice little smoked beer, but not much going on with it. The smoke is nicely balanced, though.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2012 00:46:53 | More by TMoney2591
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Big Star. Served in a pint/pils glass hybrid.

A - Transparent golden body is topped by a white foam that settles to wisps, a collar, and a few fingers of lacing. Solid retention and good clarity.

S - Intensely smoked, with hickory, campfire, and charcoal grill. There's a light malt sweetness, as well as some yeasty bread supporting things.

T - The taste is quite similar; intense notes of smoke, hickory, toasted bread, a touch of fruity sweetness, and some honey-glazed ham.

M - Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth and very easy to drink, without excessive mouth-coating smoke like some beers of this ilk.

D - A very well-made smoked lager. If you're into Schlenkerla Helles check this one out, as it's in a similar vein. I also appreciated the $4 price point. Could easily consume a few glasses of this one in an evening without excessive palate fatigue.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2012 05:56:05 | More by MasterSki
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-10-2013 01:09:49 | More by Gonzoillini
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-16-2013 13:30:21 | More by Sean9689
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Three Floyds on Christmas Eve.

A: Pretty much crystal clear orange, with about a 1/4 finger head that stuck around for a bit.

S: Sure, I got some bacon grease, but overall, this wasn't too potent. I could literally smell the hops, grains, and barley poking through also, which was a good thing.

T: Bitter bacon and sausage aftertaste, but not nearly as intense as "Ham on Rye."Still, this was quite yeasty, with a very tasty, voluptuous quality. The smoke didn't dominate at all.

M: This was a fairly clean beer on the palate, highly drinkable, and with substantial lacing.

O: The bartender and I had a brief discussion about our aversions to smoked beers. He told me beforehand that this particular one was one of the only ones that he actually likes. Since I had just had the Rogue Voodoo Donut the night before, I totally wasn't in the mood for this. However, I'm glad I let the bartender talk me into it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2012 05:49:34 | More by Chaney
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-12-2013 02:54:42 | More by CityofBals
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-28-2012 06:23:52 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-10-2012 05:45:46 | More by MrMcGibblets
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cfrances33

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-20-2013 05:21:55 | More by cfrances33
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

02-13-2013 13:59:30 | More by Gotti311
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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewpub

Pours a clear straw/golden color with a finger of white head. Moderate lacing

The nose has some smokiness to it that isn't overbearing like a lot of smoked beers. There is some sweet malt noticed once I give it a big whiff. Hidden ABV.

The flavors of this beer make me want to drink it around a campfire. There is an actually tasty smoke flavor that is easy on the palate. Mild sweet fruits lie in the background.

The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall, one of the better smoked beers I have had.

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2012 00:43:58 | More by ChugginOil
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

03-26-2013 06:16:41 | More by ChrisPro
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

02-21-2013 05:23:50 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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NateMac13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

11-16-2012 22:37:39 | More by NateMac13
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Docrock

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-28-2013 03:54:13 | More by Docrock
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birdsellam

Indiana

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-21-2013 15:54:20 | More by birdsellam
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tsauce2

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-06-2013 06:31:24 | More by tsauce2
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hansgruber

Indiana

3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-19-2013 05:58:04 | More by hansgruber
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mjohnson17

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

12-14-2012 15:23:34 | More by mjohnson17
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-14-2013 00:24:17 | More by CanisMajor
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larbush

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

11-18-2012 19:01:23 | More by larbush
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-09-2012 23:43:03 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-01-2013 03:58:05 | More by Guinnsslvr
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IPx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

04-19-2013 07:21:10 | More by IPx
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Formorian Priestess from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
82 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.