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Three Flowers - Marin Brewing Company

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very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 08-08-2011)
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Reviews by Phelps:
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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%

This beer won silver at 2011 GABF, apparently. Enjoyed in a wine glass at Boulders.

Cloudy apricot with a thin, light gray head that becomes a wispy ring within seconds.

Honey and alcohol, light toasted biscuits and white crackers in the nose. Very floral. Roses, grass, lilac. Bright and fragrant, like perfume.

Light grass in the flavor, with increased caramel and honey, burnt sugar. Sticky alcohol, but smooth blend. Rose petals, orange blossom.

Medium body, mild yet prickly carb. Spritzy finish.

Perhaps not GABF medal material, but very tasty. With each sip I got more of the flowers and the sweetness, and it continued to grow on me.

Phelps, Nov 09, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of mverity
3.31/5  rDev -14.5%

Bottle share at Proof, I think Masterson brought this one in. Pours a pale yellow with almost no head, collar, or lacing. Aroma is very muted malt and some piney hops. Taste is light malt sweetness with the bitter piney hops up front. Light body and good carbonation though.

mverity, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of rob133
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

rob133, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.55/5  rDev -34.1%

Came out extremely yellow and hazy, didn't have the hop aroma you'd look for in an ipa, definitely delivered on the 'flowers' though. Floral, but not floral from whole leaf hops, floral, from well, probably flowers. Allegedly dry hopped with citra and cascade, I just didn't pull that out of the nose in any sense. Cascade, maybe, nothing from the citra.

Upon immediate tasting, I thought, uh, did they pour me a saison? It was light, somewhat refreshing, floral, mild, barely hoppy not at all bitter. . . how did this get to be claimed to be 80 ibu?

It was certainly innovative, unique, but it really didn't seem like it belonged at an ipa festival, really, seemed more like it belonged at a saison festival just as much, yes, it was missing some obvious things you'd want in a saison, but I mean, it owed more to a saison than an ipa.

Beerandraiderfan, Aug 08, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Wezzle, Apr 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Larrydoherty, Jan 24, 2013
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waddellc2, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mkirkland80, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

leprakhan, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of some light rye notes and a floral hops.

Tastes of some spicy rye, floral hops, and a touch of malt sweetness. Malts lead off with some spicy rye and a bit toasted bread. This gives way to some floral and citrus hops with a bit of pine as well. Moderate bitterness leads to some caramel sweetness. Finishes fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid floral IPA, but the addition of rye doesn't do it for me.

ocelot2500, Mar 12, 2014
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Three Flowers from Marin Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.