Chevalier Bertrand Du Guesclin
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #171
Ranked #1,716
4.27 | pDev: 9.6%
Aug 18, 2022
Jul 24, 2014
Chevalier Bertrand Du GuesclinChevalier Bertrand Du Guesclin
Notes: In order to survive in the 14th century one needed to be a force to be reckoned with. In Brittany, Spain and France this knight proved his mettle in battle. This tart blueberry ale was brewed in one of our 3000 gallon foeders in his honour.
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Rated: 4 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 18, 2022
Rated: 4.4 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Jul 17, 2022
Rated: 4.7 by MJSFS from Florida

Jul 04, 2022
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: It pours a plum red color with a pink head. Head retention is low.

Smell: It has a moderately strong sour aroma that features blue berries and cherries. There are some vinous notes with a bit of sweetness in the nose.

Taste: It has a strong blueberry sour flavor that has a low sweetness to it. There are some low cherry flavor and low floral notes.

Feel: It has a vinous like quality to it as well. It has a medium body with a strong tart finish with a touch of sweetness. It also has some alcohol warming.

Overall, there is a good combination of wine elements and the blueberries that makes this a well made beer.
Feb 11, 2022
Rated: 4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Dec 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Kiiz

4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
First review in the style so bear with me
L: sangria
S: tart and sweet blueberry with hints of malt sweetness but predominantly tart with a touch of chocolate.
T: tart up front with sweet fruity complexity. A little red wine and a few flavors I can’t put my finger on.
F: Above average viscosity, feels like a wine/mead made using blueberry rather than a normal beer.
O: I’ve been dying to try a saison and wow. I like good complexity in my malt beers ie stout/porters but this is complex in a whole different aspect. I love it the price tag is a little high though. Overall would have again easily.
Dec 22, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by Nunya from Ohio

Nov 28, 2021
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had Chevalier Bertrand du Guesclin poured from 12-oz. bottle, stamped "BOTTLED 11-15-20," into Teku tulip.

Pours nearly black, revealed as deep purple when backlit inside, and rusty orange in sunlight, with minimal, very light-tan head, which dissipates immediately and leaves no appreciable lace. Aroma is extremely tart funk to start, with some spice, and then big wine barrel even brandy-like aromas as warms. Begins extremely tart, sour and biting, carrying into some tobacco over a base of dark and then citrusy fruits, or maybe just blueberries, and finally a biting, sweet and sour finish.

This is what to do with blueberries in beer.
Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A lot more sour in nose and taste than I expected. Dark in color, lots of carbonation and LOTS of sour. Wine overtones, with a jaw tightening bite. Watch-out for this one.
May 22, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by darktronica from Indiana

May 13, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Apr 22, 2021
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle courtesy of JohnnyHops.
Mar 25, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Jan 30, 2021
Rated: 4.07 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Jan 19, 2021
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Rated by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 fl oz bottle on December 26, 2020. An American sour ale aged in wine barrels.
Dec 30, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Dec 27, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Dec 19, 2020
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look - thick dirty slightly reddish brown
Smell - very tart dark fruit smell
Taste - very tart dark fruit like the smell. As I drink more definetly berry
Feel - thick medium creamy carb
Overall - tart thick sour
Dec 13, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by TomBanahan from Kentucky

Dec 12, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Man I could have swore I did a review of this already, but when it popped up on the review feed today, I jumped on to look at my score, and 'none' stared me right in the face. So here we go.

Pours a color somewhere between deep purple (no smoke on the water) and cabernet. Its dark, the head looks tan, 1/3". The aroma is one of the most blueberry forward beers I've ever come across. Plenty of sourness in the nose.

Taste actually was more middle of the road sour, dunno why it seemed so strong in the nose. Good woody dryness to the mouth feel, good counter point to the juiciness of the blueberries. A little supplication from the red wine barrel, totally fitting here. I guess blueberry is a dark fruit, but it takes on some blackberry and plum like notes without the requisite dark fruit bitterness, just the body and light dryness thereof.

This was one of the 2014 bottles that chilled in the cellar before being broke out in the summer of 2018. I dunno what these cost but $20 is a fair price.
Dec 10, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Worried that their craft beer loyalists isn't getting enough antioxidants in their system, 3 Floyds puts together a fortified blueberry sour ale that's basically a PSA in a glass.

Pouring with a mildly hazy, deep burgundy and mauve hue, Chevalier Bertrand du Guesclin (boy doesn't that just roll off the tongue?), constructs a loose and lofty, slight sepia froth. As its juicy scent rolls off of the top, there's no mistake about both the blueberry and sour intent underneath. With hints of red wine, cider, funk and fauna taunting the senses, the first sip leads in with hard candy, taffy, sourdough and straight blueberry juices.

As its slight pastry character is washes away by the acidity, the sourness takes charge of the middle palate with the piquant tanginess of lime, lemon, gooseberry, red grape, crabapple and a nudge toward red wine vinegar. What's left behind is the juicy blueberry flavor that stands tall against the acidity and chases the taste into a sour, peppery and woodsy character late in taste.

Medium bodied for sour ale, its the juicy candied nature of blueberry that keeps the ale from absolute dryness. The blueberries take an edge off of the acetic, vinegar-like character to keep the finish very plum wine-like with a medium short aftertaste of weathered oak and dark berries.
Dec 10, 2020
Rated: 4.56 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Dec 03, 2020
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. blue-ish grey waxed bottle, with no clear bottled on or best before date (although I expect this to have been cellared 5 to 6 years maybe). Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A hazy orange brown colour with a two fingered off white cream head that dissipated fairly quickly but settled to a thin continually replenishing layer, while leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma: Tart, blueberry skin, blueberry, mixed berries, cherry, plum, acetone, oak, with notes of citrus zest.

Taste: Light to moderate sweet and sour, tart, blueberry, cherry, blackcurrant, Ribena, plum, oak, lemon zest, with a sweet jammy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate spritzy carbonation.

Overall: Enjoyable aroma and flavours that just worked for me. It was aged 5 or 6 years in my cellar, and actually, I can’t help but feel that it was better than I used to remember.
Jul 11, 2020
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Reviewed by zonker17 from Texas

4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2014 bottle. Dark brown with a slightly purple hue, some head on pour, no lacing. Bright, fruit forward nose. Great balance between sourness and blueberry with a hint of wine and lots of wood. Enjoyed by all that tasted.
Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

May 22, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by MTKATL from Georgia

May 21, 2019
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Reviewed by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a mostly clear rose hued light brown with a thin white head that disappeared nearly as fast as it appeared.
Smells of tart blueberry skins, really more tart than anything.
Taste follows, tart blueberry, oaky, quite acetic but not over the edge.
Medium to full body, coats the mouth well. Good puckering kick.
Overall an excellent sour, well balanced, very well made.
Apr 08, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by cd34 from Illinois

May 22, 2018
Rated: 4.07 by mig100 from Texas

Apr 07, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by Beerbom from California

Mar 15, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by jcb7472 from Florida

Jan 09, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 4.46 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Nov 18, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Nov 06, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by fthegiants from California

Oct 02, 2017
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Reviewed by BWED from Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
250 ml wine glass draft at Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade, Copenhagen (May 2016 - I'm way behind) Notes:

A- Hazed light brown in color, with some beautiful rosy/orange hues. Head is off white and dies to a thin layer.

S- Berry/cherry, plum, some lemon zest. Lacto tang, and some woody notes.

T- Subtle oak notes mixed perfectly with blueberry, and dark stone fruits: plum and cherry.

M- Body is light and effervescent. A little sticky. Finish is sweet and tart.

O- Wonderful sour. Great blend of fruit and wood. Light, complex, fantastic.
Sep 19, 2017
Rated: 4.2 by Dr_Fox from Utah

Sep 17, 2017
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Reviewed by eppie82 from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2015 (red wax). Pours pink-red color with good bit of foam with agressive pour. Smell is of sour blueberries. Sweet and very tart fruity taste of blueberries and cherries. Very acidic too. Definitely a bottle to share. Medium mouthfeel. Overall, a solid sour that will rip your face off.
Sep 10, 2017
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