Chevalier Bertrand Du Guesclin
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Chevalier Bertrand Du GuesclinChevalier Bertrand Du Guesclin
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #158
Ranked #1,719
4.27 | pDev: 9.6%
Jul 20, 2023
Jul 24, 2014
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.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Ratings by Hopmarc:
Photo of Hopmarc
Rated by Hopmarc from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dec 20, 2015
More User Ratings:
Photo of Lucular
Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz bottle from September 2021. Picked up on the discount shelf at Angel's Share in Gambrills for about $4. This is a very acidic beer, first and foremost. There is a decent amount of jammy blueberry even after close to 2 years in the bottle, but the lemon sourness is the number one flavor component. The tannin level is quite high as well, although not to the point of making the beer astringent. There's a slight but welcome warm oak and vanilla undertone. Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and off-dry. Overall an excellent fruited oak-aged sour.
Jul 20, 2023
Rated: 4.54 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Apr 17, 2023
Photo of jzeilinger
Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled on: 09-21-21

A - Medium to dark blueberry colored pour with perfect clarity and light carbonation. Lacing is raspeberry colored and thin.

S - Big tart, tangy twangy blueberry on the nose (big time).

T - Follows the nose with acidic, tart, twangy blueberry from start to finish and ends on the tangy puckering side.

M - Big medium body with gentle carbonation that gives way to a soft finish. Leaves the mouth watering in all directions.

O - Too twangy for me but respectfully reviewing in respect of the style.
Nov 19, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by mwvman from Indiana

Oct 24, 2022
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
Photo of hman43
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
Photo of Kiiz
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
Photo of BigGold
Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had Chevalier Bertrand du Guesclin poured from 12-oz. bottle, stamped "BOTTLED 11-15-20," into Teku tulip.

Pours nearly black, revealed as a beautiful deep purple when backlit, and rusty orange in sunlight, with minimal, very light-tan head, which dissipates immediately and leaves no appreciable lace. Aromas of tobacco and extremely tart funk off pour, then some spice, and big wine barrel, even brandy-like aromas as warms. On tasting, 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 very sour finish.

This is what to do with blueberries in beer.
Jul 04, 2021
Photo of MutuelsMark
Reviewed by MutuelsMark 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
Photo of bret27
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
Chevalier Bertrand Du Guesclin from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 533 ratings