Oh Myyyy Takei | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Japanese Rice Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Japanese style lager brewed with Saki and Kolsch yeast.

15 IBU

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 37
Photo of rlee1390
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Semi clear orange with nice lacing.

S-Fruity, apple like notes. Some tartness.

T-Note sure if it is balanced. Applely sweetness with mild tartness.

M-Lighter and not much carbonation.

O-An interesting beer but does not do much.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My first "Japanese rice lager" even though this is more of a hybrid.

A- Body is a nearly transparent straw yellow hue. Served with a 1-2 finger foamy white head. Lots of lacing left all the way down the glass.

S- Nose is good but rather plain, sweet rice is the main character with an extra hint of malt sweetness.

T- Flavor is pretty much in line with the nose. Pretty plain Jane as expected for a koslch/Japanese rice lager hybrid. Clean throughout with a lot of rice sweetness to it. The finish is clean with alcohol well hidden.

M- I am impressed by the mouth feel. Low to medium carbonation with a light, smooth, drinkable body.

O- Overall this is a very unique beer with a very plain profile- as expected. The alcohol is deceivingly well hidden and the overall presentation of the beer is smooth and classy.

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was served on tap at Three Floyds Brewery & Pub in Munster, Indiana. Arriving in a generic half-sized chalice, this one showed a surprisingly dark honey brown coloring. A one finger head of eggnog colored foam sat atop the liquid, showing okay retention into clunky, chunky patterns of craters stretching across the walls of the glass. A definite haze reduced clarity, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared to be on the lighter side of moderate. The aroma sung of a pale and caramel malt base to play off a blend of cold nail polish remover, coffee creamer, white sugar and tannic honey, big sake boozy coolness, apricot, brass, smoked and neglected toffee and candy corn sugariness, white pumpkin sugars, heavy strawberry jelly cloy, simple charcoal smoke, and peanut dust. The flavoring came next with burnt gingerbread, pumpkin spice, cherry, raspberry, and strawberry organic fruitiness and syrupy cloy, offensive dark chocolate muck, adjuncty white flour, spicy browned apple cider, pencil eraser, Dijon mustard, light butterscotch cloy, avocado and walnut oils, boozy black pepper, sake ethanol burn, daisy and black eyed Susan petals, and green lentil vegetals. The body was thicker than expected, and the carbonation remained high. Each sip afforded nice slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pull, with a decent thickness of coating left around the mouth. The palate was otherwise thickly streaked of astringency to its far back. The abv was appropriate, and drinkability was okay.

Overall, this was sake as beer if one could ever imagine it. While this is an imaginative concept, this beer seemed rushed and rough about the edges, but ultimately well-flavored. Generally speaking you receive the exact beer that is advertised. The grain bill, from the very beginning, is intensely foreign and unabashed, forcing the mouth and taste buds into an uncomfortable conformity that you soon quickly learn to appreciate. The feel is intensely drying between globs of lactic foaminess secondary to the sake component of the beer. This certainly makes things come across as a little boozy, that push to the liquor side of life adds a hard edge to this beer that you can curiously get behind, even if you don’t particularly enjoy that.

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Oh Myyyy Takei from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 37 ratings