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3 Floyds / Sun King - Slacktivist | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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77 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sun King and 3 Floyds have come together again to bring you Slacktivist, a Doppelkolsch brewed to help bring awareness to our efforts to raise the barrelage cap on Indiana breweries. Slacktivist steps up the smooth malt flavors of a traditional Kolsch-style beers with more pronounced flavor and a crisp hop bite. We hope you'll step up your support for our efforts at supportindianabrewers.com.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
77
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Canada_Dan:
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3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brief review below on account of a less-than-ideal review environment:

BOTTLE: Purchased for $11.99 USD in Indiana. Decent label design & art. 1 pint 6 fl oz.

Expectations are below average given the style and brewery (3 Floyds seems unable to execute traditional styles, and what in fuck's name is a doppel Kolsch anyway?). Served cold into a tulip.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: About 7cm. White colour. Average characteristics. Retention is nice - about 4-5 minutes. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Murky translucent nontransparent pale copper with orange and gold hues. No yeast is visible within,

Appears well-carbonated. Not filtered in appearance like any good Kolsch would be. It's okay.

AROMA: Dry Munich malt. Grains. Doughy yeast. Grassy Noble hops. Balance seems off; I believe it's overhopped. A kiss of lemon zest.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Follows the aroma, with more of a lemon zest edge than I anticipated. Pilsner and Munich malts fill out the body, with some grassy Noble hops lending a kiss of bitterness. Balance is okay but not dialed in. Somewhat shallow. Definitely simple.

There isn't much to say about it given its simplicity and straightforwardness.

TEXTURE: Overcarbonated, somewhat refreshing, smooth, wet, light-bodied, crisp, and clean. Disguises its ABV okay.

OVERALL: There's not a harmony of texture and taste, and the build isn't gestalt, but it's an okay beer for what it is. Drinkable but forgettable. 3 Floyds' strong suit is not traditional German styles, and this drinks only a little better than its nonsense "doppel Kolsch" designation might suggest. I wouldn't buy it again, but it's decent.

High C

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Photo of psweendogg
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluejacket74
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle, bottled on 02/18/2015. Served in a stange/altbier glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with a couple inch frothy white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like grassy hops, bready and sweet malt, and some lemon. For the most part I think the taste is just like the aroma, but with the addition of some floralness and a bit of honey. Nice amount of bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a little coating and crisp with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was an enjoyable brew, glad I got to try this one! $9.49 a bomber.

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Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DangerDawg
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lucasj82
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrebeka
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexFields
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: beautiful golden hues, 2 fingers of white head.

Smell: grassy goodness with some lemon notes.

Taste: Kolsch squared - I get grains and grassy flavors, and that lemony flavor I love in every Kolsch I've tried.

Feel: nicely carbed, very crisp.

Overall: I'm a fan of Kolsch's, so a Doppel Kolsch is twice as nice. Reading the reviews here, apparently I'm swimming upstream, but I think 3F's and Sun King nailed this, at least to the style. Well done.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DVMin98
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captainbearcat
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tyrolaspenleaf
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold appearance. Aroma and flavor are sweet grain character, mild earthy hop notes, touch of booze. A cool beer, about as good as I would expect an imperial kolsch could be.

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Photo of Theniz
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Inglewood
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dlino11
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Supporting for a great cause.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Eh, it is what it is . . . Nothing great but it's ok. Not a good take on the style. Just my .02

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Photo of Jamison85
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 77 ratings