Pear Bear | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American wild ale brewed with pears.

Added by edhizdeid on 09-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#668
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
286
pDev:
8.49%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
71
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 286 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of Nunya
3.8/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold-amber with a short white blanket that settles to a thin creamy collar and a persistently bubbly central surface.

Smell is cracker, pear, white raspberry, and blue cheese.

Taste is that good ole classic FFF sour, but I don't think it's overboard and damn have I had some powerfully sour beers. This straddles the line but not too closely, bringing flavors of tart pear and green apple with toasted cracker and a surprisingly distinct character of blue cheese which I would never expect from FFF's mostly cleaner, one-dimensional portfolio of sours. It's also brightly floral at times.

Feel is moderate with a crisp effervescence and a perfectly semi-dry finish. They absolutely nailed this 2018 redux, nothing wrong with it at all.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pstam87
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AngEo
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Egotist
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenMind
3.93/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sinzanasti
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
3.59/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of axf4129
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy apricot nectar color with a billowy two finger head; a few shards stick to the teku

Smell: Funky, leathery and acetic tartness; the fruit is hard to identify as being pear, specifically

Taste: Bread and fruit forward, with the pear and green apple making a sweet entrance for a moment, on the tip of the tongue; it doesn't take long for the acetic sourness to wallop the tastebuds, though there is a lactic hint, after the swallow; very puckery, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; a tongue tingler

Overall: I suspect this beer may have had more fruit when younger, judging by some of the older reviews; while I would prefer the fruit to be more intense, this is still a good sour, and I mean sour

Thanks, darktronica, for the opportunity

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Photo of Gregf51
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kennyrclayton
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite sour beer.

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Photo of chivermac
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JKitchen23
3.89/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccg
3.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: clear yellow, minimal head. 4.0

Smell: light vinegar, bit of earthiness, fruit. 4.0

Taste: also a hint of earthiness and some vinegar. I think I'm getting pear also, but it's so overpoweringly tart that it's difficult to tell. It's kind of like lemon juice. 3.5

Mouthfeel: light and refreshing on the tongue. 3.75

Overall: I respect what they're doing with this beer, and it has a great smell and interesting flavors, but the overwhelming tartness makes it difficult to drink. 3.75

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Pear Bear from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 286 ratings