Pear Bear
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #73
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #652
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 8.24%
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
302
From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  68
Gots
  70
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: American wild ale brewed with pears.
Reviews: 50 | Ratings: 302 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by SammyJaxxxx:
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SammyJaxxxx from New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Light orange hue with a thin foam head
S: Pear, Apple with a hint of funk
T: Sour Apple with pear an underlying hint of plum
MF: a little pucker and fruits clean flavors. No hint of alcohol.
O: this is a tremendous pear sour. Puckeringly sour and complex.

Jun 24, 2016
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DrunkAl from Illinois

4.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pour from a 22oz bomber. Wasn’t expecting much based on their previous sour offerings which were mostly a mess of lactic acid. Hazy yellow. Aroma punches you in the face with sour pear, touch of lemon, and sour citrus. Taste is a really nice puckering sour, medium acidity which feels perfectly balanced and about as much juicy jammy pear as I could imagine packed into a beer. It is pretty unbelievable this came out of Three Floyds sour program, wondering if they kidnapped Cory King and Jean Van Roy and forced them to brew this using unicorn tears and witchcraft.

Sep 28, 2015
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Gemmell from Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is rated to style:
From a 22oz. bomber into a simple Lagunitas "ball-jar" style glass. Looks like the common straw color you might expect from a wild with a nice cloudy hew. There is little to no head, but damn the nose. It smells AWESOME!!! A quick swivel brings a very minimal amount of head to life that dies almost immediately. It smells of sour apples, a little bit farmhouse, and PEARS, PEARS, PEARS.!! Pear stands out with prominence. The smell alone is making my mouth water, damn. The flavor is a blast. It is so over the top with sweet and sour balance. Tons of pears and granny smith apples. It is NOT subtle, it is packed with sour and intense flavors, an acidic heavy hitter. One of the best sours I have recently. Strongly recommended.

Oct 11, 2015
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dar482 from New York

4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Candy in a glass. Gummy bears, peach rings, Jolly Ranchers, Sour Patch Kids, everything sweet and delectable from your childhood somehow was squeezed into this. Tart qualities match well with the pear and apple flavors.

Oct 28, 2015
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kojevergas from Colorado

3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-draught @ 3 Floyds. Cost was $7 USD. Expectations are high given the brewery's reputation. Reviewed live on a smartphone; the notes below are brief as a result.

HEAD: None upon serving. No lacing.

BODY: Hazy yellow-copper of average vibrance. Translucent and semitransparent. No yeast is visible within.

Looks nice for a sour, but it's not unique or special.

AROMA: Vivid fresh orchard pears, lactobacillus acidic twang, intricate bacterial notes, and concomitant sourness (about a 6/10 in terms of intensity). Sweetness seems perfect. Loads of green apple and some apple cider vinegar...but it's not acetic per se. Somewhat candied...Jolly Rancher comes to mind. Malt base is neutral - probably Belgian pale malts.

Aromatic intensity is moderate.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Tangy smacky acidity zaps the palate. Heavy notes of orchard pear and vivid green apple, with a candied malt backbone tying things together nicely. Sourness isn't puckering, but it's close, clocking in at about a 7/10 in terms of intensity. Jolly Rancher is dominant here.

Balanced and well built. A superb sour that nevertheless has room for improvement via further intricacy and subtlety. The bacterial complexity is remarkable.

Light-bodied, smooth, wet, refreshing, and acidic. This mouthfeel accentuates the sourness quite well, elevating the beer as a whole. Well executed.

OVERALL: Great work from Three Floyds...possibly my favourite beer they produce. Absolutely a beer I'd recommend to others and one I'd buy again. Stellar sour.

High B+

Oct 10, 2015
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PZBREW from Oregon

1.23/5  rDev -71.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Just so bad.

I like sour beer. Like candy. Don't want both at the same time and so sour!
Looks good. Clear and fizzy head. Promises good.

Smells so bad. So much fake candy smell.
Taste is the same. Different because of so much added acids. But like cheap sour candy. This should is like wine coolers but so sour.
This is not natural. This is no good.

So bad. So bad.

Nov 26, 2015
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Sweffin from Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Dec 02, 2015
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sahd-1 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 06, 2015
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Mikeypnh from New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 10, 2017
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Marco_Gtz from California

4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 18, 2016
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jgunther71 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 22, 2015
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Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 07, 2016
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edhizdeid from Washington

4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 04, 2015
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ScottJWing from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 13, 2016
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scxcrunner from Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from the bottle in to a snifter. appearance is yellow/straw colored. smell is pears, sour candy, sour apple. taste follows the nose, this might be the most sour beer i have had. quick hint of pear followed by sour apple and acidity. great beer, recommend sharing with a friend. This would be tough to take on alone.

Nov 07, 2015
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Hendrick24 from Wisconsin

4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 16, 2015
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Raziel313 from California

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 03, 2015
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A hazy yellow color with a slight head that fades to nothing. No lacing.

S - Funk and pear. Acidity.

T - Following the nose, a big hit of fruit, pear flesh and skin, dried apples, a hint of grain and something almost oatmeal-like, with flashes of sour tarts, baked tarts, and horse blanket.

M - Slight pucker, a touch of slickness.

O - A nice wild beer, with flavor and brightness. I am glad I tried it, since it is one of the few Three Floyds sours to make wide distribution, but not something I can imagine working into a regular rotation, based both on cost and the somewhat odd flavor profile.

Oct 25, 2015
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dataylor21 from Kentucky

4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 06, 2016
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ToddBeans from Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nov 17, 2015
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dcisco44 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 05, 2016
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jjwisenheimer from Indiana

5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nov 14, 2015
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cultclassic89 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jolly ranchers.

Apr 05, 2016
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LightnerLiquorKS from Kansas

4.72/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 08, 2016
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dcmchew from Romania

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 26, 2016
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