Flying Tigersault
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #67
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #18,545
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 11.76%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
62
From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  14
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews by beersampler6:
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Holy crap I may have found my new favorite pilsner. This was just unbelievable for the style. Sampled on tap at 3 Floyds. Looks great, clear golden color with a thin cap of white head and very strong sheets of lingering lacing that persisted, eventually fading to large rings. Smells of some muddled hops, mild caramel and vanilla, malt and corn. A little grain. Taste follows the nose, incredible balance and flavor with lightness. Easily sessionable and crushable - I would easily drink multiples of this on a hot summer day. Crisp and refreshing. Mouthfeel was our of this world - smooth and mild and moderately creamy. Not used to that feeling from a pilsner or lager. Really outstanding.

Jan 09, 2020
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Even knowing that their wheelhouse is in the hoppy vein, the brewers at Three Floyds often step outside of their bitter comfort zone and try their hand at another classic style. Their traditional German pilsner takes advantage at the drinker's shifting palate from cooler and darker weather and into something warmer and brighter.

Flying Tigersault comes bright golden and with a pillowy white froth. Fresh kilned grains leap right out as the scent soon rounds with breadiness, citrus and apple notes in the recesses of scent. Floral and spicy, the nose leans toward a brisk and malty taste of lightly toasted grain, faint cashew and fresh baking bread.

As the lager splashes the tongue, its floral character fades and its light lemon and apple medley turns fruity and nearly peach-like. Moderate on the bitter, peppery and grassy side, the beer's taste quickly tightens and crispens into a clean and drinkable finish as hints of sulfur, green tea and lemongrass coat the throat in finish.

Medium light in body but robust in nature for most lagers, the beer's golden body and fuller creamy texture early on allows the beer to fall closely in line with most bohemian or cezch-style lagers of Europe's early industrial revolution. Facilitated with proper bitterness and mild savory character, Three Floyds shows tremendous boldness while using skill and restraint.

Apr 19, 2017
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joe1510 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz Stubby
$12 4-Pack
Three Floyd's Kiosk

Flying Tigersault is a beauty of a pils. The body itself is as dense a golden as you could get. It's deep, bright and polished. The clarity is top notch, my fingerprints can be seen through the body. Streams of carbonation rush through the clarity like a freshly poured glass of bubbly. The foam is rocky and dense and a finger in height on the pour. That finger sticks around for an eternity, falling just a bit and becoming all sorts of craggy. This is a fine looking beverage.

The nose will get the mouth watering instantly. Honeyed biscuit and crackery grains get it moving, they're abundant and clean. There's a sturdy, nay, robust freshly cut grass hop presence. There are undercurrents of apple dumpling. As the beer sits in the glass, and a swirl takes hold, freshly baked bread rises. Fresh, clean, crisp.

The flavor follows the nose stride for stride. Again, that honeyed biscuit and crackery maltiness starts it all off. It's clean as could be. That spicy, robust buzzsaw of grassiness cuts the middle and follows through to the finish. Under the healthy Noble hopping some a soft sweetness of apple dumpling and the heartiness of freshly baked bread. This beer is ultimately clean, well layered, exceptionally hopped, and delicious.

The body is on the lighter side of moderate. Carbonation is lively and effervescent These two characteristics by themselves are delightful but with that added buzzsaw of spicy bitterness, it really puts the feel over the top. This puppy is bone dry and leaves you wanting, needing drink after drink. The mouthfeel of this beer is a bullseye.

Three Floyd's is something else. The flavors they can pull from hops are bar none. Their bold, dark beverages are menacing, rich and dangerous. Then, they go and brew a 4.8% pils that's exceptionally clean, crisp, and well done. It's fresh and bringing a bite. It has a great malt profile, good depth. All this jammed into an insanely drinkable, light abv brew.

Jan 28, 2019
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ejimhof from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 30, 2017
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KingBiscuit from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great for the style

Sep 10, 2016
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PhillyStyle from Georgia

4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aug 14, 2017
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ZombiesAteMyDog from Indiana

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 19, 2015
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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 22, 2017
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aasher from Indiana

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 02, 2019
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bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 03, 2017
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shirtless_mike from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 21, 2015
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.79/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Gravely overhopped for the style.

Oct 10, 2015
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Feb 15, 2019
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BUNZILLA from Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 12, 2015
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BarryMFBurton from Indiana

3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 29, 2016
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Zuidman from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 26, 2017
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Riik3 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 30, 2017
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Mgm54 from Illinois

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

Apr 02, 2017
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khargro2 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 21, 2018
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jun 21, 2017
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Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 11, 2017
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Resuin from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May 31, 2016
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juicebox from Kentucky

4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jul 13, 2016
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Rimbimhoot from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 02, 2017
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.41/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz on tap, served in a pint glass. Pours a darker caramel body, medium brown hue, one finger white head, good retention, bits of lacing. Looks way too dark for a German Pilsner, stylistically speaking it looks more like an English Bitter. So I had to dock based on appearance. Smell is crisp floral and pine hop aromas, light breadiness. Honestly, at first I thought that they had served me something that was not a pilsner- perhaps something more like an American Pale Ale. A little more breadiness comes out as it warms, but it's still demonstrably hoppy with a bit of cereal, less of the typical Pilsner malt. Flavour is similar; I couldn't have told you definitively that I was drinking a German Pilsner based on this. Drinks more like an American Pale Ale. Caramel, pine, floral, touch of grapefruit, fairly malty but not in the stylistic sense of a Pilsner. Mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied, good carbonation, slightly sticky. Overall, a weird beer that I think is more of a Bitter rather than a Pilsner. Stylistic considerations aside, this is just a fairly average hoppy beer from Floyds.

Sep 18, 2016
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 62 ratings