Gorch Fock | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A light golden colored Franconian style Helles Lager. With a slightly sweet malt body, a noble hop profile and a crisp finish this beer is as traditional as we’ll ever get.

Added by cretemixer on 04-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
639
Reviews:
194
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
81
For Trade:
2
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Photo of madelf66
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BierRunner
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerHunterr
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750mL bomber into a 16oz tulip

Look: A crisp golden hay color with a very foamy white head.

Smell: Malty wheat, sweet corn. fresh baked bread.

Taste: Sweet, honeyed malt up front, some more complex notes present from the hops. The finish is slightly tangy.

Feel: Rather highly carbonated, crisp

Overall a refreshing beer with some decent complexity to make it worth your while!

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrfrancis
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwood06
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Some friends of my wife and myself were over just a few nights ago and decided to pick this bottle up from a local bottle shop since the NFL games were not going our way. We figured spending our time catching up and talking was more worthwhile than watching two NFL games that were not incredibly fun to watch.

This beer pours a cloudy golden hue with a slight amber tint to it with light carbonation easily visible. The head is white and frothy, dissipating a thin lacing that is retained for quite some time. 3.75/5 The aroma is chiefly of buttered white bread with an earthy/light spiciness that acts alongside a note of cracker and biscuit. The aroma is quite malty but not really sweet, rather steering towards grainy. 3.5/5 The flavor is grainy and bready in the beginning before a bit of butter and cracker comes through. There seems to be a good amount of pilsner malt that leads into grassy hops with the focus being chiefly on the hops here. Moderate bitterness comes through quite early and lingers for quite some time after swallowing. 3.5/5 The mouthfeel features a light carbonation burn up front with a light to medium body that leads into a moderate dryness that lingers for a very good while upon swallowing. 3.5/5 This beer just comes across as odd for the style with a too heavy emphasis being placed on the bitterness and grassy hops. Very unbalanced with the sweetness and graininess of the malt not really coming through. I do like this beer, but I would reach for several other Helles before this one. 3.5/5

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Photo of scootercrabb
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattyrubes
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nvbrew
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Azpittil57
4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale loon-gold, with a hin, white head. Low carbonation.
Nice crisp, slight lemon smell backed by yeast.
The citrus hop is light up front, but the transition to the bread yeast finish is brisk and enjoyable. Slight hop bite in finish.
Mouthfeel is crisp and light. Could certainly drink many of these.
I am a sucker for a good, classic hells, but this is not your classic German Helles. FFF puts a nice twist on it with this very good offering.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.94/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear sterling gold with a moderate, compact, soft white uniformly bubbly foam head.

Caramel corn, grass, hay, light wheat, and a hint of old school hops on the nose.

Taste is sweet corn, grass, bread, with light, floral, bittering hops.

Crisp, tangy, close to a Bud, slightly frothy, semi-dry finish.

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Photo of torwart94
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AJmon13
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gutbuster
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustinSparks
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hermit990
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vishneda
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Far better than a typical macro, but still not up to the standard of the German brewed offerings. Liked the beer and it's not a bad impression of the style, but the malt did not "pop" like the German beers do -- even when they have aged a bit. I bought this in Chicagoland and it was bottled within a month of drinking it... so freshness was not an issue. Again, good... not great... and kind of expensive for "just good".

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Photo of stickydankhop
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Honest on a hot summer day I prefer beer like this

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Photo of Stevedore
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. Served in a Three Floyds pint glass.

Pours a light golden-straw yellow body, one finger thick effervescent head, good retention, bits of lacing. About right for the most part. Smells of clean biscuit, bread, a bit of mineral, sweet honey, touch of straw and hay as well as a very slight herbal hop aroma. Not bad. Flavour is quite nice, with a touch of sweet honey, freshly baked white bread, mineral, light straw, biscuit, with a light herbal and earthy bitterness rounding this out on the backend. It's a very nice helles style, with a bit of a fresh hop bite to it. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit heavier than expected for the style, good carbonation, delicious and easy to drink. Refreshing, with a mild earthy and floral bitterness on the backend balancing out the lingering bready sweetness. It's solid, a bit heavy on the body, but I did enjoy drinking this one a fair amount.

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