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
Ranking:
#34,747
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
652
pDev:
13.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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38
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83
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Ratings: 652 |  Reviews: 195
Photo of Beerasaurus
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
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 -19.9%
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 -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AJmon13
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gutbuster
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hermit990
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vishneda
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +5.7%
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 +8.7%
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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Photo of Jcrampton94
4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlakeAM
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moysauce
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of injectr
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beb86
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoosier222002
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Gorch Fock from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 652 ratings