Gorch Fock | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Gorch FockGorch Fock
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Gorch FockGorch Fock

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

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

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - 22 oz bottle

Appearance - Golden tan/yellow, nice white 1/2 head, some lacing.

Smell - Sweet yeasts, malts, spicy hops, spices, apples, oranges, classic german funky malts.

Taste - Sweet german malts, yeasts, and crisp hop profile. Smooth, Great mix of sweet and bitter. Its got a grainy/pale ale flavor to it, no alcohol presence or any tartness.

Mouthfeel - Its light and and smooth on tounge, plenty of pale malts, hops and yeasts coat it. Palate gets more malts and hops, and some spices along with the yeasts and sugars. Aftertaste is dry, light and malty.

Overall - Decent, a rather safe and solid beer, nothing off the wall that FFF is famous for. Its balanced, light, low alcohol and easy to enjoy. Right on par for the style. Worth a drink for the style.

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3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 10.8.12.

A - Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a fizzy very small white head that is gone instantly.

S - Fruity, citrus orange, lager malts.

T - Similar to the nose, citrus with a classic lager malt profile.

D - Decent carbonation and a light body.

O - Citrusy and fruity, lager not my favorite style. I liked this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent golden hue supported by flaky white head. Plenty of visible carbonation, as expected. Smells faintly of hops with some sweet malt hiding in the corridors; nothing to write home about.

Light, effervescent body tingles my tongue. Lacks flavor or any remarkable characteristics, to be frank. Tastes like a traditional (read: boring) helles. I expected a more boldly flavored result from FFF's take on the style and was thusly disappointed.

I don't understand why this beer is still brewed when Zombie Dust is vastly superior in every regard and only marginally stronger. Though I suppose if you want a FFF beer that tastes like nothing, Gorch hits the jackpot.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pored from a bomber into a Surly pint glass.

A - Gold in color with a small white head that dissipates in a few minutes after pour. Pretty standard appearance for a Helles lager.

S - First thing that i smell is the sweetness followed by some bitter hoppiness. Some smells of fruit, citrus, and a bit of skunk in there as well.

T - Very well balanced Helles with sweetness up front, light hops, and a good malt backbone. Sweet at first and finishes a bit dry.

M - Medium mouthfeel with light level of carbonation and a dry finish. Very nice.

O - Very good example of a Helles lager here. Also pretty "normal" for the "it's not normal" brewery. I would put this up to a Surly Hell any day. Perfect beer for a summer day. I thought this beer was a perfect balance of sweetness, hops, and malt. Very drinkable and will do it again if i can find another bottle.

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Gorch Fock from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 643 ratings
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