Gorch Fock | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Viciousknishs
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a perfect clear golden hay color with a finger of bone white head. Ok retention.

S- smells of clover honey, biscuity malt, aspriny Nobel hops.

T- flavor follows the nose with a really crisp clean finish.

MF- slick crisp mouthfeel with a light body and poppy carbonation.

D- you can drink this like water... Hand me mein stein!

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2.79/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 ounce bomber split with my buddy Matt, who once again brought back new beers from 3 Floyd's and allowed me to try them with him.

Review written from notes taken Thursday (2 days ago). I believe this is their July seasonal, so this bottle is likely 4 months old, but there's no date on the bottle to either confirm that opinion or get an exact age for the purposes of this review.

Bottle poured into a standard pint glass at Matt's house.

A: Pours a remarkably hazy pale orange color. Carbonation is still visible, despite the yeasty "fog". A thick fluffy white head rises magnificently as the beer pours. Good head retention as well. This is a great looking beer.

S: Muted notes of barley sweetness. Not a lot to be found in the nose. Maybe a bit bready and a touch of toffee to be found, too.

T: Notes of toffee, bread, a touch of yeastiness. Rather mild. Hops are conspicuously absent. Perhaps due to age?

The sweetness here reminds me a bit of an Oktoberfest or Marzen. My buddy just told that this is supposed to be a "German Style" lager, so that makes sense.

M: Heavier than I'd expect from a lager. This probably goes hand-in-hand with the cloudiness. It leaves some stickiness behind on the finish.

D/O: Fun to try, but I feel little need to repeat in the future.

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

amber lager shaping up before my eyes. A small, maybe a half an inch of white head came up over the top and settled down quickly into a light veil across the top.

The aroma was light. Some small amount of smoked in it, with lots of grain and bready malts, though I have to admit, not much here to really pick up on. The flavor was a bit better. Lots of campfire like smokiness in it, with a subtle, yet easily definable bready malt base. Some sweetness, caramel maybe and a light peach flavor when cold that quickly gets burnt out by the smoked and roasted malts

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4/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of rmcnealy
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served chilled in a traditional pint glass.

First lager I've had in awhile. Poured a light amber gold that was totally translucent being very filtered. Had a froathy ivory white head that faded to an inconsistent miniscule lace layer. The smells are consistent with a lager and are not very robust. Reminds me of one of my favorites, Golden Pheasant. There are smells of wheat, barley and corn. It is very smooth and has a longer lasting finish than most lagers. It was enjoyable, but far from anything special. There's only so much you can do with lagers, I understand that.


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