Gorch Fock | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.68/5
643 Ratings
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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:
#30,607
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
643
pDev:
13.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
82
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 643 |  Reviews: 195
Photo of jrborchert74
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Loudog1411
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Warren2621
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buckslayer50
4.56/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one caught me off guard, an extra from my first trade. As someone who still partakes in BMC macro lagers when theres no other options, this was like the best beer that those could ever hope to be. I am not very well versed in the Helles Lager style, but drinking it just felt like drinking something you would find in Germany, like what a Lager was always meant to be. I can't relay how impressed I was with this brew, Three Floyd's should be proud of this one, and it's something I would honestly trade for in the future, I loved everything about it.

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Photo of Domvan
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zimm421
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of QuadriderMX
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ettbeer
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Trevor11
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sprague67
4.49/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vermilcj
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of phizzle
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreadnaughtzombie
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of athesing10
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.29/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Bavarian Lodge, Lisle, IL:

The beer was served in a Nonic-style glass, 16oz:
The beer appeared a clear golden color with a thinner than expected white head, but it was well retained throughout the beer.

The beer gave off a very nice, unexpected yeasty aroma, but lacked the normal hoppiness that the brewery usually provides it beer, which in my book, is a good thing. The aroma was full and lent itself well to the overall taste and experience of the beer.

The taste of the beer was really good. Malty without the over-powering hops. The beer was very smooth and extremely easy to drink. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big malty bread aromas rise up from a hazy straw liquid topped by a thin white foam collar. Malty flavors dominate with traces of caramelly kettle sugars but receive ample support from a spicy, bitter hop accent. Its medium body and carbonation and very refreshing and drinkable. If they ever decide to distribute to Minnesota, my friends and I will buy a ton of this.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, bottled on date is smeared away. A new one to me from Three Floyds, this one their Munich Helles Lager. No abv listed on the bottle anywhere.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Traditional golden body. Cloudy with lots of small yeast particulate visible. One finger of frothy bubbly white head. Some okay scattered fluffy lacing. Looks nice.

S - Typical of the style, a grainy / husky / corny aroma. Vague alcohol phenols, and some light florals noticeable.

T - Taste follows the nose: sweet, wheaty, grainy, husky, with some distinct berry-like fruitiness.

M - Smooth & creamy. An easy-drinking, sessionable lager from Three Floyds. Medium-bodied with excellent carb. Dry finish.

Overall, a nice traditional example of the style from Three Floyds. Very enjoyable and sessionable. Might go well in six packs. Recommended.

Three Floyds Gorch Fock -----4/5.

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Photo of AFchino
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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