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:
632
Reviews:
193
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
80
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 632 |  Reviews: 193
Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ettbeer
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Trevor11
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sprague67
4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vermilcj
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of phizzle
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreadnaughtzombie
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of athesing10
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.29/5  rDev +14.7%
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 +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
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 +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 +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaity-2010
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevChiTown
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Craft beer for the domestic palate.

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Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Bottled July 1, 2015 enjoyed July 30, 2015 in a 22 oz glass.

Look - Light yellow. Stream out of bottle was almost clear. Even with an aggressive pour halfway through it not very much head. White head. Head did replenish itself, was never gone. What can I say, it looks like your dad's beer.

Smell - Yeast. Malt. Barley. Light sweetness. Faint fruit. What can I say, it smells like your dad's beer.

Taste - Light bubblegum but guess what, your dad's beer.

Feel - Little more than normal alcohol burn. Not bitter with hops. Carbonation is there. Light bodied.

Overall - Do you have those friends that drink Coors Light and gag at a stout or IPA and no matter how you tell them that they will come to love craft beer as they did regular beer, they drink Coors Light? Well, have them drink this. It will make them feel special. Good beer (I say this with a Coors Light inflatable over head).

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Photo of jrob21
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lanciloti
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brotherloco
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow body with a thin white cap. Aromas of yeast, light fruitiness, bready malts. German style lager. Light bodied and easy drinking. Pretty good.

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

Gorch Fock from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 632 ratings.
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