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Red Death - Skeletonwitch | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blend of a sour grand cru foeder-aged for 18 months and a cherry imperial berliner weisse.

Added by MasterPenguins on 09-02-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
123
pDev:
8.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
21
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by CaptCleveland:
Photo of CaptCleveland
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber purchased from local Whole Foods for $16, dated 8/29/2016.

Cloudy, opaque light blood-orange elixir poured into a snifter. Thin white rim, scant lacing.

Cherry, pear, pineapple, funk and sour cheese with a nice tart and tang. Really nice.

Wonderful combo of cherries, pears, melon with a nice backbone of sour/funk that keeps me wanting.

Light body, tangy, sour with a nice dry finish. The alcohol is non existent.

Hesitant to pull the trigger on this bomber but well worth the price. 3F's have done a remarkable job with this sour, one that really comes through with the fruit and funk. Well done!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gibgink
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Think this beer is a bit underrated. Pours on the reddish side(really?!!??) of amber. Good carbonation. Sour/woody smell. There is a sour profile, but it there is a sweetness that keeps it from going full bore. Overall, I liked it. Honestly thought it was a sour, even though it is in the Berliner Weiss category.

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Photo of dsauter
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Light reddish orange
S- Lots of tartness, green apples, pear, maraschino cherry
T- Not as tart as the nose leads you to believe, but still a decent level of sour. Flavors remind me of the fruit cocktail I ate as a kid... peaches, pears, and cherry.
F- Nice body, not too light
O- Not overly sour, but just enough to be interesting. Easy to drink and tasty

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Photo of DOCRW
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dexterk1
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of athesing10
4.93/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, bottled on 8-29-16. Served in a 3 Floyds pint glass, the beer pours a hazy reddish/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is fruity and tart, the brew smells like tart cherries, lime, and green apples. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some tart berries and grainy malt flavors noticeable. There's a good amount of sourness, nice and enjoyable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, glad I got to try it! $16.99 a bomber.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtk21351
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rlee1390
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Nice cherry flavor, some green apple tartness. More tart than sour. Nice balance smooth.

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Photo of stortore
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a goblet. Bottled 8/29/16, had 10/19/16.

Pours a pinkish orange, if that even makes sense, cloudy, with a half inch head when fully warmed and some spotty lacing. The smell is yeast, cherries, raspberries, some tartness and sourness, a little funk, some light citrus. The taste leads with the cherries, then a light tartness, a little more sour than the nose, and light berry flavor, yeast, some malt, a light hop bitterness up front, some sweetness after. Smooth, well carbonated, fuller body than expected for the style.

Not a style I typically go after, but the beefed up ABV was intriguing. Nice balance between the tart and sour vs. the cherries and yeast. Very good flavor. I got this at the brewery where you get a few bucks off, but still a worthwhile purchase at the price point. Great effort.

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of crbnfbr
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
3.57/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrismattlin
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of liamt07
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of xxMSAxx
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love a good sour and this brew does not disappoint. I tend to shy away from beers that have a promo behind it like a band or a TV show but in this case I was unaware that this was named after a metal band and I sure am glad my prejudice did not stop me this time. I dont get paid to drink beer but I consider myself a professional beer drinker with many years under my belt. If you enjoy sours then dont pass this one up.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An almost clear pink beer with a quickly fading head that left no lacing. The aroma is oak and a ton of sourness with a little cherry hiding underneath. The taste is so sour that it makes the the cherry flavor taste sweet. Lots of oak wood in there too. Pretty tasty beer.

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Red Death - Skeletonwitch from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 123 ratings
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