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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Hefeweizen
Ranked #9
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,193
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 10.05%
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
324
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 31, 2022
Added:
Jan 01, 2006
Wants:
  110
Gots:
  47
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: A traditional Bavarian-style Hefe Wiesse from space, with notes of banana, clove and bubblegum.
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Rated: 4.16 by tpeters from Michigan

Dec 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Dec 19, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear, slightly clouded medium orange color with a moderate white head. SRM of 12. (3.75)

Aroma: Mild aromas of cloves, bread, with a metallic and medicinal note. Hints of banana. (3.50)

Flavor: Strong flavors of bread, banana bread, some bubblegum and yeast with a dry finish. (4.00)

Feel: Medium-bodied, strong carbonation and finishes clean. (3.75)

Compared to New Glarus Bubbler 12/2022: Pours darker. More bread spices of cloves and medicinal aspirin notes. Less juicyfruit, yeast, bubblegum.

Compared to Utepils Ewald the Golden 12/2022: Pours darker. More bread spices of cloves and medicinal aspirin notes. Less orange and lemon citrusy and bubblegum.

Overall: An alright hefeweizen here and leans slightly darker and heavier than others. Leans heavier on the bread, banana, clove notes even with some medicinal quality that surprisingly fits somewhat nicely.
Dec 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.07 by beersampler6 from Michigan

Nov 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2022
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle, shared with my wife
Bottled on 06-02-22
thanks to Ken for giving me the bottle to try
L: cloudy deep golden body, thin off-white head
S: Hefeweizen yeast, clove, bubblegum, banana, lemongrass
T: similar to aroma; yeast, banana, lots of bubblegum, clove, lemongrass
F: medium body, moderate carbonation, sweeter finish
O: enjoyable Hefeweizen
Sep 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Sep 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by travelguy from Ohio

Sep 20, 2022
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: It pours hazy orange with an off white head. Head retention is average.

Smell: It has aromas of banana and bubble gum. There are doughy notes in the background with a bit of spice and herbs.

Taste: It has strong banana flavors with clove. There is a bit of dough in the background with herbal notes.

Feel: It has a medium body.

Overall, very aromatic with a great blend banana and bubble gum that enhances the flavor.
Sep 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Sep 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Cloudy orange, good head.

Smell: Bubblegum, banana, bit of clove.

Taste: Nice sweetness, banana, bit of clove, wheaty-yeasty, then finishes with citrusy hops.

Overall: A very nice hefe from 3 Floyds, not overhopped, very traditional tasting. I like banana flavor in hefes and this one has a good amount for not being a weizenbock. Very good stuff!
Sep 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by skizzy92 from New Jersey

Aug 28, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
No bottle date
Pours a frothy foamy 1 finger head with moderate retention, soapy lacing, very hazy deep orange to slight reddish color

Nose big doughy creamy wheat, raw bread dough, orange cake and vanilla icing, some fruity esters with citrus and banana, and even some bubblegum interestingly, light phenol spices,

Taste brings the creamy doughy wheat up front again, juicy creamy wheat with more cake batter, vanilla spice, yellow cake and a touch of honey, fruity esters with light citrus and a caramelized banana, phenol spices a bit clove like, a little bubblegum ester late, hint of bitterness, dry soft finish

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, fair creamy wheat character, med carb

Overall a nice weisse.
Aug 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by Boone757 from Virginia

Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Aug 14, 2022
 
Rated: 2.74 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

Aug 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Aug 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by Giggy from Michigan

Aug 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.86 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Jul 31, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I was glad to find I did like this one a good bit and found it was up to par with the style. I've had a few duds (to me) from here recently so I was glad that while this isn't insane it was still very good and vibrant
Jul 28, 2022
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy gold color with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of banana and spices. Taste is spices and banana. Not sweet but no hoppy bitterness.
Jul 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by vfgccp from New York

Jul 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.35 by MacStinson from Michigan

Jul 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.37 by MICAMD from Maryland

Jul 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by leinie13 from Ohio

Jul 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Jul 11, 2022
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From the neck of the bottle: "BOTTLED 06-01-22 4609"

Appearance: The body of the beer is an orange-gold color that is nearly opaque. It has a frothy white head that is large and creamy.

Aroma: There is a light bit of clove and a hint of bubblegum aroma. It smells very nice.

Taste: There is a light bit of clove with a touch of bay leaf up front. The spice increases a bit towards the middle of the tongue. There is a light hint of bubblegum flavor which is nice. A light bit of alcohol comes through at the end and it has a bit of a bitter root flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel: It is nice and smooth with a medium body. There is some bitterness at the end which is a bit off-putting for the style but otherwise it feels nice.

Overall: The beer looks and smells great but it does have more bitterness than would be expected. The label states that it is "A TRADITIONAL BAVARIAN-STYLE HEFE WEISSE" and it feels close to the traditional style with a bit more bitterness. As a whole it is still a good beer and I really enjoyed it. It has a pleasant clove flavor with just a touch of bubblegum and a pleasant herbal undertone. I would recommend it to those who might not care about it being more bitter than the average, but it might not be for everyone. I would definitely buy it again, and it is worth buying another six-pack.
Jul 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jul 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured opaque orange and mounted a beige head of 2 cm that left spotty lacing.
The aroma was something I could actually smell! Banana and cloves and a faint spice was what my damaged nose got.
The taste, I think I sensed the cloves more than tasting them, at least at first. Banana and bubble gum rule the early part of the beverage, cloves and spices show up later but they do show up.
The feel is very substantial, more than expected but it works with this beer.
Glad I got to try it, but it won’t be my go to in this style.
Jul 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jul 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.61 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jul 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Drobinator from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Saw it drop recently in my area and decided to give it a go. Very unique offering in this style. It’s balanced very nicely between the typically hefe profile with some spice and substantive mouthfeel.
Jul 04, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.83 by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

Jul 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
6-pack from Party Town
Cloudy deep golden color with an orange hue. Dense foamy head that lasts forever.
Aroma is dominated by banana with notes of clove.
Taste follows suit with bubblegum and a spicy note and some bitterness in the finish.
Medium body with a silky mouthfeel.
I am glad I found this, nice one!
Jul 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Lures Bar & Grille. Pours dark yellow with a creamy head. Aroma and flavor feature traditional hefeweizen notes of wheat, clove, bubblegum, and banana. Full-flavored and full-bodied, with a moderately carbonated mouthfeel. I'm happy the 3 Floyds didn't turn this into a hoppy wheat beer. (They already have a great one, after all!)
Jun 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.22 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazed golden wheat color with a good white head . Smell has cracked wheat malt and fruit . Taste has light banana/clove with craked peppercorn wheat citrus and vanilla bean. Mouth feel sweet bready and a Hefe the FFF way with traditional notes.
Jun 22, 2022
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