Drunk Monk Hefeweizen | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mynie on 01-01-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
363
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
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96
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43
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- incredibly cloudy, unfiltered (like everything FFF) golden Hef, minimal white head. Served in a Weisen glass.

S- deep Hefeweisen smell, cloves/banana.

T- so great, much fuller taste than the other Hefeweisens I've had. Imagine an even stronger tasting Weihenstephaner. Suprisingly smooth for an unfiltered.

M- Better than other Hefeweisens I've had as well. Most are a little watery, but this was exactly right. Full but smooth.

D- a great beer all around. Possibly the best Hef I've had. Better than on-tap Weihenstephaner, which is saying something for me.

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.87/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is full of clove and banana Esters. Absolutely delicious! A perfect balance of wheat malts, Deutschland yeast, and hopps. An artisan's hefeweissen, made to perfection.

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4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mochunk
4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A standard but inviting looking Hefe poured from the tap into a '23oz weizen glass' at the Three Floyds brewpub.

Fruit, orange, lemon, banana, yeast, malts and even a slight hint of hops, waft into your nose.

Can't wait any longer, forget what you smelt, you are not prepared. Sweet fruits, dry yeast, smooth malt and a fruit hop finish all the while the lemony and banana notes stay all the way through. I can't get over just how much flavor this mauls your palate with. I hate to sound like a fanboy, but 3F can do no wrong. This is my most favorite Hefe I've ever had, and I absolutely adore Weihenstephaner. Sorry to make the comparison, but it's that good.

Ok, be subjective... While purists may note that it's potentionally outside the norm for the style with some of the character it has, it's all the better for it. I could drink this all day long and for the rest of my life and not miss anything else. It's a damned shame they don't bottle this. Get there and give it a go.

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4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had a 22 oz bottle, poured in an imperial pint glass. Very cloudy with about a one inch head. Tastes like a traditional Hefe but with a giant banana taste. Refreshing and awesome. One of the best Hefe's I've ever had. 3 Floyds don't get enough credit for the more 'normal' styles they brew(calumet queen is an excellent kolsch), this is world class.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.74/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap @ the Three Floyds Brewpub (Munster, IN) on 4/24/10 during Dark Lord Day. Served in a ½ liter dimpled mug.

Pours an unfiltered golden orange, with a finger of foamy bright-white head. Super rich looking flare-up here (nearly to a full finger), which leaves thick and heavy lacing down the side of the mug. Wow, this aroma is vibrant and DEEP. Floral hops and spice. Rich ripened banana and some yeasty bubblegum. Toasted wheat and spicy clove give this some tang. It's the usual suspects for the style but the overall package here is just so fresh and robust in the nose. This was one of the best Hefe aromas that I've experienced.

The taste is mellow and rich on the palate, with toasted bread and a ton of fruit flavor (those banana and bubblegum esters are explosive), and clove notes that stretch well into the back of the profile. A tingle of firm hops runs along the back, providing some good balance here. This is just SO sweet, fruity, and delicious on the tongue overall, with plenty of dryness from the yeast and hops coming out in the finish, along with some residual sweeter tones. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a firm crispness to the carbonation but this is just incredibly smooth and easy on the palate. There's just a magnificent drinkibility here that starts to catch up to you after a bit alcohol wise.

This was one of thee best American-made Hefeweizens I've ever had (it's definitely up there with the Live Oak version) and is just an overall killer effort here from FFF. It's too bad that they didn't allow growler fills on this day, as one (or more!) would have definitely come home with me. Great stuff!

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Drunk Monk Hefeweizen from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.12 out of 5 based on 363 ratings.
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