3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #187
Ranked #16,962
3.88 | pDev: 11.34%
May 04, 2022
Mar 21, 2006
Very Good
Notes: A Munster-style Berliner Weiss. Tart, refreshing, and perfect for summer.
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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3 Floyds Brewing Co. "Deesko!"
22 fl. oz. brown glass bottle
$6.90 @ Kunda Beverage, King of Prussia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a slightly hazy deep golden body beneath a short head of white that erodes quickly. Limited head retention is to be expected from sour beers but this might be a little bit over the edge. The aroma suggests acidity and plenty of apple and pear-like fruitiness. The flavor is puckeringly tart, as it should be, and it's a bit lemony in addition to the apple and pear. There's no noticeable bitterness but none is needed as the acidity leaves it quite dry in the finish. In the mouth it's light-medium in body and gently bristling but also quite biting due to the sharp acidity. I'm reminded of two instances in Berlin. The first was sitting near the front door a bar near the Ka De We drinking a Berliner Kindl knowing that I might need to rush out quickly. This is roughly as acidic but far more fruity. I was already on edge but the Berliner Kindl enhanced that. The second was at the Schneeeule Salon 7.2 km to the north where I was in a rush, and again on edge. This time I had someone waiting on me but the pressure was the same. The beers were not quite as sour, and far more complex. This falls between those two. My point is that even with a beer that is as simple as this there's a wide range of variation. It's somehow unsettling, and yet at the same time quite enjoyable.
Review #7,939

May 04, 2022
3.83 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Apr 08, 2022
4.15 by Archfiend from Illinois on Oct 03, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Kind of an odd beer. Was expecting a refreshing tart Berliner Weisse style beer but this one was just a little too acidic and musty for me. Almost reminded me of a wild ale. Obtained this one directly from the brewery but had a 10/26/18 date printed on the bottle - maybe it was too old? Pours a clear golden color with just a little film of white head and no real lingering lacing. Smells of tart ripe pear and berries, a little musty yeast and some apple. Tastes similarly, quite musty and tart. Mild, slightly thin mouthfeel with decent carbonation. I’ve definitely had better offerings in this category.

Aug 01, 2020
3.94 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Apr 19, 2020
4.32 by MacStinson from Michigan on Mar 07, 2020
3.75 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Feb 24, 2020
4 by dsshuck from Delaware on Oct 01, 2019
4.21 by vfgccp from New York on Aug 07, 2019
3.34 by eppie82 from Illinois on Dec 28, 2018
3.6 by dextermcgurk from New York on Nov 23, 2018
4.16 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Nov 02, 2018
3.77 by AuntBea from Illinois on Sep 09, 2018
3.85 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 22, 2018
4 by jchanley from Illinois on Jul 14, 2018
3.83 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky on Jul 08, 2018
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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by macrosmatic from Florida

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Firestone Walker tulip glass.

A: Pours a moderately hazy medium gold. A thin fizzy white head fades almost instantly. Similarly, the visible carbonation remains only in the form of a few streams of bubbles up the sides.

S: Lactic tart and lemony acidic. Cracker malts with a moderate husky character. Some Lactobacillus funk and musty hay-pile. This does smell fairly dry, and almost woodsy as well (though I don’t think this was oaked or anything).

T: Lactic tart up front again. Lemony citric acid and a modest funk on the tongue as well. Citrus rind, and the cracker malts that only have a mild grainy flavor on the palate. More dry sourness near the swallow with almost a white wine vinous character. It finishes dry with a bit more husk in the hang.

M: A light body, and the alcohol presence is minimal. Better carbonation sensation than the appearance suggested, but still a bit low for style.

O: This was okay, but nothing that would be worth seeking out. Decent enough Berliner, but I think it likely that you’ve got something similar hanging out on shelves these days.

Jun 17, 2018
3.75 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on Jun 07, 2018
3.77 by Viperman1316 from Indiana on May 07, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/5/2017. Pours lightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, apricot, pear, pineapple, red/green apple, mango, melon, papaya, citrus zest, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with light notes of hay, grass, leather, wood, musty/lacto funk, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic/light funky yeast and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, apricot, pear, pineapple, red/green apple, mango, melon, papaya, citrus zest, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with light notes of hay, grass, leather, wood, musty/lacto funk, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tartness and light yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, peach, apricot, pear, pineapple, red/green apple, mango, melon, papaya, citrus zest, wheat, cracker, white bread, hay, grass, light funk/pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic/light funky yeast and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from tartness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly acidic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is an awesome Berliner weisse! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic/light funky yeast and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Not overly lactic, with nice fruity yeast complexity and balanced malts. A bit unique for this one; definitely a bit of Brett going on, but it's not overpowering. A really enjoyable offering and spot on style example; even with the higher ABV.

Jan 06, 2018
4.12 by npachl from Wisconsin on Dec 25, 2017
4.2 by SBlobaum from Illinois on Dec 20, 2017
3.94 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Dec 10, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by soze47 from Massachusetts

This bottle is about a year old - purchased at brewery in December 2016 - about 11 months after purchase. Pretty golden body with quickly disappated head. Nose has lots of straight tartness - a strong signal that this will be a pucker bomb. True to form - it is. Lots of nice complexity with sweeter citrus and sour candy notes. Great brew.

Nov 26, 2017
3.75 by bnes09 from Illinois on Oct 21, 2017
3.96 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Oct 10, 2017
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3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Blackop555 from Michigan

Pour is hazy gold. Foamy, bubbly, short white head that Fades fast.

Smells lemon, grassy, tart fruit, wheat and light yeast funk.

Tastes surprisingly quite tart which lasts until the end. Lemon, citrus peel, wheat, yeast Funk, tart apple and a hint of vinegar. Finish is dry with yeast and citrus linger. Medium body and lightly fizzy medium carbonation.

Sep 17, 2017
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3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Scored a bottle of this when I went back to Wisconsin for the Tom Petty/Chris Stapleton headlining of Summerfest. Was amazed how ubiquitous FFF became in Wisconsin since my last visit. Pours out of a bomber (unfortunately the only size this comes in) and is a glowing yellow, slight haze and sizeable 3/5" white head. Nice lemony grain like aroma jumps out.

Taste is a light bodied lemony tart grain kind of experience. I totally dug it, drank the bottle camping in Oregon this last August. Wasn't overly sour, or extreme like FFF does with so many beers. This was just plain good berliner and dare I say, even traditional feeling at times. Sure, it is kinda big for a Berliner, but I expected that, and more importantly, it didn't drink that way. In fact, the only real negative for it is the bomber format and therefore the price. Put this in a 6 pack at $10 and I'll but it all day.

Sep 12, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by farrago from New Jersey

The head crests past a finger but dissolves extremely quickly to zero surface coverage, lacing nonexistent. Hazy golden color with a strong storm of bubbles throughout, curious given the lack of surface foam. Crisp nose of tart lemon zest, cut grass and saline, wheat and mixed grains, periodic notes of bubblegum, becomes more floral as it warms and you’re able to tease out more apricot, green apple to pineapple scents. Medium-bodied, balances volume and weight with freshness and bite to positive results. Sweet yeast to baking dough, bubblegum and a hint of banana, peppery spice and then an herbaceous finish. All that visible carbonation barely produces a tickle in the mouth. Lemon and white grapefruit citrus ensures a pleasing sourness throughout. Finishes clean enough, has the tact to know when to end. In the end it’s pretty normal.

Sep 10, 2017
3.99 by DougT from Ohio on Jul 17, 2017
4.5 by bpopovich from Illinois on Jul 04, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Buck89 from Tennessee

Poured into a tulip. Moderately hazy and golden color with a small and fizzy white head. Aromas of tart lemon, floral notes, and wheat. No off-flavors or smells. Fruity esters on the back end. Not as sour as other Berliners that I've had. Really clean lemon, floral, and wheat flavors. Medium-bodied and dry on the finish. Really nice.

Jul 01, 2017
3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Jun 30, 2017
4.2 by Hoptometrist from Ohio on Jun 25, 2017
4 by YalovaIA from Iowa on Jun 24, 2017
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1.46/5  rDev -62.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25
by nrbw23 from Ohio

Pours an oddly colored hazy reddish orange. Smell is pretty funky. Very tart in taste. Fun to try had an open mind just can't handle this sourish stuff.

Jun 23, 2017
3.99 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Jun 21, 2017
3.93 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Jun 21, 2017
3.9 by AJmon13 from Ohio on Jun 17, 2017
4.18 by atone315 from Wisconsin on Jun 14, 2017
Deesko! from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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