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Picklehaub Pils | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rhoadsrage on 01-28-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, golden body capped by a smallish, white head.

Smell: Mild malt scent pumped up with a hop character giving off spicy notes of dried citrus peel.

Taste: Sweetish, candyish pale maltiness and a quick, clean taste of grain. Spicy, lightly citrusy hops with a medium amount of bitterness. Touch of yellow apple fruitiness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body has just enough heft to it to get it beyond light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A fine, tasty session-minded lager. Enjoyed at the Three Floyds brewpub, it's nice to jumpstart the day before moving onto the Alpha Kong, Blackheart, etc.

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Photo of bgramer
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at 3F beer/food pairing dinner at Vie on 4/7/08.

The Pilsner was being poured out of growlers into oversized wine glasses and the waitstaff were walking around with appetizers on serving dishes.

The PickelHaube Pilsner was so light and clean. It had all the qualities of a pilsner, pale golden color, mild malty aroma with a hint of citrusey grapefruit, and a good clean dry crisp finish.

It's the perfect starter beer.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in an imperial pint at Three Floyds 2/10/07.

A: Crystal clear pale golden color. Very little head.

S: Crisp noble hops with a mild malt aroma.

T: See above. Tastes precisely as it smells. Lightly toasted malt flavors become more prevalent as it comes up to temp (they serve their stuff too cold!)

M: Thin body, but perfect for the style. Light and very bright.

D: Very refreshing. Quite light and quaffable. Not quite what I've come to expect from FFF as of late (Behemoth, Alpha Klaus, Black Sun, etc...). Doesn't have that FFF fresh green hop profile that I've grown so accustomed to, but it's very satisfying nonetheless.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in an Imperial pint glass)

A- This beer has a warm hazy orange body that glows in the light with a thick bubbly snow white head that fades but sticks to the glass with each sip. There is a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles that run in loose strands up the side of the glass.

S- This beer has a earthy pine and grapefruit hops note that is pretty dry with a nice aroma of fresh pale malt and some raw grain notes. It smells like I have just plunged my head into a bag of malt and the hops are just as wonderful. As this beer warms there is a very light hint of rubber in the malt but it is not offensive.

T- This beer has a fresh rich taste of pale malt with some nice complexity that soon gives way to some pine green hop flavor. The hops have notes of tart grapefruit with a soft taste of citrus or blood oranges in there aswell. The spicy flavor in the hops comes through more as the beer warms and it has a light tartness or saltiness to it that is very nice. The taste of bitter green hops hangs on after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a crisp finish that makes it pretty clean. When it is pretty warm there is an almost creamy note in the beginning of the taste.

D- This beer was not on cask but it would be amazing if it was. The flavors were bold and complex but not big or punishing. Very drinkable with the spicy hops and malt flavors balancing each other.

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Picklehaub Pils from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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