The Deuce | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Spring

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Added by mcallister on 04-27-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of mdm46410
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz draft at the FFF brewpup in a tall weizen glass. Pours a cloudy brown with a small yellowish tan head. Head is slightly lasting. Aromas are sweet toasted malts and some fruit. Flavor is definately a bit of chocolate and banana. Somewhat sweet. Medium body. The beer has a very smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Give it a try if your in the mood for something different.

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Photo of Phatz
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To end our long day of drinking and touring we finally ended up at Three Floyds on the Eve of DLD. This was our last stop before going back to the hotel. After a taste of the *amazing* boozy barrel aged Behemoth I decided on a simpler night cap, The Deuce. It turns out the banana and warm alcohol became a bit cloying by the end of a 20 ounce Weizen glass. Maybe it was exhaustion setting in but as my comrades prepared to leave me behind I couldn't bring myself to chug what was left or, to walk back to the hotel, so I had to leave some go [head hung in shame]. It may be more drinkable earlier in the day. Here is the breakdown:

Appearance: pours a hazy amber brown color not quite transparent with an off white head and spotty lacing.

Smell: Caramel malts and warm alcohol followed by banana and some bitter cocoa and finally alcoholic esters tickle the nose again. It did not seem to have the depth of Aventinus, but then it was served too cold (as most every bar does) and we did not have the luxury of waiting for it to warm.

Taste: The menu advertises this a a chocolate covered banana but I thought the caramel and toffee flavor were bigger than the chocolate. It was more like a cocoa powder rubbed on a rum soaked banana. IMO.

Mouthfeel: Smooth rich and heavy in the mouth.

Drinkability: This one, ended my day; still on another day I might find this a nice warming weizenbock.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of mynie
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Weizens and Bocks. You'd think that these two beers, when looked at one their own, would combine togehter into some kind of chocolately, spicy, creamy desert. Instead, most weizenbocks end up leaning more towards harsh alcohol and yeast than sweet malts and spice.

So the FFF menu said this tasted like a frozen banana dipped in chocolate, so I bought it, and they were pretty much dead on. It is what I dreamed a Weizenbock tasted like before I ever tasted one: creamy, chocolately, lightly fruity bock malt against the mild spice and heavy banana esters of a great weizen. Wonderful!

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great weizenbock sampled on tap at the brewpub on Dark Lord day. Not quite Aventinus, but really... is there any other weizenbock that can possibly live up to that? Anyway, the beer is served in a 22oz weizen glass. It appears as a murky brown color, cloudy to the point that light does not pass through. Has a moderate off-white head with a good retention.

The smell is like a banana smoothie, but it has notes of clove and other spices in the nose as well. Sweet with lots of caramel malt aroma and a slight hint of chocolate. The taste is very similar. Sweet up front. Lots of banana and bubblegum esters with a fairly dry and spicy lingering finish. Lots of nutmeg, clove, and pepper. Tastes like the same yeast they use for their Rabid Rabbit saison. Some hops to boot. Hey, it's Three Floyds, it's got to be too hoppy for the style, right? Can't complain about that.

The body is full and creamy, like a melted smoothie. A good amount of carbonation. The alcohol is fairly well hidden, but it catches up to you since this beer is quite easy to drink. I would have ordered it again, but I had a lot of things I wanted to get through.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this beer on tap at 3F brewpub, and apparently was beaten to the punch by minutes to add it to BA. This was my first choice at 3F, I love weizenbocks and don't see them too often at all, especially at my favorite breweries.

The appearance was murky brown, with a thin tan head when served but it went away within minutes.

The aroma was exactly as described on the menu: chocolate-dipped banana milkshake. Nice banana clove, very thick and perfect mouthfeel.

Awesome weizenbock.

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Photo of mcallister
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale, opaque muddy water brown. Ruby red hints around the edges with a small white head that fades quickly.

Milk chocolate with banana, hints of clove, grilled fruits, and yeast bready aromas. Maple and brown sugar as well as a dried fruit aromatic.

Very nice and delicious. Thick, full, creamy and edible. Milk chocolate and banana dream are a big in the mouth as the nose. Very thick and mouthcoating. Other fruity aspects as well as the bready finish. Nice and very drinkable.

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The Deuce from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.18 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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