Hvedegoop (2008) | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Hvedegoop (2008)Hvedegoop (2008)

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

Style: American Wheatwine Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A wheat wine brewed with our friends at Mikkeller.

22oz bottles only. 750ml bottle should be reviewed under the Mikkeller listing.

Added by bgramer on 04-26-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 92
Reviews by coldmeat23:
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BA friend Roger for sharing this with me Sunday night.Poured a bronzed tinged amber color with a thinner slight off white head,aromas were a little muted in my minf I picked up some resiny hop and alcohol but it didnt really hit hard.Full lush mouthfeel coated the mouth well,flavors were deep fruit flavors mixed with resiny hop almost leatherish as well the hops hit harder as you drink more at least in my mind.I think a bomber of this could really hit ya hard it was good to divided up between three people,a really good brew from to awesome breweries.

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Photo of badbeer
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber color with a beige head that had good retention and lacing. Smell is of pine and citrus hops, sweet caramel, and maple. Fresh citrus hops (like fresh out of a hop bag) at the beginning, with pineapple and then caramel malt coming through in the finish. Medium bodied and medium carbonation.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of jaminjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jw347 for sending this one hitherward.

Pours a very nice grapefruit/ruby red color. Glows in the light. A nice white head hangs around for just a bit and leaves good lacing.

Nose is actually quite a bit of hop resins, along with some rock candy like malt sweetness. Some grassiness and spice as well.

Taste quite good. A lot of nice malty sweetness, candy like sugar and a nice slight spice character. The hop profile is not as high as the nose indicated, but is still there and fits in with the rest of the flavor perfectly. A good sort of fruitiness through the middle that also hangs out on the aftertaste. The spice character through the middle grows somewhat as this one warms. The finish is fairly dry, pretty much what you would expect for the hop profile. The aftertaste lingers with candy sugar and malty goodness, as well as a slight hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is just about perfect here. A nice viscous feel with good carbonation and a strong slickness without losing any dryness on the finish.

Drinkability is pretty good given the abv. It hides pretty well, but is certainly noticeable.

Overall this is a very well crafted and interesting brew. Glad I have one more to put some age on, as I think this one will do well with a couple years. A good take on a new emerging style, and one that I have become quite fond of. Neat to see all the big collaborations coming out now. Good brew.

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Photo of leschkie
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of prototypic
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Many, many thanks to kkipple for sending me this brew. Very nice surprise, Dan.

Appearance: It pours a very clear, reddish bronze color. I like the color of this one quite a bit. The head is off white and about a finger and a half deep. It stuck around for a while and left a pretty impressive lacing on the glass. All in all, pretty solid here.

Smell: The nose is nice, but not exactly diverse. It's very heavy on dark fruit. It's a good mix of raisin, plum, and prune. But, there's not a great deal lying beneath it. At least that's my first impression. There's a notable amount of alcohol in there. Given that it's 10.4% abv, that's tough to hide. They didn't do a bad job there. A revisit after it warms reveals some light citrus orange notes. There is a very sweet aroma that's prevalent now. Smells sugary. The nose improves a little as it warms, but it could still be improved.

Taste: There's a very sugary sweet blast to kick off the festivities. Light citrus orange and pineapple follow. The citrus flavors are stronger here, but it could use a little more. Dark fruit flavors waste no time getting into the mix. Plum, raisin, and prune are all noted. There's a nice hoppy flavor that wasn't apparent on the nose. They're mostly citric add a little residual bitterness, but it's far from an overwhelming bitter flavor. I'm now curious what a fresh bottle would taste like. This one has about 8 to 9 months on it. Alcohol is pretty strong and has a bit of a warming effect. It's not quite hot, but definitely warm. Finishes sweet and a little bitter.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's on the heavier side of medium bodied and has a nice, smooth feel. I wouldn't go as far as creamy, but definitely smooth. Assistance is provided through lighter carbonation, but it doesn't quite reach the next level. Drinkability is pretty good, but limited by its big stature. It definitely feels big and is loaded as far as abv goes. I'm happy I'm splitting the bomber. There's only so much 10.4% abv you can handle.

I like these collaboration brews. Three Floyds and Mikkeller have a pretty good wheatwine with Hvedegoop. Too bad it's so tough to get a bottle. As far as this beer goes, it's good. I think it'd be a little better if the abv were 2% lower and if a little more depth were added. It just seems a little too one dimensional with the strong dark fruit vibe. Just my $.02. Certainly worth seeking out nonetheless. Thanks, Dan.

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Photo of nickd717
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber shared by someone at jhenry04's housewarming. Thanks, guy! I expected this to be phenomenal, but was only whelmed (not quite underwhelmed) by it.

The pour is cloudy amber and the head is off-white and well-retained. Some lacing adorns the glass as the wine of wheat is imbibed.

The aroma is sweet and wheaty with sherry, oak, caramel, honey, and pine resin. Smells excellent.

Of the wheatwines I've ticked - I mean tried, this is more or less second tier out of about five total tiers (Southern Tier is the fifth one). Flavor is a little sweeter than I'd like, and very oaky despite the lack of -bal aging. Some sherry-like oxidative notes are present as well. I heard some whining from the "too sweet" camp as this beer was passed around, but I don't consider myself part of that crowd, so I thought it was tasty.

Smooth on the mouthfeel and not too cloying. There is a little oaky dryness to it, and a slight booziness. Body is medium-full.

Overall, you know, it's not FFF's best, but it sure ain't their worst. I liked this beer but wasn't blown away.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Before opening this beer, I imagined a conversation between the Floyds and Mikkell:
FFF: Oficially, this says that wheatwines should have a restrained hop profile.
Mikkell: What does this word "restrained" mean?
FFF: Good question, don't know...
This should be fun!

A - Dark orange with an average yellow head.

S - Yum, lots of piney goodness in this wheatwine. Also a vert sweet Juicy Fruitesque Apple aroma (it might be 100% juice, but why does their "apple" juice always contain 18 other fruit juices). Not picking up on to many of the usual flavors I associate with the style.

T - Hops again seem to be present throughout. Grape seems to be the dominate fruit sweetness I'm picking up, with some apricot and cherry in the finish. Hops to balence out very well, present, but not overwhelming. Alcohol adds a nice prickle at the finish.

M - Pretty standard for the style, full but not quite syruppy.

D - Not quite as extreme of an example of the style as I was expexcting, but a very solid beer. Definetly one to drink now.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of akorsak
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 650 mL bomber.

A: The wheatwine looks more like a barleywine, resplendent with tawny reddish orange colors. A thin head, just a band around the mouth.

S: The nose is big, plenty of malts, both barley and wheat, although the wheat lacks the gentle decorum of, say, a hefeweizen. Very strong and concentrated, my initial thought was 'Old Ruffian'.

T: A big, big taste. The wheatwine has aged nicely, both the hoppiness and maltiness sticking around and growing in intensity. Caramel and toffee stand out, a sweet base that doesn't abate. Chocolate and roast follow, each building a little more. Finally, the finish brings an aged hop bite to the forefront, a big dash of peppery heat. Very hot, and hot is not good on a hot day.

M: The peppery heat is a strong reminder of the intense strength of a good wheatwine. This one is good, it doesn't pull any punches as it delivers its big caramel base.

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Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge citrusy barleywine! Notes of orange fruit and rind in the aroma, hoppy and floral. Sweet and malty. Orange body even, with nice clarity.

Rich toffee malt, citrusy hop bitterness, long aftertaste with a touch of alcohol in there. Multigrain bread with a smear of honey.
Full bodied, and truly not for the faint of heart. Low to medium carbonation, it's one to sip and savor.

After some time this may mellow out nicely.

edit 9/09:
Cellared bottle

Bomber from DLD '08, the mad line fiasco year. Bought this after most everything else had sold out.

Dark russet orange, sticky lid, poofy soufflé foam that puffs above the rim. A dense ring of foam sticks to the glass leaving a sheet in it's wake. This shit looks strong, not just hair on your chest strong, but everywhere else and then some. A formidable brew.

Dense, sweet toffee malts, rum balls, somewhat integrated alcohol, and sadly subdued hops (but that's my fault for cellaring it). Rich and malty, hops come across as spicy with some residual herbal bitterness. Not getting the orange notes from the fresher sample. Still, not bad should appeal to barleywine fans. Cheers!

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep dirty cloudy brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of heavy residual sugars with some dry grainy notes is quite intense. Taste is also dominated by heavy amounts of residual sugars with some dry grainy malt of wheat. Body is full with limited filtration and medium carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. A bit intense to drink in large quantities but interesting nonetheless.

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4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful deep brownish amber body hosts a nearly three finger light tan head that has solid staying power. Lots of clinging scattered lace is left. Nose has some toasty malt, sweet dark fruit, nutty toffee notes and spicy alchol notes. Really reminds me of a barleywine. Odd astringent alchol notes enter the mouth but they are not harsh. The taste profile is carried by a very zesty balance of spice, sour and piney hop bitter. All of these things compliment each other and add balance. This is a very unique beer as hoppy bitter, crisp wheat, soured(but not harsh) dark fruit and a dusting of even spices, all work nicely showing off their own complexity. Mouthfeel is more on the bitter spicy thick feel. A very nicely drinkable sipper. Much more like a barleywine but thats not a bad thing.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle split and poured into a New Belgium glass. 10.4% ABV, no date.

Thanks to mtunnell for sharing this bottle!

A - The pour yielded a little pile of tiny bubbles of off white foam above the hazy brown-amber beer. Decent retention and spotty lace.

S - The aroma has a lot of warm alcohol in the nose with a bit of oats and soft wheat. Caramel and toffee poke through with a little bit of earthy hops in there as well.

T - Toasted amber malts start it off with a small bit of wheat and some oatiness with warm alcohol and low earthy hops on the finish. A good flavor balance between the characteristics.

M - Hvedegoop is medium-bodied and smooth with low carbonation making it seem much thicker than it really is. Not the greatest texture.

D - The texture makes it very goop-like (imagine that!) but it significantly lowers the drinkability. The ration between the four guys was plenty for me.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ditmier provided this at a tasting a while back.. reviewed from notes. Big props to Eric.. This is an excellent beer.

Copper orange brew .. very clear .. lite tan head with great retention and lace.

Nose is lite citrus and floral hops coated in caramel.. earthy and toasty.

Bright bitterness.. floral hops again.. very bready.. nice maltiness helps bring the hops to the front of the palate for a fleeting moment.. like a softened American BW.. Body is expected and carbonation may be a tad light but lends toward a smooth mouthfeel.

Thanks again Eric.. Sorry that this was on my "wants" AND I have one in the cellar... It is still on my wants... I want another, because this is gonna age like a champion... and I want to do a Wheatwine tasting sometime down the road.


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Photo of b3barron
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served into a snifter. Great looking beer. Bright ruby colored with a tan head of about 3 inches and frothy lacing. Smells of vanilla, dark fruits, butterscotch, brown sugar and a little bit of alcohol. Taste follows the smell with pronounced toffee and molasses as well. This makes a nice nightcap which is exactly what I expected and like about a wheatwine. Overall, I'm glad to have obtained this and think it has aged well.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured a clear brown with a thin tan colored head.

S - The aroma was heavy of malt with caramel and cereal picked up in the aroma as well.

T - Sweet, cereal, subtle hops. This was a sweet, but very balanced brew.

M - Medium+. It was full and lush, but shy of heavy.

D - Excellent smooth wheat wine (my first). I hope to see more of this style.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of weeare138
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to TomDecapolis for sharing this bomber...
Appears a semi-transparent, dark amber with a small white head that quickly fades into a small cap and collar. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of brown sugar, berries, caramel, vanilla, nougat, nuts, and mild notes of citrus.
Taste mirrors the aromas with more flavors of fruit, citrus, and some sweet tarts running along the tongue.
Mouthfeel is sweet, medium-full bodied, chewy, mildly tart with some noticable heat from alchohol.

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Photo of Raymond69
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First wheat wine that I enjoyed this much.

Pours with a nice cloudy orange hue. Decent head, lots of lacing.

Aroma is grapefruit citrusy , about what I'd expect.

This beer has a sweet aftertaste , hints of anise, clove, & apple. The decent hopping schedule keeps the sweetness in check.

Mouthfeel is medium/heavy good carbonation.

Overall a very nice beer compared to all the other wheat wines I've had.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle - thanks to lubiere

Appearance - Brown/copper colour with a small size fizzy beige coloured head. I can't make out the level of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel/toffee, hops, raisins,

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and some herbal notes. There is also a touch of hops and some fruit esters mixed with an earthiness. It ends with a dark fruit and caramel sweet aftertaste.

Overall - The beer drinks more like a barley wine than a wheat wine. The alcohol is very well hidden and the taste is smooth. Although it would have been nice to taste this fresh, it seemed to age quite well.

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Hvedegoop (2008) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 122 ratings