Hvedegoop (2008) | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Hvedegoop (2008)Hvedegoop (2008)

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

Style: Wheatwine

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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Photo of frazbri
2.1/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Mikkeller & Three Floyds collaborated to bring us Hvedegoop Wheatwine. It poured a rust orange color and crystal clear. The cream colored head was dense, stood two fingers tall and left a nice trail of belgian lace. The aroma was a Floydian combination of grapefruit, orange zest and pine. Flavors of pine, rubbing alcohol, and a bit of raisin, banana and clove. Medium body was accompanied by medium carbonation level and a dry finish.

If I were to describe Hvedegoop in one word, that word would be hot. It looked good and smelled good, but it I struggled to drink one glass. I hope that some time in the cellar will mellow this out, but I don't have high hopes.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Awesome - 3 Floyds - they deliver tons of hoppiness, roastiness, or both in everything. And Mikkeller - these Scandinavian Sam Callagione wannabes back tons of flavor into each 20 oz bottle. So a collaboration of Mikkeller and FFF will be super flavorful, right>

Wait a minute there killer, not so fast. This beer was oddly pedestrian, particularly so for a collaboration between two colossus's of the American craft brew scene. It was brown, it had no head, it looked to be a great barley-wine, but it was just sort of there. Not bad, just not very flavorful. Brown, no head, faint aroma, a good but mild flavor of dried fruit and caramel....I expected to be blown away, and instead I got something that was hardly mind-blowing. It was good. just didn't live up to my expectations.

I bought this bottle at From the Vine in Lewis Center, OH...although it is cheaper at Blacklick Liquor in Reynoldsburg.

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Photo of crusian
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle been sitting in the cellar for a while and got tired of looking at it.
pours nice dark amber color with a surprising amount of head on it... about 2 fingers, and sits around for a while.
smells like a barleywine. almost no hop presence. VERY aromatic. very strong smell to it... but what that smell is, I am having trouble breaking down.

taste is a bit... odd. a little bubblegummy/cotton candy. A lot of caramel malt and molasses... almost no hop taste... nice and malty. clear flavor I just can't put my finger on. bugging that crap out of me that I can't lock it down. I assume at 10.2% this was very boozy fresh, but it has really faded quite a bit. The alcohol is well masked.

nice smooth mouthfeel...
Overall a nice wheat wine, as there are not too many to choose from out there.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
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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Photo of MasterSki
3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to dschuster03 for this one, seeing as I didn't stick around at Dark Lord Day '08 long enough to actually buy any bottles. Served in a Goose Island taster pint.

A - And we have a gusher, although I think it's because these got shook up a bit in my backpack on the bus ride. Pours with a finger of light brown foam that settles to a thin cap, leaving behind spotty lace. The body is a murky orange-brown color.

S - Caramel, honey, nebulous fruits, some roasted grains, and some spicy estery yeast. Some signs of oxidation. Smells like a decent aged barleywine.

T - Taste is bland, with significantly more oxidation, as well as some baker's chocolate and malted milk flavors I didn't pick up in the nose. Otherwise very heavy on caramel and other sweet things. Finishes papery.

M - Smooth medium body, with surprisingly active but pleasant carbonation. No discernible alcohol is a positive.

D - Interesting to try, but not something I'd care to have again. Don't cellar this one any longer, as I suspect it will rapidly decline. I know this bottle was cellared properly, so I suspect all bottles are growing equally stale and oxidized. I would have thought a strong wheatwine would have held up longer than 2 years, 8 months, but what do I know?

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Photo of akorsak
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
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 orangesol
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle courtesy of Deuane

A - Pours murky orange with a small half finger tall off white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of rich caramel malt, earthy hops, light buscuity malt, honey, and a touch of dulled peppery spice.

T - Starts off with a nice dose of sweet caramel malt quickly giving way to a mix of earthy hops, toffee, peppery spice, chocolate, and the chewy wheat. Pretty damn hot still for being three years old. Finish is a bit dry with a mix of light spice and chewy wheat lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, spicy, feel with a mix of spice and wheat lingering through the finish.

O - Not bad but for being three years old you would think the heat would die down a bit, not ramp up. Glad I got to try it but I doubt I would ever seek another one of these out.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Orange, opper with ruby highlights and a thin beige head with swirls of foam left floating on top.

S - Sweet caramel, honey like sweetness with citrus and grapefruit hops. It is sweet enough that even the hops smell sweet.

T- Sweet caramel and toffee, wheat bread with honey and then a huge citrus, orange candy like hoppiness takes over. Some grapefruit mixes in and then a sweet orange honey taste lingers through to the next sip. Somewhat boozy and hot at times.

M - Medium to full body with low carbonation. Creamy and warming.

D - Even though you can smell/taste a lot of hops in this, they come across as sweet to make this very sweet and boozy overall.

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Photo of csmiley
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks goes to prototypic for sharing this bottle.

A - Pours clear and amber. Starts to look closer to red in the right light. The tan head tops out at about three quarters of an inch and sticks around for a couple minutes. It settles to a very thin cap. Lacing appears to be nice and sticky.

S - Starts out with a hint of orange rind which is quickly followed by dark fruit - plum and raisin. Goes back to citrus with some grapefruit. Sugary caramel pops up about midway with aroma of white bread finishing it up. Alcohol is hidden pretty well in the smell.

T - Very fruity. Crosses between dark fruit and citrus several times in the flavor. I'm getting hints of grapefruit, plum, orange, and cherry. There could be a twang of wheat around the middle but it just gets muddled in the other flavors. Caramel, licorice, and more fruit are evident towards the end. Bread flavors are almost able to push through the big fruitiness but not quite. The alcohol in this beer is pretty strong and hot.

M - Full bodied with a good carbonation level. Finish is very bitter and just doesn't go away. No doubts in what this beer is trying to be - big, thick, and bitter.

D - Drinkability is good given the alcohol. This one starts out strong and bitter with a finish that is stronger and more bitter. The limit for Hvedegoop is one bottle. This one might have some benefit from a twelve ounce bottle instead of a bomber. The fruit flavors are pretty complex but it's hard to get anything else from this brew other than the fruit. This one starts to grow on you as it warms. Overall it is just too hot and that really brings the score in this category down. Glad I got to try it.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, ruby-hued body with a dense, foamy, ivory-colored head.

Smell: Aromatic pine resin flavored with caramel and plenty of table sugars. Abundant notes of candied citrus and licorice.

Taste: Mixture of caramel, toast, and tea with a full, toothsome sweetness. Raw, tangy wheat grains. Heavy dose of licorice. Vague fruit esters. A few hunks of bubblegum. Candied oranges, maybe a bit of pith, and a raw pine taste with, even months after its release, a solid, full hop bitterness. Yeah, it's a bit soapy. The licorice returns, now more as a sharply herbal taste returns for the dry, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: It's different, even for a wheatwine, I've give it that. There's certainly a lot going and, at times, the sharp bitterness can really hamper things. 2010, maybe?

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My Three Floyds quest continues. Bottle opened on 6.18.12.

A - Pours a murky medium brown with a small tan head, pretty fizzy.

S - Sweet, fermented wheat, and some dark ripe fruits.

T - Sweet raisins, toffee, carmel, and bread.

D - Decent carbonation and a heavier than expected body.

O - Sweet and old ripe fruit makes this old wheay boy pack a punch.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- dark golden color. Looks like a bourbon.

Smell- cane syrup dominates here for me.

Taste- hoppy and syrupy. Interestinf mix between bitter and sweet.

Mouthfeel- thick and syrupy, very little carbontion

Overall- Not bad overall. A nice beer to drink during those cold winter months but for me not a good hot weather brew.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to mtunnell for sharing this beer at the goop tasting.

Poured from a bottle into my New Belgium stemmed globe glass.

A: cloudy, rusty brown, tiny amount of light beige head, small soapy lace ring

S: sweet malt with a tart barley wine like backbone, modest caramel and dark fruit

T: bready malt, loads of sweet caramel, it has a weak barley wine flavor in the finish, dry and tart no hint of alcohol

M: medium body with mild carbonation

T: a rather nice wheatwine, I can only assume the 2+ years on this beer have tames it quite considerably

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Photo of jwinship83
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- gorgeous amber to red in color. perfect finger and a half of head with good lacing and lasts a long time. what more can you ask for? nothing as far as im concerned.

S- lots of malts, lots of alcohol. some sweet fruits in there too. reminds me of a barleywine.

T- lots of burn. this ones potent and reminds you constantly! sweet malt, cherries, plums, and more alcohol. warms all the way down. plenty of hops left in this one still

M- full bodied and creamy with ample carbonation.

D- this one is too heavy on the alcohol to want to finish a bottle by myself. glad i got to try it, thanks to samydavisjrjrjr for that!

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Photo of RedHaze
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks go out to bditty187 for this bottle.

Pours a nice coppery color with a thin head that fades quickly to a swirling cap and ring. The lacing in minimal, with just some small wisps left on the glass.

Smell; at first the alcohol dominates the smell. almost to the point of coming across like rubbing alcohol. After letting it sit for a few though, some pleasant tropical fruits come out. Mangoes, citrus and a litte pineapple.

Taste; as with the aroma the alcohol hits you fisrt thing. One you manage to get past that some toasted bread, brown sugar, pineapples, orange peel and tropical fruits some through. After a while though, the alcohol reappers, taking a little from the overall experience.

Mouthfeel/drinkability; the mouthfeel is full bodied, and with the low cabonation, pretty smooth. It coats the tongue very nicely. The drinkability is decent, hurt mostly by the high presence of alcohol in the start and end.

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Photo of drseamus
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Very nice red body with a thin white head. Love the color of the body.

S: Rich sweet caramel wheaty aroma with some spice and a touch of hop aroma.

T: Very sweet initially with a thick medium palate. The end of the flavor has a rye spiciness in it. I wouldn't be surprised if there was rye in it.

M: Nice and thick and almost syrupy. The sweetness gives it that syrupy feel.

D: Not too bad but a bit strong and sweet for a lot of it. The sweetness does add up.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
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 Parrotshake
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

OK, my first wheatwine. I'm a pretty big fan of wheat beers in all their myriad forms (and I'm including traditional lambics), so let's see if the execution appeals to me as much as the concept does...

Poured into a brandy balloon a very clear dark orange with about a finger of not-quite-tan head.

Smells of wet brown bread with a teensy bit of honey - the kind of thing you'd feed an injured bird. Burnt sugar and candied fruit in abundance as well.

Massive assault on the taste buds, with bitter citrus, astringent alcohol and sweet toffee. Bready malt is everywhere, though not a lot of what you'd call a wheat character. High ABV, lingering hop bite and all-round sticky sweetnees make this a sipper. There's a slight and surprising hint of dark fruit mixed in with the orange rind and pineapple-y flavors that, combined with the aforementioned sweetness and ABV, would make this an ideal sip with a bit of fruitcake (and potentially a nap) after Christmas lunch.

Syrupy mouthfeel, alcohol burn and no notable carbonation make this one a one-off. I got a bomber for my birthday (it's ridiculously overpriced and I'd probably never have bought one out of my own pocket, btw) and the person with whom I intended to share it didn't fancy it, so I drank the whole bomber by myself and it was a bit much - curiously, I liked it a lot more right before the end, make of that what you will ;)

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Photo of hero27
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle
10.4% abv

Weird name, crazy label..looks like Three Floyds is sticking to their guns with the "not normal" thing.
Pours a crystal clear reddish-amber color, half-inch head of foam sits pretty steady on top and recedes slowly...
Aroma is a hop resin & some slight grapefruit.
Signature resiny hoppiness that is characteristic of most of the FFF brews..plum & apple mix in with the heavy, earthy malt flavor. The wheat flavor & texture can't really shine through with everything that is going on here..that's my only real issue I have with this one.
Carbonation is pretty subtle, but there's a surprisingly soft mouthfeel for a beer of this magnitude....that being said, this beer is far from "light"...it's a 10+% alcohol beast.
A 22oz bottle is no-doubt a unique treat for any beer lover. Still, I'm not sold on the concept of the "wheat wine" style being in the spotlight of the beer community anytime soon.

An interesting combination brew from the collaborative genius of Mikkeller & Three Floyds.

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Photo of PhxHorn
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color is a deep red with a fluffy off-white head. Possibly the most beautiful beer I've ever seen. I held it up to the light and looked through the red color for quite awhile. Aroma is a malty wine-like smell. It tastes of wheat, malt, hints of wine and fruit (hard to identify which fruit(s), but there's some grapes and pineapple, plus there's a Belgian quality to it). There is a solid hop presence as well. A complex flavor, but the alcohol is a strong presence, too, which detracts somewhat from the overall experience and the drinkability.

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Photo of flexabull
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of todd1, thanks again!

Let's see how Three Floyds and Mikkeller tackle my favorite style.

Pours a dark and clear amber color, with a decent white head.

Aromas are quite sweet and hard candy like. A bit boozy as well. But wow, this is a nice beer to smell.

Taste is quite hot and boozy. The alcohol is REALLY obvious. This is crisp, a bit sweet, with some creamy malts, smooth boozy wheat, and a mineral bitter hop finish. I wonder if this beer would have benefited from even more time, because it is very hot even here 5 months after release.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, this is a full feeling beer, but the finish seems a bit thin.

Drinkability is ok. This beer is pretty good, but it just comes off as being too boozy and alcoholic at this point. Like I said earlier, I kind of wonder if time would do this one any good. But it seems like the flavors in the background are kind of muted, and it might take months to settle this one down.

All in all... not bad, but could be better.

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Photo of prototypic
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
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 JohnGalt1
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
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 bgramer
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at DLD where there was a 2 bottle limit.

Poured into a goblet, it appears golden and amber and smells musty with citrus and herbs and hoppy. There's definitely a malty backbone to this. This beer is a very green barleywine type of beverage that could use a year or two of aging. Very full bodied and smelling like caramel and overripe fruits and bitter on the finish.

It's a great beer to try now and cellar for aging. An interesting collaboration by Three Floyds and Mikkeller!

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle acquired in trade - thanks Phil.

Very large very orange head. Medium carbonation. Clear bright ruby russet brown color. Smells like pineapple cream pie, vanilla, alcohol. Starts bittersweet, slightly astringent. Pineapple throughout, bready. Fairly heavy body, good mouthfeel. Aftertaste is like pineapple emapandas and (strangely) roasted peppery chicken skin. Somewhat unusual but good.

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Hvedegoop (2008) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.95 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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