Hvedegoop (2008) | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Hvedegoop (2008)Hvedegoop (2008)
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
9.37%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
17
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of stakem
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

OG bomber batch poured into a mikkeller star teku appears a dark copper with yellowish khaki cap that fades leaving spotty lace.

Aroma is toasted to caramel malt with slight mineral inclusion and fruity alcohol. Faint oxidation.

Taste has some fruity alcohol upfront blended with dusty grain, minerals and faded hop bitterness. Some sherry and cardboard oxidation in the aftertaste.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Would have been interesting to know what this was like fresh.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Warren2621
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveHack
2.28/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of groleau
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of coldmeat23
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of jkball01
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of CityofBals
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage bottle received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a slightly hazy deep copper color with a smallish khaki head that persists for a while before leaving some lace on the sides. Aroma is sweet with bready, honey sweet, sugary malt. Lots of caramel and brown sugar, sweet orange and a bit of spice and earthy hop aroma. Surprisingly little alcohol aroma for a beer at almost 11%. The flavor is sweet and malty up front with a ton of brown sugary caramel. The alcohol shows itself in the flavor and provides a whole lot of warming on the way down. Deep orange and light sweet fruity flavors along with a hint of spice and earthy hop round out the flavor nicely. Very faint sherry like oxidation but not nearly as present as the oatgoop last night. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. This one's holding up fairly well, I enjoyed the hell out of it, like an old Barleywine at Mike's house in Feb.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Kirk
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of AleWatcher
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jreichert
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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 mulder1010
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a globe glass
Slowly working way through the entire range of the collaboration
Thanks to Mrkennedy for sourcing this at Warners at the Bay

A-- Poured a darker, hazy orange color. One finger light brown head that fell to half a finger and then film. Just really held up well for the age of this beer. Great head retention and body to this. Left spotty lacing through drinking.

S-- Hops still quite there. A bit of a smoother smell with the wheat. candied orange and grapefruit. bits of carmel and biscuit. More just surprised how good the nose is. Just expected this to be a bit flatter and the hop character to be gone by this point.

T-- Orange, grapefruit, and pine in the taste. honestly quite shocking that the hops are still dominant. Bits of carmel and bread in the background. Would say slightly smoother with the wheat. Good stuff.

M-- Rich feel. Medium feel and medium low carbonation. Slightly sticky at times. More of a barleywine feel at this point but cleaner.

O-- Outstanding considering the age of this. Must have been a hop bomb fresh. really a pleasure to drink and glad to have tried. ABV was still quite noticeable and got a buzz after drinking this. interesting

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle that I picked up at the brewery at DLD 08. In my Great Divide snifter.

A surprisingly dark red pour that's quite hazy, this beer has a dense, creamy, beige head with excellent retention and some lacing. The nose caught me by surprise. Despite its age, this still does smell surprisingly fresh (in some aspects). There still is quite a bit of hop character present, though it's more noticeable as a piney bitterness with some candied fruit. Plenty of caramelized fruits with plums, raisins, some sugar and caramel syrup are also present. Wheat, less bready and more "clean", "snappy" and flatbread-like than, say, the raw wheat character from a hefeweizen. Really good IMO.

At 4 years of age, this beer is still bold and brash on the palate. Still quite bitter (pine, candied grapefruit again), but thankfully, without oxidized hop character (no cheese!), this is well balanced with a fairly complex malt flavors present. Plenty of fruit (plums, raisins and aforementioned grapefruit), some caramel, some dark honey and a little bit of brown sugar are present. Again, the wheat character isn't particularly strong, coming off as clean but distinctive, reminiscent in some ways of the Smuttynose Wheatwine. Full in body with a soft, creamy carbonation, the alcohol here is noticeable, especially on the finish, where it adds a slightly minty note to all the fruit and bitterness. Surprisingly excellent stuff, I might actually drink the entire bottle. Recommended.

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Hvedegoop (2008) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.95 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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