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 GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +2%
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 -10.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from brdc, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep copper color with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, wheat, some fruit, brown sugar and floral hops.

T: The taste starts with a strong burst of hops bitterness, which keeps its presence felt the whole time you drink the beer. There are sweet flavors of caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit and citrus that follow, along with some wheat and a hearty malt character. There's a significant alcohol sting, which provides a little bit of a boozy flavor. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, not the best wheatwine that I've had but it's still a very solid beer.

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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

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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 Slatetank
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Dark Lord Day '08 and cellared it for a year. Brought it to Brass Rail to share last night w/ FooFaa, Ffejherb, Deuane, SierraGS
Poured chilled into a sampler glass from the brown bomber.

A - Deep copper shade w/ decent clarity and a thin tan cream head w/ a tight bead.

S - The aroma draws you in w/ a nose of malt sweetness and honeyed apricot fruit ester sort of suspended with light banana and berry notes. The odor of alcohol is mild and there are notes of sherry/vinous elemnts there as well

M - The full chewy feel has light spiciness and high carbonation for such a strong ale. the viscous liquid is mildly drying w/ a nutty element and has a subtle green pepper heat in the finish

T - A rush of caramel and candied nuts w/ peppery spiced flavor, almost like jalapeno with the alcohol heat and herbal hops layering upon a pineapple like sweet/bitter combination. the spice of the hops balance all the wheat sweetness and tropical yeast notes mix well with the spice of the malt and hops. A very small amount of alcohol in the flavor which is nice for a 10.4% ale

D - Fantastic beer, best wheatwine I have had w/ pleny of spice and hops to make it seem a lot smaller than 10.4%, well worth the taste. I am glad I laid it down, but wish I had a fresh bottle to compare it to.

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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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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 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

The first of the 'Goops! Courtesy of sincereNC at the South Carolina tasting. I NEVER expected this to randomly make an appearance at a tasting.

It pours a nice and medium bodied amber in color with light sediment and sticks to the side of the glass. The aromas are very malty and full of sticky residuals. It smells like a three plus year old barleywine. Malt, malt, malt. Nice flavors despite the age. It's heavy on caramel malts and toffee. It drinks really well for the style. Overall this is a fine specimen but is drink it soon.

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Photo of biegaman
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hvedegoop appears aflame like the mythical phoenix bird rising from the ashes; fiery brushes of orange, blazing spatters of red and a flushed stroke of yellow make for a heated and impassioned looking beer. Its head, mighty tall for a beer of over 10%, is lush and ultra-creamy. Although the beer just celebrated its first birthday not long ago, bubbles continue to seem in fine supply.

A beer as big and dynamic as this makes fractionary smelling (dissecting scents by fragmenting a unity into simple components) quite easy. The hops provide a bitter, sappy resin; the wheat and yeast both exude with fruity, tangy esters; the water some minerals; and the malts a lightly peaty, succulently sweet note of pastry and caramel. On their own, they're all good. As a whole, they're fantastic.

And fortunately they're all repeated in the taste! The malt bill is surprisingly complex for the rather ordinary combination of pale, wheat, cara-wheat, cara and amber. There is a definite mossy, peaty character that I hesitate to call 'smoky' although the word continues to pop into mind regardless. The wheat lends notes of crisp, grainy straw and flavours of biscuits, doughs, vanilla, toffee and caramel are vivid and full-bodied.

There is a definitive citrusy/tangy/resiny character to the beer that unmistakably comes from the use of American hops. Apparently the source of such is the Apollo and Bravo varieties. I'm surprised you don't more often see the Apollo; it's ridiculously high alpha acid content is likely responsible for the tangy orange, melon and pineapple flavours that this beer is brimming with. They also supply a great deal of piny resins and zesty spice, too.

And these bitter resins and the zesty, citric spiciness is just what makes this beer so darn entertaining. I was intimidated by the prospects of a super-zany 10% bomber. Turns out, anything less than 650ml would have been unsatisfactory. This whole bottle has been sort of like those times when you sense someone is creeping up behind you but when you turn no one is actually there - I keep sensing the 10% but so far there's been no real proof.

To the brewing world, Mikkeller and Three Floyds are the Picasso and Pollack, the Copernicus and Galileo. For their respective countries they've helped revolutionize the art and science of brewing by adding boatloads of bitter, resiny, fruity hops. They've developed styles all of their own, distinctive from anything anyone else around them has done. This collaboration was, more than tasty and ridiculously drinkable, most appropriate.

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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.

4/3.5/4/4/3.5

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Photo of spinrsx
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of weeare138
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Hvedegoop (2008) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.95 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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