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 drseamus
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
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 brewandbbq
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark copper with a ruby hue. Significant chill haze and an inch-plus head of off-white.
The foam receded within a few minutes revealing a placid surface and zero lacework.

Aromatics lead off with plenty of grapefruit, delicous apples, spruce juice, and tangerine zest. A touch of lemon oil pulls through as well as cherry pulp and Grand Marnier.

Medium bodied and slick. Low carbonation and a heavy grainbill lends a syrupy quality.

A nice combo of malt and wheat lead off the pallet. Slightly tart under the sweet caramel malt, with plenty of resinous hops and citrus fruit follow through.
Spicy and warming. The alcohol builds and adds some cinnamon to the mix.
Bitterness is firm and smooth, which helps offset some off the honey-like residuals.

Finishes with a mix of earthy pine, grapefruit zest, and alcohol.

The hops in this one has mellowed quite a bit from the draught example I had at the Extreme Beer Fest, but the beer has become more rounded as well.

Very similar to Smuttynose Wheatwine, but with a heavier hand with the hops (and three times the price).

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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 Floydster
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle acquired in a trade with WankerWeasel, thanks for giving me the opportunity to try this beer, label says 10.4% ABV, split my parents a few nights ago, poured into Trappist Westvleteren goblet

A-Mix between a golden amber and a light brown, big 1 1/2 inch light tan soapy head that was also a litte creamy, stuck around for a while and there was good retention, also some decent lacing early on

S-Sweet grains, cereal, brown sugar, raspberries, caramel, cherries, vanilla, nuts, citrus including oranges and lemons, lots of malt, hint of hoppiness, toffee, hint of grass, straw, and herbal notes

T-Taste started off with a hoppy welcoming, some malt in the middle mixed with some chewy wheat accents, finish was slightly dry with a bit of a hot boozy aftertaste that was not too bad at all, beer got a little sweeter as it warmed but the dryness was still there later on, big caramel taste with dark fruits as time went by, the berries and figs stood out the most, finish became a little spicier later as well, reminded me a lot of a barleywine after it sat in my glass for close to an hour, still liked the way this all balanced out, it was unique overall and hard to fully put my finger on, wow!

M-Bitter, sweet, chewy, and mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, fair share of carbonation, taste lingered for close to three minutes at times, got a little spicy and more wine-like at the end

D-Could have probably finished this bomber by myself but I am glad I did not because it is rather strong, alcohol is well hidden and smooth for its strength though, not heavy either

Was not sure when I would get to try this since the bottle limit was two on Dark Lord Day, love Three Floyds and Mikkeller though so it was a must have, also I liked the only wheat wine a lot that I tasted before this one, this is a relatively new style or it is just done much but I hope to see more in the future, would drink again, recommended

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Photo of Beerbuddha
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
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 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 Crosling
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lemony citrus-like nose, could have more depth. Bronze color, with a small, filmy head. Some malt, with hints of caramel, but light. Piney, weedy hops could be brighter, but are very oily. A fairly nice ale. I don't think it'll age to well, but it's something fairly decent to drink now. It does have a nice hop character.

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

Pours a dark brownish amber in color with a decent sized soapy light tan head that slowly recedes with a little lacing. Aroma is a nice citrusy hoppiness, some tropical fruitiness, mangoes, some berries, and evidence of the alcohol as well. Further in the citrusy aroma takes on a sweet tart type candy aroma. Taste follows, nice and sweet citrus and berry hoppiness up front followed up by some caramel maltiness, before a decently bitter finish with a good warmth of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium in body, somewhat creamy, but peppery from the hops and alcohol as well. Large hop and malt content are evident in the feel. A good beer, more on the malty dipa side than wheat wine, fairly similar to their fantabulous and also had some similar qualities to behemoth. Will definitely sit on a bottle or two and see what develops when the malts have a better chance to shine. Overall though, a nice hoppy beer with a good malt backbone.

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Photo of kkipple
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A buddy and I picked up a few of these (limit of 2!) at Dark Lord Day and figured it was time to see what the fuss was about. I must confess, the bottle artwork is completely bizarre. Some sort of zombie Abe Lincoln clutching hops, wheat and flags... You have to see it to believe it.

Splitting this weird beast with a friend, we still get roughly 11 ounces each of... wheatwine. In this case, it's a clear ruby rust beer with a 2 finger head that leaves a little lacy calling card.

Huh, I'm smelling more RYE in the nose than wheat... but the wheat is there. There's also a truck-ton of booze and a big barleywine like caramel scent, all toasty and nutty and singed. I'm picking up a big citrus hop note (thanks 3F!) and the end result is a strange, strong smelling brew that doesn't fit quite into any easy category.

Tastes rather barleywine-ish, too. Hoppy burnt caramel, bittersweet and wheaty, nutty and quite boozy. It's thankfully not overly sweet, and the acidic hops tone down the sugar to a manageable level. I'm STILL tasting rye, though. The malt profile is not quite complex, but has a few layers of sweetness and depth to it. I can absolutely believe the Floyds had a hand in this. I confess I enjoyed it.

Mouthfeel is crisp and boozy-hot, medium fullness, and leaves a deep toasted sugar flavor behind that lingers. Half a bomber was enough, though.

I have to admit that wheatwines aren't something I'm crazy about, or even think about much, but this was pretty good and something interesting. I'm glad I snagged it when I had the chance.

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Photo of BMoney575
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on 5-25-08

Pours a cloudy orange/amber color, with a thin white head that quickly fizzes away.

Smell is citrus, earthy hops, with a very pleasant sweet malty backbone.

Taste is sweet at first, malty with just a little bit of woody smoke. The hops come in next, subtle fruit and lots of bitterness, with a dry, slightly boozy finish. Strong, but very well balanced.

Mouthfeel is good, the thickness adds to the hop flavors.

Drinkability is quite good, but the alcohol quickly catches up with you.

Overall, about what I was expecting. I'm glad I had one fresh, but I'm also interested to try one with a year or two on it.

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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 iconoklaztor
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bassmantin for this brew.

The beer was a very nice color but a little transparent. It had a nice head with a nice smell. It also was super drinkable IMO.

Citrus, a little carmel, and a creaminess make up this beer. I really enjoyed this experience. Quite the offering from FFF.

Overall, this is a very good collaboration from two great breweries. Thanks for the unique brew.

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Photo of TheBlackMallard
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Huge thanks to Mully for this.

Poured into a Kuhnhenn tulip. Amber with a nice fluffy long lasting head, bubbles constantly rising.

Smell: Hops! Citrus(Huge Grapefruit), Pine, Apples, and that's about it.

Taste: Bitter Resiny Pine, Followed by a Citrus Blast. This is the kind of bitterness that coats your tongue and hangs out for awhile. Smooth Carbonation and very filling. I think this might be better with a bit of age on it.

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Photo of bassmantin
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at DLD. Was recommended it on the spot and couldn't pass it up.

Pours a fairly transparent orange. The head was persistent. Smells of harsh hops. A typical barleywine. Reminds me of the Big Foot. Very sweet. Taste is a bit woody, strongly hoppy, and a bit sweet. Fairly complex. Seems like a nice departure for FFF.

Recommended. This one probably ages pretty well.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful rusty brown red color with a very small thin head, and below average lacing. Below average carbonation with a smell of sweet juicy citrusy hops. Tastes of strong hops, sweet malts, with fruity apricot overtone. Very hoppy but balanced well with a strong wheat and malt backbone. Very Tasty This one good beer. Drink and Enjoy!

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Photo of hero27
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
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 frazbri
2.1/5  rDev -46.7%
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 kirok1999
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at DLD 08, generously shared with many by aljordan.
Pours a nice, slightly cloudy reddish amber with a slight off white head and moderate lacing.
Smell is the typical heavy sweetness of a barleywine, lots of fruit and a fair amount of hop bitterness.
Tastes very nice, smooth and a little hot. The wheat is only slightly noticable, much less than the alcohol is. Perhaps the combination of the hotness of the hops and the alcohol play together well. I'd love to cellar a few for a year or more but with only 2 available I can't.
Feels thick and heavy yet is easy to drink on a cool afternoon.

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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 GbVDave
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to HeatherAnn for waiting in line with me at DLD to get this, knowing full well that we weren't going to get any Dark Lord.

Listed as 10.4% abv on the bottle.

A: Pours a crystal clear ruby red/dark amber color with some lazy carbonation. Capping this is a light khaki colored one-finger head that's incredibly creamy. Decent retention and a ton of lace left in the glass.

S: Awesome aromas of sweet caramel malt, grapefruit, candied apple, apricot, toasted malt, and hops. Smells (at the same time) sweet, hoppy, and quite boozy.

T: Huge sweet caramel taste that's countered perfectly by a rather raw and brash alcohol heat. Also in the mix are flavors of grassy green hops, caramel apple, brown sugar and butter sauteed pear, black pepper, and a mild undercurrent of pineapple/apricot. Did I mention caramel?

M: Considering the apparent alcohol content, this beer has an amazingly creamy and dense mouthfeel. Alternates between sweet, hot, and spicy. Awesome!

D: What an awesome beer! I wanted to lay down and take a nap as I drained the dregs from my glass. The 10.4% took its' toll on my empty stomach. This beer was an absolute pleasure to drink and can only benefit from a little ageing. I've been waiting patiently for this beer ever since I read about it months ago. Thank god FFF had something to appease the real beer geeks who waited in line for 5+ hours at DLD '08 and got no DarK Lord...

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Photo of bgramer
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
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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Hvedegoop (2008) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 122 ratings