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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Reviews: 91 | Ratings: 120
Photo of BigMcLargeHuge
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear copper with thin off white head. The aroma is full of pine hops, crystal malts and mild pineapple. The taste is thick and chewy with crystal malts, dark roasted malts and a solid showing of pine hops making this a hop heavy version of a barleywine style offering. I didn't pick up much in the way of dark fruity esters that, to me, are a hallmark of the style. It is smooth and tasty.

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4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
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 IBUnit63
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into Cab glass courtesy of hero27's mind-numbing LNBA BIF generosity...

Pours a cloudy light bourbon color with a tight, dulce de leche head that doesn't stick around but leaves good sediment-level marks around the glass.

Excellent mild caramel-apple texture blends with light husky grain and citrus hops on deep background - maybe some floral notes, too. There is a slight buttery tinge but it's negligible.

Clean, roasted wheat that even has a pinch of salt in there. Hop profile on the palate is mixed - slight floral, even some pine and grass. Caramel apples and some peanuts emerge with warmth...maybe even a tinge of pecan. The alcohol is indeed prevalent but it works here.

The eclectic hop pucker of this offering balances the caramel apple feel, with the booze presence also pitching in. For the weight class the finish is shallow at first but opens up to varying depth.

Definitely one to sip, but it's rather clean for its size and quite enjoyable. As with any successful collaboration, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

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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 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 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 TurdFurgison
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a couple bottles (the limit) at Dark Lord Day this year. I've been waiting for a special occasion, and then out of the blue I opened it tonight for no purpose at all. This review is after sharing the bottle with my wife. The beer is shiny penny copper colored with a thin wet tan foam. The aroma reminds me a lot of Behemoth, I'm a little surprised it's called a wheat wine. Very sweet malt smells with fruitiness and hops, maybe a hint of cough syrup. The taste is dominated by the malts at first, with loads of hoppy bitterness after each sip. I could call this Bigfoot in a blind test. A little hard to drink too much even though it seems to be a good creation, it's just that barleywines aren't my thing.

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Photo of marcpal
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Ive been waiting to get my hands on this for a while, style is brand new to me and Ive loved what Ive tried. Time to break it open thanks to a great trade.

750ml bottle poured into a huge wheat glass.

A: Malty looking color, auburn and crimson with a thin lasting cream colored head. Spiderweb lacing that held on throughout, wow.

N: Malty burn in the aroma. Citrusy from the hops come through and this has all kinds of stuff going on. Sweetness knocks out the wheatness.

T: Like a caramel covered cookie mixed in with a biscuit. The hops aren't as much as there are in the smell. Warming burn of the flavor gives you a good pounding and the background flavor is intense. As it warmed more and toward the end, bitterness comes out some.

M: Chunky and creamy. Didnt catch much of the oils, but the alcohol burn left a nice warming feeling through my entire body.

D: For 10%, yes. A sipper indeed but full of flavor in every sip. Wine is a good desciptor there, has a stronger feel that builds.

As getting home after dinner and having with some dessert, it was beautiful.

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

Beautiful creamy pour, big fluffy sticky,beige head (that leaves good lacing) over a ruddy thick brew. Big sweet hoppy smell, with citrus undertones. A lot like a double IPA, with sweet alcohol finish. Big thick mouth feel, that tastes pretty strong. I get an orange pomander after warming. Very yummy!

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Photo of CrellMoset
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from dkachur - thanks Dan! Poured into a chalice.

A: Like a deep red wine, a fine head that has decent retention, minimal carbonation, likely alcohol-retarded.

A: "Maltarded" was the word that was settled upon to describe this sticky, thick, syrupy concoction. That's the only way to describe it, really. Crazy biscuity grainyness, wheat, honey, and hints of soy sauce.

T: Burnt hushpuppies, crazy toasted malts, wheat, caramel. Lots of grapefruit hoppiness in this one, and a mild bitterness, but seriously, this one's ALL about the malt. I get more soy sauce, too.

M: Thick and syrupy, but very fine and even. Masterfully crafted in this respect.

D: Sticky sweet and cloying, and pretty "up there" in terms of abv. You gotta be in a certain mindset for this one, but it's definitely interesting, and better than many other wheat wines I've had.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - pours a reddish caramel color, three fingers of light, creamy head adorn the top. Extremely sticky, it's all over the glass as the foam recedes. Just for fun, once the top part of the head drained, I poured in more to lift it above the top of the glass. It held up wonderfully.

Aroma - not quite sure what to expect from a 'wheat wine', but this has IPA written all over it. Big citrusy, piny hop aroma, juicy and fresh.

Taste - very biscuity and caramelly at first. Then, this incredibly orangey, hoppy flavor runs over the palate. It is like peeling and biting into a Florida orange. Well, a 10.4% abv Florida orange. Smooth bitterness creeps into the fray on the swallow along with some warming alcohol. Great tandem act there, the balance, the hand off of flavors in the profile. The finish is the expected dry and bitter element, but a clear orange flavor as well, and a warm throat and belly.

Mouthfeel - smooth and creamy, thanks to the generous use of wheat I imagine. The carbonation is ramped up to match the bigness, right on target.

Drinkability - most beers I tend to buy extras to trade or share, but this gets the big 'ol Bogartski label on it. Fat lot of good it'll do me though, I came into one extra bottle at DLD08 and already traded it away. Hope you enjoy it, Ken. ;-)

I was totally caught off guard by this one tonight, what a fantastic treat to have randomly cracked open. I toast this beer in honor of some 15 pounds of smoked pulled pork barbecue that have been put together for tomorrow's company picnic. Lots of TLC and mesquite went into this project, I intend to satiate some appetites in about 13 hours as this beer has done for moi tonight. I'll have to lay the other bottle down for a while and see what some time does to it.

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Photo of nrbw23
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep copper color with a nice off white head that disappears turning into a layer of bubbles across the top of the brew leaving very little lacing.

S- Smells of sweet caramel malt, grapefruit, apricot, toasted malt, and hops. Not at all what I'd expected but smells very nice.

T- There was a lot more hops here than I expected and I like it. Very solid balance between the hops and malt. If I didn't know I'd say this was some sort of DIPA. Great balance and a solid malt back bone.

M- Medium in body and good carbonation.

D- Easy to drink, full flavour and alcohol was hidden fairly nice. Overall, recommended brew.

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Photo of cvstrickland
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

The drink pours a deep red-copper with tan foam that retains well and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.

Smell is hoppy with a solid alcohol note.

Taste is fruity with soft mellow wheat malt, resinous hops and a big hot blast of alcohol.

Feel is outstandingly soft and luscious, but the drink is very boozy and hot.

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

This is one cool looking beer. Bright ruby in color with slight browning if no light is present. An off white head leaves a nice lacing behind.

Lots of hops and caramel in the nose. Huge toffee, honey, fruity hops, herbal accents, grass, and hints of bready malts. Date, fig, brown sugar, maple, and lots of sweetness.

Lots going on in here. Orange marmalade, quince, starfruit, caramel and toffee, peppery notes on the finish, clove, stone fruity hops, nice bitterness on a shorter finish than expected. Candied fruits and hops with a great balance of malt and hop. Creamy smooth mouth with a nice glyceryl streak. If not for the short finish this would be even higher ranked for me.

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

I got this brew in a trade with israel, Thanks Israel.

22oz bottle served in a tulip glass.

L - clear, red/amber color with a fluffy beige head that left good lacing.

S - sweet malt, some citrus and alcohol in the aroma.

T - sweet caramel malt flavor dominates the taste with a touch of bitterness towards the finish turning sweet on the after taste. Alcohol warms and the burps are somewhat hoppy.

F - medium/full bodied with good carbonation.

D - I totally enjoyed this brew.

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

Pours a dark, rich, opaque amber with a piney, fresh smell and slightly vegetal with a bright sweetness. Taste is lightly sweet and fairly hoppy with a certain richness but dullness to the flavor too in the middle. Finish is hoppy, but without lasting bitterness and it fades quickly. Interesting.

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Photo of gordavidson
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- A completely clear orange/ copper liquid. A little brown around the edges. The head that forms is somewhat thick, but it settles down to a thin white covering and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Caramel and orange rind and a little alcohol.

T- Caramel, orange, a little cotton candy. The alcohol is very apparent, but it is not overbearing and goes well with the hop profile.

M- Very smooth and not as sticky as the aroma would lead you to believe it would be. The alcohol is very warming as it goes down the throat.

D- The apparent alcohol makes this a sipper. A unique beer, and one that I was happy to have the opportunity to enjoy. I do not know how this will age- I could see it going either way.

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Super deep red color with minimal tannish head.

S: Super hoppy for a wheat wine. A slight hint of the booze and a weird spiciness.

T: Sweet with a ton of wheat. Then it goes into a nice hop bitterness. Incredibly complex. Almost too much for the style. This is definitely some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production.

M: On the thick side which is within the style guidelines. Low carbonation.

D: Nn real hint of the abv but there is so much going on and the body is so thick it does cut down on drinkability a little bit. This would be an interesting one to age. Definately an interesting beer from two great breweries.

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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 brewandbbq
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -1.8%
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 +7.6%
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 -6.8%
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 barefootbrewer
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
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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Hvedegoop (2008) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.95 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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