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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 csmiley
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
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 prototypic
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
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 badbeer
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber color with a beige head that had good retention and lacing. Smell is of pine and citrus hops, sweet caramel, and maple. Fresh citrus hops (like fresh out of a hop bag) at the beginning, with pineapple and then caramel malt coming through in the finish. Medium bodied and medium carbonation.

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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jw347 for sending this one hitherward.

Pours a very nice grapefruit/ruby red color. Glows in the light. A nice white head hangs around for just a bit and leaves good lacing.

Nose is actually quite a bit of hop resins, along with some rock candy like malt sweetness. Some grassiness and spice as well.

Taste quite good. A lot of nice malty sweetness, candy like sugar and a nice slight spice character. The hop profile is not as high as the nose indicated, but is still there and fits in with the rest of the flavor perfectly. A good sort of fruitiness through the middle that also hangs out on the aftertaste. The spice character through the middle grows somewhat as this one warms. The finish is fairly dry, pretty much what you would expect for the hop profile. The aftertaste lingers with candy sugar and malty goodness, as well as a slight hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is just about perfect here. A nice viscous feel with good carbonation and a strong slickness without losing any dryness on the finish.

Drinkability is pretty good given the abv. It hides pretty well, but is certainly noticeable.

Overall this is a very well crafted and interesting brew. Glad I have one more to put some age on, as I think this one will do well with a couple years. A good take on a new emerging style, and one that I have become quite fond of. Neat to see all the big collaborations coming out now. Good brew.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
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 BigMcLargeHuge
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
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 +11.2%
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 +4.1%
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 -6.3%
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 -4.6%
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 -4.3%
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 -6.1%
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 +2%
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 +11.4%
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 +1.5%
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 -0.5%
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 +26.9%
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 +6.6%
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 -2.3%
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 +5.3%
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 +1.5%
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 +1.5%
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%
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 +8.1%
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 -6.1%
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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Hvedegoop (2008) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 121 ratings
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