13 Hands
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
Not listed
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 1.64%
Ratings:
5
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 27, 2022
Added:
Dec 02, 2019
Wants:
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Gots:
  0
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Notes: A saison fermented in white wine and Old Tom gin barrels with Viognier grapes and Brettanomyces. The fruitiness of the grape marries well with the oak, bright botanicals and tartness from the wild yeast. Aged 2 years. Bottle Conditioned.
Recent ratings and reviews.
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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer poured an orange-yellow color with a bubbly white head.

Smell - The funk of the saison combined with green grapes. The barrel notes were muted.

Taste - The gin barrel was very forward, which I enjoyed tremendously. Green grapes, apples, and perhaps a bit of peach accompanied the barnyard funk. Wine barrel impressions were also there. The gin barrel provided a nice dry and herbal finish.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was faint, which made the body seem somewhat thin.

Overall - I rarely like a saison this much.

Feb 27, 2022
 
4.25 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Mar 18, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by larryi86 from Delaware

750 ml bottle poured into a teku

A- A clear amber with a small white head.

S- Tart, lemons, oak, funky, floral, juniper berries/gin, white wine, a little earthy.

T- Sour, fruity, stone fruits, peaches, apricots, juniper berries, gin, oak, floral, funky, earthy, some white wine.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A unique and interesting Saison, gin barrels add a lot of big flavors to this.

Aug 30, 2020
 
4.23 by emerge077 from Illinois on Mar 02, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by TheGent from New Jersey

This new beer is from @FFFjunkie. I’m onto my second pour now and enjoying it immensely.

Look: Hazy and translucent amber color with an off white head that eventually disappears with no lacing left behind. No visible carbonation. Some chill haze at first as the beer brightened up almost completely after sipping on it for an hour. A wee bit of sediment in the bottom of my #properglassware.

Smell: White (bright acidity) and malt (sweetness, acetic, buttery) vinegar. Lemon juice acidity. A faint barnyard funk with whispers of manure when I take a deep inhale. Barely. It doesn’t define the nose. Sweet oak. Vinous and some dirty earth. Nothing screams gin but the nose is sweet and floral. Quite botanical, to borrow a word from the label. A bit powdery and pushing perfume. Sweet tart candy. A lot of tart, fresh berry including blackberry and raspberry. A lot of apricot as well.

Taste: There’s as much going on here as the description is long. That’s not a bad thing. A lot of stone fruit. On the tip of the tongue you get some fruity sweetness like apricot. The acidity is in the peach/nectarine/plum realm for me. Some buttery oak toward the middle and end. The beer is not as tart and citric acid as the aroma suggest. I really get a lot of lemon juice on the nose, but not the palate. It’s more sweet and sour acetic here. A dry, woody and vinous finish. The white wine has a big impact on the flavor.

Feel: Very low carbonation. I’d love some more liveliness to the feel, but it doesn’t detract from the enjoyment. A semi sweet beer. Doesn’t dry out too hard on the finish.

Overall: A really great beer. The Brett takes a back seat to the white wine, grapes and gin. There’s some citric acid on the nose, but the beer for me is defined by acetic notes on the nose and flavor, but it never goes full apple cider vinegar overboard. A lot of buttery oak on the finish as well, especially as the beer warms up. A really delightful and complex beer.

Dan, thank you.

Feb 23, 2020
13 Hands from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 5 ratings