3 Floyds / Mikkeller Oatgoop (2008) | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds / Mikkeller Oatgoop (2008)3 Floyds / Mikkeller Oatgoop (2008)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Oat Wine was brewed with our friends at Mikkeller.

Added by SwiftyMcBeer on 12-31-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
113
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
22
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of DaveHack
1.66/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Photo of charlesw
1.94/5  rDev -51%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Funny thing... After spending a few weeks in Australia this looks like a dark beer. Ha. It's not. Way light. Clear amber. Low head.

Smells like cat pee. Boy, I hope that's not going to follow through in taste! So, cat pee, a little caramel, more cat pee. Bleh.

Hard to taste it with that nose. Hmm. It's OK. No great shakes. Medium dry. A very gentle full-mouth bitterness to it. Kinda weird and interesting. It still smells like cat pee and that's really off putting.

The alcohol is well-hidden.

Hmm. With a big swig of it... I get the nasty flavor of a T-58 yeast that's been fermented too high - a goopy collection of bad flavors in the middle of the back of the mouth. Kind of musty and sweet. Bleh.

Way too light in body and flavor for the style. And, of course, if you up the body and flavor then you'll need to up the bitterness as well.

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Photo of Azrael
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of MasterSki
2.63/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Shared this at Goose Island as part of my 'goop vertical/horizontal. Served in a pint-shaped taster glass.

A - Looks similar to Hvedegoop, but with a little less head volume and retention.

S - Oxidized, muted, and bland, with maybe a hint of sweetness.

T - Again, very bland, with maybe a kiss of caramel and maple. Bad mineral finish.

M - Smooth medium body, less spritzy than Hvedegoop, with a pleasant sticky finish.

D - This has aged far worse that Hvedegoop, and in a blind tasting I would have sworn this was the oldest of the beers. It just tastes like...nothing? I had this one fresh and it was intensely hoppy, but in just two years all that is left is bland oatmeal.

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Photo of tectactoe
3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of bsuedekum
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Wisconsinality
3.05/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber poured into Chimay chalice. Big ups to my man Beerwolf77 for this one.

A- Pours a ruby red and a very small head. The head recedes quickly and leaves no lacing behind.

S- A big amount of wheat and hops. Just a touch of maple and brown sugar. A little bit of booze comes through at the end.

T- Some dark fruits, brown sugar and a big amount of hops. Not too much alcohol present in the taste.

M- Medium bodied and not too much carbonation.

D- Pretty good flavors and a nice mouthfeel. Decent balance but seemed lacking overall.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.06/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 06/05/2009. Bottle at PPRBSG09. I was a little excited to try this interesting-sounding beer, but it didn't live up to its reputation. The beer pours a clear orange. Aroma of sweet malt and wheat. Aroma is quite malty and sweet, rather dull actually. Meh.

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Photo of jwinship83
3.21/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle drank from my duvel tulip.

A- this one pours out an amber colored body with a small eggshell colored head. the head lasts for a minute or two before fading, and leaves behind small spots of lacing. lots of active carbonation bubbles can be seen racing to the top of the glass.

S- very sweet smelling. lots of caramel malts right off the bat. some fruits from the hops. pineapple and maybe some lemon. i imagine these came on pretty strong when this beer was still fresh. i cant pick out any alcohol.

T- it starts out with sweet caramel and toffee-like malts. i think i waited too long for this one. the hops seems to have nearly fallen off completely, leaving this one pretty one dimensional. whats left comes across as faint pineapple and a little bit of orange/lemon. the alcohol is nowhere to be found.

M- medium to full bodied and very creamy. the mouthfeel is pretty much spot on.

D- the beer i drank now and the one i drank fresh seem nothing alike. i wish i didnt wait so long to crack this one open. the excitement is all gone here.

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Photo of acurtis
3.29/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottfrie
3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into Portsmouth snifter.

A: Pours a dark burnt orange with a thin white head that faded into a thin film leaving some spots of lace.
S: Sweet smelling overall with scents of roasted orange zest.
T: Orange, citrus rind, pine resin, raisin, apple juice, and a bit oaty. Finish has an orange rind bitterness. Despite all of this, the flavors are dull and hard to pick out.
M: Syrupy mouthfeel, full body, light but tangy carbonation.
O: Flavor is a bit bland but the sweetness, bitterness and alcohol are prominent. I’m no expert in the style, but compared to the few others I’ve had, this one is not my favorite.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one pours from the bomber a clear, medium-dark amber color, topped off with a nice little bit of tan head. Aromas of oatmeal, sweet malt and apricot. Flavors of malt, with some alcohol and quite a bit of honey sweetness. A fairly decent collaborative effort.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.41/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats."

--Russian proverb

Glowing persimmon with swirling showers of superfine yeast and a two finger crown of cream that is equal parts ivory, ecru and pale gold. What a lovely looking lid... and lace deposition isn't too shabby either. Most attractive oatwine ever.

The nose is less impressive. Oats, like wheat, doesn't smell like much, so hops were the only way this big bruiser was going to make a splash on the olfactory front. Other than an underlying earthiness and hints of citrus peel, there's very little going on here.

Oatgoop tastes pretty much like it was expected to taste. Without big hop flavor, where did the brewers think the flavor hook was going to come from? Not from the grains and certainly not from the ale yeast. On a positive note, the double-digit alcohol is pretty mellow at this point.

Even the world's most attuned palate would have a hard time distinguishing a wheatwine from an oatwine. I'm sure it sounded like a good idea (and the name is pretty cool), but the advantage is... what exactly? An odd earthiness might be the horse chow, who knows.

It no longer seems as if any of the citrus-centric American hops were used. Maybe, but hop flavor isn't upfront enough to tell for sure. Sweetness just edges out bitterness... which makes this brew relatively balanced overall.

The mouthfeel starts out American big beer bold, but loses its way before the swallow. Probably a dearth of carbonation, which usually isn't a problem in beer of this sort. A quick deflation rather than a lingering creaminess is the biggest reason for the less than 'good' score.

In the final reckoning, Oatgoop is a somewhat disappointing effort from two breweries that hit most of what they brew out of the park. It's still decent big beer, but it's nowhere near special. Age probably hasn't hurt it much and more age probably won't help it much.

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Photo of mjyoung
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank 6/25/11. Split w/ scottfrie.

A: Pours a rosy amber color with a nice vanilla cream colored head (~1/2 finger).

S: Pretty muted. There's a definite hint of citrus from the hops, but other than that I'm not getting much. There is a bit 'o earthy tones (oak or some such), but not much else.

T: The taste follows the nose pretty closely. It's dominated predominately by the hoppy aftertaste (citrus and pine), but up front it lacks a bit of a punch. The slightest hint of a sweet, oat-y taste hits, but there's nothing to contrast it with so it misses the mark a bit.

M: Pretty creamy and with a medium body. The carb is pleasant and not distracting.

O: It's a little hard for me to rate this beer as I haven't had anything of this 'microstyle'. It's not a bad beer, but the lack of flavor throughout the taste is a big turnoff.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy bright orangey color ale with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with different cereal notes (probably oat) then what I was expecting. Taste is dominated by loads of sweet caramelized notes offset by some cereal. Body is above average with good carbonation. Interesting though I am not sure I need to drink oat wine on a regular basis.

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Photo of AlphaKing414
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of birdsellam
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of antoines15
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Kegatron
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mulder1010
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

660 ML Bottle poured into a tulip

A-- Poured a clear dark amber color. Off white one finger head with no visible carbonation. Really nice head retention on a few swirls. Has held up well for a beer over a year old.

S-- Pine, grapefruit and a bit of maple syrup at first. Letting it sit and warm a bit more it is mostly pine and grapefruit. More like a soft IPA or barleywine by the smell. No oat smell at all.

T-- Soft pine, orange and grapefruit. Still a bit of a maple taste to it. Also got rolled oats in the first sip but no more after that.

M-- A lot of pine and citrus. At times aggressive and others not so much. Medium carbonation in the mouth and gets heavier as it sits. Flavor does last a while and is mostly pine and citrus. Get a bit of a syrupy feel as well.

D-- It is Ok, nothing too worthy of getting excited over. More of a US barleywine than anything else. Might have been better fresh. Easily drinkable for 10.4 %. The flashes of maple syrup are good and different but seems more like a softer version of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale than anything else

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