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

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

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

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.

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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of nrbw23
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy golden orange color with a egg shell colored head. Head recedes to a layer of foam over the top of the brew and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Smells a lot like a IPA and smells really good. Tons of hops here citrus, floral and grassy.

T- Again tons of nice varied hoppy flavors and balanced out by some malts. This one reminded me a lot of Hvedegoop.

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 Buebie
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to buckeyesox for this extra.

Poured from a bomber to an oversized merlot glass. Served at 42 degrees. The pour brings forth a 1'' tan head, receeding fast and leaving a colar. Anything that was on the walls has also quickly fallen back, leaving to lace. There are some syrupy drapes of liquid left behind though, looking extra oily.
Color is a filtered somwhat transparent, yet chill hazed glowing ornage/ redish copper color.

Aroma is super bready and malt dominant. Buttery caramel, mild bittering pine hops, some very mild pinneaple and sweet honey.

Mouthfeel is light and fluffy with pillows of carbonation throughout. Mildly bittering hops; pinneaple, oranges, light on the pine and heavier on sweet citric rind like flavors. The somwhat spicey cracked wheat flavors are there at the swallow lingering alongside bready sweet buttery caramel rolls and unfermented sweet sugary desert like flavors.
Finishing much more bitter with a lingering hop flavor of pine and grapefruit.
Some minerally water flavors as it has warmed, and more bittering with warming too. Staying sweet through the middle though and lighter with less carbonation as it has sat.
No alcahol anywhere on this, not at all detectible.

A great beer, not what I was expecting to taste. It seems to resemble more of a rye apa, or english ipa flavor profile.
Very good flavors, somwhat subdued aroma and appearance could use some tweaking. That probably wont happen though, seeing as its a one time deal.

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Photo of BeerZack
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange copper color, no head, just some bubbles around the edges.

Smell is wonderful- sweet citrus, mostly orange, hint of pine and dank.

Taste is pretty mild compared to the aroma, but same basic profile; citrus (tangerine, mandarin orange) and skunky pine.

Soft medium feel here, not overly bitter or drying finish, but its not a syrup mess by any means. Nice beer, could be the best WW I have ever tried.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours an orange/copper color with about a half-inch off-white head which went away pretty quickly. Not much lacing, either. It smells like grassy and citrusy (grapefruit) hops, caramel malt, and brown sugar. Nice mix of sweetness and hoppiness in the aroma. The taste is similar to the aroma but there's a bit of tropical fruit noticable too. The hops flavors are stronger than the malty ones at first, but then it balances out and the flavor gets even better once the beer warms up. There's also a nice lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating and has decent carbonation. It's smooth and easy to drink, but the alcohol does catch up to you after a while. I think it's a good overall beer, it's pricey but definitely worth trying.

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

Pours veiled copper with a thick cream head that grabs the side of your glass all the way. Floral and carmel aromas dominate. As you might hope, the oats give this goop the mouthfeel of a great oatmeal stout, thick and creamy with just enough carbonation to give keep it from being a beershake. In fact, I'd say the mouthfeel is where this beer truly shines. If the mouthfeel comes from the stout world, the taste is borrowed from a well-rounded British IPA:hops take the lead, but this is not a hop bomb; just when things start to get bitter, the caramel sweetness rounds things out quite nicely. The alcohol (no lightweight at 10.4%) is almost nowhere to be seen. Just a darned good well-balanced beer; a collaboration worth continuing.

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Photo of coldmeat23
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees

Pours a beautiful golden copper color. One-finger head of creamy white foam. Fades to a loose filmy covering. Lacing is spotty and fairly sticky.

Very nice smell. Big sweet maltiness. Light notes of caramelized brown sugar. Hints of vanilla toffee and nuttiness. Nice big presence of american citrus hops. Large notes of grapefruit. Oranges and lemon zest. Light hints of Maraschino cherries. Nice buttered bread notes. Light grassiness. Hints of pine and fudge batter.
This nose is super nice.

Grapefruit, pine and citrus zest hits first. They're followed closely by sweet caramel malt notes. Just when you think that the malts are going to take over, you get a nice kiss of hop bitterness in the finish. An overall grassy/wheaty quality. Nice yeast presence.
The sweetness and bitterness blend very nicely together. The only drawback is that the finish becomes just a tad too bitter, after several sips.

On the lighter end of full-bodied. Very smooth. Lightly creamy. Mild carbonation.

Very tasty and drinkable, but I'm already starting to feel the 10.4%ABV by the halfway point. I don't really taste it, though. Easy-to-drink, but it sneaks up on you and hits you in the face with a frying pan coated in alcohol.
Enjoy, but beware!
This is my first wheatwine, I believe. A very nice intro to the style. I'm sure that the brewers have something to do with it, but I like the hops in this better than in an american barleywine. They work better with the malts and don't try to overpower everything.
I'm a fan of both 3Floyds and Mikkeller and this one did not disappoint.
Very well done!

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Photo of kirok1999
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a slight head that fades to nothing quickly. Very little lace left on the glass.
Smells of fresh mown grass with slight phenol and alcohol notes.
Taste is nicely sweet, kinda like gum with charred caramel and wheat thrown in. Finishes clean and dry. Feels smooth and creamy with just a bit of carbonation. The alcohol does nothing to hide itself, it really comes through. Still, it's a nice evening sipper.

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Photo of ricke
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden amber with glistening reddish hues - a very nice color. Ivory-colored 2 cm head that dissipates quickly leaving small lacings.

S: A pleasant mix of red grapefruit, hops, some pine-needles, malts, fudge and caramel.

T: Plenty of malts, fudge and big caramel flavors. Prominent taste of red grapefruit, citric notes and some pine-needles. Some hops and grass. The sweetness and bitterness are very integrated and mixes well. The finish is rather bitter with lingering notes of fruity hops and some warming alcohol.

M: Medium body with a smooth texture. Gentle carbonation.

D: A very good beer and it really came out as showcasing good craftsmanship. Well balanced. But still, I'm glad I drank it now and didn't cellar it longer since I got the feeling that the hops have started to fade. The taste of caramel was already prominent and it seems to me that the hops might have been more prominent when it was really fresh. And I think that more time in the cellar will result in a loss of hop flavors and a less balanced brew with sweet caramel as the main component. Although I really enjoyed it, I don't think it managed to meet my high expectations, considering the quality of the two breweries that created it.

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Photo of tmoneyba
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Keg Liquor.

Poured clear copper color with an average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy rye, hop and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate complex bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet and alcohol burn finish that was moderate to long lasting.

This is a good complex beer.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

What a rusty amber,great oat/wheat wine color. Even has a quick, yet very pretty bone colored head that recedes to nothing pretty quick. Umm sweet and hoppy aroma. Canned fruit medley with some light piney hop aromas. Wheaty, cloves, hints of powdered candy with a smoot hoppy finish. What an awesome combo of sweet and bitter. Very sippable and well integrated abv. into the flavor and palate profile of this beer.

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Photo of JamesS
4.88/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a very nice blood red color, almost portish, with some nice initial head and decent lacing as it goes down the tulip glass. Excellent scent, very malty and deep, with nice wheat sweetness and a hint of spice and sugar; it's nice not to have a huge nose of alcohol in such a beer, too. Very deep flavor, huge malt hit with a nice hop (German?) finish; slight peppery flavor with a good candy sugar sweetness; nice deep amber beer with some oatmeal sweetness. Goes down very smoothly for an over 10% ABV beer.

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Photo of alleykatking
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My roommate has been trying for awhile now to bust this bottle open. I think I made him happy when I finally gave in.

A- Poured into a snifter. Golden amber color, actually a little darker than that more of a copper amber. Little head that went quickly leaving sticky lacing to the sides of the glass.

S- Malty, also to me there is a hint of grape juice quality as well.

T- Tart, sparkling wine quality. High alcohol content that is brought up either when you take bigger sips of the beer or else once it starts to warm up. A little bitter I think.

M- Very carbinated once again like drinking a sparkling wine. Everthing jumos on the tounge. A bit on the heavy side. This beer really coats the tounge with a slight alcohol taste.

D- I would ony spilt a bottle with a friend. I drank this way to slow to have the entire bomber. Not my favorite from FFF but hey it must be someones.

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Photo of JohnQVegas
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into red wine glass. Thanks once again to Dev (buckeyesox) for the chance to try this!

Pours a lightly hazy orangey copper, with a gorgeous, super dense but then off-white head. Really nice stickage on the side of the glass. Gorgeous beer.

Nose is sweet, fruity; rich toffee and some citrusy tropical notes in there, cherries too. Just a bit boozey. Really, really nice. Love this nose.

Taste is nice - balanced. Interesting. At cellar temps, dry and less sweet than I anticipated. Prickly hops, alongside quite a bit of citrus and a sweet body that's caramelly and bready. Very integrated - the robust hop note still sits astride the entirety of the flavor, but not in a way that completely dominates the malt. Unfortunately, the hops note does a bit too much fence-sitting - too dominant to really let the malt shine, and not dominant enough to really do any shining itself. Instead feels like it ends up muting the overall flavor profile instead of bringing it out. The flavors end up being muddled, muted... this one may be a bit past its prime. Fairly bitter finish.

Letting it warm up to room temp, the alcohol comes out more, and there's a nice balance between the malty caramel and toffee sweetness and an underlying bitterness that balances and yet is felt more than tasted, if that makes sense. Still, there's a notable lack of complexity at all temperatures.

Mouthfeel is actually quite nice. Light carbonation, syrupy body, and the prickly hop notes all lead to mouthfeel nicely suited to a beer of this size.

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Photo of IBUnit63
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Courtesy of trade with Macdomer - thank you sir! 22 into Portsmouth snifter...

Small "sfft" after cracking the cap - not a huge amount of carbonation by any means. Pour bears that out as well - it's pretty well a straight bourbon color. Not necessarily a bad thing. Mostly clear and quite still. A little swirl picks it up a bit.

This has been in the fridge a while so I almost expected the hops to start going away; not so much yet on the nose! Beautiful citrus characteristics of grapefruit pulp and a tinge of rind. Deep maltiness and stewy grains are prevalent to yield balance in abundance. There is of course a nice boozy sweetness.

Based on the nose I really expected this to have a lot of heft, sugar and booziness on it but that's not the case - it's pretty clean and dare I say dry. Sure, there is a fair amount of alcohol here and the large quantities of oats and malt come through. Hops show a smidge of fade but are still maintaining their piney and mild citrus character. I guess oats aren't as husky as wheat would be? A little warmth rounds out a more husky profile but it's still surprisingly crisp.

This has a clean and hoppy palate feel to say the least. Light, mild sweetness blends nicely with the citrus hops and a touch of booze to make this quite pleasant on the finish, where the malt gets a little bit heavier. Definitely needs to be warmer to bring out all the goodness; there's a lot of complexity lurking in the background.

For something with this much heft, it's scary-drinkable. Again, this must warm a great deal but it's one of the cleaner "grain" wines I've come across (OK, we have barleywine, wheatwine, oatwine...what's next, "gritswine?"). The individual components are solid but a little more synergy would really bring out the character in this one.

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Photo of jpalarchio
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first beer of this style.

As with all beers that I've had from FFF so far, pour crystal clear. A nice deep copper color with good head retention.

Smell is a bit different, not necessarily the most inviting smell.

Taste is something else though, very good. Alcohol is so well hidden it's scary.

Good beer, looking forward to finding some more of this style.

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Photo of charlesw
1.94/5  rDev -50.9%
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 dirtylou
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, steve's...figured anything with the 3floyds name on it would be best consumed fresh so i wont age this one any further

consumed during some elite 8 hoops

appearance: poured into my hopleaf tulip, gorgeous glowing amber-orange body with a beige froth splashing on top...awesome looking beer

smell: pungent hops, the hops 3 floyds is known for...bubblegum, citrus bouquet, lemon and orange zest, tropical and floral...smells like a sexy DIPA

taste: this beer is awesome but if it was bottled as a DIPA, i'm not sure anyone would have noticed the difference...also kind of seems like this beer resembles the 3F work much more than mikkeller. this one will blow you away with fresh and flavorful hops, tropical fruit, pink grapefruit, floral green hops, lemon zest, tropical citrus, booze

mouthfeel: slick and oily

drinkability: hot but good

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle tried 10 Mar 2009. Courtesy of Phil, thanks!

Poured in 0.4 L Steiner Pils snifter. Two finger high copper hued head. Well carbonated. Clear rusty chestnut color. Aromas of citrus, ethanol, caramel, and resin. Lots of resin, toasty oat sweetness. Subtle and well balanced. Finish is a bit astringent. Velvety on the tongue, body somewhat lighter than expected. Alcohol comes out as it warms up.

Despite an alcohol aroma and finish this is very easy to drink.

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Photo of kmeves
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear copper/orange with a small filmy white head. Aroma is medium sweet, very fruity with a good deal of sweet malt and grapefruity hops present. The flavor is very fruity, peach, mango and grapefuit offset by a nice spicy bitterness and just a slight alcohol burn. Medium to full bodied, sticky texture. Very dry finish. The one knock I would give this beer is the missing Mikkeller input, seems more like a 3F brew than a Mikkellar one.

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Photo of Payso10
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into goblet.

A copper red color with shallow, creamy dense head. Smells tart and faintly of alcohol and pine. The first taste consisted of dark cherries. After nearly 2/3 of the beer there is a dry, roasted almond taste in the mouth and strong hop flavor to it.

Happy to see these two breweries team up and would like to see more in the future.

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Photo of beachbum1975
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Three Floyds Oatgoop shared by newtonty - thanks!

Pours a clear, brassy amber with a nice light tan head. Nice lacing.

Big nose of sweet citrus, nuttiness and alcohol.

Light to medium bodied with medium to full flavor. Tangerine hops, big imperial wheat presence, biting alcohol, wow - this is big.

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

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a clear but dense reddish-orange body with a stream of tiny bubbles racing from the base of the glass to a thick creamy off-white head that sticks to the glass with each sip.

S- The big pungent juicy green hops smell of pineapple weed and green herbs with a faint tangerine quality coming through stronger as it warms a bit. There is a faint musty smell at the finish which is nice.

T- This beer has a big pungent pineapple weed taste with a soft light malt sweetness supporting it. The finish is a big herbal bitterness with a faint mint quality and a grapefruit pith flavor growing as the beer warms. The mellow dandelion bitterness lingers after each sip for a bit.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat until it is really warm and a dry finish that enhances the hop even more.

D- This beer has a huge punishing hops profile, go figure, which I typically like and there was a faint funk quality to them aswellas a good depth to the complexity. However, that was all there was, there was very little malt profile at all. This beer would have been nice in a 12 oz. bottle but the bomber left my tongue begging for something different and the price tag left quite a dent in my wallet aswell.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent light brown with ruby highlights. No head forms at all. Smell is some hops, a good amount of alcohol coming through as well. Nice malty profile.
Aggressively hopped, but comes across fairly balanced. Huge alcohol notes and burn during consumption. This should probably be set down for a little while. Still rather enjoyable. Especially if you like the hoppy profile of this beer.
Good beer, I like seeing these coming out of FFF.

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Photo of Scoobydank
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sotta thank Slater for this bad boy.
L:An oatmeal off white thick one finger head. Crystal clear bright amber color. Tiny tight little bubbles continue up the glass constantly.
S:Light cherries covered in vanilla. A buttery chocolate type thing going on.
T: A raisin cognac cherry right up front. A touch of vanilla waffer. Oat flakes come pounding later. The warmer it gets the more of a cognac flavor it gets.
M: Light fizz with a fat roundness. Sits on your tounge with a bold tartness. Fine and creamy.
D: Great beer. This is the second wheatwine I have had. I am falling in love with them thus far. So fluffy.

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Photo of CoolJosh
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yet another big thanks to d0b for this one. The only other wheatwine I have tasted up to this point was that offered in the Smuttynose Big Beer Series, I was not impressed. Being a huge fan of FFF, and seeing this was done in collaboration with Mikkeller, I couldn't wait to give this beer and the style another shot.

Shared with treyrab,

Pours a clear red pink, very slight white head that doesn't stay around for long, I never expect head with any wine type beer, not sure if this is an a good assumption but it's one I've come to live with.

This is the most obscure beer I've ever smelled. Very dry, tons of wheat, tons of oat some dry horse blanket, caramel. Surprisingly very presentable, though I never thought I'd understand what horse blanket smells like until I smelled this beer.

Excellent wheat tastes that come off as light and pleasant. Tons of oats make for a creamier texture and semi milky taste. The hops that I've heard of have faded for sure but there is that FFF cascade presence at the end. Very clean taste. Lite orange accent tastes are present throughout as well. Overall a very nice beer, and I hope I can snag a few more of these before they're completely wiped off the shelves.

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3 Floyds / Mikkeller Oatgoop (2008) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 165 ratings
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