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

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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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Reviews: 113 | Ratings: 165
Photo of beveritt
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from 1 22 oz. brown bomber into a Duvel chalice. The next installment in my continuing love/hate relationship with FFF. Sometimes great beer, many times poor quality control bottled messes. Label depicts a helmeted skull,flanked by American and Danish flags. No freshness date. Description on the label is in Danish?

Pours with 1 1/2 fingers of light tan head. This settles to a thin, nearly complete coating of foam with a more substantial island in the middle above the point of nucleation. Some spidery lacing. The beer itself is a clear orange amber. No sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Mild hints of cherries upfront, as in many barleywines, but more subdued. Backed by a distinct wheat twang and alcohol sweetness.

Taste: Almost sour twang upfront blends with a honey sweetness. Hop bitterness then begins, and last well after the swallow.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is very good; substantial with a slight slickness.

Drinkability: Can't say that I have ever had a wheat wine before, but I life this. The alcohol, sweetness, and bitterness expected from a barleywine with a little extra bite of sourness from the wheat.

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Photo of biggred1
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber with blonde highlights and a pock marked tan head that leaves sheets of lace behind on the glass. The nose is dank fruity hops and caramel malt. Nice smooth pineapple and orange hop flavors with a dollop of caramel and honey slathered toast. This brew has mellowed from imperial IPA flavors to a hopped up barleywine in the ten or eleven months since I first tasted it, I think I like what some time does to this one just fine. Smooth, silky and medium bodied. This is a fantastic beer that is drinking just right about now.

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Photo of erz316
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

big bottle into maudite snifter

A - the head is a slightly off chite with a hint of the underlying orange. the body is a deep copper colour, is completely translucent but had a little turbidity so that is a a bit difficult to see through. I dont know what a bad wheatwine looks like, but the beer does look pretty good, so Ill give it the benefit of the doubt.

S - very full of hops. the hops range from an intense grapefruit bitterness, to a resiny pine freshness. there are some good caramel malts in the background. pretty intense with the hops, but not enough complexity.

T - tastes fine; I would hardly know that it has such a high abv. if it werent for the label. the initial taste is sweeter than I would have expected, this really comes out in the finish, however. the starting tastes are a wheaty hop combination, a citric bitterness yet a grainy wheat sweetness. definitely citrus notes, and the sweetness is a bit unfitting for the taste, but i am unfamiliar with the style. the finish is a piney hop bitterness with an increase in sweetness, getting a bit more like a sugar. the aftertaste is a good balance of sweet, malt, and hops, that leans toward sweetness.

MF&D - a good medium body, lacking sufficient carbonation. the drinkablity is fine, and it gets kudos for hiding all that alcohol, but it is behind a not so attractive and tasty sweetness, which gets a but sickly at times.

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Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Expectations were for a heavier richer mix, and was surprised but not disapointed by the cuvee concoction that poured out. A fine ale, with a bit of sourness, dry but not overally drying. It grew on me, particularly after putting into fridge to get it colder from the top of cellar temperature range. About average mouthfeel.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Have been holding onto this 22 oz. bottle since sometime last spring...as I recall, it came in a trade through Seattle BA GrizzlyAdams' father, the details escape me. Nevertheless, here it goes into the snifter, uncapped on a cool early October Tuesday following an epic Twins-Tigers 'playoff' game...

The label (typical 3F): A helmeted skull between the Danish ('69' - representing Mikkeller) and US ('76' -representing 3 Floyds) flags...a keeper as an empty...

A: Warm 'acorn' orange/amber, shows a multitude of tiny bubbles, a faint haze that sufficiently blurs my fingers through the glass. Short head, hardly a covering at all, breaks into thin wisps and clings as a creamy ring of light tan. Slippery lace with a scattering of sticky bits.

S: Plenty of malt: a sweet cereal grain with brown sugar and a touch of mint. A bit of candy sweetness, caramel ('goop'?) and such...then whiffs of orange and pine. Nothing too strong nor overly-memorable...possibly subdued a bit with some age, but still I expected more.

T: More brutally honest with its hoppiness than the grainy sweetness in the nose led on. Pine and herbal sprigs play about in the mouth, attacking the 'orange scone' and 'grape nuts' maltiness. Mint and spice, hop-wise, build as a lasting tang that sits dully on the tongue.

M: Not too heavy, yet kinda sticky all the same: a heavy malt bill makes this a little too gummy for me in the aftermath. Otherwise, fairly slick and moderately carbonated with a growing alcohol burn. Medium body.

D: Wanted to love this beer; instead wound up just liking it, even lamenting not having a like-minded person to share with. Powerful strength makes it a sipper, as do flavors that don't really match with my palate. A good beer, but not one I'm itching to have again.

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Photo of BigMcLargeHuge
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Courtesy of markwise. Pours clear copper with thin off white head. The aroma has notes of crystal malts, caramelization, some pine hops and hints of dark fruity esters. The taste has an initial pulse of pine and citrus hops that run the flavor from front to back. By midway thick malts and notes hinting at but not reaching dark fruitiness surface and move the experience toward the finish. The hops still over shadow the other flavor components. It seems very IIPA - ish. Very nice American Barleywine.

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Photo of natasharai
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured with a creamy off white head that dissipated leaving a nice lacing at the top of my glass. The beer is an orangish brown color and completely clear.

Smell: Sweet roasted grain, earthy spice, sweet nutty pecan and walnuts, roasted marshmallows,

Taste: Sweet grain, nice fresh floral hops, sweet orange flavor, roasted nuts, earthy spices, refreshing after taste.

Mouthfeel: Nice medium body, slightly syrupy, good carbonation, leaves mouth clean and ready for more.

Overall: Really good drinkability, alcohol not noticeable, really good sweet roasted character. Pretty clean and refreshing for a wheat wine.

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Photo of gford217
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a tulip.

Pours a crystal clear amber with streams of bubbles rising from the bottom, feeding a thick, creamy tan head that recedes to a small cap and leaves decent lacing.

The aroma is big and sweet with the dominant sweet caramel malts mixing well with some herbal hop notes and some citrus hops that I imagine were stronger when fresh.

The taste opens up with the light citrus hops but that's just an introduction to the huge sweetness of the malts which stick to the palate completely and share the finish with the herbal, almost piny hop bitterness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is sticky sweet and the herbal presence leaves an almost minty aftertaste. The body is fairly heavy with strong carbonation keeping it from being cloying.

Another interesting collaboration brew, which seem to be all the rage these days. It's hugely sweet but it wouldn't be a FFF brew without a solid shot of hops, which are still going strong. The herbal presence is what was most surprising to me and I still can't decide if it's a good thing or not.

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Photo of ADZA
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I cant believe this is my first oat wine i must admit im usually abit hesitant with buying many beers with the word wine in them especially if they cost over $40(australian) but am looking forwards to it,anyways it comes in a brown pint bottle with a really nice looking label and it pours a pale copper colour with a one finger bubbly head and nice lacing,it has nice aromas of piney,passionfruit infused hops and also a little bit of oats,it has an above average creamy mouthfeel with a nice piney,hoppy taste to it that finishes quite bitter and similar to a nice IPA but the difference being that this brew finishes with a touch of warm,caramel,malty alcohol,a very big beer with alot of different flavours that will have no trouble finishing this bottle but couldnt drink it all night.

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Photo of KrisPaulk77
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

*Based on tasting notes from a 07 Aug 09 visit to the brewpub.*

The beer was presented in a half-pint glass that was split with a friend.
The color was a nice bright orange/amber with a good white head that faded down fairly fast. Minor lacing noticed.
The aroma was oh so good. Tropical fruits on the nose, with tons of citrus prevalent, and some pine notes mingled in. Definately gets the mouth watering.
The taste was sweet, possibly some caramels, maybe even some toffee, couple with what I interpreted as a signature wheat sweetness. The mouthfeel was creamy and smooth thanks to the addition of the oats. The alcohol is well hidden in this bad boy. This is a smooth drinking brew to be sure.
Excellent offering from 3F and Mikkeller. I prefered OatGoop over the Behemoth, mainly due to the subdued hops and the easy drinkability. Get some if you can get your hands on it.

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Photo of pecheframboise
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a beautiful mid-amber hue with very little head in a snifter glass.

The clarity and color spectrum were surprising, when held to light.

The aroma was gentle and slightly floral given the strength of the brew.

The taste was stunning. An absolute joy: the malty base flavor is pierced by sharp hops, a wide variety of flavors from nutty to floral are present. the bitterness fades to an amber grain taste.

after finishing, the aromatic effervescence allows the best ingredients to linger.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sitting here at the bar at FFF writing this review on my lap top.
Great place.

Oat Goop is a fairly strange name, but a very nice brew.

Served in a snifter with little to no head. Slightly hazy amber color with all copper tones.

Very light, slightly sweet aroma. Not a great deal of depth here.

The flavor immediately smacked me in the face with pineapple and coconut. Not Pina colada, but definitely these flavors. Certainly some sweetness, but there is so much fruity stuff going on here. There a sweetness here, but not too much. Lots of depth.

Thick mouth feel yet surprisingly drinkable for such a bid beer. I had no idea what to expect here and I really enjoyed this beer.

I would look forward to having this again.

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Photo of bosco7
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale garnette color with a reasonable pale head.

Smells full of malt and caramel. Some peach and sugar cookie too.

Surprisingly attenuated and bright! I'm getting lots of malt upfront and then hit with a lot of orange and pine. Bitterness is perfectly balanced with the malt. Again this thing is really dry for its size. Nice.

Mouthfeel and drinkability are exceptional. I love the dryness and slight tartness that make this big ass beer so easy to drink. Highly recommended.

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4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Barley wine, Wheat wine, and now Oat wine. A good pour gets three fingers of resilient and rocky tan head that is super tight. Hangs around a long time and leaves a swiss cheese like lace as it fades. Body is a mahogany amber in tone. Nose is sweet with dark over ripe fruit, dark rich vibrant malts which are rustic in style. A hint of alcohol and hops are in the smell also. With first sip I get a jammy fruit sweetness like fruit schnapps. Hops act to balance the sweetness and end up adding a sappy marmalade like feel. Flavor is so interesting and unique. I would love to see how this beer ages in 2 or 3 years, but it is just so expensive at $16 a bottle. Mouthfeel has a nice mingling of the dark fruits and hops which is attractive. Wonderfully drinkable at 10.4% alcohol.

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Photo of Overlord
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Frankly, if this was sold to me as part of the IPA family tree, I wouldn't have known the difference.

Pours a bright/orange amber with a big white foam head. No carbonation problems here.

Smells maybe faintly of wheat, though that could be my imagination talking, and and largely of sweet malt with a definite tropical and citrus fruit note, and a splash of pine. Smells sweet.

And, it tastes sweet. This is the second beer from 3Floyds in as many days that was uber-sweet. Big malt with sticky grapefruit, pineapple, some weird mango/tropical thingies, and just plain old malty sugar. Balancing this was some piney bitterness, but it was definitely on the sweet side.

Creamy mouthfeel. I'm not really sure what the wheatwine aspect added to this. I could have mistaken it for a more malt-oriented barleywine, or as a really sweet DIPA. Maybe it's the creamy/fluffy mouthfeel? I'm not sure.

In any event, thanks bitterpachyderm.

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Photo of drpimento
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This sample was courtesy of friend Paul B. Thanks Paulo! We had sample glasses and so didn't get a chance to see if there was any head or lace. Color was a clear medium amber. Aroma was a very heavy grapefruit with cherry and apricot. Flavor was the same way with some lingering sweetness in the finish. Boozey at the end too. Great body and good carbonation. Not really a session beer.

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Photo of beermanbrian
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Recent delivery from swiftymcbeer.

Clear coopper color with a thin soap scum head. Steady stream of carbonation bubbles. No lace.

Smell is on the sweet side, caramel malt and even a little bit of a honey note. Some alcohol coming through but not overwhelming. Very faint piney hops.

Taste is also very sweet. Some nutty flavors, and a little burnt caramel on the finish. ABV pleasantly stays in the background. No bitterness to speak of.

Mouth pushes towards full. Aftertaste is smooth for such a big beer.

Overall a nice beer that most should be happy they sought out.

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Photo of bgreg3
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a magnificent reddish amber with with foam that sticks around the ring.Smells like malted barely and the right amount of hops . The taste is very strong on the barely and wheat , a very sensational biscuit flavor comes though on this half way and then a small amount of hops dominate the finish , very complex and enjoyable. MF ranges from med. to heavy with not quite a crisp finish , but not too wet on the finish either , good balance. I am astounded this is 10.4% alcohol , is is way too drinkabkle for a beer of this caliber, impressive.

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Photo of alovesupreme
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fluffy white head over an orange/ copper body. Sticky beer with excellent lacing
Citrus from the obvious hop presence as well as vanilla and a semi familiar candy aroma.
Sweet but not cloying. Some grapefruit rind as well as the same familiar candy/vanilla aftertaste.
Nice mouthfeel, slightly syrupy with good carbonation.
A very good beer with an extremely pleasant after taste.

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Photo of nlmartin
4.67/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer was served cold at the onset of pouring into my pint glass. The beer will be allowed to gradually warm up as I drink it.

Appearance: The body of the beer pours a clear bright coppery coloration. The head of the beer was about half an inch high. The heads coloration was an off white biege coloration. The head quickly resolved down to a thin foamy sheen on the surface of the beer. Lazy bubbles effervese to the surface of the beer. Thick rings of foam remain behind on my glass.

Aroma: Pine citrus hops combine pleasingly with sweet malty bready aromas. Caramel, vanilla, chocolate, nuttyness, citrus marmalade of grapefruits, lime, a kiss of cherries rolls around the aroma, floral, grassy aromas float around my glass bringing the aroma quatient up higher. The aroma keeps kicking itself up the longer the beer is allowed to warm up.

Taste: The pine tar hop flavors lead into a sequeway nicely into grapefruit citrus. Toasted caramel nutty maltyness take over from the citrus. Then the hops kick back in and bring a bitter grassy herbal experience.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body is on the lighter end of full. The body is also very smooth. The alcohol is non existant in the flavor or the mouthfeel. The beer is a sipper but very easy to drink.

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Photo of brendan13
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a tulip glass a red hued dark orange with a few centimetres of white fluffy head that falls away fairly quickly.
S - Citrus, floral and piney hops backed by a slightly toasted bready maltiness.
T - Much like the smell; citrus and floral hop notes backed by a very nice toasted bread malt flavour.
M - Medium bodied wih a fairly low carbonation. Slightly sweet but a bit of bitterness to back it up.
D - $42 Australian dollars for a 750ml bottle and a pretty high ABV% means I won't be drinking this often. But it's a great beer that I would drink again without a doubt given the chance. Well worth trying.

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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 jjanega08
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A= pours a great orange color with some amber a creamy off white head that's three fingers high and really thick comes out wuth awesome retention and good lacing.
S= sweet citrus hops hit the nose first with lots of sweet malt coming through as well. Not as impressive as I hoped but still pretty good.
T= this is where I was blown away. Much sweeter and smoother than a barleywine. Really a lot of smooth wheaty tasting malts even though I don't know if wheat was actually used. Quite bready as well but the beautiful hop taste takes center stage here and is perfectly complemented by the sweetness.
M= smooth and creamy. Amazing mouth on this one.
D= awesome. I think I liked this one more than hvedegoop. Really smooth and mellow with perfect balance when you take time to analyze it.

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Photo of nrbw23
4.12/5  rDev +4%
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 +8.3%
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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3 Floyds / Mikkeller Oatgoop (2008) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.96 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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