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Boogoop | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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 delightful Buckwheat Wine-style ale brewed by Three Floyds and Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium. Enjoy the fourth collaboration between our two breweries!

80 IBU

Should be listed under Mikkeller.

Added by Treebs on 11-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 192 | Ratings: 616
Photo of laituegonflable
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

(This is a very old review I'm only just entering, I haven't hung onto this beer for two years)

Pours a coppery red colour, thins out at the edge. Head is massively generous, ballooning up to the top of the glass, in what is really pleasant consistency. Leave gorgeous, jaundiced lace behind. Too much head, but seriously, looks a treat.

Smells pleasantly floral. Lots of hop on there, giving light, pleasant tropical aromas - pine-lime mostly, with some other citrus, cake battery malt. Some woody resin, rosewater maybe too? Yes, very light and pleasant.

Taste is oddly sweet, with a lot of light vanilla-coated malt throughout and hint of rye spice. Develops some floral notes on the mid-palate, a touch of resin and maybe some citrus - then the hops pretty much go away and we're left with sweetness. Slight lychee tanginess on the back adds some depth, but it's quite disappointingly sweet overall. Kind of tastes like an experiment in late hopping - no bittering hops, just the tangy aroma and early flavour hops. But I would also say it's evidence in favour of early hopping.

Full but fluid, with the right amount of drying. Very nice texture.

I wish I liked this more, but there's a real saccharine quality to it, and I just wish it would man up.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a ruby red brown with a solid head and lace down snifter. I get a not medicinal but still very boozy aroma - that ABV is noticeable from the start - as well as some strong caramel malt, spicy citric notes and a touch of wheat. The beer is medium-bodied, with a fuller mouthfeel effect from the yeast/wheat twang. A good chunk of caramel and bready malt for sweet dryness, as well as a touch of peppery clove spice and some citric hops that give off a crisp finish. Good balance, and I liked this beer, but some of my sips were very "hot" from the alcohol and a somewhat too strong boozy finish at times. My one glass on draft settled nicely; I think a big boy bottle would put me down.

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Photo of Treebs
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the FFF Anniversary party. Served in a plastic cup. Brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller, Buckwheat wine.

A: Pours a clear amber and deep gold straw mixture with a solid white head. Sheets of lace are left down the cup.

S: Grapefruits, sweet candy, honey and solid oat malts all fill the nose.

T: Candied sugars with a touch of semi-sweet honey. Grapefruit hops with a little touch of flower.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with a syrup like quality. Coats the entire palate. Little low on the carbonation.

O: This tasted pretty good and another solid addition to the "goop" family. The mouthfeel kind of lacked for me which was my only real knock.

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Photo of beergoot
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi-cloudy, dark orange body with a very thick, very dense off-white head; sticky, clinging lacing on the glass. Heady, sweet aroma; light caramel and toffee notes. Sweet malt flavor, grainy and nutty; strong bitterness and excellent alcohol warmth. Medium-heavy body; sugary and smooth.

A spiffy little beer. Despite the buckwheat component, the beer exhibited a heavy brewing malt sweetness although the buckwheat probably contributes greatly to the slight nuttiness I taste. Super complexity and with an overall nice balance of features for such a bold beer. Nice collaboration beer for a unique and uncommon style.

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Photo of emerge077
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Map Room's 19th anniversary party.

Served in a tulip, bright saturated orange tone, with a compact layer of white foam on the surface. Drippy lave all around the glass. Lasting retention.

Unique hop aroma, slightly woody and earthy, reminds me of sorachi ace a little bit. Flavors of rich caramel and resiny crushed hop cones.. Smooth feel, sweet and sticky on the lips. Medium bodied with a long bitter aftertaste. Overall pretty hop forward, as much of FFF's output is. Better than past goops, at least those in recent memory.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep dirty medium brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of deep caramelized grain notes with some dry and somewhat grassy hops is quite unique. Taste is dominated by deep caramelized buckwheat malt with strong grainy notes which are somewhat unique offset by some dry and lightly grassy hops notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting too try a beer with so much buckwheat malt and a strange but enjoyable mix with hops.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at TJ's served in a snifter.

The color is dull copper with mild haze and thick cream cap made up of fine beads. The lace clings ok. The smell is good with lots of hop and mild stone fruit odors with slight woody essence, mainly a pine ester from the hop with spice in the nose. The feel is good, very dry with a light toasted tinge and spicy with nice hop acidity balancing the feel well. There is a hint of chalkiness which caused me to drop the score a bit.

The flavor of malt is lightly sweet and nutty with a rush of hops giving a slight floral hint and then moves into fruity spicey and piney territory. The alcohol is present in the flavor which gives a bit of an edge to the hops which balance the malt very well. The spiciness carries over into a warming alcohol finish w/ a lot of wheat flavor which is more in the toasted grain and light sweet realm. The drinkability is high for this wheatwine. The hops seem to do their part in giving the perception of less alcohol than it has, but it is apparent near the end of the glass and is a pretting filling beer too.

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Photo of VaTechHopHead
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL into a snifter.

Comes out sort of cloudy with a dark orange/medium brown color. Solid head that lasts for the entire glass.

Not as aromatic as I was hoping for but nonetheless it had a nice sweetness to it, light in alcohol. There was a nice softness in the aroma from the wheat. A little hop-forward in the nose as well for the style.

Sort of followed suit from the aroma; started off soft on the palate with a sugar sweetness and light fresh hops. In the middle the abv kicked in a little, without lending any heat, but gave a nice spiciness to the brew. Finished off semi-sticky with a barleywine-esque sweentess.

Overall a very good beer, rightfully so given the two breweries. Thought it might be a touch mild at times but for a style with sort of loose regulations it fit in nicely. The slight hop bite was a nice addition as well.

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Photo of cvm4
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep, cloudy amber. Lovely 2 finger light caramel head. Great retention & lacing.

S - Hoppy on the nose with caramel, toffee & dry malts.

T - Hoppier than I expected from the style but it still has a lot of depth. Slightly sweet with lightly roasted malts and caramel. Hints of orange as well.

M - Medium body, not thick or cloying but has tons of carbonation.

O - Very enjoyable... I expect hoppy from 3F no matter the style of beer.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Have had this bottle since about January, bought at Rick's in Alexandria, VA for $14.99. Poured into my Duvel tulip from a 750ml bottle.

a - Pours a hazy orange-brown color with two fingers plus of fluffy light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Leaves a tons of lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of Belgian yeast, grapefruit, lemon, buckwheat, citrus, toffee, and caramel malts. Nice mix of citrus and caramel.

t - Tasted of grapefruit, citrus hops, Belgian yeast, spice, bready malts, fruity malts, caramel malts, toffee, and citrus. More malts in the taste and less hops than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Body is very smooth and creamy. Very drinkable; alcohol is not present here.

o - Overall a very nice wheatwine. Lots of citrus and lemon hops in the nose and nice caramel malts throughout. Definitely did not feel like 10.4% ABV. Would have it again.

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Photo of Chaney
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got this one a long time ago.

Served in a FFF glass.

A: Gold, mildly unclear, and with a nice 2-finger head.

S: So much hop + caramel. Nice! Potent and hop + Alka Seltzer.

T: Kinda boozy, a bit of carrot juice thrown in, and infinitely bitter. Still, this was a dream brew.

M: Low carb, which was perfect for this style. I hate this style overall, but the true edge was there.

O: Really nice beer, but not as good as Risgoop, to my mind.

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Photo of pmlondrigan
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big two finger head, hangs around, a bit marangue like, sheeting its got in spades, deep reddish amber and its plenty hazy. I assume the haze is a result of the buckwheat. Pine, sap, hops, carmelly burnt brown sugar. More of the same on my tongue. Lots of hops, lots of bitterness, big caramel and toffee, sugary. Big on mouthfeel, thick, fluffy, big, nice.
Overall a little to hoppy for me, but a nice beer to be sure.

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Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hits the style. A strong ale of piney citrus grapefruit hops with a large floating mass of grain. Very hoppy, which raised the interest. Good drinkability, above average mouthfeel, suitably carbonated. Cloudy light brown coloured body, with large retained head. Surprisingly fresh aromas.A good find in Maine last August.
Further sample at Bar Volo, fresh. Good hoppy wheatwine.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The brew poured with a ton of foam and a lively spirit. The edges were bright orange but the color settled into an amber center.

The aromas were full of dried fruit but chocolate, licorice and even a little smoke could be found.

The flavor says straight barley wine to me with no wheat characteristics that I can tell. Fudge brownie with a ton of barley malt flavor caps off a full flavor.

The ending feel to this was my only disappointment as it had a twangy tanginess. Otherwise the feel seemed appropriate.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Ruddy light copper. Head is a very light-tan/off-white. So very hazed. Pours nice and solid with a decent carbonation. Head stars off aggressive, rocky, chunky, and loose. Drops to a thin cap and collar. Nice notches of lacing.

Smell: Mega malty. Sweet with a deep lingering rough wheat backing. Bready and loaded with caramel sweetness. Hoppier than expected. Citrus and some earthy notes. More herbal than citrusy. Reminds me of wheat Chex. Sweet caramel candy. Whole wheat bread. Chewy malts.

Taste: Pure unhusked wheat. Raw and whole. So much aggressive wheatiness. Again, I'm reminded of wheat Chex. Has a mealy grain taste to it. Hops drop a little more citrus than the nose. Some herbal/floral notes add a depth to the hop profile Some pithy bitterness. Slightly spicy, almost reminiscent of rye. The alcohol is incredibly well hidden. Slight heat on the back, but it could easily pass as latent spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Moderately full body with a medium level of carbonation. A touch dry from the hops and the alcohol. Drinks incredibly smooth for such a big beer.

Overall: Buckwheat is definitely unique ingredient. I'm not sure it managed to blend with the wheatwine style, but it definitely adds a new dimension. Well crafted, but that is to be expected from these two breweries. It's a beast, but a good one.

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Photo of danieelol
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a gold almost macro colour. Awesome head, awesome multi-tiered lacing.

Smell is initially faint but get lots of honey malt, citric hops. Subtle Cointreau (orangey alcohol). Some wheat detectable.

Taste is really halfway between a DIPA and a barleywine. No wait it's almost kind of a Triple IPA. Insanely hoppy. Really. And alcoholic/malty sweet.

Mouthfeel would be somewhat thin if it weren't for the hop and sweetness/alcohol.

Slightly less convinced by its drinkability but a good beer nonetheless.

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Photo of Thingus
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok... Lets try this again; thanks for reloading the page against my will iPhone.

Live tasting 750ml bottle into Duvel tulip...

Appearance; pours a hazy orange color with a MASSIVE three fingered off white colored head. Retention is good for a 10.4% brew and it falls after several minutes. Lacing is awesome with thick sticky chunks of head clinging all over the glass.

Smell; leads off with citrus, hints of resin and pine weaving in and out with notes of yeast and bread making an appearance.

Taste; starts right off with orange meat, that gently fades to the slightly bitter zing of citrus zest... Pine and resinous notes work their way in briefly, with a slight orange sweetness hanging around toward the finish. Not a hint of the ABV in sight.

Mouthfeel; medium bodied, with a lower carbonation level that gently compliments the body of the beer... Mouthfeel finishes with a silky sweetness that hangs around briefly...

Overall; definitely not what I expected (what I actually did expect, I'm not sure) however it was still an enjoyable beer for me hence the higher ratings... Would I seek Boogoop out again? Unlikely... Am I worse off for having tried it? Absolutely not... Definitely an enjoyable one time brew and worth a try!!

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

On tap at the maproom, probably the last pour.

Color is a hazy golden orange color. Creamy white head with excellent retention and spiderweb lacing.

Aroma is very strong and mainly resinous, piney and citrus hops. Tart wheat fermented malt is in the background.

Taste emulates the nose with a very heavy tart fermented wheat malt with loads of citrus and fruity hops to go along. Low bitterness follows and alcohol is mildly apparent.

Body is heavy with moderate to low carbonation.

Great extreme beer from 3F. It has a low drinkability but a lot of flavor.

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Photo of jjanega08
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No Freshness dating

A= Pours a very very hazy amber color with a beautiful off white sort of caramel yogurt head on it. The head is a nice three fingers with great lacing and retention.

S= Smell is a great hop aroma with a sort of rye like malt character. Smells almost like a darker rye character. There is actually a nice mix of characters playing different roles in here without any one taking over.

T= The taste is a nice big biting hop character with a sort of different malt character to it. It's definitally not rye and it's not wheat. It almost seems like a mix of the two with a roasty character to it as well. The hops hold all of this up while the main interest lies in the malt. I've never had buckwheat so I didn't know what to expect. It's definitally different than anything I've ever had.

M= A nice bubbly mouth. A little less carbonation may have been nice.

O= This series has been pretty interesting and nice. This is no exception. It's fun to try new malts that you've never had before. These beers always seem to have a nice balance to them as well. Great beer and I wish I had another to keep for a while to really let that buckwheat flavor shine.

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Photo of FranzBC
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Mikkeller & friends bar in Copenhagen. First wheat wine I've had but definitely is reminisc of an American Barely wine. Delicious. Excellent layered head that sits like a rock, long lingering bittness,great malt aroma; fantastic. The awesome bar might help this one a bit as I had some much better Mikkeller beers at the Mikkeller bar last night.

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Photo of divineaudio
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber -> tulip.

a - pours a murky orange color and gave me a massive, 4 finger, rocky, cream colored head that calmed to a two finger pillow. leaves thick rings of lacing in the glass.

s - toasted bread, light citrus.

t - toffee malt, bready, with lots of grapefruit and something darker like fig. faint piney bitterness, honey like sweetness. dry slightly crisp finish. serious complexity to be had here!

m - surprisingly light in body with plenty of carbonation. fine co2 profile.

o - pretty damn good. i appreciate the wheat aspect lightening things up as i find many barleywines to be too syrupy or sugary. definitely gonna pick up a few more bottles of this and keep some around for a while.

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Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

A real nice colored head on this, picking up the dark amber orange body, off white head and orange, with lots of leopard lacing. Body color is slightly cloudy, a nice simple orange and brown amber, deep and dark.

Nose is very hoppy citrus backbone. Soft orange, hinting at wheat chewy, airy, slightly lemony with rind. Real nice.

Taste brings a very dense IPA hop feeling. Citrus backbone and aftertaste with earthy dry finish. Palate is a little tight with prickly carbonation, but settles nicely, all the feel and flavor comes out once it warms considerably, particularly a hint of sweetness that is lacking.

Overall real nice, nothing too hot or boozy, a slight chalky finish after sometime with a real aggressive hop angle.

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Photo of Beer-Ed
4/5  rDev 0%

Bottle. Pours reddish amber with a dense white head. Aroma is fruity, orange zest, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, orange notes. Finish has notes of orange zest and alcohol. Medium bodied.

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear dark yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops in the nose along with some hints of pine resin.
T: The taste has some flavors of citrus and pine resin hops along with notes of buckwheat. There is also a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a little chewiness from the buckwheat.
O: This beer definitely feels maltier compared to other wheatwines, making it more of a sipper. The hoppy presence also makes it share some similarities with an American IPA. The alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy light brown with half a finger of off white head with excellent retention.
S: I'm getting a lot of citrusy hops in the nose and not much else, maybe a whiff of alcohol and a whisper of some sweetness
T: Citrus hops at the forefront with some toasted malt flavor. The Hops and malt base battle back and forth on the tongue to dominate the drink. A little bit of alcohol makes an appearance and on the swallow the mouth is full of citrusy and piney hops and some residual sweetness that slowly fades
M: Prickly carbonation keeps things lively on the tongue and keeps this beer from being chewy and overly viscous on the palate
O: A bit heavy handed on the hops but still tasty. I need to see if I can track down a second bottle to age a bit longer. Very much like a young barley wine at this stage. This is an 80 IBU beer that tastes like it.

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Boogoop from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 616 ratings.
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