Three Floyds / Mikkeller Boogoop | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Three Floyds / Mikkeller BoogoopThree Floyds / Mikkeller Boogoop

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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: 619
Photo of MBrausen
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a CBS snifter.

A. Pours a foamy head, about 1mm in thickness, orange apple colored and very cloudy.

S. Lots of pine, citrus and strong orange peel.

T. Sourish and sweet, strong orange peel and tart grape fruit. Mild hop profile.

M. Medium thick, very dry and well carbonated.

O. A very good beer. I would say this is less like a Wheat Wine and more like a cross between a double IPA and a slight sour. Nice and well balanced. A very good overall beer I would gladly try again.

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Photo of flannelman808
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pond scum orange brown and very opaque. This one is topped with a fairly thick light tan pancake batter head which has pretty good retention and very good lacing.

S: Brown sugar, caramel, Forest floor, and the aroma of not barnyard but hayfield come to mind. The Buckwheat used provides a subtle but interesting quality. Somehow Im reminded of old wooden patio benches, or sawdust.

T: Refreshingly crisp (at least more so than I might have expected) yet showing big bold flavors. Pine and woody bitterness meet muddled biscuity sweet flavors. Bread crust qualities show up but carrying both bitter and sweet qualities in a nice way. I'm reminded of a wet stone like quality I usually save for wine descriptions as well. in a faint sort of way one can taste and smell buckwheat being crushed with a mortar and pestle.

M: Quite good in this area, this is sticky as all hell but carries enough carbonation and bitterness to pop.

O: This is good stuff. It reminds me of a bizzaro world version of bigfoot to some degree however. Im not sure if thats high praise or a neg. Either way I would drink it again. Maybe ageable for 1 or 2 years. The buckwheat might show up more with time which could be good.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

3 Floyds and Mikkeller. And only 16 bucks. surprising.

Pours a slightly muddy amber. decently off white head floats atop.

Smell is really loaded with spicy citric hops. Hop bitterness really pervades all the smells. Dominating to say the least. Doesnt smell like wheat, or any malts for that matter.

Nothing like I was expecting, but lets be honest, I had no idea what to expect. Maybe I was expecting a wine strength version of a German hefe, but its not anywhere near that. Theres a clean dry feeling from the wheat. Underlying slick citrus feeling. Strong bitter hop presence. Maybe more of a spicy hop character.

Its actually very clean and refreshing, which is very scary considering the high ABV. I like the clean feeling, and how balanced it is. Its dry and grainy, yet slick, light, and sweet. Hints of caramel and toffee linger in the background.

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1st BA Review... I was lucky enough to have this on tap at the Holy Grale in Louisville, KY.

A - This rare beast pours a beautiful red-orange with a white, foamy head. It left a creamy lacing that lingered around the snifter.

S - Aroma is sweetbread with strong caramel background, also a bit of citrus.

T – Excellent. Taste is bready, citrus, and vanilla/toffee spice. Buckwheat pancakes with spicy citrus marmalade... Balanced and delicious.

M – Very smooth and an easy drinker, especially for a brew labeled at 10.4%. There was a medium body, which I found to be not as syrupy as I expected. However, the mouthfeel was still thick and velvety.

O - Finish highlights the rye followed by a light burn. Another great retired brew from FFF and Mikkeller: an awesome surprise to try this out on tap.

Thanks Tyler and Lori for having the best selection in town.

*There is a large variation between bottle and tap; the tap was great, but the bottle seemed to be missing something.

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Photo of wcintula
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a half liter pokal.

Given a vigorous pour, the beer had a three finger head with excellent lacing over an amber/maple body. The smell is like a DIPA, which leaves me wanting more, but smells good regardless. The taste is sweet, lots of bright fruity flavors with a hint of alcohol, this very full-bodied beer is dangerously drinkable at such a high ABV. If you're a fan of either of these two, grab it.

PS Ugly label.

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Photo of auroracrisis
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the tap at Holy Grale, into a wine glass.

Pours an amberish color with lots of orange highlights. A dense, foamy head that displays great lacing as it is drank down.

Lots of orange rind and other citrus aromas on the nose, with a touch of iced yellow sponge cake sweetness.

Again, a decent amount of orange and tangerine citrus rind. Then transitions into a nice peppery, smoothed out sweetness that can be compared to lighter colored dessert cakes.

On the heavier side of medium bodied with faint carbonation. Smooth and thick, yet still quaffable.

Alot of great citrus hops with and interesting peppery sweentness to it. Pretty good wheat wine, one of the best I've had.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with orange highlights and a creamy, clinging white mousse that leaves a thin trail of white lace down the sides of the glass.

S: Aromas of pine, grapefruit, mint, orange, and lemon are nicely balanced by a grainy tartness from the buckwheat. For such a strong ale, there is no alcohol on the nose. It smells quite inviting.

T: A resinous, bitter entry reveals notes of bitter orange, lemon, pine, grapefruit, sage, orange candies, and buckwheat. The finish is hoppy and plenty bitter with the expected interplay of tart citrus and grain flavors.

M: Medium-to-full in body, perhaps closer to the latter than to the former. Carbonation is present, but not particularly intrusive. This ale is rather sticky and resinous in the mouth, so it's not particularly drinkable. Treat this one as a sipper.

O: This is an endlessly fascinating ale that I would have no problem buying again if it were ever available. Despite the high alcohol content and ridiculous amount of hops used, there is nothing imposing or overwhelming about this beer. A really fascinating, innovative take on the wheatwine style, and a beer that I would have no reservations about recommending to anyone.

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Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at FFF XV and poured into a tasting glass.

A - Pours a burnt orange color, white head, thin collar, thin cap.

S - Burnt sugars, sweet malts, orange chewy candy with sugars. Very sweet and rich, big and bold...still quite balanced and the alcohol is hidden well.

T - Sweet orange candy, burnt sugars, slight caramel, slight hoppy notes. Again, very sweet and rich...the alcohol is there but pretty well hidden for over 10%. Syrupy orange/sweet finish.

M - Medium, light carbonation, creamy, sweet syrupy finish.

O - A decent wheatwine...I had no problem finishing my pour. This is a desert beer and an enjoyable one, at that. Would have again, if I had the chance.

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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 AgentZero
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear amber colored beer with a white head that left some nice sheets and lace down the side of my glass.

S - I don't usually like grapefruit in a beer, but this one has a great grapefruit quality that is quite pleasant. Slightly earthy with some nice hops that balances our the wheatwine sweetness.

T - Taste is great. Some caramel, honey, grapefruit, and nice hops. I really dig this one, possibly my favorite Wheatwine ever.

M - Nice carbonation, beer is really smooth, medium bodied.

O - Goes down easy, way too easy to drink given the ABV. This was a great beer, and for style, one of my favorites.

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Photo of dlello2
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Map Room. 12oz poured into a tulip glass.

A – Dark Caramel, no light coming through. Nice head dissipates in the middle, hangs on to the edges forever. Lacing clings to the side of the glass all the way to the rim.

S – Not overpowering. Lemon-orange. No alcohol, definitely has hops. Very refreshing.

T – Freaking delicious. Delicious malty pale ale beginning gives way to a hint of lemonade. Flavors hit, do their job, and then let the next flavor in. Very well rounded. Not overly sweet. I get some alcohol, but it’s the tiniest amount and in a good, warm way. It balances what sweetness there is.

M – Carbonation hits and then it’s smooth, thick.

O – Awesome awesome beer. Complex and fun to drink. Very glad to have had the chance to try it—will seek out again.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Common Table after the Jester King/Mikkeller beer dinner.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of biscuit malt, as well as a lot of orange citrus notes from the hops and some sugary notes.

The flavor is a nice mix of caramel malt and honey, as well some some orange citrus and pine notes from the hops. There is also the same sugary sweetness that I got in the aroma. There is also some alcohol present but the beer is still easy to drink. Overall, I think the beer tastes like a bigger version of Alpha King, with the same hop profile that I get in a lot of the Three Floyds beers.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Glad I got to try this one, which I found to be very good.

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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 Skull40
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the brewpub.

A - Copper,amber with a nice white head that didn't linger for more than just a few minutes. This thing has great legs as well.

S - Malty and sugary. Very little hop character.

T - Mostly malty, with some honey. It has a definite wine character to it. There was little hoppiness, but I did taste the slightest amount of grapefruit bitterness on the finish.

M - Quite viscous. It goes down like honey butter.

O - I really enjoyed this. Rich and malty with a wine like character. Nothing to powerful, but definitely a very enjoyable sipper. The alcohol crept up on me. Yah. Nice. It's different enough from a traditional barleywine to be considered "not normal". That's what the Floyds do best.

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Photo of aasher
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This was sampled at the FFF 15th Anniversary party. This was a must try, a buckwheat wine.

This arrived a pumpkin orange in color with a one finger white head. The nose is overpowering malts with some slight fresh hop aromas. It is extremely sweet on the nose. The flavors too are pure malts, very heavy on the caramel malts, with some light and fresh hop character. The malt dominates so heavily that you don't get any hop bitterness. You surprisingly don't get any of the 10.4% in either the nose or flavors. The sugar however prohibits this beer from showing much complexity. It drinks like an American barleywine and thankfully isn't like the other wheatwines that I've had (although this is a buckwheat wine). It's just hard for me to get past all the sugar. It drank exceptionally smooth on draft but this, like the other 'Goops is an acquired taste.

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Photo of WickedSluggy
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I obtained a growler of this beer in Dallas Texas at Whole Foods - The first FFF beer I have purchased locally in Texas (how it ended up here, I aint got a clue!)

A - Attractive amber deep orange hue through which flows a light continuous stream of small bubbles leaving a light lacing.

S - Intensely sweet and hoppy aroma with strong caramel and alcohol - unmistakable barley wine quality with a nice crisp grainy character.

T - Sweet caramel and buttered citrus on bitter bready backbone, nicely hoppy but a bit sweet

M - Succulent, clingy with ample cut from well-executed cabonation

O - This beer is a good choice for lovers of American style barley wines.

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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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