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Three Floyds / Mikkeller BoogoopThree Floyds / Mikkeller Boogoop

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

Big thank you to DaftCaskBC for hauling this one back from Palm Springs for me!

Appearance. Pours a hazy, deep orange-amber with a great 2 finger, thick pale yellow head.

Smell. Citrus fruits, floral hops, some toasty light grains

Taste. Citrus fruits and rinds, some cherry and berries, toasted wheat, piney hops, and a little bubble gum.

Mouthfeel. Fairly full bodied with medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Fantastic wheatwine. Love the hops in this one.

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Photo of rarbring
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy amber brew with a warm almost orange foam, High and slowly setting. Leaving loads of lacing and having good curatins as well.

Smelling of apricot jam, muffins, mango chutney, raisins and sherry.

Sweet bitter orange marmalade, plums and bitter grape-fruit peel.

Medium low carbonation, small foamy bubbles, a large body, sticky and oily, a dry finish.

In all very good, a bit of a fruity imperial IPA due to the heavy hopping. Would have been interesting to store a few years.

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Photo of WankelEngine
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a wonderful ruby/orange color with one finger of intensely foamy, light tan head which recedes to form a cap of foam with large bubbles. Heavy curtains of lacing.

S: The first smell I pick up is orange. Topical fruits heavy on citrus. Hops are also moderately piney. Mild alcohol and sweet warm malts heavy on caramel. Alcohol becomes much more apparent with warmth.

T: Fruity like the aroma, but less emphasis on citrus and more on the malty fruits, raisin, fig, molasses, brown sugar, and caramel. Sounds heavy but is actually fairly light. Alcohol melds with pine and grass cutting to form a bitter backbone that lingers.

M: Possibly the best part. Soft, full, and creamy. Just delightful. Carbonation is "small" but effervescent which complements the rest of the mouthfeel.

O: Very good. One of my few forays into wheatwine. Fruity with an emphasis on citrus. Alcohol is well hidden at first. Mouthfeel is wonderful.

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Photo of Phelps
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a tulip.

Ruby red grapefruit, very cloudy. Two full inches of tan head are dense and creamy as pancake batter, and leave bubbles as intricate as stained glass.

Citrusy, packed with orange and lime peel. Maybe a little mint as well. Nice touch of fruity wheat mixes with burnt sugar and caramel.

Smoother and more subdued in the flavor. The citrus from the nose has become bitter pith, gripping the sides of the tongue. Wheat, lemon and toast are balanced by candy sugar sweetness.

The winner for this beer, however, is the mouthfeel. All that buckwheat has made this a smooth, supple medium that feels like silk on the tongue. Carbonation is a soft tingle that complements the body nicely. Alcohol heat is almost completely hidden, which is damn impressive.

Boogoop. Love to say it, love to drink it. Thanks to Mikkeller, this is the first Three Floyds beer that’s made it to Arizona shelves. Here’s hoping a few more follow.

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Photo of Lldeegan
2.68/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours orange with a white-ish head. Sweet citrus up front that turns to bitter pith with warming alcohol. pretty well hopped. as a beer, it doesn't fall flat, but falls into the heavy alcohol blanket territory with no redeeming qualities.
was really dissapointed by this one.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a small orange rind citrus hop. In the taste, orange juice citrus, dry hops and a small alcohol in the end. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange citrus rind and alcohol in the aftertaste. Big hops and balanced, I would not have guessed this for a wheatwine though.

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Photo of bump8628
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber, two fingers of ecru foam that leaves a couple thick rings of lace behind. A quick burst of tropical mango and melon on the nose starts things off. The palate shows off malt more than hops with a slather of caramel and brown sugar. Alcohol flexes and coats the mouth. Hop bitterness on the back end balances out the sweetness, while adding some citrus, grass, and black pepper flavor. Thank God for Shelton Bros. bringing in some new and exciting beers to Oklahoma.

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

Served on-tap @ the St. Charles Tap House

Pours orange tinted brown color that is murky. Tons of sticky cream colored lace shows after the inch of like-colored head settles.

The nose is comprised of bready malt, green apple, fig, caramel. light hoppy aroma. Smells very interesting and inviting. Like a caramel apple on Halloween.

The taste follows suit. Big caramel and green apple notes, surrounded by biscuit-like malts. Hops then come into play and deliver an assertive bitterness. Sweet, malty, fruity, hoppy, delicious. The sweetness is balanced nicely and is anything but in-your-face.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit oily, and finishes dry from the hoppy goodness.

Overall, this was very enjoyable. Big beer with a nicely masked abv and great flavor profile.

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

Pours a hazy amber color with a large, off-white head that takes a while to go down. Scent is very malty with a citrus hop profile. Pretty hoppy with some grapefruit. Smells like your typical, hoppy barleywine. Taste is initially citrus and a tasty dipa. There is a huge malt profile to this beer as well. Somewhat similar to Bigfoot...Lots of hops and malt. Grapefruit and pine...some bread-like characteristics. Bitter finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied and a bit sticky-syruppy. Drinkability is fairly much as the ABV permits. Overall, I'm not really getting anything too complex or mind-blowing. Like I said...tastes like a very hoppy barleywine. But pretty damn tasty.

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Photo of stephens101
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bursting two-fingers of bubbly tan head slowly subsides. Has a dark reddish-orange body. Citrus, resin, orange peel, mincemeat, freshly baked pie crust and chocolate aroma as it warms. Tastes of subtle light fruits under a huge hop covering. Earthy and floral. Rough around the edges. Medium to heavy bodied with very little noticeable alcohol. Very hop forward and more like a Barleywine or IPA.

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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 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 CHickman
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Double Bastard snifter, it’s a very cloudy amber brown color with orange around the edges near light and a creamy 1 finger tan head that faded slowly, leaving great foamy lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down; looks like an IPA and was not what I expected, so it was very impressive.

Smells of big floral hops up front, then a mix of light syrup, wheat, caramel, orange peel, citrus hops, sweet malt, roasted grains, piney hops and a sweetness like brown sugar; the hops are shockingly very powerful and sweet, with a lot less wheat or grain in the nose than the style would indicate – seems these brewers used their hop influence to make it unique, and I dig the nose this way.

Taste is consistent with the nose and hoppy up front, followed by sweet malt, roasted grains, piney hops/pine cones, wheat, caramel, citrus hops, orange peel, very bitter grapefruit, floral hops, herbs, coriander, pepper and other spices, bread like wet wheat bread or cracker, syrup, light brown sugar, light cinnamon, grass, sour grape or sour apple that brings a tart pucker, and a sweetness like fresh hopped IPA that trails off with a bitterness leaving a grainy coating and bready aftertaste; holy confusing Batman, this beer is all over the place in a good way. Extremely complicated is the best way to describe this; one sip is all hops, another sip hops and wheat, and after one pour I tasted the head and that was like a sweet syrupy Barleywine. This beer is like flavor ADD, so never expect the same results after each sip. The ABV is so well hidden that this beer sneaks up on you during all the confusion.

Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth, with very light and mild carbonation, a medium body and a sweetness that jumps from hoppy to bready to grassy and then back and forth all the time; in summary, the flavors are all over the place yet this beer slides down like a delicious creamy milkshake and has an incredible feel to it.

Overall this was very good and insanely interesting, but while it may not be a “traditional” Wheatwine, it was damn good and it was a shame that the last pour came and ended this ride. A definite recommendation as this beer was a great beer experience and worth the premium paid for an expensive bomber. Two great breweries created one great beer, so check it out if you can…it’s worth it.

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

Poured from a 75 cl bottle into an oversized wine glass. Pours an amber brown, slightly opaque, with one inch off-white heas that leaves decent lacing around the sides as the head reduces.

Has a much hoppier aroma than I'd expect from a wheatwine. Notes of cane sugar, sweet grapes, oranges, and flowers, this is much more sweet smelling and less malty than other wheatwines I've had.

Starts spicy, with orange peel, rosewater, and hints of vinous oak, and finishes with essence of grapefruit pith; pithy hops that just dry your mouth out!

Medium bodied, starts smoothish but quickly swells the tongue with hop bitterness. Leaves a wafting, ashy aftertaste in the mouth.

The 3F hoppiness shines through, overpowering the characteristics I'd expect from a wheatwine. It's a good brew, but one that I'd peg as a DIPA or a barleywine, rather than a wheatwine if given a blind taste-test. Worth a try if you can find it.

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

A: Pours a clear dark copper in color with some light visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall beige head that reduces to an extremely thin layer over the entire surface with some much thicker patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: A fairly malty aroma (mostly of the bready variety) with some definite notes of citrus & pine hop notes.

T: There is a really enjoyable flavor to this beer with great hop presence. I get some bready malts, some sweetness, maybe a very subtle hint of buckwheat, and then huge hoppiness. I can taste a lot of citrus hops with some more subtle amounts of pine/resiny hops as well.

M: On the heavier side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy.

O: My first wheatwine and style number 101 of 104 for me. I do not get much wheat in this beer so I'm not sure it is the best example of the style. That being said, it is a really enjoyable beer and one I like but has more IPA like properties than I expected. Definitely an easy to drink beer though I would not recommend it as a session beer since it has a fiarly high ABV.

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Photo of Holland
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pouring lightly at 55*F or so gives a huge head, 1 inch or so, that stays and becomes soft and foamy for the full drink. Red-orange color with an off-white head.

S: smell is big on both bitter and floral hop, with some citrus presence. Makes it kind of earthy and bitter and sweet with the malts coming through.

T: tastes like a big, hoppy barleywine. Hops hit up front with the bitterness and citrus, then some earthiness, and finally a huge malt flavor that sticks. Eventually I taste the bitter hops again in the aftertaste.

M: medium carbonation and medium-heavy body. This feels quite smooth.

O: great beer, but I let this beer down by not drinking it sooner. The hops were probably incredible just a month ago. Still very delicious and pretty drinkable.

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Photo of bylerteck
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Beer Deluxe.

A - Cloudy dark orange. One finger of really fluffy/creamy khaki head. OK carbonation. Wicked retention...thick and creamy head sticks around with a half finger, but when topped up seems like ice cream and just hangs out. Lace is like rings just spattered on the glass.

S - Candied/boozy pineapple. Orangey citrus you'd normally get from a Hefe or Wit. You can tell there's a hefty malt body there as well with some breadiness and toffy. I wouldn't describe it as 'wheaty' though.

T - Lot's of hops with a resinous, interesting character. Lot's of orange and pineapple. You can tell there is a graininess there also but the tropical fruit character is stronger. With some warmth the strong malty character comes out really nicely. Sweet sugary-ness is there with some spice. Almost like rye but different. A little alcoholic kick in the finish too. Seems like a really complex beer with candied, malty, hoppy, and boozy elements all blending quite nicely.

M - Good carbonation and a nice full body with a spicy/boozy finish.

O/D - My first of the style. My first (well half way anyway) from Three Floyds as well. One hell of a good beer. Lovely complexity and flavour elements working together. Solid stuff. A nice colab for sure. I would love to cellar this to see how it progresses and really hope to have a few more.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet.

A: A surprising amount of tight, dense head tops an almost-cloudy red-dark amber beer. Solid lacing.

S: Sharp citrus (lemon) and astringent hops. Personally, I like it, but I could see someone thinking it smells a little bit like cleaning fluid.

T/M: Incredibly interesting and very, very(?) good. I don't even know where to start. It's full-bodied, smooth, and grainy-sweet with loads of...fruit? The hops (I wish I knew which varieties) offer a strange, but much-needed, counterbalance to what might otherwise amount to a very strong, very sweet Eurolager. There is, however, fruit -- almost tropical -- such that I suspect Nelson Sauvin as being one of the hops used. I like this beer, I really do, though it took me quite a while to come to that decision. It might have been the hints of agave (I detest tequila) that put me off a bit. The endtaste is more bitter than not, but hardly dry.

O: An interesting, potent brew from some of the masters in the field. Recommended, but probably not worth the hefty pricetag. Once was enough for me.

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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 Daniellobo
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very nice hoppy wheatwine… Memories of a slightly softer variation from other Mikkeller collabs..

Presentation: 750 mm brown caped De Proef bottle. Label with a funky-pop image of a skull and matching flags as an emblem for the collab. Minimal notes point to ingredients and style. Expected smudged bottling date on cap. Shows 10.4% Alc. by Vol. Served in a snifter.

A - Softly hazy deep amber pour. Rich frothy head with good retention, nice surface memory, and lacing. This is probably a top notch looker but I can help but remember that Mikkel and Menno looked even better…

S - Nice hoppy nose with rich ranges of hops and caramel… citric, grass, sugar…

T - Taste nicely expanding beyond the nose with a long lingering hoppy range, grassy, lemon.. lemongrass in fact with caramel, malt, that sugar…

M - Medium to medium-full body with soft but permeating medium carbonation. Nice smooth creamy flow with a prickly punctuation in the finish.

O - Coming together very nicely… Unusual but very, very pleasing…

Notes: Nice collab, but sorry, I´m biased… Feels like a toned down tweak from the collab with De Molen, which I though was outstanding… This is close, sure, and it is not the only bottle I´ll be lucky to have but… I miss Mikkel and Menno.

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

A: Pours a hazy dark honey color with amber hues throughout. The head is a full two fingers high, and takes forever to settle. The khaki colored foam stays rocky on the top of the beer.

S: The nose starts off surprisingly hoppy. I get lemons and bright citrus out of it. In the background I'm also begin to smell some dirty earth and allspice. The alcohol is there, but it's pretty well hidden.

T: It starts out and sweet but transitions to it's spicy and citrus flavors. It's kind of hard to explain this beer. Sweet to starts, hoppy, spicy in the end, and a bit of booze in the finish.

M: Medium bodied beer. The sweetness coats but doesn't linger. The finish has a touch of booze.

O: A really nice wheatwine. The hop characteristics are larger than I expected but I'm a fan.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle opened on 2-26-12.

A - Pours a bright, almost clear orange with a small white head. Good retention.

S - Sweet carmel and some orange.

T - Very sweet carmel, bready, wheat breat mostly.

D - Good carbonation and medium body.

O - Not bad, pretty sweet. Good have aged a bit longer.

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

Looking forwards to this after trying the other collaborations and it pours an impresssive burnt orange very hazy hue with a creamy two finger head that stays and leaves heaps of lacing everywhere the smell is sweet caramel candy,piney resinous hops and marzipan,the mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy which leaves your lips sticky with tastes of toffee,marzipan,piney hops,a touch of candied wheat,creme brulee and finished with a twist of bitter piney hops and sweet caramel but i find the sweetness really overpowers the hops at the end even though the piney hops are encountered throughout,and overall its definately a hoppy/sweet wheatwine thats memorable and i would buy again definately something that you could age.

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Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a huge thick frothy 1.5 finger slightly beige colored head that sits for a while and doesn't seem to want to fade, nice lacing, semi hazy copper reddish orange colored beer. Great head retention for the abv.

Nose is nice, big malts and lots of wheat, caramel, toffee, reddish toasty malts, copper sweet malty aromas, hint of booze. Then hops bring a nice earthy slight spicy hop, hint of grassy and even slight touch of pine.

Taste starts rich with lots of malts, caramel and toffee galore, lots of wheat as well, fairly sweet with a bit of a booze kick. Toasty reddish copper malts fill out the malt profile. Then hops, plenty of spicy hops, earthy, little pine, and slight grassy, fairly bitter like biting on a hop pellet. Finish dries a bit but stil slightly sweet and a bit syrupy, bit of booze as well, but mostly the long bitter earthy spicy hoppy finish.

Mouth is fuller bodied, slightly syrupy, rich and smooth, good carb esp for the abv., bit of warming booze.

Overall really nice, reminds me of a lighter malt version of Behemoth, not too boozy, nice malts, lots of hops so I don't think this will age as well as it should.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up locally and was excited since I love Three Floyds and I don’t often get to try their brews, I enjoy wheat wines and finally I always fin Mikkeller to be interesting. The three together should prove intriguing.

The moment the cap is popped you know you are dealing with a Mikkeller influenced product. There is a sense to the aroma that is so them. MUCH MORE hoppy than I ever imagined.

Sudsy pale head that is classic Mikkeller. Looks like a Mikkeller beer. Enough said.

Drinks like a double IPA Really interesting. I don’t get a lot of wheat here. Realize it’s Buckwheat and I’m frankly not sure if there is a difference in taste between the two. Seems a bit sweeter than most wheat wines. Lovely pine hop bitterness.

Almost thick body... But quite nice. Almost a honey like quality.

I actually really like this beer.

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Three Floyds / Mikkeller Boogoop from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 619 ratings.
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