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Biggs' 'stache | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A golden colored sour with intense barnyard flavors and aromas as well as assertive tartness.

Added by MasterSki on 11-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 16
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3.97/5  rDev +62%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Bottle # 71/336

Pours a clear orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some vinegar, grain, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic quality on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev +42.9%

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2/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Knapp85
1.8/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Pours ok... Smells like nail polish... Tastes like burning... Thin and carbed... Just a bad experience.

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1/5  rDev -59.2%

Photo of largadeer
1.18/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Arbitrator shared this one. Thanks for the whales.

Appearance: Pretty nice. Golden in color with nice clarity, topped by a dense and lasting two-finger head.

Smell: This is where things get ugly. Vinegar, paint thinner and nailpolish remover overwhelm any pleasant qualities this beer may have. I can *almost* detect a bit of lemon and pineapple, but it's not worth digging for.

Taste & mouthfeel: Utterly burning and stomach-churning, it's comical how unpalatable this beer is. Harsh acetone and acetic acid combine forces, becoming something ultimately more destructive and sinister, burning from esophagus to bowels. I have to admit that I sipped on this one for a while out of some kind of masochistic amusement at how bad it is.

Overall: Bottom of the barrel, very possibly the worst sour I've tried, or at least tied with the legendary White Birch Indomitus.

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2.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Shared by Richard on 1-14-12.

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2.27/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Thanks for opening this rarity, Richard.

Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. A light white vinegar tone to the nose followed quickly by acetone, straw, and grass. There is a little fruitiness to it, maybe some apples. Things don't change much on the palate. Heavy white vinegar with a little bit of white wine. There are some green melon flavors, a touch of apple, and a lasting acetone flavor on the finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation.

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2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

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3/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of aasher
2.46/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

After cutting through the wax this one hissed and offered up an instant vinegar aroma. Biggs 'Stache pours a light bodied orangish gold in color with a one finger bright white head. The nose is light and tart with some white wine characteristics and white vinegar. It's very acetic. It has a slight acidic burn on the finish. It's not the most refined sour in the world and is a little rough around the edges. I'm glad to finally open this one. It wasn't worth the money but this bottle was hard to pass up at FFF XV.

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1.4/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Thanks to Ryan (Treebs) for bringing this to my birthday party. Served in a taster glass.

A - White foam settles to a thin collar, topping a lightly hazed golden body. Looks like a golden sour alright.

S - A delightful blend of nail polisher remover, acetic acid, uric acid, and tart apple skins. Nostril-singing.

T - The taste is a touch less sour than the smell suggests, but it's got a lovely chemical flavor mingling with the various bilious acids. I see someone has mentioned latex gloves in another review, but I get a bit more window cleaner to be honest.

M - Medium body, moderate-to-lower carbonation, and comical, barbaric acidity. Dry and moisture-obliterating. If it weren't for the induction of gastrointestinal distress, this would be reasonably appropriate for the style.

D - Unequivocally the worst thing Three Floyds has even produced. Even Brandy Klaus had a few positive attributes. Thanks to everyone at my birthday party for removing one of these from existence.

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2/5  rDev -18.4%

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2.2/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

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2.24/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Photo of corby112
2.7/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy, dark golden yellow color with a one finger white head that slowly settles into a lastig ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Musty, funky aroma with lots of earthy oak, wet hay, citrus and barnyard character. The citrus fruit presence is faint and there is some subtle acetone but the nose is pretty nice.

Medium bodied with a vey harsh acetic quality that dominates the flavor and takes away from the citrus and musty funk. Dry and funky with some earthy oak but the acidity just overpowers everything. Looks and smells good but is pretty harsh and tough to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev +42.9%

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5/5  rDev +104.1%

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3/5  rDev +22.4%

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1.11/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of thagr81us
3.8/5  rDev +55.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to aasher for sharing this one a few days before his wedding while in Destin, FL! Thanks Al! Bottle 309 of 336! Served from bottle into a Boulevard tulip. Poured a golden yellow with a one and a half finger white head that subsided to a half finger very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, tart, sour, wood, and acetic acid. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus rine, wood, fruit, sour, tart, and subtle vinegar. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. Overall this one was pretty interesting. However, there was a little something off-putting on the flavor of this one. It wasn’t bad by any means, just not what one would expect from the style. The aroma and mouthfeel on this one were quite nice for the style. A definite must try if you are lucky enough to get the opportunity.

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1.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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4/5  rDev +63.3%

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1.33/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

This is the WORST beer I've ever tasted

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3.25/5  rDev +32.7%

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Biggs' 'stache from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.45 out of 5 with 68 ratings
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