Cuvee De Viking | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
RuggGoop aged in red wine barrels.

Added by MasterSki on 11-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
22.35%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to JustXBeer for sharing this one at Tieman's tasting.

Bottle # 311/386.

Pours a murky honey brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, bourbon, and slight sour fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with bourbon and slight sour fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but I can't tell if there is a slight infection or the red wine barrel aging is making things slightly sour.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BA Roogoop.

Looked like Mississippi River water. Tasted like something that probably shouldn’t have been aged. There was some bourbon burn, some rye tang, but it mostly was just thick and alcoholic.

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours murky rusty red. A bit of lacing. Little retention.

A bit of a weird aroma. Lots of vinous, tannic notes along with some rye spice with booze.

Tastes similar. Not really bad, but just weird. It hasn't really coalesced. Tastes like someone just dumped a glass of dry red wine into a barleywine. Very dry and just overall weird.

As mentioned finishes very dry with a medium mouthfeel and adequate carb.

Don't really know what to think of this one. There was nothing off on this and it didn't taste like paint thinner like some BA FFF releases, but it wasn't particularly good either. Just sort of meh.

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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1.5/5  rDev -57%

Photo of AleWatcher
2.47/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Reviewed from voice notes taken at a previous tasting.
Typed up in an attempt to finally consolidate all of my reviews in one place.

Shared by whitemomba.

Kinda murky reddish color... spotty lacing... blah blah blh... Brackish orange...

Smells of spicy rye with big red grape presence, tannins, some oakiness. Too dry, too boozy. There's a definite flavor of bile at the back of my throat...

The overall experience is not even decent-- as far as it goes though, I would be pretty pissed if this were my 1 bottle purchased at the release.

What exactly was FFF going for with this one? Without even knowing what the mark was, I can safely say that I think they missed it. I'm normally a pretty huge FFF fanboy, but this just isn't working for me at all.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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1.76/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

7/6/2012

Bottle shared by Jason. Thanks! Bottle 266/286.

A: Orangish brown with a fast fading beige head.

S: Paint thinner, alcohol, and acetone. Tomato and cooked carrots. Good god.

T: Vegetal to the max - cabbage, cooked carrots, tomato soup. Big acetone presence with harsh acetic and boozy notes.

M: Thin body with medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty awful. Avoid.

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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Cuvee De Viking from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.49 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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