Al-Dabeyoun | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Writer Al-Quazweeni (1204–1283) spoke of a tribe of people called Al-Dabeyoun meaning "Hyena! people". In his book Aajeb Al-Makhlouqat he wrote that should one of this tribe be in a group of 1000 people, a Hyena! could pick him out and eat him. Belgian Trippel/American IPA from the desert.

70 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 04-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
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2
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look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Three Floyds Brew Pub 5/1/12

Let me start off by saying this is the strangest beer I've ever seen or tasted. Okay. Now that that's out of the way...

Appearance: A cloudy...dense...unfiltered...murky burnt orange body with very thin frothy head which left some lacing on the side of the glass. Again this is the strangest beer I've ever seen. Almost looks like a Hefe...but not. You would have to see it to understand. I would classify it as ugly and unappealing.

Smell: Sweet citrus hops with a mix of belgian spices and banana. Lots of booze can be detected as well. Smells like a mix between a good IPA and a belgian tripel.

Taste: Gives a nice citrus hop bite up front, then a flood of flavors typical of belgian styles. Banana, clove, yeast, spices. Throughout there is a nice bitterness that finishes fairly dry. This thing is bitter and a bit on the boozy side.

Mouth: Hop bitterness and alcohol burn tingle your palate and throat. For as bitter as it is it feels fairly smooth, however not too drinkable (paradoxical, huh?).

Overall: This beer was a hard one to review because it is so complex and unique. I feel like this brew was sort of dominated by booze and could have been much much better if that was tweaked a bit. It had some nice flavors but at times they were sort of clashing with eachother. This was by no means a bad beer, it was just...okay. Not for everyone.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer on tap@ 3 Floyds on 5/14/12.
A: Cloudy light yellow with a slight orange hue. 1 finger white/orange head. Left a splotchy haphazard Bavarian lace.
S: orange, coriander, and cardimum.
T: Lively citrus taste with hints of orange and cardimum.
M: Medium light with a good amount of carbonation.
O: A unique Belgian worth try.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 3 Floyds brewpub. Served in a tulip.

A- light caramel with a 2 finger white head. Spotty strands of lacing.

S- lots of citrus, bread and slight yeast smell.

T- sweet wheat and caramel, big citrus pumch and finishes with nice bitterness

M- medium body and carbonation. Slight dry, acidic finish

O- nice tripel with good amount of citrus and hops.

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Al-Dabeyoun from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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