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Battle Priest | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.67/5
Good
192 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
100% Brett fermented in a Pinot Noir barrel and dry hopped liberally.

52 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,412
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
192
pDev:
19.62%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
53
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 192 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: mellow sourness, fruit, some barrel woody notes, dry. Complex oak and hop nose. Amber hue, slightly unfiltered, delicate head and lace. Medium to full body. Smooth.

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Photo of nwhittin
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShawnL
4.19/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Here's an example of a beer that I think would have a much better average if it was a new release this year. Looking back at other reviews, all but one of which are from previous batches over two years ago, it seems like it was very polarizing and many people were not ready for this kind of an experiment. It may still be polarizing, but now many other breweries have done brett IPAs and barrel-aged IPAs, so I would venture a guess that the low scores would not be quite so low.

In any case, this is a review of the most recent, 2018 batch (I think I actually contributed the picture BA is using from the 2015 release). Very nice fruited notes, pineapple, cherry, passion fruit, along with brett funk, barnyard straw, and red wine tannins. More fruity and funky than bitter, so it does not present like most other brett IPAs or "wild IPAs" I've had.

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Photo of khargro2
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerLover99
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Thuttner
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pouring from a bomber into a tulip. This pours out a murky burnt orange color. Has an outer ring of white crown. The smell is heavy of fruit. It has pears, peach, pineapple, berries and I could go on. Just very strong on fruit. Has an strong acidic touch as well. It is tart as soon as it hits your lips and then turns into this really earthy spice. Almost like apple cider with some cinnamon. Then notes of pear and lemon come in. The mouthfeel is dry all the way through. Unlike any beer I've ever had. It's dry as soon as it hits your lips. Overall, it's not the best thing I've ever had but a nice treat nonetheless and another fun one to try by FFF.

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Photo of mig100
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AngEo
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Egotist
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of axf4129
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brzezniak88
4.32/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd34
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DezDee1
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jemarent
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alexbeeler
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was one of the best beers I've had from 3 Floyds so far. I haven't had a bad beer from them yet.

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Photo of chinchill
3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Shared bomber bottle.
(Caution:-this reviewer does not like Brett beers, as a rule.)

Clear amber body topped by a durable and large off-white head.

Aroma: Mix of pleasing fruity hops, faint malts, and Brett.

Despite an obvious Brett contribution, this is an OK beer.

Excellent mouthfeel, with lively but soft carbonation.

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Photo of beb86
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Battle Priest from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 192 ratings