3 Floyds / De Molen Zes Zes Zes | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

3 Floyds / De Molen Zes Zes Zes3 Floyds / De Molen Zes Zes Zes
BA SCORE
78.6%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 276 ratings
3 Floyds / De Molen Zes Zes Zes3 Floyds / De Molen Zes Zes Zes
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Now this is a saison! This refreshing Belgian-style ale is the combined effort of Three Floyds and De Molen’s fantastic brewer Menno (the real Dutch Hercules). This spicy and bracing ale was brewed in Munster, but look out for the one we brew in Holland at DeMolen. Cheers and drost!

Added by MasterSki on 08-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
276
Liked:
217
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
16.2%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 276 |  Reviews: 49
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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 10.9.12

A - Pours a cloudy dark orange with a foamy one inch light tan head with good retention.

S - Hoppy orange and tropical fruit.

T - Fruity, citrus, candy. Sweet and tropical.

D - Good carbonation with a light-medium body.

O - Sweet and fruity - Nice saison with a 3F twist.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Three Floyds saison = hops, I’m hoping; I’m definitely in the mood for a bitter, Belgian-style brew.

A: Hazy, dark amber in color; overhead, a finger of tan cream. Sheets of lacing all around the inside of the glass, with only a paper-thin layer of retention.

S: Dank, citrus, badass hops. Strawberry, tangerine, lemon-lime, grape, and cherry in tart, juicy form – we’re talking Zombie Dust territory here. Damn. Very light pale malt, with some mild European grains and estery, spicy yeast sit in the background. All fruit in this nose, with only a touch of real saison character.

T: Tangerine and peach: smooth, juicy flavors. The hops are sweet, only slightly tart, with a strawberry jelly and grape juice flavor in smaller portions; chewy fruit tastes take up the most of this palate. It’s a marmalade-heavy palate, with accompanying tastes of brown sugar and caramel. Sorghum sweetness with honey and moderately-thick yeast. The finish has a thick syrup flavor, but doesn’t last too long – only a little honey darkness for a second or two.

M: The feel of this one is actually pretty thick; not saison-like at all. Again, it reminds me of an IPA – a malty Three Floyds IPA.

O: What’s the point of a style if you just don’t stick to it? Oh well, it’s a tasty beer, and that’s all I really wanted anyway. It doesn’t satisfy on all levels, but as a standard Three Floyds hop-fest, it’s pretty damn close to a winner.

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4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque ruddy copper color with a solid half inch ivory head that dissipates slowly into a film covering the surface.

Tangerine, grapefruit, and coriander are the first aromatics I detect. There's substantial belgian yeast character, a bit of musty, sweaty barnyard, and an underlying tropical fruit character of mango and pineapple.

Flavor explodes with tropical fruit. Cantaloupe provides the background, with huge lime, mango, and pineapple notes dominating the initial sip. Grapefruit clears the fruit parade, which ends somewhat abruptly with a fairly dry, powdery, peppery finish. Barnyard funk is subdued. The malt character is slightly bready but somewhat grainy, as well.

Body is moderate, with high carbonation that lightens the mouthfeel. There's noticeable alcohol warmth.

Overall, a fruit bomb of a beer, extremely complex. Lacks a lot of farmhouse character, but would be interesting to see how this develops over time.

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look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks Frank!

Doesn't look like a saison... too dark with none of fluffy head etc etc

Interesting aroma... I am smelling (almost) barleywine like malts among other things. Thick, sweet, viscous and malty, and slightly hoppy. This beer is a lot of things but it is not a saison, IMO. Again, that's not important but it's not true to its label either. Among other "flaws", I do not find this remotely refreshing. But overall it cannot be called a bad beer.

2, 3, 3, 3, 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, split 3 ways, cheers @suncrust

appearance: served in my great lakes chalice, bright (but hazy) orange body, full creamy white head

smell: distinctively 3 floyds - bright citrus hop bouquet, juicy citrus, distant peppery spice

taste: Sure, it's not to style, but it's much better than Rabbid Rabbit. FFF influence is strong - De Molen is no stranger to hops either but outside of the label design, I would never have guessed they were involved. Bright juicy hops - tangerine, grapefruit, lemon.

mouthfeel: bold hop profile, slight dry finish

overall: very enjoyable

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Photo of JackieTH
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a glowing reddish orange with a huge, persistent head that leaves copious lacing.

This is quite clearly a saison done FFF style. I'm getting hoppy tangerine citric notes, quite nicely hop forward in fact, though at the same time loading in a good quantity of malt. Spice is present in the form of pepper, also a bit of alcohol comes through. Notes of lemon and citric pith. Medium heavy for a saison. Lingering alcohol and hop flavors, with spice and hop bitterness. Very interesting.

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3 Floyds / De Molen Zes Zes Zes from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 78.6% out of 100 with 276 ratings
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