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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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into FFF Teku.

Saison? I think this is an IPA. And a hopped up, bitter, assertive, abrasive IPA in the FFF style at that!

Anyway-- big hopped up bitterness blends with white pepper and a little boozy heat to make this most unlike the typical saison that I'm used to... Notes of tropical citrus fruits lead the way in terms of hops, while a bready chalkiness is ever-present from the malt/yeast combo.

The beer [i]looks[/i] nice, but that's about it for me... It's almost like finally getting a date with that cute girl only to realize that the cuteness is all you could really like-- there's just no substance there.
Well, ok, that might be a bit extreme.
It's more like going to a strip club, paying the cover, seeing 8 GORGEOUS girls walking around, and then discovering that it's 'no nudity' and they wear pasties.

Even that sounds too extreme. But, it [i]is[/i] FFF, and they simply don't do simple. Almost everything is extreme in some way and generally, it works. Not so much here though.

Feels thick, syrupy, and bit undercarbonated-- though it really LOOKS great. Two fingers of fluffy, rocky head that almost overflowed my glass and leave intense curtains of lacing behind.
Glowing orangey-golden body is just barely hazy enough to obscure transparency....

Overall-- I'll finish this beer-- by NO means is this a drainpour! It simply isn't the style of saison I like best... A bit too boozy, too hoppy, and too thick.
But to be fair, it see,s to make for a pretty decent "Winter Saison."

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Bottlle received recently in trade as an extra...thanks for hitting a want. Enjoyed from a fff teku. Sadly it seems that this is a beer better served fresh. It really has an old faded hop breathing throughout. visually deep transparent orange with a fizzy head. Not very saison like at all. smell is more barley wine. toffee caramel and faded hop. Perfect preview fir the taste. Thankfully i like barleywines so this is not wasted on me. Would love to try it fresh. Lots of gagged candied hops. Syrupy even.

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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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