3 Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble3 Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with our friends at Surly, this Imperial Brett IPA is fermented with a unique strain of yeast, Brettanomyces Lambicus. This yeast creates earthy barnyard notes along with pineapple and cherry pie aromas. Of course, it’s hopped heavily. Simcoe and Chinook are the culprits for the “cat peed on the Christmas tree” aroma.

Added by MasterSki on 04-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
196
Reviews:
22
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
12.99%
 
 
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35
Gots:
22
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 ml orange waxed bottle served in a FFF Teku. Bottle 6/25/13.

A: Pours a clear orange color with a thick, white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a heavy cap that leaves chunky lace down the glass.

S: Lots of fruity Brett notes with a nice underlying pine. some lemon grass, a little bretty funk and a nice balance of sweet cracker malts. Cherry pit sweetness.

T: Fruity Bretty with a light funky barnyard presence. A little piney bitterness with just a hint of cat pee. It follows more of noble hop route as opposed to the actual pee notes people are mentioning. Lemon flesh notes with out the accompanying tartness. Sweet cracker malts.

M: Medium light bodied with a nice medium carbonation level. Finish is slightly bitter and fruity.

O: The Brett presence is pretty nice as it's both fruity and funky. Hops are nice as they had a little earthy balance. Enjoyed this one.

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Pours a golden orange color with a finger and a half white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a blanket of lacing. Good amount of carbonation coming off the glass. Smells of tons of pineapple, definitely get that cherry pie aroma, lots of funkiness, mustiness, some other fruit flavors that I can’t decipher (tropical fruits, maybe berries?). Taste starts with some slight sour/funk, as well as pineapple. Very prickly mouthfeel to begin with. Then really smooths out and becomes creamier. The sour/funk continues and starts to incorporate more pineapple, as well as some berry flavors. Getting a tiny bit sweeter as the flavor profile progresses. Besides providing a creamy mouthfeel and the slightest sweetness, the malt is nowhere to be found. All brett and hops, which isn’t a a bad thing. Finishes with a pretty balanced dose of brett and hop flavors. Funkiness, mustiness, pineapple, some other tropical fruits, and berries all show through on the finish along with that creamy mouthfeel. High medium body and no alcohol detected on the smell or taste. Although I feel the hops are a little muted on this, this is still a really interesting beer. Pretty successful in my opinion just for the fact that it’s different and still very satisfying. By far the best brett-incorporated beer Three Floyds has put out so far.

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750 bottle poured into FFF Teku

A - Pours a medium golden body with a slight amber hue. Three finger off white head

S - This smells great. The Pineapple pops out at first, then the tropical fruit adds with a slight funk to finish. The piney hop character pairs well with the tropical fruit. No urine here

T - Follows the nose with the pineapple and fruit notes popping out. The slight funk is involved, but playing a back seat. Really great flavors going on.

M - Moderate carbonation but coats well.

O - I was blown away by this beer. The combination of the flavors works so well. I'm not sure if there is a difference due to bottle conditioning, but this in no way resembled a cat peeing on a pine tree. Happy to have another one to enjoy and would drink this all the time.

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3 Floyds / Surly Urine Trouble from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 196 ratings.
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