Masonic Rite | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The beer to celebrate a lifetime oath sealed in blood (orange.) Belgian style wit with blood orange.

20 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 06-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 45
Photo of MasterSki
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at 3 Floyds. Thanks to Mia D. Vine for the lift. Served in a goblet of some sort.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and splotches of lace. Hazy orange body of the sort you'd expect from a witbier.

S - Wheat, Belgian yeast, nebulous citrus, some coriander. All the things you'd expect from a Witbier.

T - The taste has a bit more malt sweetness, with less blood orange and spice. Yeast grows a tad phenolic.

M - Medium body, with a dry, slightly grainy texture. Pleasant active carbonation, and no obvious alcohol.

D - It's a good example of the style, and not as sweet as the mass market offerings. I wish there was a bit more of a contribution from the blood orange, but that aside, it's still well-executed and true to style. I'd probably order this again as a change of pace beer.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Three Floyds Brewpub...

A: Pours a cloudy gold with pink/red hues. There is a good helping of pure white foam on top of the beer, and it takes a little while to settle. Great lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is light malt, bubblegum, candy cigarettes, and citrus. The citrus notes aren't over the top, just a complement.

T: It starts out wet and refreshing with a mix of sweet, spice, and mild citrus. You get light malt, clove, orange, and candy cigarettes right up front. The blood orange take a more major role in the middle as I get juice and rind in there. The finish is mild yeast, spice, and more sweetness.

M: Light bodied beer. Sweet and smooth, packed full of flavor, light and refreshing. A typical wit.

O: This is a really solid beer. It's like Gumballhead with the addition of oranges. Super refreshing. I wish I could have had more of this beer, but it would have been a bad idea facing a drive back to South Bend.

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Photo of GJ40
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled on tap at the brewery. Orange, yellow hazy appearance with a small white head. Nice Belgian spice in the aroma. Flavor follows with some orange. A slight bitterness and a moderate sweetness. A moderate consistency and carbonation. A good beer. No complaints. But it doesn't stand out like the FFF hops.

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Photo of jeonseh
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at FFF brewpub

A - Hazy blood orange and very pulpy looking. Not much of a head on this one. It actually looks a bit like a blood orange juice

S - Belgian clove and bubblegum with a nice oragne presence as well. Definitely smells like a Wit

T - The normal Belgian esters give it that bubble gum and banana taste you commoly find Wits. There is some slght clove presence but not much. The richness of the blood orange as well as its tartness comes through in the end. I don't get much of the raspberry flavor you find in blood oranges tho. This beer defintiely tastes more like a wit but does have a nice citrus bite in the finish.

MF - Thick body with light carbonation. Slight citrus bite near the end

O - Nice easy drinking summer beer with a slight taste of blood orange to give it a twist from a normal Wit

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Photo of mynie
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A wit with blood orange! The blood orange part needs to be stressed, but good god is it bloody orangey.

Pours like paste. Smells like a orange banana pepper smoothie. Tastes, thank good, like an orange banana pepper smoothie.

One of the thickest beers I've ever drank, but it went down fast and smooth. Nothing about it is especially nuanced--it's basically a good, creamy wit mixed with OJ--but it works really well.

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Masonic Rite from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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