Razor Hoof | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with our friends in the epic band High on Fire, this heavily hopped saison is worthy of razor hoof.

Corpse wolf now raised.

Added by MasterSki on 08-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Ezilance
4.79/5  rDev +38%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

In my opinion this was a great saison from three Floyd's. I typically don't care for the saison style but I try and support three Floyd's being from indiana. There is never any bias when drinking their product, I judge realistically and I believe this saison is one of the few best I have tried. A great fruity aroma and smooth finish. Light hoppyness made this farmhouse ale/saison a must try.

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Photo of RickS95
4.22/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A strange, hybrid beer, it actually does look like a cross between a saison and an IPA. It's got the golden orange saison color with a cloudy look, but the head, while it's there, slightly resembles the meringue-like look of an IPA. Little retention, but a nice lace.

Again, clearly a hybrid of the two styles with a tart, fruity original burst of scents with an acidic citrus waft later on. As it begins to warm, pine and grapefruit start to evolve.

Three for three as the taste is a gentle blend of styles. Tangy fruit up front with a citrusy pine following behind.

You get the best of both worlds with that consisent kick off of tart, tanginess of a Saison with a gentle bittering finish of an IPA. The blend works really well together to make it very drinkable...each style complementing the other.

I let this sit in the cellar a little longer than I should have but it was still really impressive. I can only imagine what it tastes like fresh. Overall, it's a nice beer that goes down easily. Just sent a bottle to Washington for my left coast friend to enjoy, a much fresher bottle.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.18/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Dark orange with floating yeasts, nice 1/2 inch creamy, foamy head with nice lacing.

Smell - Floral fruits, yeasts, grapefruit, apple, pear. Some caramel mixed in with some spices and sugars.

Taste - Much like the smell, loads of apples, grapes and yeasts mixed in with some caramel and grapefruit hops. Has a hoppy bite mixed in with some sour yeasts and spices. Tart finish with some alcohol mixed in.

Mouthfeel - Tongue gets a bite of hops, yeasts and caramel. Palate gets loads of sour and tart apples and grapes with some yeasts. The aftertaste is tart, mild sweet and warm.

Overall - I enjoyed this. Its right on par with 3 floyds, different, full flavored and well done. The grape/apple/pear flavor works amazing with the floral taste of a saison to make a real refreshing drink. Another winner for sure.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.12/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed with High on Fire. Based on my recent visit and beer haul from Munster IN it seems that all 3 Floyds does is hang out with metal bands, tattoo artists and grow beards.

Opaque, rusty dandelion color. Foam on my glass like it was applied with a paint roller. Reeks of sharp lemongrass (centennial?). Some peach ring in there too. Big, full body. Sticky, sharp, fresh cut grass hops all over the palette. Lots of caramel and extremely hoppy for a saison.

Not at all true to style but badd-ass nonetheless. Like it better than I like the band.

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Photo of jbru1971
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Let's keep it simple. I love fff. But this is NOT a saison, not even close. It's an old ale if anything. Very simple beer... Lots of caramel malt. Abv well masked. Not a multidimensional experience and certainly not the typical FFF hopbomb. But aptly named, Razorhoof will slice and dice your ass with plenty of malty goodness. I definitely suggest this as a house beer swig, but I wouldn't hunt it down as a collector unless you like sugary beers to throw in the cellar. Happy Ales...

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.02/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

FFF style brown bomber with a crazy looking label. I dig most of the FFF artwork, but this half horned wolf half man thing is a bit much. Anyway, I poured this into a Belgian style stemmed tulip glass.

A - wow does this look make up for the almost weird artwork on the label. Deep and dark glowing amber color with hints of a burnt orange through the light. It just looks like a Belgian ale. I don't think I've ever seen this much funk and sediment floating in an ale. I'm beginning to wonder if this is my 2 year old son's fruit juice with all the floated going on. The her just looks dark and beautiful. It glows and has one hell of a massive head. Off white in color and stays for ages. Excellent stick to top it all off. Beautiful brew.

S - sweet malts and dried dark fruits. A near tang to the aroma. A good yeast funkiness in the background as well as more caramel malt.

T - much like the aroma. A nice yeasty base with some bread notes. Sweet caramel malts and an almost weird funky dried and dark fruit flavor. A bit more tangy fruitiness than the nose with the addition of a fresh grassiness. A hint of some sort of oddball spice creeps up from nowhere and the dark fruit really open up as it warms.

M - thick texture and lays a very nice coating in the mouth. It has some unique flavors but you still know who did the brewing. The alcohol is there but it's smooth and if you are someone who likes sweetness it's very enjoyable.

O - a real good offer IMO. Much better than when Calumet Queen came to us last year. Not like any Saison I've ever had, but the beauty of this ale sitting in the glass is a sight to behold. Razorhoof fit my taste buds nicely as I get in the mood for a sweet fruitiness from time to time. But I could also see this being too sweet for a lot of people. For me, it was definitely worth the try and experience. I really enjoyed this offering from FFF and I'm almost certain I'd buy it again if ever released another time.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Let's take the metal influence of this beer's label and High on Fire band collaboration and put it on hold for what is...these brewers like heavy music and heavy beer that's a given based on the history I have with them. This beer appears a deep cloudy copper body with light khaki head flowing forth! I'm going to light up a Drew Estate Unico series Feral Flying Pig as I drink this beer a cigar that has every opportunity to be metal whenever it wants to be. Aroma has hints of bready malts that linger with each sniff, it's actually an alluring beer it doesn't hit me up front with whatever it wants to be. With those beautiful malts I get citrus tones, and hints of Belgian style spice not a bad mix by any means. Dried apricot and other fruits explode on the nose and palate it has those characteristics that I enjoy in their hoppy offerings along with a muted breadiness and yeast character that continues to amaze me every time I try it. Each gulp adds complexity of the bready yeast notes and herbal spicy hop additions...definitely complex ale. Tropical fruit big malt layers binds a hoppy American Saison just about perfectly with any beer I've had in this style thus far. Mouthfeel has even flowing carbonation but the body gives it an oily texture that bounds to the palate the way that I want it. Overall drinkability is good I've had two over the course of today I can say that it's consistent and has not changed.

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Photo of vic21234
3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. No bottled on date.

A- Pours a cloudy amber/orange color with a small amount of off-white head that quickly fades. Some slight lacing can be seen along the sides of the glass.

S- Some spiciness lead to somewhat of a floral aroma. Some dark fruits are noted as well.

T- Starts off with a spicy breadiness before giving way to slight fruit, hoppy notes. A nice drinking saison.

M- Medium bodied, spicy yet hoppy with a fruity aftertaste.

Nice stuff, I can't say I've had many saisons but this is a nice sipper.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.92/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Very cloudy orange/red with a one finger head with nice lacing.

S-Lots of bread and toast. Rather hoppy. Citrus and grass. Not like a normal saison, and this isn't because of the hops

T-Once again rather bready. Then it has a good citrus and grassy hop finish. Kinda malty. An interesting combination. Once again not really like a saison.

M-Heavy for the style rather hoppy and nicely carbonated.

O-I would not call this a saison. It didn't have the wheat, spice etc of the style. Still a good beer but odd and not fully together.

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Photo of emerge077
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass, the beer is a dark chestnut brown color, with a large head of fluffy foam. Sheets of lace form inside the glass, ever present lasting skim on the surface. As it settles there's a layer of suspended sediment in the lower half of the glass.

Aromas of dried fruit sweetness, papaya, cantaloupe, some Belgian yeast adding an element of spice complexity.

Bready malt figures big in the taste, along with a light fruity sweetness of orange and cantaloupe, dry in the finish with a lingering peppery spice. Medium bodied, smooth with a creaminess and spicy bitterness. More malty that most saisons, but enjoyable for what it is.

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Photo of mverity
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle share at Proof Brewing Co. Golden orange in color with good white head. Nice collar with decent lacing. Smell is a great light malt profile, some spice and dry earth. Taste is also nicely spiced, surprisingly hoppy in a very lightly bitter way (mostly spice), some butterscotch. Highly carbonated and light body with being watery.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In the area for work so swung by the brew pub for some drinks and eats (ribs are great by the way). Showed up in a tulip. Deep orange with a thin head that coated the glad in lacing as the head vanished. Nose is candied hops. Bubble gum over citrus. Fairly chewy and kind of syrupy but really nice flavor. Fairly sweet. Enjoyable.

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Photo of guityler83
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A one claw of dense off white head that stayed the path for a few minutes before leaving behind a trail of its essence on the edge of my pint glass. A copper orange with a tint of crimson and a moderate amount of haze this beer has a distinctive beastly look.

S: Very light aroma. Fruity like sweet tarts or some kind of sugary candy. Mild tropical melon with a hint of caramel and toffee.

T: A solid amount of citrus bittering hops punches you in the face but quickly the pallet adjusts and its very easy drinking. A good amount of malt character pops away on the toungue, raisins, toffee, caramel and some other darker fruits on the spectrum. Very balanced profile, while there is some impression of sweetness the bitterness is right there behind it keeping everything in check. Fermentation character for a saison is very subdued but there are still some hints of the hey and clovey flavors lingering on the pallet after a few sips.

M: Clean finish with a medium body and a crisp finish. Medium carbonation levels.

O: A very balanced saison with some flavors not typical of the style keeping me interested. I very much like the balance of the yeast/malt/hop flavors in the beer. HoF on the label is a bonus. Keep it metal and drink a razorhoof!

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into signature teku glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, pear, apple, floral, grass, pine, pepper, caramel, honey, and floral/yeast earthiness. Nice and unique aromas with solid balance and complexity of hop, malt, and saison yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of orange peel, lemon zest, grapefruit, pineapple, pear, apple, floral, grass, pine, caramel, honey, pepper, clove, herbal, and floral/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of pine/floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of orange peel, lemon zest, grapefruit, pineapple, pear, apple, floral, grass, pine, caramel, honey, clove, pepper, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop, malt, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and fairly crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good dry hopped saison style. Good balance and complexity of hop, malt, and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of TwelveOunces
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a hazy copper color with not much head to speak of.

S- A fading hop presence with some dark fruit notes. A hint of grape and green apple. A bit of a Belgian like spice.

T- Not what I expected. A slight hop bitterness at first. The beer opens up with an oddmalt bill. Some fig and plum and a bit of green sour apples which is something I have never picked up in a beer before. A touch of a caramel and burnt sugar on the back end. I figured this would be hoppier, however this isnt exactly fresh. There are traces of pine and what once was mango an lemon. The lack of freshness adds to the oddness of the beer rather then take away from it.

M- Full bodied, silky, and bittersweet.

O- Overall,I liked this beer. very odd and not what I expected which is what I like to see from FFF

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Photo of jrenihan
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared with Liam and Sammy.

Beer is cloudy gold, with a moderately-sized off-white head.

Nose is quite malty and caramel scented. Unusual for the style.

Flavour contains caramel malt and a toasty flavour. Hoppy. Not like any saison I know. I don't really get any yeast flavour. Not bad, but very unusual and with no saison character.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.

Overall, a decent beer but not if you are looking for a saison.

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Photo of GlassFreeek
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at FFF Brewpub right after they kegged it for the first time.

A: Looks fairly cloudly, murky even. A looks darker and cloudier than your usual saison.

S: Hops, and more hops. Not use to so much hops in a saison nose but I am diggin it! Hoppiest one I've come across, love it.

T: Interesting! Has a very unique flavor that I can imagine 20 different people would all have a different flavor to pinpoint this one. Very interested beer, worth seeking out!

MF: Smooth and easily drinkable, you wouldn't guess this to be 8.5%!

Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to drink this beer but it's not one of the best FFF beers, that's for sure. Worth seeking out, not world class.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark orange with lots of floating yeasts. Two-finger white foam head.

S - Apple and pear with some yeast. Some sweetness of honey and spices.

T - Bitter hops mixed some sweet dark fruits. Some slight earthy funkiness is also present. Tastes like an IPA mixed with a Saison.

M - Medium carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel.

O - A very interesting beer. Decent, but probably would not drink again. Not up to normal Three Floyd's standards.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber picked up at the brewery a couple weeks ago.

Poured into a tulip at about 50 degrees. Large, dense, beige colored head over a very cloudy, dark amber body. Great head retention, and tons of lacing.

Aromas are full of canned pineapple juice - very tropical - along with some papaya, and red apple. Little bit of bready yeast in the background, and a touch of Fall spice. Pretty inviting.

Mouthfeel is awfully smooth for a Saison - bordering on creamy. Light zest from the carbonation, but not much. Flavors don't have the teeth of the aromas, as they do pick up mostly dull apple skins, and old peach. Light bitterness in the finish. Malt comes through a little heavy for my liking. Touch of wet hay accompanies the finish.

Would've liked more brightness and herbal/floral qualities, but it's still a nice, drinkable Saison, given the ABV.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Bell's tulip. The beer pours out a dank, murky burnt orange with a big fluffy white head. Excellent retention and massive lacing. The nose has lots of sweet, over-ripe citrus fruit notes, primarily apricots and oranges.

The beer has a medium body with a sweet flavor profile and a slick, oily feel. Lots of fruit sweetness up front with big hits of pineapple, peach, and nectarine flavors. A fairly well-tempered hop balance greets you at mid-palate, but never really overwhelms all the sweetness. Finish is sweet and a sticky, fruity flavor lingers behind. Not the easiest beer to drink as it lacks balance. All those hops promised on the label clearly did not show up as expected.

Good beer, but definitely not what I would call a good Three Floyds beer. There are no dry floral notes nor is there any funky acidity as one typically finds in a Saison. Moreover (and I never thought I would say this about a Three Floyds beer), it needs more hops. This one tastes more like a Tripel than a Saison. I will always buy a new Three Floyds beer I have never had. They're one of only 3 breweries I have access to whose beers I will buy without hesitation (Founders and Great Lakes are the others). Not sorry I bought it, but won't buy it again.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My second music collaboration beer from Three Floyds; I've never listened to High On Fire. Expectations are decent given Three Floyds's good reputation, and based on the fact that I enjoyed the last music collab beer I had from them, Three Floyds Evil Power.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a nice beautiful bright orange colored body with about two fingers of khaki head that thins to a thick foamy ring. Nice streaks of lace.

S - Smell is definitely a bit strange, but very unique. Some grainy wheat-like presence, some sweetness, slight hint of honey, caramel, wet paper, and like others have noted: dead fallen wet leaves & an overripe bushel of rotting apples.

T - Taste is of faded bitter grapefruit / green apple hop sweetness, apricot / peach, some earthiness, caramel malt, and some grain. Tastes more like a faded IPA than it does a saison / farmhouse ale.

M - Feel is bitter and sticky with sugary green apple skin.

Overall, a decent beer, but it is really nothing to brag about. Glad to have gotten to try it for novelty's sake, but this isn't a beer I would want to try again. Too heavily dry-hopped I suppose to fit the actual saison category, because there are hardly any legitimate "farmhouse" characteristics present. A beer to try once and not again.

Three Floyds Razor Hoof ---3.5/5.

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Photo of metter98
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is cloudy yellowish caramel in color and has yeast chunks visible floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass and some bubbles down the edges.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel hops are present in the nose along with notes of Belgian yeast and spices.
T: The taste is nearly identical to the smell and has some additional hints of toffee. There's enough spices to prevent any sweetness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite malty for a saison and also seems heavier compared to other beers in the style.

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Photo of portia99
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

A - Tries to gush a bit on opening, but fast hands prevents any loss of beer. Pours a bit murky with some noticeable floating yeast particles in the body of the beer. Deep amber in color, ample carbonation bubbles and a thick, fluffy two fingers of khaki foam that shows good staying power.

S - Very citrusy aroma, heavy in oranges - almost tang like in character...a bit of lemony tartness too. A bit yeasty too. Interesting, but not much dimension to it.

T - Sweat, maltose-y malt at the base, thick and a bit heavy. Earthy as well with mild hints of roasted malt. Mild hop bitterness - a bit dull in flavor character, perhaps overwhelmed a bit by the malt. The citrus that was so strong in the aroma is lacking any real presence in the flavor, disappointingly.

M - Medium bodied, but the sweet maltiness makes it feel heavier. Carbonation is rather high, foamy and tingly on the tongue.

O - Not very "saison-y"...heavy handed in the malt department. Nice citrus aspects in the aroma, but lost in the flavor. Not especially impressed - drinkable for sure, but not memorable at all.

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Photo of DrewskiWhit
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A actually a really nice looking beer. Deep cloudy orange color with a thick white head. Nice lacing

S at first there was some citrus, a hint of pineapple juice actually but then it gave way to some funky dark fruits and malt breadiness

T not like any saison I've ever had. Its not bad, if I didn't know any better I might think I was drinking a very mild Belgian quad or something similar. There is some nice hop bitterness. The more I drink it the more I like it.

M pretty standard. Not much else to say really

O wasn't expecting much from this based on the reviews. This was a brewery only release but i purchased it a my local bottle shop so I'm guessing its not selling very well over at the floyds. Not something I'd seek out but it was interesting. Nothing off putting.

Bottom line: a decent beer although I'm not sure this is technically a saison

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 11.19.13

A - Pours a clear light brown-orange with a large foamy light tan head with solid retention.

S - dirt and Garbage.

T - Malty garbage and rotten fruit.

D - Decent carbonation with a medium body.

O - This bottle is bad, very very bad. I had this on tap at FFF in September, and I though enough of it to buy a bottle. The bottle was very bad. The score will reflect my best experience with this brew.

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