Razor Hoof | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
320
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
14.99%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
23
For Trade:
2
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with honey and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but doesn't really fit the style too well in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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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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2.91/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

In conjunction with the band "High on Fire", this dry-hopped Belgian-style Saison is projecting an image of dry earthiness with fruit support upon a champagne-like bubbly nature and then exacerbated with bright hop aromatics... yea, none of that happens.

With a pour of deep amber and significant haze, its appearance is further muddled with only creaminess as if it were an Amber Ale. But with strong retention of its ivory-stained head and broken collars of lace, the ale sends strong aesthetic signals- just not consistent with Saison.

The prominent scent of bruised apples take center stage as the nose draws near. But then a mildly toasty, dry caramel scent backs up the fruit with a malty counterpart. But where's the earthy spiciness of Farmhouse Ales? Where's the spice? Where's the hops?

Its taste fares only slightly better as the beer's taste offer more than just bruised red apples- it also offers up mild toasted acidity, coupled with bread crust, light toffee, pepper, husky rye-like character and an earthy "stemmy" taste that's sharp and biting. Still, the complex vinous character is sorely lacking. So is the promised hop character that's basically a no-show.

Without an exact zesty character, the beer's body is semi-creamy and earthy with residual sweetness that keeps the beer heavier on the mouth than is what's desirable for its style. It simply labors onto the middle and late palate with dull oxidized taste and stagnant attempt to dryness.

Regardless what style its proclaimed to be, Razor Hoof really fails to meet the criteria of Saison in any regard. But as a nondescript ale, the bruised apple character provides such strong detraction that its hard to dismiss.

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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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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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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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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Dark for a saison; deep autumn leaf body. Nice bone-white head with ok retention and nice lace.

S - Caramel, sweet malt, cherry, grass. Almost has a Scotch ale nose.

T - Hay, cilantro, caramel, lemon zest, white bread crust. Bitter herbal backend.

M - Off-style heavy body and low carbonation for a saison.

O - Super malty for a saison. It's an interesting beer, but it's not my favorite take on the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.06/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer is hazy orange with a hint of crimson. Half inch of off-white head. The aroma offers some resinous hops, malt, bread, sweet fruits, esters, candies. This is NOT a saison. Not even close. FFF makes some great beers. This is not one of them. Even if one were to re-categorize this beer, it doesn't change the fact that it is simply sub-par. No yeast, funk, farmhouse, hay, spice or any characteristics of the style. Too sweet, too hoppy, messy, muddled. Avoid.

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Razor Hoof from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.47 out of 5 based on 320 ratings.
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