Three Floyds Hessian Smog
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
A traditional Hessian ESB Brewed with an eye to the “not normal.” Enjoy this Revolutionary War-inspired recipe.

80 IBU 6.7%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Draft. Poured clear light copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy citrus hop and small sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium spicy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Sample @ FFF 15th Anny. Pours a hazy dark golden/light amber color with a medium sized white head that dissipates into a thin film. The aroma was orange and lemon citrus up front with some mild caramel and biscuity malts at the back. The flavor was more orange and lemon citrus, caramel, lightly toasted biscuits and a moderate level of bitterness. Pretty drinkable, but nothing that really said have another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6944) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 Draft on tap at FFF XV Party (Munster, IN). Pours a darker amber copper pour, decent haze wuth good lacing ring head. Aromas are citrusy lemons and oranges mixing with toast and toffee, touches of biscuits. Initial is biscuits and toasty, touches of dry lemon, grass and florals. Some gentle yeast. An inviting ESB with a strong hop presence. Touches of actual roast work into the fold, good dry hops. Essential biscuity and toasty presence. Finish shows some good hops, dry, but some elements of roast, toast. Finish is toasty, dry, and fairly hoppy. Rerate: Brewpub 11/29. Well hazed amber orange, good beautiful cakey offwhite head. Aromas are vibrant. Well hopped, a touch of spicy bread yeast moves into sweeter toffee and biscuits, gentle toast, dry oranges, decent bitterness moves into the malt body. A touch buttery. More oranges, gentle spice. Finish is a bit sweet with lingering oranges. Ok. Took it down one notch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6327) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
This poured a medium amber color with a beige head. Aroma was of citrusy hops, some caramel and biscut too. Flavor was mainly malty, but definitely more than you average balance of hops as expected from 3 floyds. ok but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (4916) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
À la pompe au pub: Couleur orangé trouble avec une belle mousse. Agrumes, tangerine avec des notes de blé dans le corps. Amertume insistante avec un fini sec poivré.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
First rating. Pint at the Three Floyds brew pub. Pours a hazy orange with a nice, healthy medium white head. I’m trying to imagine a Hessian ESB as I drink this. Aroma of leafy hops, some pineapple and orange. Healthy dose of hops in the aroma. Flavor is mostly bitter, lots of citrus and pine, specifically focusing on tangerine and grapefruit hops. It’s nice, juicy, and easy drinking. The malts are kind of smoggy. Nice light malt bill. Lots of caramel and some baked bread. This beer is light, easy drinking, very nice to session and enjoy. Very nice beer from Three Floyds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
draft. Pours hazed amber wh head, head nose piney, citrus lemons earth floral urine, flavors of citrus pine lemons urinal cake earthy pizza, odd tasting beer,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
draft... a bit of an ugly beer, murky dark honey gold, nice head... the aroma is bursting with hops, tons of fresh orange peel is quite unique... doesn’t taste much like an esb, very dry, more oranges... unique take worth trying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Draft at 3F. I’ll echo Gerrit and this is definitely old-school Floyds. Pours a cloudy copper with fluffy offwhite head. Nose is interesting. Fruity and sweet, floral and a strange kind of syrupy note as well. Burly malts and caramely. Spicy hops. Different. On tasting, it is pretty boozy for 6.7 and super resiny/sticky. Also distinct sweetness on the palate as well that is a bit distracting. Big bitterness, but not super aggressive. Really interesting beer, but not perfect. Kinda reminds me of a smaller Blackheart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Half-pint poured at the source... Pours a hazy apricot orangey hue and topped with a creamy white head tha quickly fades to a thin film... Oranges, tangerine, and a modicum of dankness. Some biscuity caramels on the backend but this is very much hop focused... Flavors don’t dEviate all that much. More tangerines upfront, juiciness all around and semi-sweet in nature. Expecting a little more bitterness which was held mostly in check. Lighter side of medium bodied. Easy drinking and enjoyed the juicy citrus fruits that were emphasized. Couldve used a touch mire bitterness and less sweetness.

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