fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 Bottle. Good aroma, a bit bready. Not much of a lager person but liked this. Good malt flavor and some sweetness on the after taste. A bit too pricey, though.
travita (3034) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is clear, no head, and golden in color. The smell is cereal, malts, and caramel. The taste is malts, caramel, fruits, and sweet.
Rrauth (636) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Interesting. Not used to the style but very powerful. Try but don't chase
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DocJitsu (304) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a translucent copper-amber color with a short-lived, a light caramel/eggshell colored head. The head disappears way to quickly. Bubbles constantly migrate from the bottom of the glass. Mouthfeel is slick and wet, with very little carbonation. So little, that I wonder if this bottle is old. Not much going on the nose. The obligatory toffee, but on the very light side. Some notes of dark red fruit. Flavor is pretty lacking. Not bad, just not 3F. The flat flavor and the flat mouthfeel are certainly not complimentary. I’m so familiar with 3F, it’s hard for me to believe that this bottle is not old.
superspak (1469) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but it is from the 2012 release. Pours very hazy orange copper color with a fairly dense 2 finger off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers for a bit. Minimal lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, caramel, brown bread, toasted grain, brown sugar, light pepper, floral, slight nuttiness, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and strength of fruity and malty notes with light hops. Taste of pear, apple, grape, caramel, brown bread, brown sugar, toasted grain, light pepper, floral, light nuttiness, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, caramel, brown bread, brown sugar, toasted grain, floral, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of fruity and malty flavors; solid complexity with good robustness; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Oktoberfest style. Nice balance and robustness of fruity and malty flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Palme (2234) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.65l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a cloudy dark almost plum-orange one with a small off-white head that quickly sticks to the sides of the glass. A bit low on the nose, but I get a cider-ish perry and apple thing combined with soft traces of grass. It has a average carbonation level and an average oily mouthfeel. It’s a bit on the sweet caramelly side. Perhaps a bit mellow, some sweet caramel-sugar, hints of both wheat and steamed orange zest. Somewhat mouthdrying in the finish. It’s quite round in the edges. Nothing that sticks itself out to much really, so I guess you can call it integrated. Obviously not the most extreme or exciting Three Floyds brews I’ve had. 09.01.2013
ClubGonzo (2689) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. Pours a deep caramel-hued orange body with a small white head. Nose is pear-like fruity berry tones, caramel, hints of straw and faint floral herbs. Pretty nice. Taste is caramel, toffee, almonds, hints of straw, nuts and grains. A bit boring, but fair enough. Medium palate and carbonation. OK, but not very exciting in any way and probably quite overrated compared to many others in the Oktoberfest/Märzen style.
jhliesen (607) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found on a back shelf in a Calumet Ave., liquor store and drank on a sad, December night. It was a fine beer and a toast to my father.
ej (326) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a bronze body with a small slightly tan head. aroma is pure malty with hints of toffee/caramel. taste is mellow sweet and malty. low to medium bitterness and well balanced. medium body and carbonation.
Godofthecellar (274) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Chris, always fun trying FFF stuff
This one poured a dark copper with about a quarter inch white giant head that dissipated quickly. Taste of malt, spices and a slight sweetness on the finish.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted bready malts, caramel and herbal hops. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, faint fruits and herbal hops. Medium boded and quite drinkable.