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Review of Three Floyds Broo Doo

08 Nov
For today’s craft beer review I thought I would try another brew from one of my favorite brewers.  The beverage I chose today is the Three Floyds Broo Doo produced by the Three Floyds Brewing Company located in Munster, Indiana.

I know I’ve said it before, but I have yet to have a “bad” beer from Three Floyds and I’ve read nothing but good things about the Broo Doo, so I’m betting that this effort will not disappoint.

Let’s find the commercial description from the website, 3floyds.com, what do you say?

This beer is brewed during the hop harvest with a portion of unkilned or “wet” hops fresh off the vine.  Apricot in color, Broo Doo’s nose has dominant orange, pine sap and floral notes, balanced by a glazed nut and toffee malt body.  This celebration of the hop harvest has intense tropical fruit, citrus and spicy accents that showcase the complexity of the hops we all love.  October release. 

I can’t wait to try this brew.

The Broo Doo comes in a 22 oz. bomber and has an ABV of 7.0%.

The beer poured a semi-cloudy, dark orange to light amber color.  It had an eggshell colored head of great size with very nice retention and awesome lacing left behind after each sip.  The crown was a mixture of both large and small bubbles; rocky, kind of soapy and soft looking. 

The aroma was a wash of tropical fruits and hops.  Fresh notes of grapefruit, peach, pineapple, orange and sugary mango.  Superb.  It kind of smelled like cotton candy!!!  It was floral, piny and sugary with a little bit of caramel malt, however the fruity sweetness was the star of this show.  Beautiful.

The taste brought forth a very fresh hop profile.  A very, very nice and sturdy bitterness “bite”.  Juicy citrus of grapefruit, orange slices and ripe peaches.  No alcohol flavoring what-so-ever.  As the brew warmed a bit, a slight caramel malt with a touch of breadiness stepped up a bit, yet the fruitiness and hops remained the dominating factor.  Impressive if I may say so myself.

The mouthfeel was a solid medium.  Very dry, crisp, smooth and snappy.  It left a copious amount of flavor drenched on the palate.  Again, no alcohol flavor or warmth was left behind.

Three Floyds does it again.  Another spectacular brew.  They never cease to amaze me.  The Broo Doo is super good in appearance, aroma, taste, mouthfeel and drinkability.  At 7.0% ABV it’s very easy to drink.  I’m sure this brew would pair well with a meal, although I think I would only want to drink this by itself so I could savor all of the robustness that it entails.  I would want no distractions.  I was, literally, taking huge gulps when I turned up the glass.  One things for sure, Three Floyds knows how to bring the hops.  May I have another please?!?!

Overall, I put this beer slightly behind the Dreadnaught and the Arctic Panzer Wolf only because, even though the hops are very prominent, they are not quite as forceful as the others. 

Thanks, as always, for reading and commenting everyone.  I would love to hear what you guys think of this beer if you have tried it.

Be sure to find me on Twitter (@BeerApprentice or @shrews824) and Google+ (Scott Shrewsberry).

Until next time.

Cheers.

Score:  4.3 out of 5
Grade:  A 

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Posted by on November 8, 2011 in Country: USA, Three Floyds

 

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