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Robert The Bruce - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,786 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,786
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 185
Gots: 325 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full-bodied Scottish-style Ale with a well-rounded malty profile and roasted biscuit-like notes.

24 IBU

(Beer added by: purplehops on 08-06-2001)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle received as extra, thanks CruisaC.

Brown bottle with a great looking label on the front, Three Flyods style all the way. No date or batch numbers on the bottle of any kind.

Pours a crystal clear ruby color with no cloudiness what so ever. Head formed with only the slightest help, with a off white hue. The head was a bit thin but hung around for a bit. No lacing threw the glass as it was consumed. The aroma was hardly noticeable for this style. Most brews I have had in this style the aroma is not as strong as other brews but this particular brew was barely there. The taste was up front bitter hops with only a hint of a malty background. The malt was not forward enough for this particular style or really my preference. The carbonation was over done and pushed way to much of the hops forward. I was left with a acidic taste and feeling in my mouth. I was looking forward to try this brew as it is one of my favorite styles but was unable to stomach it. Hopefully I had a old or bad bottle. Probably with age is that I will never know due to the lack of any dating on the bottle. I will give this a try again in the future and re-review if needed.

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2.45/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I am a huge maltmaven, but have never fallen in love with scotch ales, and I'm still not quite sure why.

A: Fairly transparent body that is more brown than red but gives off a nice ruby hue. Head gets to about two fingers but dies down quickly.

S: Nothing too strong. Raisins, maybe some unripe plums.

T: Starts off with unripe dark fruit. In the middle I get booze. What the hell, this is only 6.5%. The middle of the sip also reminds me a bit of a BSDA, with a few notes of spiciness that are reminiscent of Belgian yeast. Not too much taste at the end of the sip, but there is an unpleasant, slightly metallic and bitter aftertaste that sticks around for quite some time.

M: Overcarbonated, especially for the style.

O: I wasn't expecting great things from this beer, but I am still let down. If a fairly new homebrewer tried to do a Raison d'Etre clone, this might be what it would taste like. I'm not sure if I'm even going to finish it. Ugh.

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Robert The Bruce from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 2,786 ratings.