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Robert The Bruce - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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very good

2,854 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,854
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 185
Gots: 374 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: purplehops on 08-06-2001

A full-bodied Scottish-style Ale with a well-rounded malty profile and roasted biscuit-like notes.

24 IBU
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3


Acquired via trade
Thanks, barkingelectron!

Dark auburn and amber in color with a quickly forming, somewhat large light brown head that lasts for a while and eventually leaves thin ribbons of lace down the glass.

Aroma is of caramel, toffee, breads, mild roast, and some smoke. I think the smoke is a bit distracting from what otherwise is a fairly straightforward and to-style aroma.

The dark malt and smoke character I find in the flavor is a bit distracting as well, taking away from the caramels, toffees, and bready malts I also find. Good enough, though not particularly drinkable.

Medium to full bodied with moderate-high carbonation. This feels heavy and dense and doesn't lend itself at all to sessioning.

Good enough, though not a typical variation of the style--also, not particularly drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Robert the Bruce poured into a Three Floyds tulip pint glass, consumed on 5/25/12. No bottle date.

A- One finger off-white head with average to below average retention. Very thin crown hangs around. Zero lacing. Poor clarity, fairly hazy. Deep copper to light brown body with some garnet highlights.

S- Out the neck, malty, sweet caramel, very light roast. Once poured, light malty sweetness. Fairly light aroma.

T- Tons of malt. Somewhat sweet. Caramel. Finish is fairly dry with malt lingering and some hints of light roast.

M- Medium to medium light body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly slick.

O- Very tasty! I could use a little more aroma though.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass
This was the very first 3F beer I ever had and it has become my 17th 3F review because I had it prior to doing reviews.

This beer pours a super hazy dark amber/brown with only light getting through. It has a unique spiciness for a Scottish ale and it also has a notable hop presence, it traditional of Three Floyd's and is slightly fruity and piney but not too noticeable. The malt flavors are roasted malts and a tiny bit of dark fruits, some caramel as well. This is more bitter then most Scottish ales but is pretty creamy smooth at the same time. A pretty darn good scotch ale, hands down.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First and foremeost, I am a huge fan of The Bruce (aka Robert the Bruce). Got this as a bonus from a trade from dicemanSTL (thanks!!)

Very very nice Scottish-style Ale! Notes follow:

A: Dark amber brown

S/T: sweet, oaky, malts, sugars, really nice...very very drinkable (I mean it would be easy to sit down and over the period of a couple hours put down a six-pack of this brew).

M: Nice, smooth...

O: I am really enjoying this beer. Nothing bad to say about it. Nice drinkable ale from FFF!!!

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of my craft beer week festivities. Color is dark reddish. Head is pretty thick yet fades sort of quick.
Odor is slightly buttery and sweet. Some maple and caramel.
Taste is good overall. Pretty well balanced as it starts sweet and then continues through to the end. Some nuttiness as well.
Mouth feel is pretty smooth. Medium in body.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a wonderful light brown with dark yellow hues around the edges of the beer. There is only about a half finger of head on this beer, and it settles quickly. Minimal lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is caramel, roast, and cream. It's slightly buttery, but it's in a good way. I can dig it.

T: It starts out sweet and creamy. There is a nice slight roast and tons of caramel to this brew. The is also a slight touch of golden raisin. It's pleasant.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's not overly sweet, or cloying. It's just smooth and creamy on the palate.

O: This is pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of scotch ales, but I'm diggin' this beer. I'd drink this again if given the oppertunity.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of korguy123 poured in to Founders tulip.

A - Dark amber colour with a very slight ruby glow scattered throughout. One finger of cream coloured head formed and quickly receded to a thin layer.

S - Sweet brown sugar and a touch of maple up front that gives way to lighter scotch and toffee notes. A fairly sweet overall nose. Not over-the-top sweet or scotch-y like many scotch ales tend to be.

T - A very balanced palate with equal parts toffee, brown sugar and whiskey. The background adds some complexity - scotch, bready malts, smoke, raisins and figs.

M - Medium body. Light to moderate carbonaiton.

O - One of the better scotch ales that I have had. No one flavour dominated the nose or palate. Very complex and very well balanced.

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Robert The Bruce from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,854 ratings.