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Robert The Bruce - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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very good

2,746 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,746
Reviews: 948
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 186
Gots: 308 | 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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Photo of siege06nd
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a British pint. Special thanks to IrishColonial for bringing this one back from Chicago. Thanks, Eric!

A: Pours a murky brown color. A quarter finger of cream colored head with decent retention and lacing. Looks good.

S: Sweet biscuit roast, little bit of a grainy malt bill to it. Not too complex or strong. Very pedestrian smelling beer here, I would have guessed it was a brown ale.

T: Again, a thin, grainy sweet taste on this one, with the mildest of roasted malt on the back end. It's not bad, but I think it's too light a style and doesn't have enough bold malt presence. Certainly not what I would expect from Three Floyds based on what I've had from them before.

M: For a Scotch Ale, too thin. Carbonation is decent but the flavors lack depth and complexity.

O: Well, my review makes this look like a bad beer. It's not. In fact I think Three Floyds has made a very good Brown Ale here. It's light, sweet, and has just enough delicate roast to it that makes it highly quaffable. But I grade to style and Robert the Bruce misses the mark in that regard.

siege06nd, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of korguy123
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Special thanks to JM03 for this gem.

Bottle into pint glass.

A- Murky brown pour. Root beer color held to the light. No head just wisps on top.

S- Sweet bread vanilla and caramel.

T- Sweet malts. Nice yeast quality. Toffee, vanilla and a slight stone fruit.

M- Medium bodied, chewey sticky on the lips.

O- Simply put, just wonderful!

korguy123, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of Keithstone44
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Nonic. No date on the bottle

A: Pours a deep mahogany color with a finger of off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing.

S: Caramel and vanilla, some breadiness as well

T: Great balance of flavors. The sweetness from the malt blends seamlessly with the vanilla and toffee/caramel flavors, allowing just a hint of floral hops to escape.

M: The mouthfeel is my favorite part of this beer. It's heavy enough to warrant appreciation for the complexity of flavors, yet light enough to allow for session drinking.

O: I think this a fantastic brew, and one that pays homage to its respective style

Keithstone44, Nov 02, 2011
Photo of Star80
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date code, but I think this is a seasonal and I believe my sample is fresh. Beer pours out a brownish color with a tan head. Not much lacing or anything too remarkable. Smells like toffee, some faint dark chocolate, molasses, and yet no smoke which I find sorta odd. Tastes nicely bittersweet, some rich dark roasted malts, with a slight bitter aftertaste. Nicely balanced. Not very earthy or peaty like I have found with other Scottish inspired ales. I swear years ago this was a different beer, big earthy malts and sweet alcohol but now it reminds me of a nice brown ale. Don't get me wrong, this is a good beer but quite uncharacteristic of the style and somewhat "normal" for a Three Floyd's beer. Mouthfeel is fine. Overall a decent beer but kinda marginal for such an awesome brewer. And please, date code your beer guys...

Star80, Nov 02, 2011
Robert The Bruce from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 2,746 ratings.