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Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,410 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,410
Reviews: 934
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 166
Gots: 198 | FT: 12
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:
30 IBUs - A bold Scottish ale with a complex malty body derived from roasted and crystal malts balanced with just the right combination of hops. This ale pours a deep ruby color, has a sweet malty nose with layered caramel and roasted notes and a full body. Robust yet smooth, Robert The Bruce is a malt lover’s delight.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 08-06-2001)
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kels

Virginia

4.78/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Loved this beer a long time now - surprised I haven't taken a chance to review it yet. Wish I could get it on tap around here, but the bottle will do. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Lovely rich brown shade with massive red and gold highlights. Low clarity in the liquid, with bits of sediment here and there and bubbles of carbonation. 2 finger tan head fades and holds at a skim, leaving behind ample sticky lacing.

Smell: Huge sticky, chewy caramelly malt aromas with some dark fruit sweetness like raisins and dates. Smells really good, but missing that hallmark smokey peatiness that I typically find in this style. I know it's Scottish and not Scotch, but there's still usually a little to be had.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Ah, there's the peat - slight smoky peat flavors creep out amongst really sweet, chewy, caramelly malts and dark sticky fruity tastes. A notable hop profile comes across in a slightly bitter citrus taste that balances out the sweetness and compliments the very well carbonated feel. I love the effervescence - it lends a sort of creaminess to this well-bodied and full-flavored beer. Stickiness remains awhile throughout the palate. Delicious. Best example of the style in the taste that I've experienced.

Drinkability: Very high. The flavors are very bold, but well-balanced and complimentary. I love Three Floyds, so there may be a little brand bias here, but I enjoy this beer more and more every time I have it. I"m surprised the overall score of this beer isn't higher - if you like Scottish Ales, one of my favorite styles, you'll love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 01:22:28 | More by kels
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Pete0714

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After hearing so much about three floyds, and realizing that there are a few selections to try in my back yard, decided to start with this scottish ale.

A: Pours reddish brown with a light 1/2 inch head that settles quickly.

S: Hoppy scent, but not too overpowering.

T: Wow. Nice balance on this one. Hoppy, a slight roasted flavor, some sourness but mild and even a bit of sweetness.

M: Nice smoothness, warmness at the end.

O: great overall, very balanced scottish ale. Looking forward to moving along the FFF roster.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 22:35:17 | More by Pete0714
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BeerdNick


4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

04-11-2012 00:20:52 | More by BeerdNick
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JonIrabagon

New York

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

11-25-2012 00:39:48 | More by JonIrabagon
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stumac

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm finally starting to try more and more Scottish Ales and I'm learning to appreciate the style for what it is.

this brew pours up a nice dark brown color with a very thin tan head. the nose is a malt bomb! subtle chocolate, malt, malt, and more malt. WOAH! the taste is maltylicious! coffee, chocolate, caramel, subtle hop balance, medium to full body, low carbo. An awesome beer! Hands down!

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 22:06:31 | More by stumac
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

01-20-2013 16:01:24 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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prisoner1572

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

12-22-2012 05:18:06 | More by prisoner1572
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Lahockey2121


4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-18-2014 17:43:53 | More by Lahockey2121
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IndianaSolo


4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

09-19-2012 04:02:29 | More by IndianaSolo
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Bluesman2383

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

01-02-2014 04:21:42 | More by Bluesman2383
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BeerGirlProblems27

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-20-2014 20:01:47 | More by BeerGirlProblems27
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tabitha

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-03-2013 01:53:21 | More by tabitha
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ffshore545

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-07-2014 02:16:02 | More by ffshore545
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SamIam


4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-05-2012 00:39:24 | More by SamIam
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

03-23-2013 21:15:32 | More by Jamison85
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aklude

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

04-12-2014 05:02:19 | More by aklude
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Jkirk790

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

05-04-2012 14:51:51 | More by Jkirk790
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

12-28-2013 19:50:45 | More by ToddGingerich
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little_star

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

02-11-2014 01:22:19 | More by little_star
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mellowjames

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

05-28-2012 21:03:22 | More by mellowjames
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Th0r989

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

04-27-2014 05:11:53 | More by Th0r989
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steevbr

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

05-24-2013 20:22:40 | More by steevbr
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NooseJustice

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

02-19-2013 23:21:25 | More by NooseJustice
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Skater_Rich

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

10-23-2013 14:01:23 | More by Skater_Rich
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BarrelBrother

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

OK, I love Scotch ales in general and Robert the Bruce in particular. Balanced malty taste with strong carmel flavours and a smooth finish make this a winner to me. The color is deep amber and develops a nice frothy head when poured in a classic English pub mug. The aroma tickles the nose with a slight smoky, nutty, carmel sensation.

I love deep, complex, nutty flavored brews and the Bruce doesn't disappoint. I think the taste is well balanced considering the alcohol content and a couple of these will ease your pain quickly, especially after work on Friday. An outstanding beer at a reasonable price (7.99 a sixer in Chicagoland). I also love Three Floyd's label artwork in general and Robert the Bruce in particular.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2004 04:39:00 | More by BarrelBrother
Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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