Brian Boru Old Irish Red - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by BrewerB:
4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
mcc1654 sent me this beer along with a lot of other excellent offerings. Looking forward to future trades with you, Mike, and thanks again!
Pouring into a 3 Floyds pint glass, the airy off-white head was massive, is holding up well with an inviting lace pattern clinging to the glass. Somewhat hazy, medium amber color.
The initial burst of citrus and pineapple hops seem unexpected for the style but the toasted grain and light caramel flavor are certainly appropriate. Slight toffee detected as the beer continues to breathe.
Toasted bread grains in the front, slight caramel sweet middle, and a backend with notes of dark roast/coffee and juicy citrus. Dry finish with lingering emphasis on the roast. Bitterness is moderate/moderately low as expected but the citrus fruit flavor might be out of style.
Medium-light in body with a moderate level of carbonation. Smooth.
Despite some interesting and unexpected fruity hop character this is still an easy-drinking pint with malt-focused flavors and a dry, roasty finish. Were it easy to obtain in the SF Bay Area, I'd put this near the top of my list for go to examples of the style. Thanks again, Mike for including this in the box!
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2012 04:23:40 | More by BrewerB
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4.39/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Three Floyds Brian Boru is an Irish Red Ale with a 5.5% ABV and 40 IBU's~ Pours rich and translucent Copper red, Caramel tints when light up~ Nose is full bodied with Tobacco, Bubble Gum, Grapefruit, Pineapple, Caramel, Chocolate and Toffee~ The feel is Medium, Creamy, Rich and well balanced, delightful~ Tons of tiny Bubbles, Big white head with tons of lacing~ Taste is Strawberry, Caramel, Toffee, Bread, Cream, Toast, Citrus, Honey, Brown Sugar and some Pine and Oat~ Honestly really nothing jumps out... Expect the fact that its extremely well balanced~ I would say a nice even balance of Hops and Malt~ Really just a perfect brew for session drinking~ Such a great take on what is traditionally a rather boring and dull style~ I can't believe I'm tasting 'Strawberry' in a NON sugary processed adjunct ale, Its naturally sweet and delicious~ Overall: 92
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2014 22:33:11 | More by BrewUSA
Brian Boru Old Irish Red from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 911 ratings.