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Brian Boru Old Irish Red - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
90
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941 Ratings
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Ratings: 941
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 151
Gots: 64 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ireland’s first and last Ard Ri (high king) of the whole Gaelic race, Brian Boru was born in Munster, Ireland around 940. Brian Boru’s mother was killed by Vikings when he was a child. He spent his life uniting the Irish tribes to become the first king of Ireland only to be killed at Clontarf on Good Friday 1014 putting down a rebellion by the king of the province of Leinster. This one’s for him.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 03-14-2004)
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4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a Chimay chalice. No dating on the bottle or label. Mostly clear orange body with a bit of pink hue. Unusual color as it may be the closet beer I've ever had to a pastel colored body. About a one-finger white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a little lacing along the glass.

Nice hoppy aroma up front. The floral notes seem prominent but are accompanied by the sweeter citrus aromas and just a hint of pine. Plenty of malt aroma in the background.

Very flavorful mix of the hops and malt. At first it comes across much more bitter than the aroma would suggest. In fact, it really tastes like an IPA with a twist more than anything. I could see this being a good midwestern IPA with a splash of fruit juice mixed in. But, the bready, malt backbone is solid and it really is a fine tasting beer.

Medium mouthfeel with some typical hop oil texture. Overall, I really like this brew and would gladly have it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 21:18:22 | More by FanofHefe
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Brian Boru Old Irish Red from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 941 ratings.