Brian Boru Old Irish Red - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by Sephiroth:
4.22/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into the usual tulip, this beer is red, duh. It leaves some nice sticky lacing. I could tell you that this beer is from Three Floyd's with one whiff. Pineappley, citrusy hops abound. Some toasty, bready, sweet malt sticks out too.
The taste is somewhat mild for Three Floyd's. The hops aren't as plentiful as the smell would lead me to believe. They are the driving force behind this beer, however. The sweet malt doesn't get totally left behind. This is a very refreshing beer.
The mouthfeel is light, yet somewhat syrupy, from the hops most likely. The carbonation is mid-level. The drinkability is fantastic, due to the low ABV and clean finish. Other than the hoppiness, which seems to increase as the beer warms, this might be a good introduction to craft beer for the nonbeliever.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2005 08:27:12 | More by Sephiroth
More User Reviews:
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 916 ratings.