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

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90
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937 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 937
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 148
Gots: 63 | 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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3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Been in the cellar since 2010. Oops.

Pours a clear reddish amber with a foamy inch and a half cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving thick lacing.

Citrus, tropical fruits, pine, and toasted breadcrust form the initial aroma. Toffee and caramel sweetness emerge.

Flavor is still pretty hoppy at this age, with a cardboard-like oat taste at the finish. There's an initial punch of sour grapefruit and tangerine, followed by deeply toasted malt, leading to a slightly piney, citrus pith bitter finish. Sweet toffee is evident in the aftertaste, along with floral hops.

Body is fairly full, with relatively high carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.

As with all things 3f, a hoppy example of the style. Good malt character, though, to carry it through.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 23:25:37 | More by barczar
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Brian Boru Old Irish Red from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.