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

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90
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938 Ratings
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Ratings: 938
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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tedsox31

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3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this beer from a 22 oz. bottle into a snifter. I've been waiting for this beer since I had it last year.

The color is a darker orange-red and a slightly off-white head of foam about a half-inch high or so. Definitely lacing left behind.

Aroma is extreme citrusy hops and some malt in the background. As it warms, I can smell more of the malt but the hops are still very present.

The taste is somewhat malty/bready with a lot of hops mixed in. As it warms this changes a bit, just like the aroma...more malty with hops. I'm not sure how I feel straight off as I was expecting something a bit more malt-oriented with toasted notes.

Mouthfeel is carbonated, creamy, and finishes dry.

Overall, this beer is tasty but not what I remembered/expected. I still like it but am slightly disappointed with the forwardness of the hops. While it is not a straight up Irish Red, I'd still recommend it as a good beer if you find it near you.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2010 14:26:36 | More by tedsox31
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Brian Boru Old Irish Red from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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