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

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90
outstanding

945 Ratings
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Ratings: 945
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 155
Gots: 66 | 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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22oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a nice reddish brown with a light tan head and leaves a thick lace.

S: Strong hops aroma with a little bit of caramel & citrus malt sweetness.

T: The hops that hit you in the smell are certainly there in the taste along with the expected bitterness which gives way to a tea-like flavor and some malt sweetness. Then the hops come back in the finish and stick around in the after-taste.

M: Very crisp and smooth with medium body and medium carbonation. Excellently balanced with a clean finish.

D: The beer isn’t to filling and is extremely flavorful. I could certainly go with this one for a long time.

I had been waiting to try this beer for some time and it was certainly worth the wait (I know I said the same thing about the Dreadnaught, but it’s so true.) especially since I know I won’t be disappointed by Three Floyds.

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A: Pours an amber/copper color that is barely see through. Medium head that quickly disappears leaving a thin layer throughout the tasting.

S: Wonderful smell. Smells of fresh american hops and pineapple. Completely different then any irish red I have smelled before.

T: Hits you initially with a powerful amount of hops. Not your typical cascade taste but still distinctly american. It is a large amount of hop taste for an irish red but it doesn't taste unbalanced or out of place. Hints of caramel and pineapple are present. Finishes with some caramel notes.

M: Medium mouthfeel and good carbonation

D: Really enjoyed this hoppy irish red. I personally haven't had anything like it in the style so I would venture to call it my favorite irish red. Extremely drinkable. I could drink a 6-pack of this (if they made one) relatively easily. Another solid Three-Floyds beer. I enjoyed the original take on an old style. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Brian Boru Old Irish Red from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 945 ratings.