Brian Boru Old Irish Red - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.75/5 rDev +17.6%
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 isnt 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 its so true.) especially since I know I wont be disappointed by Three Floyds.
03-18-2006 02:49:31 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.72/5 rDev +16.8%
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.
04-20-2010 01:29:36 | More by jtheheist
Brian Boru Old Irish Red from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 945 ratings.