Brian Boru Old Irish Red - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
A: A dark reddish orange with a tan fluffy head.
S: Caramel and toffee dominate the first sniff. A little pine and earthy hop with some citrus at the edges. A little roast and smoke. Malt dominated for sure.
T: Caramel and burnt, roasted orange. Dry earthy hops with a big citrus kick. Grapefruit and dark fruit finish this out. Burnt bread is at the heart of this beer.
M: light, smooth, silky.
O Sessionable for sure! delicious with a good mix of earth and juicy fruit with a strong malt presence. smells completely different than how it tastes. /89
07-31-2013 05:49:16 | More by schwemjw
3.71/5 rDev -8.2%
22oz bottle poured into HF sherry glass, thanks Josh (thebigredone)!
A- Pours a reddish brown, slightly hazy with some translucency around the edges, about a half finger of foamy head that has about average retention receding to a thin layer, about average carbonation with a decent consistency.
S- Fairly overpowering caramel maltiness with some subtle underlying slightly earthy pineapple hops. A bit too malty for my liking, about average aroma strength. Not a bad overall aroma but not too much going on.
T- Sweet Caramel malts, light honey, and some very lightly bitter underlying pineapple and mango presence. Finishes with more malts and light lingering fruity presence. More balanced then the aroma, but still a tiny bit on the malty side.
M- Medium bodied, easy drinking, about average carbonation to a little bit on the low side.
O- This was a decent Irish Red Ale that was definitely better then your average Irish Red, however there wasn't anything that really made this beer stand out. There was a nice underlying fruity presence and a nice sweetness but the beer still remained a little bit one-dimensional.
07-10-2013 22:38:14 | More by jaasen64
3.43/5 rDev -15.1%
Poured this 22 ounce bomber into a weizen glass (for size, not style). Color is a cloudy deep copper, with an inch-deep ivory head, well-structured but not persistent. Citrus hops scream on the nose, with more subtle caramel notes hiding beneath. More hops on the palate, but of the piney variety and more than a little tart, giving way gradually to undertones of toasted malt. The body is a bit flabby with little carbonation and a non-descript finish. Generally enjoyable and refreshing but I would have expected a bit better focus from this brewery.
07-05-2013 00:08:14 | More by AnotherBeerGeek
Brian Boru Old Irish Red from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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