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

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Ratings: 954
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 167
Gots: 65 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

schwemjw, Jul 31, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

jaasen64, Jul 10, 2013
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Brian Boru Old Irish Red from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 954 ratings.