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Cabra - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 11
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Robert The Bruce aged in Templeton Rye Whiskey barrels with berries.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-15-2012)
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Reviews by brother_kenneth:
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-20-2014 01:19:30 | More by brother_kenneth
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-04-2014 23:16:09 | More by BrandonDZ
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev -2.9%

Bottle poured into a FFF tulip

A - Dark brown with a slight ruby red hints. There is a small white head that sits on top

S - Sweet, syrupy raspberries that smells slightly artificial with a rye bourbon kick. Slight maltiness that I'd expect from the Robert the Bruce.

T - Sweet caramel, bready malt with sweet raspberries. There is definitely some templeton Rye barrel presence that you get which gives it a soft spicyness that lingers in the finish.

MF - Thick, sticky body that fits the flavor profile well. There is a slight barrel astringency that lingers in the finish.

O - This is new twist on Robert the Bruce that adds a new dimension wiith the sweeter raspberries and a slight rye presence. Worth tracking down this beer if you want to try the new twist. I do wish it is done in Bourbon barrels or a bigger rye to give it more of a dimension than the Templeton does

10-14-2012 00:30:53 | More by jeonseh
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-20-2013 04:28:07 | More by Gonzoillini
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seedsofchaos

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -17.1%

Was fortunate enough to stumble into the brewpub as they were pulling the last 7 cases of Cabra out for sale. The guy at the beer to go point of sale said that he was certain it was all gone until they broke these few cases and and told him they were the final cases. I'll say it up front, it's a decent beer overall but not worth the $35/bottle except for the novelty of it all. It's a beer worthy of the changing of the seasons and a nice transition but not lofty enough for the price tag.

The pour is fairly uneventful with light lacing and no discernible head. Bourbon brown and a touch oily... The nose makes up for what this brew lacks in appearance coming in with heavy raspberries, a touch of woodiness/earthiness (maybe oak), light whiskey, sweet malts... Pretty inviting.

At first, my palate seems tricked. I almost taste a touch of sourness as this dry-finishing beer sweeps across my tongue. Definite berry flavor dominating most others... What seems to be caramel/crystal malts seem to strike a cord with sweetness which rounds out the perceived sourness quite nicely. Although good, this is fairly mediocre which I don't typically expect from FFF. Again, dry finish makes one feel as if they are drinking a wine more so than a beer and it's dryness that lingers in my mind as the dominant character of Cabra.

Overall decent. It's a novelty, as I mentioned previously. If this was a fall release, I'd gladly pay ~$10 a bottle but no more.

09-06-2012 02:01:54 | More by seedsofchaos
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-07-2013 08:56:30 | More by beergorrilla
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incubuscience

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-15-2014 02:04:13 | More by incubuscience
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awdturboiv

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-18-2012 01:49:19 | More by awdturboiv
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-15-2013 01:02:42 | More by jegross2
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-04-2013 00:03:31 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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wesside89

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

09-10-2013 07:31:11 | More by wesside89
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hansgruber

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-08-2013 03:40:19 | More by hansgruber
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-07-2013 20:12:01 | More by Zaphog
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-16-2012 07:59:45 | More by Anonymous1
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-29-2013 00:44:50 | More by hopswap1
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev 0%

Thanks to Sean for the share.

A - Dark brown beer with a bit of a tan head that formed a decent ring and left some random spots on the glass.

S - Surprisingly, the base beer is not demolished by the other stuff going on in this. Robert the Bruce comes through nicely, with a bit of butter and butterscotch. That said, there is a ton of berry aroma, and only a touch of the whiskey.

T - Decent taste on this one. Berries, caramel, butter, a bit of sweetness and a touch of oak. Not a ton of whiskey, but that's probably good as it might have wrecked the beer by overpowering it. They really didn't scrimp on the berries, as there is a lot.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - Nice beer, something different that worked. Very unique, I'd recommend trying this for people who are looking for a new type of beer experience.

09-04-2012 20:48:52 | More by AgentZero
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-09-2014 16:24:48 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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Samjuan12

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

09-02-2012 20:45:40 | More by Samjuan12
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davey101

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%

#243/579. 750ml red waxxed bottle into a tulip glass. Huge thanks to apocalypsezombie for this bottle.

A - Pours a very dark red body with a two finger high light tan head. Settles down to a thin cap with thick edging and tight bubbling. Average amount of lacing and retention. Some thin and quick falling alcoholic legs.

S - Fresh raspberry preserves and booze. In the background is some light rye spice, vanilla, and toffee rich malts. It comes off very alcohol strong and raspberry heavy, but it really is a fantastic aroma.

T - Much different than the nose. Starts off with bright raspberry notes, then comes a very mellow and subdued toffee and butterscotch malty flavor that I associate with scotch ales and wee-heavy's. A touch of vanilla oak tannins, but the whiskey seems present mostly in a very noticeable warmth and not in the rye spice I was hoping for.

M - Light to medium bodied and somewhat creamy. Tons of carbonation, like far too much.

O - The aroma is excellent, but the taste is just average. I did enjoy it very much, and it actually succeeded in being a rather unique brew. But is it worth $35? Probably not, but it was worth the experience. Perhaps some aging will mellow out the booze a bit,

09-12-2012 03:20:07 | More by davey101
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-14-2013 18:33:37 | More by cadaugherty
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%

Bottle opened on 12.22.12
Thanks bstyle
Bottle 476/579

A - Pours a dark brown with a fizzy tan head that fades quickly.

S - Sweet candy, cherry and raspberry.

T - Candy cherry, booze and raspberry. Fake-ish, but welcoming.

D - Good carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Candy cherry and raspberry dominates, not overly sweet, almost artifical tasting, but still enjoyable.

12-24-2012 07:33:26 | More by HuskyinPDX
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-17-2013 18:37:58 | More by mychalg9
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-18-2014 20:11:08 | More by robwestcott
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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-27-2013 22:57:47 | More by djtomain
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Auracom

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -27.3%

Bottle# 269 shared by Mike. Thanks big brother! 4 oz. poured in an FFF Rastal on August 18th, 2012.

A - Similar coloring to Robert the Bruce albeit notably thinner. Very little tan head with minute lacing.

S - Raspberries, no doubt about it. Very light oak and rye, but not at all rounded. Can barely detect the base beer in the aroma.

T - Lots of front-end effervescence, mid shows the raspberry off, rear gets the robert maltiness with a bit of rye bread. Here I don't detect the whiskey barrel.

M - Medium body, high carbonation, semi-sweet finish. Fair bit of alcohol warming.

D - Disappointing. I wish the barrel made a bigger impact and the raspberry lesser so. The aroma shows almost none of the base beer and the taste isn't consistent. Random uninspired release here.

08-21-2012 16:31:27 | More by Auracom
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Cabra from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.