Robert The Bruce | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Robert The BruceRobert The Bruce
BA SCORE
74.4%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 3,157 Ratings
Robert The BruceRobert The Bruce
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A full-bodied Scottish-style Ale with a well-rounded malty profile and roasted biscuit-like notes.

24 IBU

Added by purplehops on 08-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,347
Reviews:
993
Ratings:
3,157
Liked:
2,348
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
10.82%
Alströms:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
218
Gots:
550
Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 3,157 |  Reviews: 993
Photo of DougT
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpolewan
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DareOfTheHog
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgoudy
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maillard
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BergBeer
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hackattack
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an awesome Scottish ale. These guys at Three Floyds are simply amazing in their efforts to produce such high quality rich hop front flavored beers..... another winner here.

 182 characters

Photo of LAp
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Color, nose, and palate are all true to the style. Malty as expected, but without being cloying.

133 characters

Photo of Rufus1
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown into a fifteen ounce mug the same temperature as the beer. One finger of tan head that dissipates rapidly. Decent lacing.

Nose is sweet dark roasted malts along brown sugar and some caramel. Dark fruit. No discernible hoppiness.

Taste follows the nose with malty sweetness up front. Followed by brown sugar, caramel and dark fruits. Some bready graininess.

Feels a little thin and watery. Lacks the chewiness of Founders Dirty Bastard. Average carbonation.

Overall comes across as a Scottish Ale Lite. Not enough flavor nor body to make the grade.

 582 characters

Photo of BamfBacon
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of detroitpat
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TKeegan
4.61/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tjcrain
4.64/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MeIquiades
4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NamelessBeerDrinker
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

For years, I've fallen off of the "good beer" bandwagon from what I saw was a huge popularity push towards pale ales and putting out the next most bitterest and hoppiest beer. That didn't do it for me, I just stopped drinking beer and focused on scotch. Then, something happened and I became interested in good beer again - attending my first Dark Lord Day at Three Floyds. It rejuvenated my love for good beer and opened my eyes that there is a metric ton of the good stuff out there. Back to Three Floyds. I've always been a supporter of my local businesses, and I got to re-try the one beer that, up until now, was the only beer I had liked from Three Floyds - Robert the Bruce. I've enjoyed it before, but now I can discern why. This beer looks fantastic, and has that malty smell that I desire in a beer. The pour was less amber than it was brown, and it looks fantastic. The taste is what I really want in a beer: malty, not overpoweringly hoppy, and as refreshing as an ale should be. Speaking of hoppy, there's really only a small noticeable presence of hops, and it balances great with the caramel, almost buttery (in the good way) taste that rolls through the mouth. This is one of Three Floyds first brews, and from what I remember, back from when they were brewing at their first location in Hammond. This beer is what turned me on to good beers all those years ago. I still remember it occurred when the fledgling (at the time) brewery set up a booth at a beer fest at Indiana State University around 2001. This is a solid choice. Everybody could rave about and buy out Zombie Dust year long. I'll take Robert the Bruce any day of the week.

 1,653 characters

Photo of braican
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewSTL
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDoHo
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmukid87
3.04/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Robert The Bruce from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 74.4% out of 100 with 3,157 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.