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Robert The Bruce | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3.88/5
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3,167 Ratings
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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:
#7,996
Reviews:
995
Ratings:
3,167
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
218
Gots:
554
Trade:
10
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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T101603
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, deep burgundy with a finger of khaki head that retains fairly well. Good lacing starting from the very first sip. Aroma is malty, with sweet notes of caramel, and toffee smoothed out over oak. Toasted, biscuit, and earthen malts give it a solid foundation. Mouth feel is toffee, and caramel. It starts off just a tinge sweet, before the malts take over. Malts are caramel, biscuit, and toasted. Mouth feel is smooth, but not velvety. It looses that creamy feel to a touch of fizz. It has a medium thickness. Overall, a solid standard scottish ale. Not overly sweet, nor is it dull.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of CPAles
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours clear and dark copper red with a sandstone colored, finger width head. Good retention before revealing a thin, broken layer of suds. Not much for lacing.

Smell - Malty; toasted malt meets toffee sweetness. Faint earthy hops along with a trace of grass.

Taste - Follows the nose. Mostly toasted malt with a touch of grain upfront, then the toffee sweetness kicks in. Faint earthy, almost herbal character from the hops that keep their distance. Lesser caramel undertone. Finishes sweet with a hint of booze.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a dry, boozy finish... at 6.5%?

Overall - A good Scottish ale. Not the smoothest, but it's got decent flavor development.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pdurm33
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Robert The Bruce from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,167 ratings
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