Robert The Bruce | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
3,144 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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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
Ratings:
3,144
Reviews:
991
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
220
Gots:
543
For Trade:
10
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4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.61/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.04/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle dated march 30th-- three weeks old.

Pours a very dark brown color. Red around the edges and almost completely opaque. Thin tan head and leaves minimal lacing.

Sweet, malty, bready, and roasty aroma. Only downside is that the smell is relatively weak.

Taste is very roasty, slightly boozy. Very smooth any malty overall.

Feel is heavy and smooth upfront and slightly dry on the end. Moderate carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall I enjoyed this one more than I anticipated. The drinkability and smooth malty and roasty flavors make this one a winner for me.

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3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Robert The Bruce from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 3,144 ratings.
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