Robert The Bruce | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

very good
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Robert The BruceRobert The Bruce

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

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

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle:

A: Poured a deep cola color, slightly hazy with some red hints when held up to the light, with a creamy off white head that just kind of floats there for awhile.

S: Rich malt aroma that was nice and earthy. There was also some subtle hints of chocolate and bread.

T: The malt really stole the show here, but it was not overwhelming, balanced well with the earthy-ness and bread flavors. Really well done.

M/D: Medium body, I thought that it was going to be thicker than it actually was, good carbonation level and very easy to drink, but probably would not want to drink to many at one setting. The alcohol was not really noticeable. This is a beer that I will pick up from time to time when I am in the mood for it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice bright amber with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Caramelish malt and light citrus hops in the nose. Sweet malt shoulders the flavor but gives way to a nice tangy citric hop flavor. Tangy and smooth on the palate and highly drinkable. This is a bit thinner than some scottish heavies and quite a bit hoppier, but I like the variation on the style. A well made beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

One of my favorite beers on-tap at the best local Champaign, IL watering hole.

Definitive of the Scotch ale style, to me. I've had and enjoyed a handful of others, and they tend to exhibit the characteristics of this one; all malt, sweet, with a very particular tartness that I've only found with this style. I suppose it's the peat or what have you that's supposed to be in scottish ales, but I can tell you that it's good. Not the most drinkable beer in the world, but a great sipper.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad brew....I am beginning to think, however, that FFF just takes their standard recipe for whatever beer american wheat, IPA or a traditional Scottish ale like Robert the Bruce...and dumps three times the amount of hops recommended during the boil.

That said, this beer does pour up a deep amber hue, clear and very nice to look at....very little immediate head but a nice cap sticks with the brew. The smell is piney, effervescent and almost all rich hop, with some citrus shining through as well but in the back you can still pick up the trademark toasted malt that comes with the scotch. The taste mirrors the aroma...hoppy up front but that quickly gives way to the toasty coffee flavor which is abruptly followed by a cascade of herbal hop noise again...pretty complex and not bad to drink. The mouthfeel is very good, smooth and creamy, possibly a bit under carbonated. Overall this is a quaffer through and through....go try some.

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Robert The Bruce from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 3,155 ratings.
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