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Brian Boru - Three Floyds Brewing Company

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Overall: 9.0/10 by 4 dudes

Dudes: 9.0/10

Trend: 9.0/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Irish Red Ale

ABV: 5.50%

IBU: 40

Season: February

Have Another: 100%

358 beers rated with a 7.9 average
  • 8.9/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • Color: Medium Amber
  • A: Medium Amber with definate red tinge with slight haze. Off white, medium full foam. Definately some lacing on the glass.

    S: Very rich toffee maltiness covering sweet, medium dark fruitiness. Any hop aroma seems to swirl into malt.

    T: Not thick syrup the aroma suggests. Soft sweetness, disaptes into caramel and orange citurs blend. More fresh fruit aftertaste, almost no hop bitterness. Carbonation levels are balanced.

    O: At first taste I wasn't sure about this beer. On subsequent trys I became a big fan. The initial red ale tea notes gave way to much deeper and complex toffee with blends of citrus/tropical fruits. FFFs has no fear in making each brew totally it own.
  • Reviewed: Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 22:02:51
  • Tasted: Thursday, October 20, 2011
  • $12.99 for 22 oz. bottle
310 beers rated with a 8.3 average
  • 9/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • Color: Amber - Brown
  • Fun seasonal beer for St. Pat day with a hoppy twist. You have to love the Three Floyds labels. This one has a great Irish feel.

    Pours a nice amber brown. Minimal head with spotty lacing.

    Aroma is an intense blast of hops. Lot of citrus hops and has a rich sweet smell.

    Lots of rich citrus hops. A well balanced beer of sweet caramel and hops.

    Very smooth and rich and full flavored.
  • Reviewed: Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 22:16:25
  • Tasted: Thursday, March 10, 2011
  • $7.99 for 24 oz. bottle
113 beers rated with a 8.2 average
  • 9/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • Color: 9
  • Clear gold. Thin lace, slight cling.
    Aroma: Big. Hops. Floral. Amarillo up front, sweet malt. Did I mention big aroma?

    Flavor: Wow. Super Hop. Amarillo again, big citrus, fruity. Dry from the honey. Great flavor. Malts sweetly complimentary. Classic Three Floyds. Bam! So good.
  • Reviewed: Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 22:13:43
  • Tasted: Thursday, March 10, 2011
  • $7.99 for 22 oz. bottle
1,158 beers rated with a 7.8 average
  • 9/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • Color: Amber
  • Poured clear with a nice three inch, off-white foam. Lacing is above average with the foam becoming frothy as it recedes. Lacing

    Aroma has more hops than sweet malt. The hops is mostly citrus with a touch of floral. Smells more like an ipa than anything else.

    Taste starts off with nice hops then the middle brings on some malt while the finish is once again all hops. Floral and citrus all around. Nice.

    Medium bodies beer with medium or better carbonation that is befitting. Hop juice almost came out of this fresh bottle.

    Like any of the hoppy beers from FFF (do they make anything that isn't?), make sure to have it fresh. Easy to have several or, in my case, a bomber in one sitting. If you are expecting a real red, pass, if you like hops, go for it. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 19:37:12
  • Tasted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
  • $8.99 for 22 oz. bottle
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  • $9.99, 3 serving(s), 22 oz. bottles
  • $7.99, 1 serving(s), 24 oz. bottles
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