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Brian Boru Old Irish Red by Three Floyds Brewing LLC
Irish Red Ale
5.90 % ABV

Review by tavernjef on 08/17/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 2010
Bright brownish red with a clean, clear body. Small dense cap of dark ivory foam. Splatchy cob webby lacing is spread about the glass.

Rounded, clean, and quite hoppy on the nose. No real surprise from 3F. Softly orange with a wafty pine scent intermingling well with just a touch of floral resins and pollen.

Taste is quick, clean, and rounded with a centered toasted bread dough tone and a slightly sticky toffee surrounded by a nice firm display of dully citric oily hoppyness. Kinda orangey, semi oily to nearly full, slippery in bitterness with a rounded off leafy pineyness. Soft, supple, and a good amount of flavor profile. A nice balance f both malt and hops makes this a nice treat.

Feel is clean, quite clean in fact, with a smooth oily slide to its nature thats very inviting and a very soft finish of lightly toasted malt sweetness and an orangey oilyness. Long lofty pine oil notes the finish late.

A solid drinkin' brew. Its cleanness is respectful to its balance as it has a wonderfully crafted oily tone to it that makes for solid enjoyment.

Price: $7.00 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by joe1510 on 11/26/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 2 8 16 4 8 2009
22oz. Bomber
Binny's Orland

Brian Boru poured a slightly hazed dark crimson. The beer glows a caramel red/brown when held to the light. minimal head formed until I poured a little more aggressively. 1 finger of slightly off white head formed but faded rather quickly. Left sheet lacing after the drop.

Smell is big on the caramel backbone. What really comes up front though is a solid dose of pine sap and pineapple hops. Pine sap and ripe grapefruit to be exact. I drank this last year when it came out but I don't remember such a pronounced juicy pineapple aroma. Makes my mouth water.

Ripe pinapple is in the flavor as well. Caramel is still the malt backbone but there's a juicy, fresh, ripe pineapple character that's really refreshing. Pine needles are present mid-palate.The pineapple doesn't hit till the finish but lingers on and melds with minor hints of pine needles. Pine needles are present mid-palate before the pineapple and appear again.

Body is on the light side of medium. My only complaint is it's a little too light. Nice hop bitterness gets the tongue a little thick. As this beer warms the body gets a hoppy oily feel on the tongue. Finishes dry.

Very refreshing and enjoyable beer. The lighter body actually helps the drinkability. One bomber isn't enough.

Three Floyds does some amazing things with hops. The get big juicy fruit flavor from hops that I haven't expierenced from other breweries. Another winner from them. This would be a good one to be able to buy by the 6-pack.

Reviewed: 3/23/07

Price: $5.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 12/26/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 7 16 3 7 0
Originally reviewed 08/19/06

Poured from bomber into pint glass.

A - Ruby red amber in color. Crystal clear. One finger tan head.

S - Mild sweet malts. Light hop bitterness. Smell overall seems sort of light.

T - Tangy citrus hops balanced nicely with a sweet caramel malt.

M - Smooth and medium bodied. Light finish of toasted malts.

D - Well put together beer, but not a stunner like many of the Three Floyds brews can be.

Served In: Pint Glass

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