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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Irelandís first and last Ard Ri (high king) of the whole Gaelic race, Brian Boru was born in Munster Ireland around 940. His mother was killed by Vikings when he was a child. He spent his life uniting the Irish tribes to become the first king of Ireland, only to be killed at Clontarf on Good Friday, 1014 putting down a rebellion by the King of the province of Leinster. Brian Boru Irish Brand Red Ale is a very rich caramelly ale with toffee, citrus, and pineapple aroma. Brian Boru is brewed with several malts and Amarillo hops. Slainte!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
Aroma of citrus and pine, copper, small toffee head. Flavour is a milder hoppiness then the nose, malt is nicely done here. Well balanced, medium bodied. A great session ale, I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
Dark mahogany w/ beige finger of foam. Fresh, dewy, piny, woody hop aroma. Medium, moderately resiny feel. Flavour is surprisingly malty (caramel, toffee) & balanced w/ a piny, orange-y hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
bottle. thick resiny hop aroma. red brownish tinge. flavour also consists of generous hops but it doesnít come without pretty good balance. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11173) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
More hophead feed. Grapefruit, floral aroma in hops.Mid-sip toast. Medium mouthfeel. Not the best Three Floyd.Radekfest #2.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
Quite pretty glowing red in the glass. Itís from Three Floyds so you know what the nose is - hops hops hops. The nose also has some brown sugar and tea. This isnít as hoppy as the nose suggests, rich malt, fruity with more of that lemon/orange tea. Some caramel in the finish. The carbonation level is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2006 Light amber color with a small beige head. Piney hop aroma. Creamy body. Flavor of hops, citrus and some caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1952) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Deep ruby red brown liquid with a nice head of foam leaving a good lace. Nose is sharply hoppy with a hint of evergreen. Dry hops with a very mild malt body. Clean and crisp. Clean finish. Pleasant slightly pine flavored aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Bottle. Oh Billy, Billy, Billy... Oops, wrong Baru. Bright copper to burnt orange in color with a dissipating beige head that leave a large ring of lace on the top and smaller speckle the rest of the way down the glass. Sweet grapefruit aromas, the sweetness well brought out by the malt. Certainly a hopshead amber nose. But not too overdone. There are some floral and malt scents as well. Fairly thick for an amber, or irish red, but more what I would expect from FFF, so all is well. Flavors start with a pale malt sweetness with a mild toastiness. Hops come in to balance things out with mild pine and citrus. Balances well, but seems to thin out in flavor the further down the glass I go. Linger is quite dry with just a hint of husky grain. Actually quite an easy and enjoyable quaff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2005
This was my first 3 Floyds and it was pretty cool. Dark amber in color with very little white thin head. hoppy, bitter, with some malt, carmel, and pine flavors. makes for an intriguing taste more than anything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2005
This had a reddish brown appearance. A definite pine and orange peel presence in the flavor which is not something you would expect in this style. A good balance of hop bitterness and malt presence. It has the 3 Floyds taste if you know what I mean, which isnt a bad thing. Interesting session ale.

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