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RATINGS: 746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ireland’s 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!

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4.1
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2005
Pours dark red with a tan head that sticks around. A good hoppy citrus and malt aroma. Flavor is mostly hops but some malt flavor as well. Very smooth on the palate and a fantastic brew. I’ll drink this one again for special occasions!

3.9
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2005
a very tasty amber quality that tingles a little bit. subtle floral undertones that give it a tangy quality.

3.9
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2005
22oz bottle. Amber color with a small off white head. Aroma is mostly hops and grapefruit with some sweet malt. Flavor is again dominated by the hops. Citrusy hop flavor with a small malt background. Maybe not perfectly balanced but very delicious.

3.8
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2005
The brew poured a nice hazy dark amber with a thin head on top. Even my mon can detect: "hops! hops!" when it got close to here nose. Whis about all I can smell as well. Flavor is strong with the hops as well, but there is certainly a good presence of some malt, but it really is taking the backseat to the hops.

4.5
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 14, 2005
I have to say I was thoroughly impressed with this beer. It pours a nice red/amber with a slight head. The smell is of wonderful dry hops. The taste is nice with carmel followed by citrus. Excellent beer.

3.8
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2005
Light amber in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of earthy hops and citrus. Flavor is of caramel and citrus.

4.1
Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 12, 2005
You gotta like this high alpha hop character in the aroma . This amber ale is hop oriented , but not only . I does have enough bready malt to balance thing out. Full, high quality ale. Very good.

3
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2005
Pour was dark amber. aroma was sweet with caramel and a nice hoppy hint. Taste was bascially alot like all of 3 Floyds brews taste. Finish was pretty good. Not a favorite, but steady enough.

3.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2005
(22oz bottle) Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, caramel, light tangerine. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, light caramel. Definitely plenty of hops, but not especially bitter. Watery medium body, some resin. No idea why 3Fs considers this an Irish red -- tastes like an APA, a very good one at that.

4
Cobra (1100) - - APR 9, 2005
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. Poured out a medium amber color, with a sticky tan colored head. Slid back to a thick mat of foam on top of the beer. Left gobs of sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are of sweet caramel malts, slight chocolate nose, biscuity malts, some yeast, and citrus. Hop aromas are slightly subdued, but present all the same. Flavors are of sweet malt, some bready flavors, and a dry finish to it. A really decent amber ale overall.


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