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Three Floyds "Brian Boru"
Three Floyds Brewing Company - Munster, Indiana USA
Irish Red Ale (ABV 5.5%) (IBU 40)

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]


Rating: 3.9/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a cloudy reddish amber with an average (1-2 finger) light cream colored frothy head that had great retention, eventually reducing to a thick puddled film with an extra large collar thus producing excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a sweet caramel malt, herbal hops and a light earthy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit), toffee and a light tropical fruity ester (pineapple and mango).

The taste was lightly sweet and rather malty with a nice toffee sweetness early on, and then became mildly hoppy with a bold grapefruit presence and had a nice mild tropical fruitiness towards the end. The flavor hung around for a good long while after the swallow which allowed the hoppy fruity taste to settle in on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just past the middle of light to medium in body and was rather dry in texture with a almost ticklish carbonation.

Overall this was a pretty fantastic Red Ale, but then again I would expect nothing less from this brewer...

Sampled: 10/21/2012
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