Monday, March 10, 2008
Three Floyd's Brian Boru
'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!'
I really should be drinking this stuff from a mug instead of my sissy glass, but I wanted to show off that intense color. Doesn't that look beautiful?
Brian Boru comes at you strong as hell! This stuff is hands down one of the most roasted beers I have had the luxury to drink. The initial flavor is very sharp but once the aftertaste sets in is when the real fun begins. I can taste some caramel, some nuts and something akin to maple syrup in there. I like this beer much more than I thought I would. Its much better than the other Irish Red Ales I have had in the last few years. I am happy just smelling this stuff. A great way to kick off 'fake Irish beers' week. I have a feeling its only downhill from here!