In this blog, we are going to take a look at Three Floyds Brewing and their beer, which is Robert The Bruce. Three Floyds Brewing was founded in 1996 by Nick, Simon, and Mike Floyd in Hammond, Indiana. They did move to Munster, Indiana in 2000. They brew several different styles of beer and most they going crazy on the hops. They are known for their Dark Lord Stout and putting most of their beers in 22oz bottles. There are about five everyday six packs that are sold in the Chicago area. Robert The Bruce is one of those six packs so let us get into this beer.
This beer has a dark amber color to it without a head. It has a sweet malty smell to this Scottish Ale. When the beer touches drinkers tongue, the beer drinker will experience a sweet malty carbonation taste with a slight dry crisp aftertaste. It is not like a lager aftertaste but it is not like your normal ale aftertaste. Robert The Bruce is a well made and drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.threefloyds.com):
7.0% ABV 30 IBUs
A bold Scottish ale with a complex malty body derived from roasted and crystal malts balanced with just the right combination of hops. This ale pours a deep ruby color, has a sweet malty nose with layered caramel and roasted notes and a full body. Robust yet smooth, Robert The Bruce is a malt lover’s delight.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @3floyds and @3floydspub
In closing, I was pretty stun on how good this beer is on draft. I have had Three Floyds Brewing beers and visit their brewpub when making trips back to Michigan. This is a very well made beer and drinkable which I did say in my drinking notes. The one thing I do not like about this brewery and I did not know if it is the brewery, retail, or the distributor but the prices of their brews are too high. I love their beers but I just feel I can get some just about the same but cheaper. This beer is a pretty good value on draft but their six pack prices is too high along with the rest of their beers. I understand Gumballhead being high because they can not keep it in stock in the beer stores. I really enjoyed this beer and I will be going back to retry their other beers. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser