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Lord Rear Admiral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 146
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Three Floyds version of an ESB, this deep amber ale has a complex malt sweetness and pronounced apricot hoppiness. Named after Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.

55 IBU

(Beer added by: scruffwhor on 04-02-2007)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Jon's bottle. The aroma is he first to hit, amarillo orange like and then some odd acidity. Beautiful head on cloudy orange. A creamy taste. It is a nice orange tangerine IPA bitterness, unique although nothing I would seek out again. Lacey. Nice orange aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 01:42:26 | More by Sammy
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mcallister

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale clean copper colored with very little white head.

Citrusy fruity hops almost hop oil like. Some light malt notes but mainly nectarine, pink grapefruit, and sweet tarts.

Nicely balanced for a floyds beer. No real malt character just a breadiness. Same nectarine notes with some floral aspects as well. Nothing I'd seek out but definitely glad I tried.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2010 01:01:29 | More by mcallister
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a medium brown/dark amber color with a fluffy head. Slightly cloudy with great lacing.
Smell is hopp, flowery and citrus.
Taste is some malt presence, hops, alcohol, floral and citrus.
Medium-bodied with good effervescence. Slightly warming and smoother than expected, though I don't know why I thought that. A decent tasting brew though it needs more body to it.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2010 15:09:19 | More by PorterLambic
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kirok1999

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear mid-range copper with hints of gold. Nice white head that laces well.
Hoppy as hell right out of the bottle. Lots of pine and grass with some citrus playing around as well. Some crushed mint leaves too.
Sweet up front, almost like a barleywine with a lingering bitter hop finish. Slight caramel and grassy/piney hops.
A little thin and bubbly in the mouth. This hurts the drinkability a bit.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2010 15:55:53 | More by kirok1999
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

12-27-2011 19:22:52 | More by Skye1024
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FalconA

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

12-24-2011 14:49:32 | More by FalconA
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

04-24-2012 05:13:46 | More by ygtbsm94
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truthcontortion

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

06-12-2014 01:11:25 | More by truthcontortion
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MordorMongo


3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-13-2013 20:10:42 | More by MordorMongo
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-24-2013 20:43:17 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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Grinnerman

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

03-12-2012 01:57:53 | More by Grinnerman
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

06-17-2012 19:11:54 | More by seeswo
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JakeMorgan13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-17-2013 18:48:23 | More by JakeMorgan13
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-18-2012 22:25:50 | More by KAF
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mjohnson17

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

05-07-2013 19:47:20 | More by mjohnson17
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ChiPool

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured bomber into Duvel tulip.

LAN pours a deep reddish brown, with an inch of eggshell head. The nose is rather tame for a 3F brew: subdued hops, with some bready malts coming through. The taste follows the nose here: the malts come through, with a hint of lingering bitterness.

Overall: decent, but not particularly memorable. Glad that I tried it, but not rushing out to pick itup agin. Tastes like an IPA past its prime.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 21:49:36 | More by ChiPool
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CooperEllis

New York

3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into 7oz tasting glass. Thanks to spicca66 for sending this my way.

Muddy carmel color, lighter at the bottom (narrow end of the glass) darker at the top end. A sticky, ivory white head.

There is a full malt aroma. A strong note of fig; perhaps a combination of spices that my nose reads as fig. Some bitterness, but mild.

The taste is malt, light sweetness, crisper than the spice notes would suggest. I greatly enjoyed the overall mildness of this brew. There was a lot of room for each of the flavors to be noted, and they blended together well without overpowering each other or my palate.

The mouthfeel is more in keeping with a hoppier style (indeed, this could have been chock-full-O hops, but it certainly wasn't evident in the tast of the bottle I had). I will say that there was a min of carbonation with this, and in keeping with the 'englishness' of it it certainly reminded me more of the english styles I enjoy.

It is solid. And if I had easy access to it I imagine I would keep bombers of it around because it is an easy drink. But it is not so over the top good that I will continually be trading for it to keep it on hand.

(46)

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 20:53:45 | More by CooperEllis
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a massive head; great retention and clumps of lace

Smell: Earthy and malty, with caramel, fruit and earthy hop elements

Taste: Malty and fruity, up front, with a depth of caramel and stone fruit flavors; bu mid-palate, the earthy hops take over and dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Although I like the ESB style, I found this way too hoppy and bitter compared to English versions like Fuller's; I wouldn't have expected any less from Three Floyds and while I like hops as much as the next guy, this beer didn't quite do it for me

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 22:56:46 | More by brentk56
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a dark amber with light hues around the edges with an eggshell head.

S - Light hops, bready malts and sweet esters.

T - It's like a mix of bitter/hops/toast/malts. There's some orange peel and a mild sweetness.

M - On the full side of light with medium carbonation.

O - I was hoping for more bitterness, but was only getting light hops. It's still an easy drinker with a clean finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 21:35:17 | More by cvm4
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-27-2014 13:22:53 | More by DerekQXQX
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-18-2013 22:13:48 | More by Photekut
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-26-2013 12:16:39 | More by beergorrilla
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mgrissom2002

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-03-2012 21:39:07 | More by mgrissom2002
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ms333

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-12-2014 23:11:45 | More by ms333
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bhurley

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-27-2012 00:28:29 | More by bhurley
Lord Rear Admiral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.