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Lord Rear Admiral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 145
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
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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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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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.

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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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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

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Lord Rear Admiral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.