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Lord Rear Admiral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
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356 Ratings
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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 147
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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jeonseh

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%

Bottle poured into a FFF glass.

A - Beautiful English Bitter. It's dark, orange with light brown tint to it. Big, rocky, off-white head that left a ton of lacing on the glass.

S - Light orange peel and pine with a light bready malt to it

T- Orange peel and grapefruit on the front. There is a slight bready malt in the middle that gives it a very slight sweetness. On the back end is where the bitter comes in with a strong grapefruit and pine presence. The pine and grapefruit really linger on in the finish with a slight bigger hop presence than you'd find in your normal bitter.

MF - Light, slightly watery body with good carbonation that makes it have a slight smoothness to it when drinking. Leaves a thick hop resin that lingers on the tongue in the finish.

O - A solid bitter from FFF that is really easy to drink but brings a lot of flavor. Worth getting a bottle if you are near when they have it out, especially if you are a fan of the style.

07-28-2012 03:15:11 | More by jeonseh
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-26-2012 15:10:05 | More by cadaugherty
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-24-2012 06:22:46 | More by ccozzi
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-17-2012 15:17:25 | More by djcira
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stinadez


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-16-2012 17:19:05 | More by stinadez
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jdcooper88

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-14-2012 23:21:16 | More by jdcooper88
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-10-2012 14:23:09 | More by DrunkinYogi
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-08-2012 03:40:21 | More by TonyTalon
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-07-2012 21:39:57 | More by atone315
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%

Bottle from the brewery, 650ml into a tulip.

Copper brown, offwhite head with dense, creamy retention and webbed lace. Nose has an abundance of caramel, sweet and bready. A good dose of citrus hops, but some earthier and spicier notes too. Light on the palate, citrusy and rind-y. Still an abundace of caramel and toasty biscuit. Medium feel, quite low carb. This is very drinkable - cask treatment would be awesome.

06-01-2012 23:56:50 | More by liamt07
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.45/5  rDev +7%

A: pours a deep gold to medium brown with a finger and a half of off white head
S: smelled of delicious hops when I cracked the bottle open but in the glass the nose brings caramel and toffee with some of that nice juicy hop aroma
T: slightly toasty with some caramel a little bit of pine and floral hop flavor and a back and forth battle across the palate for dominance. aftertaste is a bit of oily hop and some residual sweetness from the malt
M: medium body with slightly prickly carbonation
O: very flavorful and great balance. this is my first beer from three Floyd's and it is very good.

05-26-2012 05:09:42 | More by SHODriver
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Romulux

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-20-2012 20:50:05 | More by Romulux
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djtomain

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-20-2012 02:12:12 | More by djtomain
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-15-2012 22:28:04 | More by ADTaber
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IPx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-14-2012 06:10:07 | More by IPx
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ChiPool

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -13.9%

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.

05-13-2012 21:49:36 | More by ChiPool
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Mark000

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-12-2012 15:41:45 | More by Mark000
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apocalypsezombie


5/5  rDev +20.2%

05-12-2012 04:00:13 | More by apocalypsezombie
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danp14

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-11-2012 17:16:10 | More by danp14
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Piason

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-11-2012 07:23:13 | More by Piason
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SlapMaster

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-11-2012 05:46:39 | More by SlapMaster
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vitters03

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-11-2012 01:54:27 | More by vitters03
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MeneerBeerSnob

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-09-2012 00:13:15 | More by MeneerBeerSnob
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-07-2012 02:39:50 | More by BeerHunter76
Lord Rear Admiral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.