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Lord Rear Admiral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 150
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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Ratings: 360 | Reviews: 138 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of 3FloydsZombie
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

3FloydsZombie, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of DonDeDieulicious
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

DonDeDieulicious, Aug 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Talz420, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of rfgetz
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice copper/burnt orange color, fluffy slightly off white head, good retention. Great whiffs of bready, nutty, toasty, biscuity, caramely malts blend whith whiffs of orange and light berry. Taste brings above notes together in a fantasticly balanced blend, wonderful malt base with fruity notes throughout. Medium bodied, a touch more heft would be welcome. Fantastic, unique, flavorful ESB.

rfgetz, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of jeonseh
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

jeonseh, Jul 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

cadaugherty, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ccozzi, Jun 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

seeswo, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

djcira, Jun 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

stinadez, Jun 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

jdcooper88, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

TonyTalon, Jun 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

atone315, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of liamt07
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

liamt07, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of SHODriver
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

SHODriver, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Romulux, May 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

djtomain, May 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ADTaber, May 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

IPx, May 14, 2012
Photo of ChiPool
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

ChiPool, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Mark000, May 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

apocalypsezombie, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

danp14, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Piason, May 11, 2012
Lord Rear Admiral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.