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Lord Rear Admiral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

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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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev -4.1%

Lord Rear Admiral pours with an apricot colour, a very enthusiastic head and enough sediment at the bottom of the bottle to completely cloud over what was already a naturally hazy complexion. This gives it a relatively dark tone despite solid golden highlighting.

The beer smells partly English, partly American, and something like a sweet shop located in a garden or forest. It blends maltiness and hoppiness in a way that combines tea wafers and toffee with pine resin and bubblegum. The taste offers more depth but this is a good intro.

There's an abundance of flavour provided at both ends of this recipe. The malts are mildly sweet and smack of toffee or butterscotch on top of their naturally bready, grainy disposition. The hops are layered with fruit and florals and taste of roses, apricot, grapefruit, bark, grass clippings and pine needles, and have a delightful bubblegum characteristic.

Lord Rear Admiral is one of those beers with such a vividly fruity hoppiness that it practically feels pulpy. This ESB has the strong and sturdy caramelly maltiness requisite for the style but also the refreshing citrus qualities of a cold glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice. It makes an intentionally approachable style even more affable; a beer suited to most tastes and levels of experience.

Lord Horatio Nelson (after whom this beer takes its name) is celebrated as one of Britain's most heroic naval figures and has monuments all over the country, including Trafalgar Square in London. I'm not sure what the Munster, Indiana equivalent would be - the parking lot of the Hilton off the brewery's industrial strip? - but this Lord Admiral is deserving of a statue too.

09-21-2013 00:48:30 | More by biegaman
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briiguy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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wesside89

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Kaveman

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

08-25-2013 21:54:23 | More by Kaveman
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-24-2013 20:56:39 | More by imperialking
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pathman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-12-2013 01:48:33 | More by Hanzo
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kodt

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Granahan57

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Rihup

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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WKole81

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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EricClayton

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-24-2013 00:19:21 | More by EricClayton
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Photekut

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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shredder83

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4amepiphany

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Mcvs1507

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-14-2013 03:47:52 | More by Mcvs1507
Lord Rear Admiral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.