Lord Rear Admiral | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Lord Rear AdmiralLord Rear Admiral
BA SCORE
91.4%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 641 Ratings
Lord Rear AdmiralLord Rear Admiral
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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

Added by scruffwhor on 04-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,837
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
641
Liked:
586
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
8.47%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
170
Gots:
132
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 641 |  Reviews: 176
Photo of Breylan
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of FievelGoesWest
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of birchholz
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Diomede
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of enelson
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of mcintire78
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of OrestesMethuon
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of qwertyiop
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Ak555667
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of IpeeA
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of jeremiahoden
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of spycow
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of PlinytheFarter
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Lukafer
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of shaebs99
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of EClayton08
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of PrinceDarren
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Horseshoe Casino's Vintage 51 bar served in a pint glass. Wow, what an incredible ESB!

The aroma hops are huge in this beer. Smells very floral and fruity. Intense. Surprisingly, the hop character doesn't come through on the palate nearly as much (which it should not for this style - this isn't an IPA after all). I've never experienced a beer that is so very hoppy on the nose that does not also come through overly powerful on the tongue. Well done!

Tastes creamy, fruity, moderately bitter and completely refreshing. Quite enjoyable and very drinkable. It is powerful, yet could be sessionable in any season.

Taking into consideration the style, I can give this beer nothing less than a perfect rating. I truly believe that it cannot be improved upon any further as a draft ale. Except to say that I think it would be even more incredible as a cask ale. It is the perfect ESB.

Admiral Lord Nelson just raised the bar for this category.

Attention Three Floyds! Are you listening? You MUST make as a hand pulled cask ale version of this.

 1,055 characters

Photo of mishtif
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of apocalypsezombie
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of rjacobs6
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of award0705
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Emtcraftbeerfan
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of poluistor
4.9/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Lord Rear Admiral from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91.4% out of 100 with 641 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.