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:
#1,838
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
641
Liked:
586
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
8.47%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
170
Gots:
132
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 641 |  Reviews: 176
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kubrickx
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jho3325
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotiks
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a full UK pint glass 19.22 us fluid oz, this reminded me of fresh fullers ESB on cask, the UK beers never travel well to the US, I suppose the best way to drink UK style beer is to drink the beer produced in that style by US brewers.
A wonderful, cloudy, light to darker brown hue came from my glass, fresh fruity, malty nose, plenty of sweet malts, honey, vanilla, stone fruit, juxtaposed to citrus, fruity, floral hops. The mouth was smooth creamy and delicately carbonated.
This was like a slice of well toasted bread with butter and marmalade, delicious, the sour dry hops, cut the fruit, cut the malts and smooth out with a slightly creamy carb.
I've had many ESBs that taste like this, and this is right on style, fruity, rich, sweet malty, citrus fresh drink with a dry finish, bravo three floyds, really enjoyed drinking this one.

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Photo of 4thFloyd
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From notes. A hazy copper color with a moderate light tan head. Aroma was mostly malt sweetness with a little fruit and herbs as well. Flavor was also dominated by the malt sweetness with the mild fruit hops adding a nice balance. Medium mouthfeel and smoothness with a little floral and pine bitterness building toward the end of the bomber.

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Photo of Gaddabble
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mush
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GypsySon
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Austin32
3.35/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I was not overly impressed by this beer. I have not had a ESB before so I am not familiar with the style and I have nothing to compare it to. That being said if this is a good example of ESB I am not a fan of the style. Flavors were pretty mild in my opinion. Malt sweetness, I tasted little if any apricot, and a mild citrus but not much there. It wasn't bad per-say....just boring IMO.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nordbier
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that hardly died down and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of biscuity malts are present in the nose along with notes of citrus hops and hints of caramel malts.
T: Like the smell, the taste is rather malty and has lots of flavors of biscuity malts along with some hints of oranges and grapefruit from the hops. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness and their citrusy flavors are most noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is nice and malty but isn't heavy on the palate. I liked how the citrusy hops proved some contrasting flavors and lend complexity.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jws7968
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayCheG
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MortalKombat14
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nrbw23
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lord Rear Admiral from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91.4% out of 100 with 641 ratings
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