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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2168) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2015
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, floral hops, & fruit; Flavor of malt/biscuit, caramel, floral/fruity hops, and citrus; Finish is fairly bitter; Nicely balanced. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6266) - Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2015
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent caramel orange with foamy off-white head. Smells mild; what scent there is though is of bitter hops and caramel malt. Tastes like it smells, but hoppier, and with a bit of a juicy hop presence alongside the bitter hoops as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Not bad, and tastes more robust than it smells.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1488) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2015
Dark red/Amber pour with an off white head. Lovely lime and caramel aroma. Bitter but not aggressive, the lime/citrus is suttle but lingers on. Good balance here, nothing off here. This is a wonderful beer. I was hoping it was lower in abv though, wouldn’t mind sitting down to 5 or 6 pints of this. Certainly not much in common with an ESB but thankfully ratebeer doesn’t rate by style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (8680) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2015
650ml bottle. Amber pour. This is extremely boozy and hoppy for an esb yet right in the abv guidelines. Not a good esb.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (938) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bomber (label clearly says Lord REAR Admiral BTW... although this is supposedly that’s the name of the ’alias’ but I digress...) Pours a hazy burnt orange, huge, frothy off-white head with ridiculous retention and lacing. Nose is big toffee malt, orange candy, vanilla, honey. Mouth is medium bodied, relatively dry and big orange zest, clover, floral wallop at the finish, a whole lotta underpinning bitterness throughout, Don’t know really think this tastes anything like any authentically English ESB I’ve ever had... and at any rate, as Winston Churchill said, their naval tradition amounts mainly to rum, sodomy and the lash... but this Admiral is a solid beverage regardless of where you wanna classify it. Even if the Floyd bastards made it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (458) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2015
From bomber. Pours an almost clear red with a big foamy white head and lost of lacing. Aroma is stone fruits, biscuit, and caramel. Taste is at first bitter with soft hints of fruits and caramel. This beer is not sweet, but the bitterness mellows as it warms. Quick and slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3691) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
Esb/amber? Not my thing. But this beer is. Red pour from draft, clear with a little white head. At State and lake. Fruity Cherry aroma. Taste is also fruity and a little tropical punch hint, with a bitter finish. Really good

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (474) - Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2015
First bitter! aroma of bready maltiness, some hops, taste is hoppy, fruity, apricot, guava, aftertaste is short.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (645) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Pours dark brown with a big head. Has a pretty good flavor. Descent but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4535) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle: (Labeled as Lord Rear Admiral....3-19-15) Pours slightly hazy amber with a thick beige head. Spicy apricot, orange....herbal hop aroma. Flavour is herbal bitter, light fruits, caramel malt, hay/grass. Really enjoyable....a very nice, hopped-up bitter.


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