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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Hazy dark caramel with big, frothy, beige head, decent lacing / Bright nose of citrus, pine, sugar / Light to medium body, sweet, hoppy but not overly so, balanced, light bitterness on finish / Muted, lightly cooked flavors of spun sugar, grapefruit, apricot, pine, toast / Solid, maybe not one of the better from 3F.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6737) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle thanks to Deyholla. Reddish pour with a small white head. Spruce. Spicy hoppiness. Caramel. Red apple. Flavor of orange peel and spruce. Fairly hoppy. Dry spicy finish. Chewy malt. Toast. Pretty active carb. Basically a hoppy Amber. Fine for what it is.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (448) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
22 oz bottle. Pours ruby red murky with a sticky thick head. Aroma of sweet hoppy caramel. Initial taste of malty caramel. Thin mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (1850) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2015
22 oz bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a deep ruby mahogany color With a nice off white head that fades to a film and thicker collar, leaving some good lace behind. The aroma is very fruity. There is a lot of apricot and juiciness to accompany a lightly bitter malt on the back end. It's not really the bitter I was expecting, but it's different... Kind of like everything Three Floyds does. Not necessarily a good thing. The flavor is interesting. There is a little bittering to the malt that happens on the back end that reminds me of an unsweetened tea. It's got a decent flavor and a light bittering to it. It's sweet up front and then slowly over through a lightly bitter finish. It's not bad. Not that great. The mouth feel is a little viscous and lightly carbonated with a lingering sweet malt backed up by a light bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1015) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is a nice sweet malt, juicy hops, candy sugar, bitter. Appearance is dark amber, a very light tan head. Taste is malt bomb, a bit of hops, a lot of tea flavors, some orange peel, pretty good. Mouthfeel is medium body and carbonation. Overall, one of the best ESBs out there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (150) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Pours copper with a decent white head; not much lacing present. Aromas of citrus, apricot, and piney hops with notes of caramel maltiness and stone fruits. Taste is more subtle; caramel, biscuit, some raisin/plum notes, little if any apricot present in the taste. Not my favorite 3F offering but for an ESB style it’s quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2092) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle pour amber copper with moderate ecru head. Nose sweet fruit, dried apricot, caramel malt. Taste moderate bitter bite up front, dank hop, caramel malt. Light bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle from Big Red Liquor, Indianapolis. Pours a dark, murky amber body with a fingernail of white head. Enticing hops aroma of caramel, perfume, and flowers. Flavors continue with more resinous hops, pine, grass, biscuit, malty caramel. Finishes dry with subtle bitterness. Lively carbonation and medium/full body. Good brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (5432) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Aroma is complex tropical fruit and light hops. The flavor is tropical fruit, fruit, hops/mild hop resin, malts and a bitter/very slightly tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4063) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Hazy amber color out of the bomber with a nice rocky beige head. Toast and marmalade nose. Nice toasted malt and toffee sweetness with some orange marmalade and apricot jam flavor. Tasty ESB.


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