nsk79 (25) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy bronze pour, big fruity aroma, thick head with great lacing. This is a flavorful bitter that gets better with every sip. Another outstanding beer from Three Floyds.
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NosirIwont (2324) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, deep amber with a big, creamy off-white head. Good lacing. Great aroma; citrus and pine hops in a perfect blend, with a candy sweetness to boot. Not very complex, but simple and just plain great. Full-bodied flavour; heavy on the citrus and pine hops with a good dosage of fruity sweetness, without becoming cloying. Remote notes of liquorice. Malt in the background peeks out as it warms. Bitter hop finish with a lingering grassy note. The bitterness isn’t overdone, but is nicely balanced. Too much carbonation. Overall a really good beer, with the carbonation being the only thing that’s off. 06.03.11.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Admiral Nelson pours a nice copper color. One finger head with a ton of lacing.
Words cannot describe how in love I was with the aroma of this beer. If every ESB was like this it would easily turn into one of my favorite styles. It’s a hoppy ESB. Floral and piney. A ton of lemon and citrus mixed in with herbal notes. A nice biscuit and sweet caramel malt background. Lovely.
Like I said, I just found my favorite ESB. Grapefruit and citrus steal the show here. The lemon comes in next with a nice kick of herbal spice notes. Caramel malt background with a smell but nice lingering bitterness. Sweet and bitter at the same time. Wow. Full of flavor.
Mouthfeel is on the lighter side. A little watery but very smooth
wlajwl (5673) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
ads135 (4129) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A really good ESB. More hops than I typically like in an ESB, but the pineyness is pretty appealing. Nice, caramel backbone. Picked up in Chicago in 2016.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful amber with a huge white head. Smells like hops and pineapple, just awesome. Taste is caramel, with hops all the way down. Very interesting indeed. The head does not go away at all. Lacing is sticking to glass like glue. This is a great beer to start the night off. Thanks Sprinkle for this beer man/
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeah THIS is a bitter! Reddish pour, off white head. Great citrus hops, caramel, honey, stone fruit in the nose. Flavor is such a perfect harmony of malt and hops...loved it.
ClubGonzo (5399) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a hazy deep copper-hued orange body with a massive creamy off-white head. Nose is floral piney tones, biscuits, red fruits, hints of fruity caramel and white sugar. Taste is red fruits, pine, herbs, mellow caramel, hints of biscuits and toffee. Amazing fruitiness and very nice balance, Medium body and carbonation. What a great American-style ESB! Hats of to Three Floyds for this one. :-)
beerbaaron (1938) - Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber with a great big frothy off-white head. Description sums it up perfectly, complex malty and apricot hoppiness. Why rehash? Some floral. Medium body. Mild to moderate clean bitterness. A good example of FFF at its best. Good balance, well rounded, interesting, full of flavor. I certainly wouldn’t mind this as a regular option. Top quality and really well-made and enjoyable.
nickd717 (4113) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber via trade thanks to dug on BA.
Pours a nice clear amber-brown color with a sticky off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma is bright fresh hops, citrusy mostly, slightly herbal, with sweet malt in the background. Really smells awesome.
Flavor is caramel malt and toffee along with the typical excellent FFF hop character, citrusy, mostly grapefruit, with slight herbal notes as well. Not terribly much bitterness given the hop aroma and flavor, although it’s definitely there.
Medium body with some hop resins present on the palate.
Extremely drinkable. Another great one in FFF’s awesome line of hoppy beers. What an amazing American style English bitter. Respects the style yet adds a nice twist to it.