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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nsk79 (25) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2012
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NosirIwont (2157) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2011
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 isnít overdone, but is nicely balanced. Too much carbonation. Overall a really good beer, with the carbonation being the only thing thatís off. 06.03.11.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
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. Itís 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 5, 2010
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/

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (4814) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
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. :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1749) - Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2015
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 wouldnít mind this as a regular option. Top quality and really well-made and enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3714) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
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 itís definitely there. Medium body with some hop resins present on the palate. Extremely drinkable. Another great one in FFFís awesome line of hoppy beers. What an amazing American style English bitter. Respects the style yet adds a nice twist to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Strong hop aroma, resiny. Sticky hop flavor with a strong bitterness. Long lasting finish with a creamy mouthfeel. pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 On tap at the FFF Brewpub in November 2009. Poured a dark copper with a nice creamy head, although not as much as is normal for the style. The nose is definitely dominated by some great citrus hops atop semi-sweet caramel malt. The taste was very similar to an IPA, but with a decidedly English influence, though still different from an English IPA. Medium body with good carbonation, the drinkability on this was excellent, and Iím really looking forward to being able to try the bottled edition. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 01-23-2010

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