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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2010
$8 bottle from pub. Slightly cheaper elsewhere. [A] This smells like an Alpha king off the bat. Or most any other 3F brew for that matter. Strong juicy citrus, piny tangerine and other tropical fruity quaffs. Hop perfume. Not sure if that is point-worthy anymore. Caramel. Some slight hints of English malt. [A] Pours clear orangish-yellow. The head on the first 1/2 was truly beautiful. Capped until the bottom of the glass. Off-white frothy foam. Excellent retention. Few soapy bubbles. Bottle art kicks ass. [F] - Mouth hits with a strong dose of hops. Mid-body is caramel. Very light bready malt. Fruity with a bitter linger. Not very much depth. Not very "English" to me, either. [P] Bottle served close to cask temperature. Mouth is very thin & hoppy with tingly carbonation. Drinkable. Soft feel, but sharp bite. Not boozy, but astringent enough that you never forget you’re drinking a beer. Highly drinkable in the long run. Cask does sound delicious. [O] 55 IBUs come off a bit stronger than posted. Good thing? I must say I am a tad disappointed in this for some reason. But blindly, it was a nice 3F brew. Bitter where it should be, I guess. Just more normal than "not normal" for me. For a 1-off bottling with only 48 ratings, this seemed to fly off the shelves. Wouldn’t mind picking one up next year. But if its replaced by another 1-off, I won’t complain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4829) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2015
22oz bottle in a taster glass. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of pale and caramel malts, some floral hops, and light dough and hints of spices. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. Not a bad beer but not my favorite style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1596) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Burnt orange pour with semi-creamy white froth. Sweet malts, apricot/stone fruit notes, orange marmalade, soft carbonation, full mouthfeel, perfect amount of bitterness. Very tasty version of an ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4631) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Dark amber with a medium head. Aroma of marmalade. Solid apricot, marmalade, and buttered brown bread flavor. Moderate bitterness. Full body. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Burnt orange color, slightly cloudy. Huge off white head. Aroma has some citrus notes that are almost apricot like. Medium mouth. Taste is full of apricots, almost earth-like. Bitter, but not dry. Interesting flavor profile. A little lace hangs around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (513) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Pours a hazy amber color with a fluffy foam head that laces my glass. The aroma is of sweet malted grains, fruit, and a light herbal floral hop presence. Tasting, I noticed a sugary grain flavor, dryness from the soft booze, a minor apricot taste, some citrus, and a pleasant bitterness. Overall the finish is enjoyable and this was a kind drinker. I’d have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1827) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bomber from Jim’s in Mundelein. Hazy amber brown pour with an off-white head leaving some spots of lace. Aroma has malts, tangy pine, light stone fruits and some earth. Taste is of sweet toffee, pine, some citrus and some resin. Medium to full bodied with some alcohol. Finishes sweetly tangy with some bitterness. A bit more hoppy than many bitters, although not as much as one expects/hopes for from a FFF product. 13.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color. Aroma is sweet malt, fruit and malty sugar. Flavor is clay, sweet earth, flour and caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bomber thanks to respertFTW. Cloudy chestnut with a beige head. Mild, tropical hops and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4736) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Poured a caramel amber color with aromas of citrus, caramel, light ginger and some makt. Flavors are mare light citrus and apricots with makt and caramel light bitter and ginger spiciness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (145) - - MAY 27, 2015
Surprisingly apricot/citrus aroma as well as strong caramel. Taste is of caramel, candied orange, and some bitter pine.

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