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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.

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3.7
koleminer20 (3978) - 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
ebone1988 (2126) - 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
emusche (209) - 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
drsordr (2868) - 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
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
wlajwl (7069) - 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
jsquire (4599) - 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.

3.6
raoul_duke (270) - - NOV 10, 2015
Now known as Lord rear admiral. Dark brown with some amber hues. Big foamy off white head. Nice balanced malty aroma with some sugar notes. Not getting much hop. But it is an easy drinking complex malty beer. Would definitely drink again

3.5
Maddog (528) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2015
A good beer. Pours a dark Amber with a creamy, off white head. The aroma is pretty subdued with subtle malt. Flavors of toasted grains and malty sweetness. Nice finish of fruity hops. Very balanced and drinkable.

3.5
ryanfolty (2604) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2015
October 28, 2015 - bottle from Liquor Locker. Nice looking pour with some white fluffy head that lasted for a bit. Aroma was strong with the fruity hops, but also had some sweet malt. Sweet malt and toffee dominated the taste initially, but then a dark fruit came through before finishing with the fruity bitterness. Like the historical reference and have wanted to try this as a result for a while. Not sure the connection with this beer as I would have thought a barrel aged brandy beer would have been more appropriate given Lord Nelson’s body was preserved in brandy when transported back to England.


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