Brewed by St. Austell
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
St. Austell, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Occasional & bottle conditioned.
Originally brewed as a special to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar in 1805. However, production of the bottled version and, occasionally, the cask has continued.
This premium bottle-conditioned ale has been uniquely brewed using our own Cornish Gold malt. Locally grown barley is traditionally malted using a special kilning process which develops a deeper intensity of colour and flavour than ordinary barley malt. Blended with both Styrian Golding and Cascade hops, the result is a deep bronze ale with a delicious rich biscuit flavour and a wonderful spicy aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10186) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 15, 2012
Bottle: Unclear, amber-orangey coloured with a stable loose and lacy off-white head, fruity-caramelly nose with a mild, but distinctive hoppiness; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, very soft, light to medium bodied; smooth and lingering hoppy-bisquity finish. Well drinkable, delicious stuff…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - APR 4, 2012
500ml bottled, Amber color with a thin head, keep a lacing until the end. Aroma is fruit malty, flavor is light floral with some balanced bitterness and sweetness. Mouthfeel is quite dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 3, 2012
light burnt hoppy aroma,golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 3, 2012
Copper-brown coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is malty, sweet, light bread and hoppy, odd notes of styrene, plastic. Flavor starts light sweet and finish moderate bitter. Dry texture and lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
Scent of sweet floral hops and malt. The taste is interesting, first there is a berry flavor (raspberry?) Which is then transferred to a nice malty taste with a clean hop bitterness. A beer which differ from the general nature of Premium Bitter / ESB. I like it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - MAR 21, 2012
(50 cl bottle) Copper colour, slightly hazy, with a light brown, rocky head. Aroma is very spicy and hop-influenced (herbs, pines, a bit of grapefruit), but also with a strong malty base full of character, biscuity, toasted, nutty, woody. Taste is medium bitter, and lightly sweet. Medium to full body, soft to average carbonation, pleasant texture. Great aftertaste, long finish. Stands out compared to other bottled bitters I have had, probably because it is bottle conditioned (and generously hopped). What a difference! Des not seem super-fancy, but very well-crafted and - most important - absolutely delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
A - caramel, toffee and fruit A - dark gold to brown with frothy head T - sweet with light bitter P - mid O - decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3561) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber with a skim of head. Aroma is dry fruity malt. Flavour is dry soft fruit with a dusty hop finish. Palate is sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hugi (475) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2012
Red/brown, slightly hazy with a small unstable head. Intensive smell of citrus/grapefruit at the beginning. Medium bitterness with fruity notes, a bit of yeast and malt at the end. Medium bodied with soft carbonization and very fruity long-lasting taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (14294) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2012
50cl bottle shared with Joes. Lightly hazy bronze color, small white to off-white head. Smell is weird: herbs, hops, fruityness and malts in a mix. Taste is a lot more sour then expected. Some bitterness from ’fruit-peel’, probably mostly resembling grape-peel-bitterness. Medium but a little fizzy carbo, low to medium body.

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