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


on tap

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RATINGS: 306   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 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 (3474) - 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 (13632) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edpeg (890) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle 0.5l. Pours nice red copper rubin liquid with off-white medium thick lacing head. Aromas strawberries, melon, fruits, hops and nutty flavors.Texture is slick medium full-bodied with smooth carbonation in the mouth-feel. Palate is watery sweet malty with hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste medium long bitter notes in the tongue with hints of oranges in the finish. Well balanced ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2874) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2012
Tried this back in August ’11.
Dark and shimmering, tawny, copper body with a little yeast in suspension. Frothy, rocky off white crown is lasting with good legs. Bright and fragrant raw hopping on the nose with hints of dandelion, rose water, orange zest, guava and ripe honeydew. A little fresh baked Anzac’s and yeast in there too, intoxicating stuff. Wonderfully hoppy palate, fresh, raw, spicy and floral. Firm feel, very well rounded with sprightly light carbonation. Peaking bitter swallow with lots of tangy, juicy blood orange, tangerine and honeydew notes. Strong biscuity and toasted malt profile with just a light touch of sticky treacle. Ends dry, long with a flood of hops and malt. Yum. This is a scrumptious BIG bitter. Well impressed. (50cL, 5.5% ABV, BBE 11/11, Greendale Farm Shop, Woodbury Common, Exeter, Devon)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2012
Pint in Fellows Morton and Clayton, Canal Street, Nottingham. Looks the part: a mid brown with a hint of red; a lovely, creamy head that hangs around for as long as you like. Smooth, creamy texture. A sharp, full flavour with just the right amount of hops to leave the tongue tingling. Perhaps a hint of treacle. Extremely drinkable. Overall a very well balanced bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Neither dark nor pale, some froth and slightly hazy. Aromas of citrus and fruit cake. quite sweet. Fruity taste. Not too bitter or sweet. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2011
[500ml bottle, Waitrose Edinburgh] Pours nut brown, thin bubbly head that quickly reduces to a lacing. Malty, bready aroma. More malt on the palate, some ctirus, leading to a slightly rich finish, touch of dark fruit. Quite dry on the end. Decent bitter [23122011]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
ralphdot (1029) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2011
5.0%, deep amber wit ha thin head, sweet aroma, I really liked this beer but am struggling to describe the taste.

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