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

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beth101 (528) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2010
Copper colour with no head. Smells sweet and soapy. Tastes sweet but bitter a bit flat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (553) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 6, 2010
Pillowy head, cereal malty, roasty barnyard, autumn leaves ending in faint citrus-splash. Big tan head – now gone, read brown bit hazy. Medium sweet, light bitter. Full body, lively and slick texture, medium finish not punchy. Meets expectations.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2010
bottle at home ... copper ... thin off white head ... sweet toffee nose... bit fizzy ... standard toffee malt

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 Bottle. Nice head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, fruits, malt and notes of caramel. Rerated after having tasted a cask version at Cockney pub, Århus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Bottle. Bronze beer with a tan head. malt and hay aroma with light citrus. caramel and spice flavor with light floral notes. Medium bodied. Caramel and spice lingers with light floral.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7953) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle. Amber brown with a small head. Aromas are toffee malts with hints of vanilla and cream. Flavours are sweet malts with raisins. Caramel and toffee with a peppery, dry finish. A decent malty bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mconstant (13) - Melrose, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle. Poured brown, with fine head. Nice fruity, flowery hop aroma. Flavour was caramel, fruity and malty. Good mouthfeel. Overall a great well balanced, session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2009
A beer brewed to honour the champ at sea Lord Nelson and the battles at Trafalgar....I love when beers a wrapped in storys like that..... but can it bare to back this world famous admiral?. Bottle 50 cl. The pour is clear and golden amberish brown with a fine off white lasting head. The nose is more hoppier than you usually see in english ales. Besides the hops, there are some Yeasts, malt and vanilla in the aroma. The mouthfeel is medium thick with a creamy side. I taste honey, malts and caramel besides hops and cornlike notes. The finish is smooth and pretty bitter. Way better than most british bitters I can think of.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 25, 2009
Bottled 50cl. It pours a dark amber beer with tall light beige head. Wonderful, deeply inviting aroma with quite a lot of Cascade characteristic showing up- I love Cascade. Balanced taste with a moderate bitterness. Great malt backing. Very drinkable. Long fruity finish. A very good beer. Extremely pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13160) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2009
Cask at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It’s a clear, copper colored beer wtih a small, off-white head. Balanced aroma with bready malts and citrusy hops. Some caramel and resin as well. The flavor is on the malty side with a pleasant citrusy twist. Bready, with some caramel. Medium body, rather dry, and a decent bitterness in the finish. A quenching session ale, not very exciting, but drinks well. (090517)


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