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


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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3738) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2011
good creamy head medium carbonation rising up in a mild red brown pour rich malty aromas biscuit spices yeast fruit the tastes vanilla yeast sweet spicyness okay bitter smooth finish fruity dried types yeast spice tasty ale flavour has some depth and creaminess

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5076) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2011
500mL bottle poured amber in color with small white head and sporadic lacing. Aromas of floral hops and caramel malts. Taste is sweet malts blended with moderate hoppy finish. Medium body and light carbonation present an acceptable mouthfeel. Very decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2011
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Bubbly clear light amber with a large frothy/creamy lasting off-white head. Mild aroma, sweet dough, light leafy/herbal bitterness, a hint of calcium carbonate, sweet cream somewhere in there too - 6+. Taste - follows, but more bitterness, I get some resin and even a bit of toasted coffee bean - nicely balanced, not too sweet, but definite biscuit character. Soft, chewy mouthfeel, mild carbonation, a nice balanced yeasty malt / herbal bitter balanced finish with some light dry spice in the aftertaste. One of my favorites from St Austell so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Shared by CapFlu. Brown/Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is lightly malty, background hoppiness. Taste is slightly smokey, caramel, background hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4918) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
(500ml bottle) Brought back from Plymouth, England, by Max. Mild peaty malt aroma, nice slight smokiness. Very interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2011
Clear reddy amber body with little head. Citrus in the aroma with underlying caramel notes. Taste is very similar if a little oxidised, carbonation ok, very drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 27, 2011
Sti stracepponi, beccata ossido; formaggio vecchio, luppolo straandato. Non è così che doveva essere. Peccato, la Proper Job m’era pure piaciuta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (6919) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2011
Bottle from Coop, Wadebridge. Pours clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is malty with some light fruity hops. Taste is almost balanced, but lands on the sweet malty side, despite some flowery bitter hops. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7185) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is fruity hops, caramel and citrus. The flavour is citrus, earthy hops, grass and caramel. Grapefruity finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle from St. Ives. Pours clear copper with a creamy off-white head. Aromas of light, almost tropical, fruits. Med body. Flavor is very fruity over toasted caramel. Finishes fruity with more than a hint of toffee. And bitter.

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