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

bottled
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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3564) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 3, 2011
Aroma with notes of malts, caramel and citrus hops. Hazy amber color. Flavor is malty, light nutty, notes of caramel and citrus hops. MEdium bitterness in the end. Nice but a bit light bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - APR 23, 2011
In bottiglia alla Tana del Luppolo di Cavi (GE); una buona bitter, leggermente corposa, con un bell’amaro. Peccato la temperatura

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (8898) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2011
500ml bottle conditioned ale from Sourced Market at St Pancras train station. Pours a deep dark amber body topped by a low, white head. Lighter hints of earthy hops to the nose. A bit jam-like, malt-fruity taste. Short-lived bitter endnotes. Anonymous (shared with friends, hotel room, London 20.03.2011).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
Pours cloudy amber with a beige head. Aroma is malt and flowery hop. Flavous is malt, light bitter, flower and perfume.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11969) - DENMARK - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle. Hazy amberwith big off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, hops, bitter and fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kronebryg (1123) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2011
full and fat nose. hardly any head, beautiful redbrown nose. Soft and long. medium body with a slitght bitterness, almost vinous. Very deliciuóus and easy drinking ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aldolapache (31) - Roma, ITALY - FEB 11, 2011
Che birra. Bevuta solo in bottiglia, prima al birrifugio, poi alla Piccola Abbazia. Un ale inglese veramente ottima. Non stanca mai. Leggero amaro all’inglese, e non eccessivo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - FEB 2, 2011
A see-through brown with an off-white head. Aroma; A sweet malt profile, some toffee and sweet coffeenotes. Even a hint of perfume. Flavour; Good malt profile, some breadnotes in the aftertaste. Fruity. Good carbonation, medium body and a medium + lenght. Summary; A very good ESB indeed, ESB is best on cask, but this is a great example!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5043) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2011
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Gallows Real Ale Festival 2011) The beer poured deep amber and almost clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma was malty and sweet. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, hops, fruitiness, white bread, herbalness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. A below average ESB in my opinion.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexcandy (59) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2011
In a 500ml bottle from Waitrose Aroma-Caramel Appearance - Dark red beer with a light creamy head Taste- Hoppy-bitter with peal, spice, fruit cake lots in this. Overall - There is a lot going on in this beer and for me too much and too rich.


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