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


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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Deep red cooper color with thin white head. Raisins and figs aroma. Flavors are more like spiced fruit. Dry finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2380) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2014
Cask@Charlies bar, Copenhagen - dark amber pour with medium white head. Aroma and taste is toasty malty, caramel, toffee,mix of dried fruits with prominent sultana on the palate, some herbal hoppy notes, slight spice in there. Decent drop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pdubyah (419) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2014
Fruits, raisins as the aroma. Nice pour, decent drinking and lacing. But the taste is a bit undefined and muddled. Nicely bitter with a decent tang and some length this differs a bit in the middle form what I might have expected. Better on draft than in the bottle I have in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
coranc (35) - IRELAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. 500ml. Copper-orange colour. Nice aroma of sweet caramel. Aftertaste of caramel, hops and earthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2014
Rødbrun i fargen med et lite hvit skum, skummet la seg raskt som en tynn ring. Aroma av malt, sitrus og hint av karamell. Smaken følger aroma, men avsluttningen blir noe besk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (356) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours a medium head that vanishes quickly, leaving no lacing. A dark copper colour. Slightly bitter flavour with the taste of grains and barley malts. Tiny hint of lemony citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3802) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2014
Poured medium reddish brown with a small, frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet berries and soft malt. Light body, flavour is medium sweet raspberry, light biscuity malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
Nice and soft easy-drinking anniversary brew. well-balanced, slightly sweet and slightly citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (4679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
from bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. unclear dark golden pour, little to no head. slightly perfumey caramel, some english bitters - usual suspects, light leafy notes, almost bland herbal-grassy notes, faint fruitiness and biscuity maltiness. moderate carbonation, light body, bittersweet caramel-earthy-spicy-peppery finish. weak bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1898) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
50 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada, via coop. Medium amber. Quite clear. Metallic caramel aroma. Very carbonated. Too sweet on the finish for me but not bad.

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