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


on tap

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (692) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 29, 2014
on tap @ 111, Castellanza. ambrata carica, quasi ramata, limpida, con una sottile velatura. schiumba beige (pochissima) abbastanza fine ed abbastanza persistente. Aroma maltato che tende al biscotto al burro, qualcosa di toffee, frutta secca(mandorla), e lieve agrumato. Luppolo inglese ben riconoscibile. Gusto abboccato all’ingresso, di butterscotch, poi vira sulla frutta secca ed il finale è sia tostato che luppolato. Poco corposa, poco calda, quasi non carbonata, equilibrata ed armonica

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle; deep bronze; minimal head; aroma of stewed fruit; taste is...well, Fullers ESB, basically; perhaps a little more roasted malt and slightly drier; still, anything that tastes like Fullers ESB has to be a good thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gildnerk (131) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden-amber with a small off-white head, which dissipates completely. Aromas of spruce and citrus. Initially somewhat flat in taste (note: I did have a bottle that was only 2 weeks before the BB date), but a rich hoppiness emerges after a second and moves into a pleasant, slightly sour finish. Medium carbonation with a somewhat light body and a sourish aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3356) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle from Brewhouse Brisbane. Fruity in flavour this is a nice well rounded beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmahut (955) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark brown body with low head. Aroma has light caramel, watermelon fruitness, candi. Taste has medium malty sweetness with low earthy bitterness. Low of caramel in the after taste. Body is full, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1659) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2014
500ml bottle bb06/2014. Love the bottle design and CAMRA-approved stamp...Pours a lucent copper, with some reassuring dregs. Splendid radiant aroma of quince, caramelised orange, Lady Grey. Very reminiscent in fact of Anchor Liberty Ale - which it coincidentally happens to share the Cascade (no Fuggle?) hop profile with. Taste balanced by fair use of 5% alcohol and orange marmelade and some spicy bread crust. Side notes of liquorice, aniseed, buttered toast. Big fan of these, in all of their sessionable modesty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3034) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2014
Bottle at Lerbäcks Teather outside of Örebro. Honey on the nose, also malt and flowers. Sweet malty taste with caramel. Nice but not very exciting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rok1024 (1092) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - APR 25, 2014
Clear deep bronze appearance with medium head. Hoppy and fruity aroma, Golding hops, medium bodied with strong bitterness. Very good premium bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (68) - - APR 20, 2014
This bottle-conditioned beer has a deep colour and a deep, rich taste. The 5% alcohol gives a good mouth-feel with a lingering flavour of Goldings hops. Good bronze colour and gently carbonated without too much head. A really good pint of ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (1049) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle, 0.50l. Hazy orange brown color with large fluffy tan-like head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of ripe fruits, grassy hops, biscuit malt and yeast. Taste starts with light sweet toasted malt, follows by fruity acidity and mild spicy mouthfeel, while finish is moderate bitter. Full body, slick texture and lively natural carbonation in palate. After a short battle I defeated admiral Nelson :)

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