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

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bp15092001 (72) - - FEB 10, 2015
Den bedste ESB jeg har fået! Super 'doven' på den engelske måde og smager fantastisk!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (2277) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber color, white head. Aroma is malty, full of caramel, floral hops. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, malty, caramel, herbal.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1448) - CROATIA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Courtesy of and shared with JFK. Pours amber with beige head. Light citrus aroma. Sweet malty caramel and light fruity flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1850) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus spicy and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits and earthly hops

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (761) - CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
Pours clear amber with a short ivory head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel and biscuity malt, leafy/grassy hops, some spicy fruit. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Solid medium body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, off-dry smooth and bitter finish. (4/5) A pleasant pint. Malty without being excessively so, decent hopping giving a tea-like flavour, and a little spicy zestiness. Fairly sessionable. (14/20)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Cask at FOB, Rimini. It pours a clean golden color with a small tan head. Aroma is earthy and malty, with notes of caramel, biscuit, grass, citrus, bread and light vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and lightly crispy, with notes of ripe peached, dried leaves and caramel. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall ok bitter

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (722) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 25, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 0,5 bottle purchased in Belgrade and consumed in Kosovo. Pours a typical English bronze color, filtered and with a very little ivory head which dissipates pretty fast leaving gassy spots on the top. Nose: tea-like hoppy notes, basic hidden malty sensation, biscuits. Mouth: medium carbonation, bitter overall notes hitting pungently the palate in a final blast, herbal predominantly dominating the mouth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wvhoran (393) - Tasmania, - DEC 24, 2014
Draught. Amber colour with a small off-white head. The aroma has notes of hops (citrus) and malt. Medium bodied with sweetness, primarily with notes of caramel malt and toasted malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2606) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle @St. Austell Brewery Taproom. 11-08-2014.
A medium bodied malty ale, pours light copper with nice off white head. Quite smooth and balanced, enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (1690) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
500ml bottle from Tesco. Pours bronze with an off white head. Spicy, zesty and well balanced bitter. Well hopped with a good level of malt. Good stuff.


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