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

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmahut (900) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1480) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frovigalning (2879) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rok1024 (1025) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (28) - - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (973) - 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 :)

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jj0076 (31) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
St. Austell brewery, sampled this bottled rather than draft. Easy drinking despite being 5% could easily sink a few of these!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Clear copper, small offwhite head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is hoppy with good caramel malt. Good and long bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. Hazy copper/orange beer with a decent offwhite head. Grapes aroma, citrus, pears, biscuits, caramel, some toffee and cream. Hoppy citrus flavor, floral, caramel, bready, grassy notes. Toffee finish with caramel, hay and citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3697) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle 50cl, kindly shared by Dominique. A clear amber beer with low head. Nose is on caramel, toasted caramel and orange notes. Aroma is on honey, and orange fruit hops, bit watery body, medium malty. Light metallic hints, light raspberries touch on the finish, long caramel and light chocolate finish.


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