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


on tap

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RATINGS: 240   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjakopa (185) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours a dark red, amber colour, with medium to low head. Aroma is malty caramel with some hints of sweetness and fruityness. Taste is quite light, and the body is not as bitter as would be expected and is quite drinkable. There is even some hoppyness in the background, but the general taste is on the sweeter side. Very balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle - BCA - Reddish-bronze in colour. Very fruity (very orange, orange peel, orange marmalade). Spicy piney & grassy hops. Buttery biscuity caramelly malt base. Sweet with bitter hop edge. Very tasty and tangy. Very drinkable. Enjoyed this. Lovely beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanVah (101) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
Flaska@Big Ben. Bärnstensfärgad. Luktar sött fruktig. Stor citrus smak som krullar sig i gommen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (582) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Flaska@Big Ben. Fruktig doft med sockerkakig brödig malt. Russin, druvor och en lätt beska i smaken. Lite rolig ESB. Lättdrucken

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (524) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 1, 2014
On tape. Dark amber with rich cream froth. Fruity aroma, orange and pink grapefruit, malty and aromatic herbaceous notes of cascade hops. Light-medium body, lovely balanced between the aromatic malty and the bitter hoppy component.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (867) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Aroma: caramel malts, some bread. Appearance: dark amber/brown, clear and small to medium white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: light citrus fruits, refreshing, crisp, medium carbonation. Overall: great Premium Bitter, nice palate. Bottle from Hogs Back Brewery, Tongham.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (458) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
Dark amber pour with a thick, pale brown head - good looking beer. Malty, caramel, citrus aroma. Taste is spicy, malty, light citrus and a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1504) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Flaska. Klar rödbrun med stort lätt smutsvitt skum. I doften: Citrus, nötighet, röda frukter och gräs. I smaken: Citrus, persika, gräs, kåda och röda äpplen. Mjuk munkänsla. Mycket trevlig humlebeska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hub66 (95) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Belle couleur ambrée; arômes fruités; goût bien équilibré entre douceur et amertume.

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