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


on tap

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RATINGS: 270   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.

Palme's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3606) - Bergen, - OCT 4, 2012
0.5l bottle. This is a clear bronze one with some small floaters floating around and a little bubbly quite lacing off-white head. On the aroma this is light sweet and malty, some caramel and tones of dried dark fruits. Not horrible at all, but not extreme either. It has a really nice texture in the mouth; small prickling and almost fizzing bubbles in a soft oily texture. Flavors are also caramel sweet, the burned kind and I also get tones of leafs and sour grass. Yeah, this was actually quite a nice little surprise. Have no problems recommending this to my "skeptic" friends. 27.06.2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1994) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bp15092001 (22) - - FEB 10, 2015
Den bedste ESB jeg har fået! Super 'doven' på den engelske måde og smager fantastisk!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (441) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3399) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1199) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (254) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Pours amber in colour with a 2 finger white head. Aroma of malts, citrus, some spices too. Flavour is much the same, nice malty backbone with biscuit and caramel and some fantastic lemony citrus notes at the end. Nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jahe (61) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
Pours dark amber from Tap. White head. Malty a bit fruity aroma with a scent of orange fudge and honey. Nice medium body with a long distinct bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (522) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McSherman (91) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
Rating importiert von von bier index: 8 / 8 / 9 / 8 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 8 / 88

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1690) - 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

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