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


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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3945) - 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 14/20
martjoobolut (2814) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle (from beer gonzo). Pours brownish amber. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, caramel. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, fruity, earthy notes. Overall: ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - JUL 8, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2016 Bottle shared by Mart, thanks! Clear dark brownish copper beer, small white head. Nose is caramel, malt, biscuity notes. Flavor begins somewhat watery, but the middle of the taste has a decent caramel tone to it, finishes malt and watery again, with a soft hop profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tayeth (528) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2016
Kastanienbraune Farbe, süßlicher, fruchtige Duft. Geschmack leidet recht schwach und wässrig. Noten von Kakao und Karamell und irgendwas scharfes im Hintergrund.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gueuze (789) - - JUL 5, 2016
Rötlich braun, recht klar. Geruch Fruchtkorb, leicht röstig. Geschmack verbrannt, leich Kakao. Stark karbonisiert. Leicht wässrig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vladivostok (428) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Naturally conditioned bottle. Medium-dark, malty beer. Rather a sweeter and more caramely maltiness than most of St. Austell’s bitter type ales which I found very pleasant. Would like to try on draught.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamVimes21 (209) - - JUL 2, 2016
Cask @ Watermill Inn bf, Leylant, Cornwall, deep bronze with white head amalty biscuit taste and a malty aftertaste nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (540) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2016
500ml bottle from Tesco. Nutty brown colour with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma, taste is biscuity, malt, spicy finish. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (2681) - SPAIN - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle 50cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. A: Amber. T: Malt, fruity, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (1019) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Butelka 0,5l Kolor rubinowy, piana średnia. Aromat ziemi, karmelu i owoców suszonych. Smak trochę żywiczny, owocowy, bardzo przyjemne na podniebieniu, dobre piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TychoJames (1012) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Flaska från sebbe. Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Maltig doft med lite banan, jäst och äpple. Ganska lätt och maltig smak. Lätt äppeltouch.

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