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

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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


Palme's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3652) - 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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (2576) - SPAIN - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle 50cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. A: Amber. T: Malt, fruity, bitter.

3.3
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TychoJames (943) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (4849) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of fruit and malt, with notes of caramel and touches of honey. Bitter, hoppy flavour with sweetish notes of fruit and malt and touches of yeast and bread. Bitter afteraste with malty and estery notes. Decent for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1915) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
500ml bottle from Tesco - Ruby red body, thin almost non existent head. Nose is a fruity malt, sweet caramel and an earthy hopiness there. Taste has a good malty rounded mouthful, lots of dried fruit, a little resinous on the way out. Enjoyed this one.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ForlornHope (370) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours flat despite being fairly well carbonated. Red-brown colour. No real aroma, perhaps some nettle-like hop. A bit sweet to start, then some bitterness. The malt is molasses-like and cloying. There is some bitterness to finish. Overall, I expected better from this brewery. Not much better than average home brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle from Tesco. Full malty mouthful, some earthy hop and a hint of spice in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (372) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Dark red with no head. No aroma. Lovely minerally flavor/mouthfeel with an undertone of gingersnaps/molasses. Yum!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
androman (1560) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2016
Sample at the brewery, st. Austell. No smell. Flavor is malty, fruity, light chocolate. Medium bittersweet. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (561) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
Pours ruby/amber, clear. Just a lacing of head. Bread and digestive biscuit flavors, also rather malty. Medium body, some acidity on the finish.


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