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

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RATINGS: 251   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.


k0mpsa's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1213) - Järvenpää, - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle at salhojankadun pub. Hazy light brown color, white head. Fruits, flowers, hops and citrus aroma. Nice hoppy taste, citrus, fresh, hops but balanced. Actually nice ale.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (110) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle pours deep golden brown, smells fruity malty caramel, mild bitter dry taste is real smooth with hops grain malty flavours, all blends really well, its a fine beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Beautifully deep brownish red with white foam. Smells cozily of pastries and dried seaweed. Rich taste weak in alcohol, containing pastries, spices and a sharp bitterness in the aftertaste. Nutty without caramel sweetness, overall a warm and organic feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (446) - SERBIA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it amber color with medium white head.Taste of caramel, malt, fruits, grass.Sweet and bitter.Typical British taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martynhall20 (15) - Hounslow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark Reddish Brown colour, clear, carbonation. Pale tan head, initialy 1cm thick, but fades to nothing fast. Dried fruit and spice in the aroma. A good amount of carbonation in the mouth. Hint of grapefruit bitterness and dryness. Bitter aftertaste is long lasting. A very decent, well balanced beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (534) - Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Deep red cooper color with thin white head. Raisins and figs aroma. Flavors are more like spiced fruit. Dry finish. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2014
Cask@Charlies bar, Copenhagen - dark amber pour with medium white head. Aroma and taste is toasty malty, caramel, toffee,mix of dried fruits with prominent sultana on the palate, some herbal hoppy notes, slight spice in there. Decent drop.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pdubyah (404) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2014
Fruits, raisins as the aroma. Nice pour, decent drinking and lacing. But the taste is a bit undefined and muddled. Nicely bitter with a decent tang and some length this differs a bit in the middle form what I might have expected. Better on draft than in the bottle I have in my opinion.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
coranc (28) - IRELAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. 500ml. Copper-orange colour. Nice aroma of sweet caramel. Aftertaste of caramel, hops and earthy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2014
Rødbrun i fargen med et lite hvit skum, skummet la seg raskt som en tynn ring. Aroma av malt, sitrus og hint av karamell. Smaken følger aroma, men avsluttningen blir noe besk.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (314) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours a medium head that vanishes quickly, leaving no lacing. A dark copper colour. Slightly bitter flavour with the taste of grains and barley malts. Tiny hint of lemony citrus.


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