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


on tap

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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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.

motelpogo's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, - OCT 6, 2012
Bottled, thanks mowbeer. Rusty amber with a fair bit of fizz; aroma of red berry and vanilla; some blanket bitterness, soda, rum’n’raisin, kind of all goes together well

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (355) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Dark red with no head. No aroma. Lovely minerally flavor/mouthfeel with an undertone of gingersnaps/molasses. Yum!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
androman (1428) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2016
Sample at the brewery, st. Austell. No smell. Flavor is malty, fruity, light chocolate. Medium bittersweet. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (535) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drmet (680) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2016
L: -pours a slightly hazy copper-red with a big,foamy,offwhite head -high carbonation visible S: -caramel,strawberries,sweet cherries,tangerines,grapefruit,fruitcake,soapy T: bitterniss F: -high carbonation (overcarbonated) -light to medium body O: Solid after-work ESB with a weak finish

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenOver (234) - SLOVENIA - FEB 20, 2016
On tap @Godec pub, Ljubljana, ?i?ka. Poura amber, slightly brown woth a very nice and firm, full whiye head. Aroma is somewhat faint, slightly hoppy, and some citrus notes. Taste is very mellow, flat, but very fresh. The carbonation only enhancess the fresh taste. Quite good for a hot, sunny day.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
budedou (707) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JAN 28, 2016
Clear deep bronze appearance with medium head. Hoppy and fruity aroma, Golding hops, medium bodied with strong bitterness. Good premium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (661) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2015
On tap. Orange with frothyl white head. Malt aroma, hay, caramel and hops. Sweet flavour, long bitterness with spicy notes

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TxikiNandos (3) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 7, 2015 does not count
Had two overly cold bottles in a row shortly after some kimchi. Couldn’t smell much. Head dissipated immediately. Tasted like some mix of baked and predominantly fresh apples. Tangible carbonation. Felt very refreshing in given circumstances. Will revisit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (988) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
500ml bottle at Street Brews Café St Julian’s Malta. Served cold in a 1/2 glass, probably too cold for the style. Dark brown, with an off-white head that died pretty quickly. A bit of malt aroma escaped the big freeze, and I could discern a pretty decent fruit and nut flavour. Needs a re-rate at a slightly higher temperature. (Would have given it time to warm, but was on a deadline.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1299) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Small white layer, light amber color, normal carbonation. Aroma is nuts, hops, caramel, pineapple, tea. Taste is quite sweet with dry fruity tropical notes.

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