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


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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.

motelpogo's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6203) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2006) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
Nice and soft easy-drinking anniversary brew. well-balanced, slightly sweet and slightly citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
from bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. unclear dark golden pour, little to no head. slightly perfumey caramel, some english bitters - usual suspects, light leafy notes, almost bland herbal-grassy notes, faint fruitiness and biscuity maltiness. moderate carbonation, light body, bittersweet caramel-earthy-spicy-peppery finish. weak bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1815) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
50 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada, via coop. Medium amber. Quite clear. Metallic caramel aroma. Very carbonated. Too sweet on the finish for me but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1198) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2014
Molt bona cervesa, tons cítrics i molt refrescant. Muy buena cerveza, tonos cítricos y muy refrescante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (921) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Amber with a small white head. Quite sweet and fruity with lots of grapefruit before a bitter citrus finish. really nice and refreshing. Goes down very easy. A nice drop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2574) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at Gastropub Soho, Tampere. Originally rated 13042012. Colour is reddish copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, sweetness and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (636) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 29, 2014
on tap @ 111, Castellanza. ambrata carica, quasi ramata, limpida, con una sottile velatura. schiumba beige (pochissima) abbastanza fine ed abbastanza persistente. Aroma maltato che tende al biscotto al burro, qualcosa di toffee, frutta secca(mandorla), e lieve agrumato. Luppolo inglese ben riconoscibile. Gusto abboccato all’ingresso, di butterscotch, poi vira sulla frutta secca ed il finale è sia tostato che luppolato. Poco corposa, poco calda, quasi non carbonata, equilibrata ed armonica

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle; deep bronze; minimal head; aroma of stewed fruit; taste is...well, Fullers ESB, basically; perhaps a little more roasted malt and slightly drier; still, anything that tastes like Fullers ESB has to be a good thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gildnerk (126) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden-amber with a small off-white head, which dissipates completely. Aromas of spruce and citrus. Initially somewhat flat in taste (note: I did have a bottle that was only 2 weeks before the BB date), but a rich hoppiness emerges after a second and moves into a pleasant, slightly sour finish. Medium carbonation with a somewhat light body and a sourish aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3031) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle from Brewhouse Brisbane. Fruity in flavour this is a nice well rounded beer.

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