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

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


scotty's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1083) - - JAN 11, 2013
Burnt copper in colour, thin white head, but it lasts well. Pleasant nose of caramel and citrus fruit. Medium to full bodied, nice malty palate with the citrussy notes of the hops appearing on the finish, these linger for a while...nice! A good 5% brew, one I’d buy again...this one was from Tesco, Galashiels.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybion (96) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours amber-tinted ruby and clear, with a small amount of off-white head. Creamy and buttery on the nose, with a bit of vanilla and caramel lurking around; reminds me of sponge cake to an extent. Hints of dark fruits develop a bit later, shifting the overall aroma slightly into fruitcake territory. Not as sweet as expected taste-wise, though caramel is again prominent. Bread-ier notes emerge now, particularly towards the finish. Little bit non-descript at some times which is disappointing. Finish is sticky caramel and molasses, with a little bitter edge. Palate-wise this is a decent medium with a bit of carb offsetting the otherwise smooth texture a bit. Would have liked more of those creamy or buttery notes to persist in the taste so I could have extended that cake metaphor/comparison a bit further, but a fine brew regardless.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1148) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2015
Ámbar oscura, bastante bonita y con abundante espuma blanca de 3-4 dedos. Aroma sencillamente bestial, a bizcocho de naranja. Este es sabor que predomina en una gran cerveza de mucho cuerpo, que también tiene bastante de especia y agradable malta. Gran ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (349) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 8, 2015
500 ml bottle. Bronze color with good white foam. Aroma: floral, fruits and citrus, butterscotch and caramel. Taste: biscuit, lemon and raspberry, citrus and berry jam, toffee, rich body, light hop bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
klm1 (414) - - MAY 14, 2015
Dark amber colour with almost no head. Aroma of plums. Similar fruity sweet is taste. Dominates notes of plum, berry. Medium body, soft carbonation, low bitterness. Sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2071) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Cask på Charlie´s bar, Köpenhamn. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, torkad frukt med toner av röda bär. Lätt kropp och sötma, liten kolsyra, fruktig med liten beska.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1405) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
A mid to dark amber orange coloured beer with a frothy off white head. A potent malty aroma, biscuity and caramel with a touch of bready spice, then there’s a background hint of citrus fruit. Dry mouthfeel. The taste continues in the same vein as the aroma, bold malty flavours, caramel and malted milk biscuits, brining forth the spiciness. This in turn allows the zesty, citrusy hop element to come through. The finish is zesty with a malty background.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redayyon (25) - - MAR 17, 2015
Belle couleur cuivre orangé. Mousse fine bonne persistance Nez miel, sureau, baies, pain Bouche avec un très bon fond du malt, puis un houblon bien fondu Palais long, avec un bon retour de houblon Une très bonne english ale

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McSherman (311) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
Rating importiert von von bier index: 8 / 8 / 9 / 8 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 8 / 88

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jahe (96) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
Pours dark amber from Tap. White head. Malty a bit fruity aroma with a scent of orange fudge and honey. Nice medium body with a long distinct bitterness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (479) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Pours amber in colour with a 2 finger white head. Aroma of malts, citrus, some spices too. Flavour is much the same, nice malty backbone with biscuit and caramel and some fantastic lemony citrus notes at the end. Nice!


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