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

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bp15092001 (77) - - FEB 10, 2015
Den bedste ESB jeg har fået! Super 'doven' på den engelske måde og smager fantastisk!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aldolapache (31) - Roma, ITALY - FEB 11, 2011
Che birra. Bevuta solo in bottiglia, prima al birrifugio, poi alla Piccola Abbazia. Un ale inglese veramente ottima. Non stanca mai. Leggero amaro all’inglese, e non eccessivo.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fjw1972 (12) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
I drink this mainly from the bottle and it’s no wonder it regularly wins champion bottled beer at the GBBF. Bottle conditioned, it pours well and looks superb in a glass. Creamy head, good head retention overall. Most immediate flavours are of a soft hop and caramel flavour balanced by a deep biscuity maltiness. Really nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - MAR 21, 2012
(50 cl bottle) Copper colour, slightly hazy, with a light brown, rocky head. Aroma is very spicy and hop-influenced (herbs, pines, a bit of grapefruit), but also with a strong malty base full of character, biscuity, toasted, nutty, woody. Taste is medium bitter, and lightly sweet. Medium to full body, soft to average carbonation, pleasant texture. Great aftertaste, long finish. Stands out compared to other bottled bitters I have had, probably because it is bottle conditioned (and generously hopped). What a difference! Des not seem super-fancy, but very well-crafted and - most important - absolutely delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McSherman (323) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
Rating importiert von von bier index: 8 / 8 / 9 / 8 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 8 / 88

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
briancant (4) - Transylvannia, ROMANIA - AUG 21, 2007 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2007 What the bloke said below pretty much sums it up, dark but extremely drinkable, picked this bottle up from the St Austell brewery itself, lies somewhere between the quaffable Tribute and Proper Job beers and the syrupy HSB....You sunk my battleship Hardy, good thing my column still holds firm!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shaney (2425) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2012
#1384 Fruchtkuchen und aromatischer Hopfen im Aroma und im Geschmack. Dazu vollmundiger Antrunk und honigartige Geschmeidigkeit. Der leichte citrus Hopfen macht das Geschmackserlebnis perfekt. Glorious stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (884) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 1, 2014
On tape. Dark amber with rich cream froth. Fruity aroma, orange and pink grapefruit, malty and aromatic herbaceous notes of cascade hops. Light-medium body, lovely balanced between the aromatic malty and the bitter hoppy component.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sound67 (454) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 17, 2015
Maker: St. Austell Brewery, St. Austell, England *** Beer: Admiral’s Ale (bottle-conditioned, 500ml) *** Style: Premium Bitter/ESB *** ALC.VOL.: 5.0% *** "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." [brewer’s notes] *** Colour: Deep, slightly hazy copper; huge, fluffy off-white head. *** Nose: Caramel, biscuity malts, red berries. a hint of sweet lemon. *** Texture: Medium to fuill-bodied, not watery at all. A bit creamy. Medium carbonation. *** Taste: Caramel, dark fruits, some bread, a hint of citrus and floral hops at the start. Hint of chocolate, too. More so towards the middle, with an overall slightly sweetish ring of bready malts and dark fruit. Modestly bitter finish, still malt-dominated, hints of fruit linger on. Aftertaste is long but not really bitter. More fruity and malty. *** Impressions: Very, very good British ESB with bold flavours and some depth to it. Looks great, too. Eminently drinkable and characterful, almost on a par with Fuller’s ESB.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (15040) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2006
500ml bottle from Tesco, Calais. Deep chestnut colour with lasting beige head. Cascade hop aroma, citrus, malty strawberry too. Bit of choc/coffee. Good hop on the end. Really tasty and satisfying beer. I commend this beer to the house.


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