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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


BeerSkull's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1352) - - MAR 31, 2012
Scent of sweet floral hops and malt. The taste is interesting, first there is a berry flavor (raspberry?) Which is then transferred to a nice malty taste with a clean hop bitterness. A beer which differ from the general nature of Premium Bitter / ESB. I like it!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redayyon (23) - - 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 (221) - 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 (76) - 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 (275) - 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!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bp15092001 (42) - - FEB 10, 2015
Den bedste ESB jeg har fået! Super 'doven' på den engelske måde og smager fantastisk!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (2046) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber color, white head. Aroma is malty, full of caramel, floral hops. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, malty, caramel, herbal.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Courtesy of and shared with JFK. Pours amber with beige head. Light citrus aroma. Sweet malty caramel and light fruity flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1740) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus spicy and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits and earthly hops

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (588) - CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
Pours clear amber with a short ivory head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel and biscuity malt, leafy/grassy hops, some spicy fruit. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Solid medium body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, off-dry smooth and bitter finish. (4/5) A pleasant pint. Malty without being excessively so, decent hopping giving a tea-like flavour, and a little spicy zestiness. Fairly sessionable. (14/20)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Cask at FOB, Rimini. It pours a clean golden color with a small tan head. Aroma is earthy and malty, with notes of caramel, biscuit, grass, citrus, bread and light vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and lightly crispy, with notes of ripe peached, dried leaves and caramel. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall ok bitter


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