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

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1374) - - 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!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slautar (491) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 25, 2016
W aromacie czuję trochę likerowego alkoholu z nutami ciemnych suszonych owoców. W smaku jakby woda sodowa z saturatora z odrobiną soku z jakiegoś ciemnego owocu. Lekkie i pijalne. Dobrze gasi pragnienie i smakuje lepiej niż woda.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16635) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle at home, 22/08/16. Rich chestnut brown with reddish hues topped with a solid beige cap - a good looking beer but lacks the retention to garner a top mark in the appearance stakes. Nose is dates, sticky toffee pudding, fruit loaf, light spice, stewed prunes. Taste comprises toffee, dates, Soreen malt loaf, biscuit, mellow fruits, brown bread. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying close with a mellow fruit rinse. Solid ESB.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NallePalle (488) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle, 50 cl, bought at "upper glass", Mannheim. Well-balanced ESB in all aspects. Would definitely have again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (2891) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle (from beer gonzo). Pours brownish amber. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, caramel. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, fruity, earthy notes. Overall: ok.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (2791) - ESTONIA - JUL 8, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2016 Bottle shared by Mart, thanks! Clear dark brownish copper beer, small white head. Nose is caramel, malt, biscuity notes. Flavor begins somewhat watery, but the middle of the taste has a decent caramel tone to it, finishes malt and watery again, with a soft hop profile.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tayeth (528) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2016
Kastanienbraune Farbe, süßlicher, fruchtige Duft. Geschmack leidet recht schwach und wässrig. Noten von Kakao und Karamell und irgendwas scharfes im Hintergrund.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gueuze (790) - - JUL 5, 2016
Rötlich braun, recht klar. Geruch Fruchtkorb, leicht röstig. Geschmack verbrannt, leich Kakao. Stark karbonisiert. Leicht wässrig.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vladivostok (432) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Naturally conditioned bottle. Medium-dark, malty beer. Rather a sweeter and more caramely maltiness than most of St. Austell’s bitter type ales which I found very pleasant. Would like to try on draught.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamVimes21 (226) - - JUL 2, 2016
Cask @ Watermill Inn bf, Leylant, Cornwall, deep bronze with white head amalty biscuit taste and a malty aftertaste nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (557) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2016
500ml bottle from Tesco. Nutty brown colour with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma, taste is biscuity, malt, spicy finish. Decent


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