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

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brugmanneke (277) - - 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!


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jj0076 (23) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
St. Austell brewery, sampled this bottled rather than draft. Easy drinking despite being 5% could easily sink a few of these!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (232) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Clear copper, small offwhite head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is hoppy with good caramel malt. Good and long bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. Hazy copper/orange beer with a decent offwhite head. Grapes aroma, citrus, pears, biscuits, caramel, some toffee and cream. Hoppy citrus flavor, floral, caramel, bready, grassy notes. Toffee finish with caramel, hay and citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3501) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle 50cl, kindly shared by Dominique. A clear amber beer with low head. Nose is on caramel, toasted caramel and orange notes. Aroma is on honey, and orange fruit hops, bit watery body, medium malty. Light metallic hints, light raspberries touch on the finish, long caramel and light chocolate finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjakopa (176) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours a dark red, amber colour, with medium to low head. Aroma is malty caramel with some hints of sweetness and fruityness. Taste is quite light, and the body is not as bitter as would be expected and is quite drinkable. There is even some hoppyness in the background, but the general taste is on the sweeter side. Very balanced and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle - BCA - Reddish-bronze in colour. Very fruity (very orange, orange peel, orange marmalade). Spicy piney & grassy hops. Buttery biscuity caramelly malt base. Sweet with bitter hop edge. Very tasty and tangy. Very drinkable. Enjoyed this. Lovely beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanVah (49) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
Flaska@Big Ben. Bärnstensfärgad. Luktar sött fruktig. Stor citrus smak som krullar sig i gommen.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (467) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Flaska@Big Ben. Fruktig doft med sockerkakig brödig malt. Russin, druvor och en lätt beska i smaken. Lite rolig ESB. Lättdrucken

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (408) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Aroma: caramel malts, some bread. Appearance: dark amber/brown, clear and small to medium white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: light citrus fruits, refreshing, crisp, medium carbonation. Overall: great Premium Bitter, nice palate. Bottle from Hogs Back Brewery, Tongham.


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