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


on tap

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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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ganache (6087) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle BB 21 DEC 2012. Nose of Cascade and very green Goldings, has an airy sense that reminds me of my own airy (possibly infected) homebrew beginnings. Garnet body with a lightly tanned head. Taste lightly sweet with light fruit and bitterness, medium body is sharp and stabbing before the airy yeast/temp issues creep back in to cushion. Green.

larsga (7675) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2012
Medium light beige head. Clear deep red body with light carbonation. Light floral fruity toffee aroma with mealy wooden notes. Dry-sweet fruity peppery caramel taste with orangey notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, dust mouthfeel. Dryish orangey wooden papery aftertaste with perfumy fruity notes. It’s nice, but a bit cloying and perfumy. (0.5l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

Geokkjer (7663) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, some caramel and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some citrus and bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.

worldbeertaste (1819) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Lovely maroon copper brown with a thin faint white soapy head. Smells of dark red fruit, plums and blackcurrant with grass and caramel malt. Some pine. Frothy biscuit medium watery body. Taste of biscuit, sweet caramel fruit start with a well rounded average bitter hop finish.

ClubGonzo (5683) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep red coppery body with a small white head. Nose is red berries, nuts, nougat, hints of bubble gum and dark malts. Taste is sweet grainy malts, caramel, dusty hops, hints of red berries and bubble gum. Medium carbonation, full body. An OK bitter in the amber-ish territory, but substantially overrated in my opinion.

visionthing (5595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 23, 2012
Clear copper with a small off-white head. Lighlty hoppy aroma with malt and caramel.Sweet, malty and bitter. Slightly watery with a bitter finish. Ok. 50cl bottle (shared by Arve - Thanks!).

Arve_Christian (5225) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2012
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner Dark golden , some foam Medium body & complexity Some sweetness and malt Ok beer, but could have used more bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Idiosynkrasie (8195) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear reddish amber colour with average firm frothy lacing white head. Fine floral hop aroma. Taste has floral hop notes again, a cautious fruity touch of lychee and mandarin. Delicate and subtle composition.

Sigmund (8010) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
500 ml bottle conditioned, new at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5%. Beautiful copper colour, moderate off-white head, nice lacing. Lovely aroma of fruity hops (Styrian Goldings and Cascade), also hints of spruce, caramel and ripe berries. The medium sweet flavour has a nice balance between the malts and hops, notes of caramel, toffee, sweet biscuits and ripe berries. A little more bittering hops in the finish would not hurt, but this is a very enjoyable ale as it is.

Sarpa (1665) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
bottle [email protected] pours copper with a small white head. aroma of hops. biscuit. hoppy taste. quite nice

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