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

bottled
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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional & bottle conditioned.
Originally brewed as a special to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Nelsons 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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (7228) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (1521) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
bottle [email protected] pours copper with a small white head. aroma of hops. biscuit. hoppy taste. quite nice

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (2188) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Pours dark copper a small head. Aroma hops, grass. American cascade taste. Medium palate. Not Bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2012
Deep red-copper-amber colour with a fulsome persistent creamy white head. It left good lace down the glass. Slightly hazy, but not to worry. Aromas of port, dates and berries. Excellent mouthfeel and then a good blast of sexy boysenberry and sour cherry flavours. Wow. Gorgeous. The tingle of carbonation is on-going and theres a subtle bitterness there. It is masked a little by the berry sourness. The finish dwells on that berryness. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. I dont often get interesting imported ESBs here in New Zealand and this one is an interesting exemplar. Tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
lonzo (1) - - MAY 7, 2012 does not count
A nice, rather expected British ale. No big surprises, but absolutely not a bad beer. A tiny bit over-priced. :)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
16th July 2009
Clear dark red - brown beer. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Sharpish grassy hops underpinned by soft malt. Finishes with more grass and the malt turning nutty. Mild bitter linger.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9941) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Soho, Tampere.
Pours clear copper color with small head. Aroma of hooppy fruits, grass and mild caramel notes. Flavour of fruits, malts, caramel and goose berries.
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
500 ml bottle.
Pours a copper colour with a lacy white head. Aroma of toasted malts, floral hops, nuts and grains. Flavour of toasted malts, nuts, grassy hops and some floral notes. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Soho
Aroma is fruity with apricot, hints of resin and hay. Smooth, creamy palate. Flavour has hops, some grainy hay typical to golden ales and hints of peach. Nice and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2012
500ml Bottle. Appearance is semi-opaque, bronze to brown color with foamy, beige, head. Aroma is fruity, roasted grains, some butter. Taste is also roasted grains, toast, with a nice fruitiness. Palate is medium-bodied, thick texture, lively carbonation, and a dry finish. Excellent example of the ESB.


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