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

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RATINGS: 323   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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3.7
vinivini (2444) - Gomel, BELARUS - NOV 23, 2016
Clear mahogany look, medium off-white head. Decent retention. Floral hops, caramel, black tea, candy. Medium body. Dry flavour with notes of herbal hops, nuts, dried fruit, tea, sunflower seeds. Medium bitterness that gets weaker in middle taste. Complex. Interesting.

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3
rumore (538) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 27, 2016
From tap, at FOB in Rimini, Italy. Color is blonde with white foam. Aroma has some peach and apricot. Body is light. Taste has some bittersweet, but not much else. As expected, absent sparkleness.

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3.9
shimself (1) - FRANCE - OCT 7, 2016 does not count
Bought it as it’s the only British Beer available anywhere in town apart from brewdog. It was a real treat, caramel, quite bitter. Reminded me of Nethergate, but it’s been a while. But blimey they charged 10€ a 500mL bottle, twice the price of any other beer in the place, no idea why (well it might be that someone read the blurb on the back about celebrating the battle of Trafalgar).

3.4
dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2016
beautiful clear beer to drink. The texture is soft and caramel flavorful. The hops added give it a little different taste than similar beers. Quite wonderful. Gift from Uckelman

3.1
The_Osprey (8010) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
500ml bottle at home in Richmond, as ’St. Austell Admirals Ale’, 5%, BB Apr 2017, bottle conditioned. Dark amber orange brown, translucent, pretty still, quickly diminishing head. Aroma is cola, papery, sugary. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation. Taste up front is demerara sugar, some browning apple, rounded malt, flinty, dusty, minerally. When left out for a while, the malt character becomes a lot richer and toffee-ish, which led to me increasing the rating slightly.

3.3
bikbo (125) - - SEP 12, 2016
Color ámbar oscuro. Espuma blanca, poco persistente. Aroma a caramelo, toques a tabaco, tostado. Sabor dulce, caramelo, amargor alto.

2.5
dotcomslacker (2) - - SEP 4, 2016 does not count
2 bottles, clear mahogany, one with more carbonation than the other Malty with a slight caramel and tobacco after taste, it’s bottle conditioned but very clear and no sediment A Mediocre beer, on the good side of mediocre.

2.9
Slautar (646) - 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
Theydon_Bois (19546) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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
NallePalle (648) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle, 50 cl, bought at "upper glass", Mannheim. Well-balanced ESB in all aspects. Would definitely have again.


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