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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: 314   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 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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TychoJames (1120) - rebro, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Flaska frn sebbe. Brnstensfrgad vtska. Maltig doft med lite banan, jst och pple. Ganska ltt och maltig smak. Ltt ppeltouch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (5106) - Snderborg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of fruit and malt, with notes of caramel and touches of honey. Bitter, hoppy flavour with sweetish notes of fruit and malt and touches of yeast and bread. Bitter afteraste with malty and estery notes. Decent for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1964) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
500ml bottle from Tesco - Ruby red body, thin almost non existent head. Nose is a fruity malt, sweet caramel and an earthy hopiness there. Taste has a good malty rounded mouthful, lots of dried fruit, a little resinous on the way out. Enjoyed this one.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ForlornHope (429) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours flat despite being fairly well carbonated. Red-brown colour. No real aroma, perhaps some nettle-like hop. A bit sweet to start, then some bitterness. The malt is molasses-like and cloying. There is some bitterness to finish. Overall, I expected better from this brewery. Not much better than average home brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1747) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle from Tesco. Full malty mouthful, some earthy hop and a hint of spice in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (447) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Dark red with no head. No aroma. Lovely minerally flavor/mouthfeel with an undertone of gingersnaps/molasses. Yum!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
androman (1907) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2016
Sample at the brewery, st. Austell. No smell. Flavor is malty, fruity, light chocolate. Medium bittersweet. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (684) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
Pours ruby/amber, clear. Just a lacing of head. Bread and digestive biscuit flavors, also rather malty. Medium body, some acidity on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drmet (855) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2016
L: -pours a slightly hazy copper-red with a big,foamy,offwhite head -high carbonation visible S: -caramel,strawberries,sweet cherries,tangerines,grapefruit,fruitcake,soapy T: bitterniss F: -high carbonation (overcarbonated) -light to medium body O: Solid after-work ESB with a weak finish

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenOver (285) - SLOVENIA - FEB 20, 2016
On tap @Godec pub, Ljubljana, ?i?ka. Poura amber, slightly brown woth a very nice and firm, full whiye head. Aroma is somewhat faint, slightly hoppy, and some citrus notes. Taste is very mellow, flat, but very fresh. The carbonation only enhancess the fresh taste. Quite good for a hot, sunny day.


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