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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: 317   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (707) - 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 (881) - 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 (286) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
budedou (861) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JAN 28, 2016
Clear deep bronze appearance with medium head. Hoppy and fruity aroma, Golding hops, medium bodied with strong bitterness. Good premium bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (1038) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2015
On tap. Orange with frothyl white head. Malt aroma, hay, caramel and hops. Sweet flavour, long bitterness with spicy notes

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TxikiNandos (3) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 7, 2015 does not count
Had two overly cold bottles in a row shortly after some kimchi. Couldnt smell much. Head dissipated immediately. Tasted like some mix of baked and predominantly fresh apples. Tangible carbonation. Felt very refreshing in given circumstances. Will revisit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (1063) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
500ml bottle at Street Brews Caf St Julians Malta. Served cold in a 1/2 glass, probably too cold for the style. Dark brown, with an off-white head that died pretty quickly. A bit of malt aroma escaped the big freeze, and I could discern a pretty decent fruit and nut flavour. Needs a re-rate at a slightly higher temperature. (Would have given it time to warm, but was on a deadline.)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1405) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Small white layer, light amber color, normal carbonation. Aroma is nuts, hops, caramel, pineapple, tea. Taste is quite sweet with dry fruity tropical notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 17, 2015
Maker: St. Austell Brewery, St. Austell, England *** Beer: Admirals Ale (bottle-conditioned, 500ml) *** Style: Premium Bitter/ESB *** ALC.VOL.: 5.0% *** "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." [brewers notes] *** Colour: Deep, slightly hazy copper; huge, fluffy off-white head. *** Nose: Caramel, biscuity malts, red berries. a hint of sweet lemon. *** Texture: Medium to fuill-bodied, not watery at all. A bit creamy. Medium carbonation. *** Taste: Caramel, dark fruits, some bread, a hint of citrus and floral hops at the start. Hint of chocolate, too. More so towards the middle, with an overall slightly sweetish ring of bready malts and dark fruit. Modestly bitter finish, still malt-dominated, hints of fruit linger on. Aftertaste is long but not really bitter. More fruity and malty. *** Impressions: Very, very good British ESB with bold flavours and some depth to it. Looks great, too. Eminently drinkable and characterful, almost on a par with Fullers ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (1096) - GERMANY - JUL 4, 2015
Klares Bernstein mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, trocken, fruchtig, leicht bitterer Hopfen. Hopfen: Styrian Golding, Cascade.


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