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%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (5438) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, - APR 27, 2009
Bottle. Bronze with a welcoming aroma. Crisp, clean and well balanced.Quite a rich and deep flavour. Impressive.

Luneylane (191) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUN 12, 2017
A bottle from the Beer Cellar, Truro, drunk here in Taipei. Aroma: raisins, biscuit. Appearance: clear, oxtail soup, minimal head. Palate: light-bodied and sticky, soft carbonation, long complex finish. Taste: bitter and sweet, finely balanced; well-crafted beer.

kaserov (738) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 5, 2017
Color ámbar tirando a marrón, translúcido, con capa de espuma de un blanco sucio de dos dedos de grosor (poca retención). Carbonatación media. Textura acuosa. Aroma a cereal, caramelo y un mínimo toque de lúpulo. En boca, lo mismo, con buen balance entre dulzor, acidez y amargor, pero sin dejar impresión alguna. Se bebe, se medio disfruta y rápidamente se olvida.

JuanCC (115) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2017
Botella en 99Cervezas. Vierte en un bonito color ámbar-miel bastante transparente. La espuma color crema es abundante y de burbuja media y pequeña. Persistencia media y notable adherencia. Buena carbonatación. El nariz es de intensidad media-baja, aunque quizá sea debido a una temperatura de servicio más baja de lo ideal en esta cerveza. Suaves notas de ciruelas pasas y aún más suaves de lúpulo. Entre las notas dulces destaca el caramelo. Complejidad media-baja. De entre los gustos básicos, salen el salado, el dulce y el amargo a la par de manera muy equilibrada. La persistencia en boca es media y conforme evoluciona, el punto amargo va abriéndose paso manteniéndose siempre en niveles suaves, incluso elegantes. De cuerpo ligero y textura claramente frizante, resulta muy muy refrescante. El nivel bajo de alcohol (5% ABV), el punto amargo suave que comentaba antes y el final seco la convierten en una bebida de trago largo que invita a beber un sorbo tras otro. En el debe, no obstante, debemos anotar que es una cerveza que no deja una gran impresión en la boca, no la llena realmente. Una cerveza muy agradable de beber y apta para todos los públicos, incluyendo los recién estrenados en el mundo de la cerveza artesana. Para repetir en un día de calor.

josanguapo (1669) - SPAIN - FEB 23, 2017
From Hipercor. In Ikea’s pint glass. After dinner. Caramel with spicy notes and a strongly grassy hoppy finish. Nice effervescence, zesty and refreshing. Drinks very well, totally sessionable

AnG_BrgNor (714) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle. Sweet malt aroma with some grass. Taste is more grass and sweet malt. Some fruity notes together with some yeast. I like them more bitter, this is more on the sweet side.

stravale (3065) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe [251216]
Copper brown, clear, thin white head
Aroma of fruity caramel, hint of zest, soft red berries
Taste of fruity caramel, raisin, toasted malts, dab of red berries, touch of toffee
Palate - Soft carb, medium body. Finish is a bit dry, toasted biscuit malts, bitter bit earthy hops
Overall - Brown ale, fruity malts, some toasty malts, biscuit, OK.

Stuu666 (13367) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle at ash’s. Pours reddish amber, nose is caramel, toffee, floral, taste is similar, sweet, little fizzy.

AshtonMcCobb (6581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Appearance - amber to red. Decent head. Nose - oranges and fudge. Taste - more oranges. Light shortbread and toffee at the back. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture.Ok finish. Overall - ok.

allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb and Stuu666. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of sweet malts, faint nuts. Taste is nutty, bit of yeast. Sweet finish.

TEJA (3056) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2016
Sampled at SBWF 2015. Thinn off white head. Clear amber color. Mild caramell taste with lots of residual sweetness. Medium body and a low bitterness. A bit mainstream / booring.

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