St. Austell Admirals Ale

St. Austell Admirals Ale

Rated 3.514 by BeerPals
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Brewed by St. Austell Brewery

St. Austell, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Style:  Extra Special Bitter

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Bottle conditioned. Brewed in Cornwall to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar in 1805. It was at St Austell’s Blue Anchor that the King’s messenger carrying news of the battle first stopped for refreshment on his long journey from Cornwall to London. 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. Winner of bronze medal in the Brewing Industry International Awards.

ID: 20549 Last updated 1 week ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank3021
Overall Percentile94.3
Style Rank28 of 734
Style Percentile96.2
Lowest Score3.5
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.900
Weighted Score3.514
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SIGMUND 6222 reviews
    rated 3.7 1 week ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    May 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.

  • MARKFRAGHERT 65 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Aroma: biscuit malt, hops, lots of citrus
    Appearance: copper, white head
    Mouthfeel: full bodied
    Flavour: malt, caramel, hops, citrus
    Overall: Very good! "

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 4.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    500 ml bottle. Poured a hazy deep amber / old copper colored ale with a one finger medium beige creamy foamy head that had an excellent retention. Active carbonation. Poor lacing. The aroma is heavy resinous hops, dark ripe fruits, raisins. The flavour is rich, slight grainy caramelized malts, biscuits, bready, vinous, toffee, aromatic hops, notes of licorice and pepper. The mouthfeel is creamy and very smooth. The balance maltiness / bitterness is a success. This medium bodied ale has a long hoppy bitter finish. With this superb product on board, I immediately join the Navy !

  • JONMOORE 1367 reviews
    rated 4.1 17 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle conditioned. Nice dark amber colour with a thick off-white head. Aroma has malt, fruit and spices. It is quite lively with nice slightly foamy medium mouthfeel, which is just a little short. Malty and fruity with a nice hoppy bitterness which carrys through to the finish.

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