Admiral's Ale | St. Austell Brewery

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85
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49 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. Austell Brewery
England, United Kingdom
staustellbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BenConnery on 09-25-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of josanguapo
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of nightgardener
3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of windowside
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dzu
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into pint.
L: Dark bronze color, transparent, with small foam head.
S: Raisin notes, malts, sweets.
T: Caramel and spices. Pleasurable bitterness. Not best in star but good in finish.
F: Light body, low carbonation.
O: Good balanced ale. Worth a try.

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Photo of Euroglot
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drmeto
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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:
-caramel,strawberries,spicy,grassy,peach,fruitcake
-low bitterniss
F:
-high carbonation (overcarbonated)
-light to medium body
O:
Solid after-work ESB with a weak finish

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Photo of 123321123321
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pimko
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wretchedabyss
2.62/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MrDell
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice dark amber appearance with decent head and lacing.

Smells of floral, earthy hops and sweet malt.

Taste is of sweet malt, toffee and floral English hops. A more hop forward English Pale Ale taste. Nice lingering bitterness on the finish. A bit of English Ale yeastflvour is also present.

Overall a well balanced an tastier than average EPA with a nod to American Pale Ales. Easy to drink yet flavourful and also refreshing. May not blow many people's socks off but its a very above average beer in this category.

79/100

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Photo of RickyS
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodzm14
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinicole
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SayBoom
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mlkluther
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

500 ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a red amber with a quickly dissipating head. Nose is fruity and hoppy. Taste is smooth with a hoppy finish. Great beer and refreshing.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

A: Dark copper filtered with no carbonation and a finger of beige head.


S: Toffee, dark taffy, hard water, light floral.


T: Taffy, toffee, caramel, malty and light with very little bitterness on the finish.


M: Medium light body, little carbonation, light smooth finish.


O: A fine English ale. Got at Central Festival, Chiang Mai, drank Nov 22, 2014.

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Photo of Sam-VW
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Eramen
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of poskok
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2014. Picked up a while back from a supermarket. Brewed to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Nelson's victory at Trafalgar, and winner of several awards.

Poured into a straight pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A rich, hazy coppery-orange hue with fine sediment and light carbonation. Yields a decent head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, biscuity grain, unusually floral hops, grass/hay and fruity ale yeast. Possesses a hint of something not unlike violets - most odd.

Tastes of caramel malt and floral hops, with a dry, lingering finish. Notes of caramel, subtle biscuity malt, floral hops, faint citrus, grass/hay, fruity ale yeast and stewed hops. A twinge of harsh cardboard/herbs in the background. Slightly sweet, followed by a mild, leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with effervescent carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of sweet caramel, leafy hops and dry, earthy yeast.

Pretty good if not amazing. Looks rather nice, while the aroma and flavour have a well-judged blend of sweet caramel, earthy yeast and aromatic hops. Good body, if a little over-carbed. My overall impression is that this bottle is a tad old, where the yeast has overdeveloped and the aromatic hop character has undergone a degree of fade. The result is an emphasis on some odd flavours, like the floral notes. Drinkable enough but I should probably re-review a fresh one when I get the chance. Worth sampling if you see it.

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Admiral's Ale from St. Austell Brewery
3.87 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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