Up against fierce competition from breweries large and small across the UK, Big Job wowed the judges with its 'powerfully hoppy', smooth, citrus fruit taste and hoppy, lemon smell, to take the top prize with Fullers’ Vintage Ale coming in second to take silver and Oakham’s Green Devil IPA winning Bronze.
Our Head Brewer Roger Ryman said: “In a market where there are so many fantastic beers available including two of my own personal favourites - Fullers’ Vintage Ale and Oakham’s Green Devil IPA - it is a huge honour to take home the crown."
The judging and announcement took place at the BBC Good Food Show at Birmingham NEC, following local voting and regional competitions throughout the year.
CAMRA's National Director Nick Boley said: “Congratulations to St Austell for winning the Champion Bottled Beer of Britain award, one of the highest accolades in the beer world."
Judge Christine Cryne added: “Big Job is a moreish, golden beer with honey caramelised citrus notes, refreshingly smooth with a warming finish with increasing spicy dry bitter notes and a soft fruity nose.
“We were particularly impressed with how well balanced it was - we were looking for a beer which showed the brewers art of complexity, and that just gave it the edge.”
Big Job is a big beer with a 7.2 per cent ABV and as the judges all agreed, it is anything but subtle.