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St. Austell Tribute Premium Cornish Ale - St. Austell Brewery

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St. Austell Tribute Premium Cornish AleSt. Austell Tribute Premium Cornish Ale

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very good

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Austell Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The South West's favourite beer. Tribute is a huge supporter of sport in the region. It is the official beer of South West Rugby Union, sponsor of both Somerset & Gloucestershire County Cricket Clubs, the Cornish Pilot Gig Association as well as a keen supporter of Plymouth Argyle & Exeter City football clubs. Customers and publicans love Tribute as it's light, hoppy, zesty, easy to drink and consistently delicious.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-29-2003)
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vvlebedev, Aug 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Bobhoya, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

andyhurley, Aug 03, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Served cold into pint glass from 500ml bottle.

A) Pours a lightish amber colour with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to a film.

S) Served cold so not getting the full nose. The wheat in the brew is evident, unfortunately (in my opinion). As it warms up a bit, the fragrant hops come more to the fore.

T) Good. Lightish biscuity malts come first. Then a fair hit of fragrant hops; I am surprised that this beer is so popular, as this kind of fragrant hop-forward taste is actually fairly rare in popular cask ales in England. Then a moderately lingering slightly dull bitter after taste, which makes you want to take another mouthful.

M) Fine. Carbonation and consistency are right for the style.

O) A great beer from the bottle; had it on cask recently (Tunnels Beach bar, Ilfracombe) and that adds a lovely slightly sour aftertaste due to the conditioning to an already distinctive beer. Get some.

Malt_Man, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

drwatson32, Jul 30, 2014
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xhuang61, Jul 25, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tawny color, faint haze, thin cap of fine bubbles that really lasted. Solid sheds of lace on the glass. Balanced and mild aroma, a bit of earthiness and English malt character. Same in the flavor, along with mild bitterness and slight dryness. Medium bodied, low carbonation, decent texture. Overall, an enjoyable pint.

DrJay, Jul 16, 2014
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Eramen, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2014. Picked up a little while back from a supermarket. A classic pale ale that shares both modern and traditional influences.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A golden-amber hue with faint haze and plentiful carbonation. Yields a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before settling as a patchy surface layer. Aroma of floral hops with hints of grass/hay, faint fruitiness, ale yeast, biscuity malt and a touch of earthiness. Relatively subtle but pleasant.

Tastes of light caramel malt with a floral hop character and a crisp, dry finish. Notes of flowery hops, grass/hay, subtle white pepper, biscuity grain, fruity ale yeast and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a mild bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and decent body. Lightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of grassy hops, earthy yeast and faint malt.

A nicely-balanced pale ale with a light, hoppy character. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are a satisfying blend of grassy hops, fruity ale yeast and malt. Body is OK; a tad thin but it suits the style. Quenches a thirst, particularly on a hot day. I can also attest that this is very nice on cask. Worth sampling if you come across it.

jazzyjeff13, May 15, 2014
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St. Austell Tribute Premium Cornish Ale from St. Austell Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.