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

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%

Thanks to Jim at Sherbrooke for the sample. From a 500 ml brown bottle. Pours out a slightly hazed light amber hue, tall rocky white head that retains to a thick cap.

Spicy herbal hops in the aroma, some toasty and sweet toffee notes linger in the background.

Toasty and sweet bready malt up front in the flavour, some toffee sweetness, rounded out with earthy, spicy, herbal hops, with bitter leafy herbal hops lingering on in the aftertaste.

Medium-light bodied mouthfeel, smooth slippery texture, with moderate carbonation.

Clean offering of an English Bitter, hits all the right notes, well done.

06-24-2012 23:31:04 | More by IronDjinn
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JMD71

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%

Thanks fo my UK friends for this one. Sampled & revewed 2/25/07.

Ap: Vigourous pour raises solid 1 1/2 fingers of rocky, creamy head. Extremely clear. Light copper almost whiskey color. Carbonation low. Nice lacing as the glass empties.

Ar: Solid malt profile prevalent. Bready & malty (buttered toast?)with some yeasty esters in the background. Slight hop profile noted.

Ta: Nice malt entry which persists through the middle with a slight hop bite in the finish. Slight metallic overtones. Could be a bit oxidized, but 'Best Before' date of Oct 07 so should be fairly fresh.

Mo: Light bodied. Very smooth & creamy. Nice crisp finish leaves your tastebuds looking for more....

Dr: Highly drinkable! The smooth, creamy mouthfeel & light body would make this an excellent session beer.

Comments: A gift from some friends in the UK who came to visit us in MA, this was a very welcome surprise. Very easy drinking & well balanced bitter. Could definitely see this as my session beer if I was in England.

03-05-2007 00:12:48 | More by JMD71
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-18-2013 16:34:23 | More by FadetoBock
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sydneyMTBdog

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

10-13-2012 06:32:50 | More by sydneyMTBdog
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innominat

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-17-2013 18:18:45 | More by innominat
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fionn13

Ireland

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

08-24-2012 03:45:41 | More by fionn13
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

05-15-2014 22:20:48 | More by jazzyjeff13
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.03/5  rDev -19.2%

Cask)Tastes like an English bitter. caramelly, with a juicy citric finish, some acidity, everything about it is pretty light and simple. Medium bitterness on the finish. Some floral notes. This is what i'd call a session bitter, very easy, and pleasnat enough to drink.

09-29-2003 00:53:31 | More by rastaman
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%

500ml bottle, best before April 2013.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden amber hue, with two fingers of broadly foamy off-white head, which leaves a low-slung ring of webbed lace around the glass as it sinks away.

It smells of crisp biscuity malt, muddled citrus peel, and earthy, floral, grassy hops. The taste is bready, restrained biscuit malt, a slight buttery character, which lends a slight toffee note, amongst some plucky herbal, earthy, and leafy hops.

The bubbles are quite restrained, the body a simmering medium weight, and tacitly smooth. It finishes fairly hoppy, the aforementioned noble bitter essences blending nicely with the latent toffee and biscuit malt tendencies.

A pretty enjoyable English bitter - bitter - natch, as well as grainy, and biscuity, all in proper proportion, the amp tuned just right. And, with the forgiving ABV, one could sensibly session the hell right out of this one.

06-30-2012 04:36:18 | More by biboergosum
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mick_cooper

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-14-2014 23:06:00 | More by mick_cooper
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wewantbeer

Italy

3/5  rDev -20%

03-02-2014 15:00:28 | More by wewantbeer
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-05-2013 23:29:05 | More by Pelicanrocks
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Mountainmanbrewing

Ireland

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%

Had this beer in bottles, on tap and fresh from the brewery. It is a great beer every way. Originally brewed as a special, this is now St. Austell's flagship beer. Brewed using their own special malt, Cornish Gold, and Maris Otter. I get an pint of Tribute every time I get a chance.

09-01-2013 17:04:36 | More by Mountainmanbrewing
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-08-2013 21:50:19 | More by BrazilianAussie
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Jerseyislandbeer

Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-20-2014 20:05:51 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.13/5  rDev +10.1%

Drank in the 'Mad Bishop and Bear' on the top level at Paddington Station, London. It was the guest beer at this well known Fullers Pub.

Poured into the correct pint sleeve glass with the Tribute logo on both sides.

Good solid amber colour, clear and bright, the white head stuck to the glass as I drank my way down the pint.

The aroma was purely of hops, as was the overall taste and mouthfeel, a very nice beer indeed. I had forgotten how much I liked this beer, glad I found it again.

05-13-2007 16:51:32 | More by BlackHaddock
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paperwerewolf

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-20-2012 19:49:02 | More by paperwerewolf
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.1/5  rDev -17.3%

500ml bottle. Guiness Pint glass. Brass color, clear appearance. White crown shows fairly good retention. Pale malt, subtle toasted, orange & citric aromas. Slight toasted flavor, hints of tropical fruit & floral bitterness at first sip. Light to medium body. Moderate to soft carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Notes of orange pulp, citric zest, grapefruit & raspberry in the middle. Sweet dry finish. Fruity aftertaste. Easy drinkable & suggested for a nice beer session.

03-09-2014 11:13:10 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-22-2014 10:33:30 | More by warpedrevolution
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-14-2013 17:19:52 | More by vinicole
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pin

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-06-2012 02:42:10 | More by pin
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markbatonrouge

Louisiana

4.38/5  rDev +16.8%

Ahhhh.... a summer of drinking English bitters/brown ales. I love that there's such a nice resurgence of cask ales in the UK since I last spent a summer there.

But my favorite of the summer was Tribute. It's clearly typical of style as a brown-ish English ale, but it also very nicely moves beyond style. The nose and the taste are key. There's a floral-ness to it, almost moving in the direction of an American-style pale ale. Indeed, this brewery clearly knows how to use hops for both flavoring (late in the boil) and for some aroma (dry hopped?).

There are definitely better styles of beer in the world today. But I still love those English cask ales, and they're tough to beat as session beers. This is one of the best. I'm back in the states now, and I'll definitely miss hitting my local for a pint of Tribute.

08-12-2010 22:06:56 | More by markbatonrouge
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

Barley sugar coloured body with thin but big bubbled white head.

Hops and syrup on the nose with some wheat cracker in there too.

Clean tasting and yes it does make you think of Cornwall nice mix of crisp malts and biting hop finish with an unusual effect of bringing a good quality to a mineral taste to a beer.

Easy drinking goes through the mouthfeel and makes a highly enjoyable ale.

07-12-2012 18:05:31 | More by EmperorBevis
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Nermal

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

500 ml bottle poured into an curved pint glass.

Pours a clear amber colour with a nice 1inch white fluffy head. Some lacing throughout. Smell is malty and fresh - slightly bready. Taste is well rounded and malty with hints of caramel transitioning smoothly to a dry hoppy bite halfway through the mouthful. Finish is dry, reasonably bitter and with slight grassy notes. Nicely balanced.
Mouthfeel is not bad - a little thin for my liking but the carbonation is about right. Reasonably quaffable - lowish abv makes this a nice session beer.
Had on tap in cornwall and remember it being a little more full bodied than this, but if you can't get it on cask, a bottle is almost as good.

02-21-2007 21:05:37 | More by Nermal
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

Another one of the popular cask ales that we sampled on our vacation to England.
Amber color with bronze hilghts around the edge of the glass. Short, tight foam that lasted nicely. Rich aroma of biscuity malt and citrus fruitiness. Smell almost resembled the orange zest in a wheat beer. Fresh flavor that combined malt and hops. Grapefruit tang from the hops leave a slightly oiliness, but it is erased by the crisp, dry finish.
Great enjoyed in the sunny beer garden.

09-23-2012 21:40:08 | More by BigBry
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St. Austell Tribute Premium Cornish Ale from St. Austell Brewery
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