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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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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-22-2013 23:19:56 | More by IRONRakkasan
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-12-2013 18:21:13 | More by TGS
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3/5  rDev -20%

10-06-2013 18:50:32 | More by dking1525
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-22-2013 15:40:13 | More by mizx
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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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Newfoundland (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-30-2013 00:10:45 | More by TT--Cashout
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-18-2013 16:34:23 | More by FadetoBock
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-11-2013 17:35:00 | More by Johnq1964
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-17-2013 18:18:45 | More by innominat
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.08/5  rDev +8.8%

Good 4.2% pale amber zesty ale. Long lasting white head, fruity on the nose, biscuity flavour with juicy fruit flavours from the hops. Pint served from hand pump at "The Old Custom House Padstow" after a free sample and detailed comparisons to other ales on offer (also offered free samples for these) courtesy of Duncan. May take his recommendation of the slightly stronger and hoppier "Proper Job". Have both a bottle of Tribute and Proper Job and also "Trelawny" to take home, nicely boxed for fathers day, I am a father after all.

06-15-2013 03:03:25 | More by Tobiasmjh
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-14-2013 17:19:52 | More by vinicole
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-25-2013 21:14:07 | More by larbush
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4.45/5  rDev +18.7%

Had this on hand-pump at Heathrow this morning with my breakfast. Had two, just to make sure I was drinking the right one :-)

Surprised this is listed as an English Bitter, cause it has far more aroma and flavor than the traditional bitter.

Poured with a soft, off-white head over a cloudy, amber golden hued body. Looks stronger than most bitters. Great lacing.

Aromas have a good malty, bready, spicy quality. Great hop profile of apricot and tropical tree fruit.

Flavor profile features a big cardamom, ginger, and slight cinnamon spice. Dark bread quality there, too - somewhere between pumpernickel and whole wheat.

Mouthfeel is on the crisp and bright side for a typical cask ale with this much flavor, but still pretty creamy and smooth. Pretty darn drinkable, IMHO. Tons of flavor, and low ABV... the ultimate combination!

05-25-2013 00:52:48 | More by BeerImmediately
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Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%

Bottle my parents brought back from London. From notes.

A - Poured coppery in colour with a one finger white head. Bright with good carbonation. A little spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Mild grassy hop, citrus, fruity aroma.

T - Citrus, caramelly, earthy.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, fruity sorta ale yeast finish.

O/D - Decent enough. Could use a bit of tinkering but it's alright. Couldn't have as much of it as other examples of the style. Probably would get boring, but OK for a pint.

05-20-2013 20:22:12 | More by tbeckett
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%

500ml Bottle from Asda (£1.99):
Bright, amber brown to copper colour with a thick looking lacing for a head that looks like a layer of foam on top of the clear beer.

Solid bitter aroma to start with strong earthy notes and a lot of bitterness along with some caramel and earthy notes. There is an earthy hop aroma to but this is followed by an unexpected citrus aroma and some sweeter fruits along with a few floral notes.

Earthy malts and subdued hops from the nose there is the citrus taste as well but this is more up front than it was on the nose. There is a trace of biscuit and some caramel too along with lemon zest and a touch of spice.

Medium and smooth body with medium to moderate bitterness and the slightest of citrus tangs on top of this. Well balanced and easy to drink with a crisp, well carbonated finish.

A basic bitter but has the nice addition of some citrus fruits added on top that gives it a new dimension and helps it go down pretty easily. Whilst not one that I'd go back to all that often, this one is a nice beer and worth a try.

04-15-2013 19:23:04 | More by flyingpig
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New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-21-2013 22:51:28 | More by vfgccp
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-13-2013 16:05:46 | More by diverite
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-05-2013 23:29:05 | More by Pelicanrocks
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

01-07-2013 13:54:18 | More by petluo
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4.15/5  rDev +10.7%

Amber color. Made a two finger head that dissipated quickly.
Sweet aroma of caramels, tropical fruits and herbal hops. Hints of plums and citrus.
Delicious taste, malty and sweet. Touches of oranges, tropical fruits, Brazilian guaraná, biscuits, toffee and malts that are hard to find elsewhere. Pleasant bitterness that slowly fades away making you beg for another sip.
Light to medium body with medium carbonation with small bubbles.
Very well balanced being able to match a myriad of flavors, from nice malts and hops and still being very refreshing and with high drinkability. Top notch beer for all occasions.

12-22-2012 16:45:44 | More by FLima
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-20-2012 19:49:02 | More by paperwerewolf
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4.33/5  rDev +15.5%

500 ml bottle poured into a Pint glass
App---amber colour with a white head (1,5 finger) not lasting
Aroma--- malt, citron and wet herbs
Taste--- starts with a mix of light citrus and bitterness, bitterness lasting for a good while in a dry finish (for an English ale)
Mouthfeel--- medium body & carbonation, great balance in mouth with a nice dry finish
Overall--- balanced and classical but the dry touch at the end adds a little innovation for an English ale

12-11-2012 20:15:59 | More by Jetulio
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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

Had this beer at Ye Olde Fighting Cocke in St. Albans England. This is the (or one of the) oldest Public (Pub) places in England. Very neat old octagonal structure, with several beers on tap.

On my recent trip to Europe (Germany & England), this was by far the best beer that I had. With all of the micro-brews in the US, it seems to me that most of the US brews are more interesting and have more character than any beer that I tried in these 2 countries. Perhaps I know where to look in the US, since most of my European brews weren't significantly different from Budweiser.

Not sure how to translate English to American, but this "Cornish Ale" sure tasted like an IPA to me. And surprisingly, like a West-Coast IPA ... it definitely had strong citrus flavors. Be curious as to where they get their hops. Sure seemed like Citra and Cascade.

The flavor was smooth, with a medium hoppiness for an IPA. There were definitely the citrus (grapefruit) flavors as noted early. The appearance and mouthfeel were consistent with a high quality IPA. I tend to find that several IPA's have a metal after-taste ... that was pleasently absent from this beer (good).

For me ... I could not detect an aroma with this beer. It almost seemed odorless. All I could conclude was that they do not dry-hop their beer.

Nevertheless, I found this to be a very enjoyable IPA, and look forward to having it again in the future. And this was my favorite beer out of 10+ that were tried on this European adventure.

11-07-2012 10:57:04 | More by KarlosT
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

10-13-2012 06:32:50 | More by sydneyMTBdog
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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
St. Austell Tribute Premium Cornish Ale from St. Austell Brewery
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