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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
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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Photo of BigBry
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BigBry, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Kornoms
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Kornoms, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of ceetee26
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

ceetee26, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of fionn13
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

fionn13, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Hoppsbabo
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale amber with a white head. Good lacing.

S: A dry spicy hops smell. Beautiful.

T: Oh, light body. Tangy. No deep flavours to carry the hops. The bumf on the bottle describes a 'full bodied malt flavour' but it seems like exactly the opposite. Not watery though, just lacking bass. Nice floral aftertaste. Lovely spicy hoppiness.

O: Summery. Just needs something extra in the mix.

Hoppsbabo, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Kirdo
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Kirdo, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of DLS168
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DLS168, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of MEP
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

MEP, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

EmperorBevis, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of brutalist
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

brutalist, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

biboergosum, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of IronDjinn
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

IronDjinn, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of ckollias
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this bottle out of a large porter glass.

A: Pours a clear copper hue with a 2-finger white head that quickly dissipates into a solid persistent lace leaving a decent trail down the glass.

S: Slightly tart and floral citrus notes in the aroma.

T: Floral and citrus flavors with hints of toffee and biscuits with a dry bitter finish.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent English Bitter – Easily drinkable but not the best I’ve ever had.

ckollias, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

pin, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of 11millsown113
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11millsown113, May 27, 2012
Photo of moneyfunnel
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

moneyfunnel, May 03, 2012
Photo of janubio
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml. bottle. Clear amber colour, decent head, but doesn´t hold for a minute. Smell of hops, resine, pine and some citrus. Medium body, not much carbonation, taste is mild, herbal, citrus and I think I fell some cask. Sure I'll have another one if a have a chance, but there's really nothing special in it.

janubio, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear reddy amber colour with a decent.

Smells fresh and hoppy.

Tastes rather hoppy too, definitely balanced nicely but more hoppy than malty. Accompanying citrus, and slightly herbal taste you get with yankee hops.

Overall quite a nice beer.

CwrwAmByth, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.63/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from a cask into an imperial pint glass in London, England. Cost was 3.60 GBP. Reviewed from notes.

A: Colour is a hazy shiny bright copper. The head is one finger of nice slight cream, decent thickness, and average retention.

Sm: Lovely bright fruit esters, light pleasant malt, and full barley. Quite appealing. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Light cream undertones throughout. Full but unobtrusive barley forms the foundation. The pleasant esters from the nose don't come through as much as I'd like. It's balanced but muted. No boldness or inspiration here.

Mf: Far too wet and smooth, making it difficult for the flavours to really come out.

Dr: Easy to drink, but priced highly. ABV is on the low side of average. I wouldn't have it again. Would be better on-draught.

kojevergas, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of StJamesGate
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber gold with loose white foam that disappointingly fades fast. Red grapefruit and pomegranate, toasted hazelnut and touch of citrus oil - bright, fruity and appetizing.
Cherry scone, vanilla, melted caramel and smooth butter cookie malts with a hint of golden raisin or honey pear then Willamette blackberry and cedary orange from the hops.
Orange sorbet end and sandalwood linger. Smooth, round, medium.

Big juicy perfumed bitter with layers of fruit giving way to more oily spice - not always easy to tell which is malt and which is hops. St Austell uses American hops very judiciously. Unique, first rate bitter.

3rd top beer in a row from this brewery.

StJamesGate, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of kelvarnsen
4/5  rDev +6.4%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of BeerResearcher
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass at Dirty Dick's, London
It pours a brassy golden color with a medium-sized bubbly white head along with some patchy and trailing lacing.
Smells of dried hay, resinous hops, dry wild flowers, green apple and limes are noticed throughout in varying degrees.
A taste of green tea flows forward, dry biscuity malt and a slightly metallic hop bitterness inches through. A hint of limes and a lingering minty herbal flavor inches in as it warms.
Really a delightful, easy drinker!

BeerResearcher, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of stcules
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer with a slightly coppery orange color, with a compact and creamy foam (on average).
The smell is very fresh, with tempting notes of mandarin and citrus fruits well in evidence.
Even in the mouth you can find the same notes, with well present mandarin, citrus and orange peel, all on a sweet malt anything but cloying.
Even in the aftertaste you pick the same feeling, with a final freshness that allows to drink with great ease.
Beer well-balanced, easy to drink but difficult to brew. It’s very moreish.

stcules, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of Trizzle
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Faultless pour. Thick dense white head with great retention. Settles to a crystal clear just pale Amber body.

Very little in the nose. Muesli malt and some subtle peppery grassy hop hints.

A medium thin body with low cask carb, dry malt with some lactose like sugars are a solid backbone. Lemon zest and peppery hops give nice bittering and some extra zing. Finishes dry and moreish.

Great summer time ale.

Trizzle, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of woosterbill
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Handpump halfpint goblet at the Prince Regent.

A: Clear light amber body with a lovely finger of soft, delicate white foam. Great retention and lacing. Beautiful.

S: Hops dominate, with floral, herbal, and piney aromas giving it great character. Maybe even some lemony citrus. Very hoppy for what it is. I'm a fan.

T: Hops start things off with a floral kick, and are soon joined by lightly sweet, biscuity malt. Cleanly bitter, fruity finish. Tasty, but not as well-integrated as it could be: the hops while not terribly strong by any standards, are a bit harsh in context.

M: Medium body, low carbonation. Standard cask feel.

O: Not bad at all. I won't be looking to have this one again, but it's certainly worth trying if you're looking for a real ale that delivers solid hoppiness despite a nigh-session ABV.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Jun 15, 2011
St. Austell Tribute Premium Cornish Ale from St. Austell Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.