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St Austell Nicholson's Pale Ale - St. Austell Brewery

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St Austell Nicholson's Pale Ale
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 5.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Austell Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 12-08-2012)
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Reviews by smanders:
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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

This was served from cask at the (Nicholson's) Feathers pub in Westminster, London (UK).

Appearance: clear amber with a solid white head; good lacing.

Smell: malty biscuits and a hint of earth from the hops.

Taste: super smooth balance of hops and malt in the mildest PA you've ever experienced.

Mouthfeel: medium

Drinkability: This is too easy; a low(er) ABV Pale Ale which would be great to introduce newbies to the style. Pairs perfectly with the lamb cutlets.

05-20-2014 21:13:17 | More by smanders
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-21-2013 22:45:48 | More by JohnQVD
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United Kingdom (England)

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%

This beer is brewed soley for the Nicholson's pub chain (M & B) and can be found in London and Birmingham that I know of.

My review is of a hand-pulled pint in the strange but beautiful Bacchus in Birmingham, an M & B badged cellar bar on 5th Dec 2012.

Fairly robust light amber colour: not your regular 'Pale Ale' hue anyway. The head being off-white and thin from the start.

Leans towards semi-sweet maltiness rather than hop fronted: pleasant enough without exciting your taste buds or smelling senses too greatly. Biscuity, baked malts with a mini-hop finish to balance out the sweetness. This is OK but I wanted something better: I like both the Nicholson's pub chain and St Austell breweries beers but I hoped this would blow my socks off, it didn't.

12-08-2012 11:44:25 | More by BlackHaddock
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-12-2014 19:01:24 | More by Bobhoya
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-30-2013 00:26:37 | More by TT--Cashout
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.61/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured a medium pale gold with a nice lacing and white head, smell has pleasant floral and citrus hop notes, light biscuit malt. Taste is similar, lemony citrus hops, mouthfeel is light and a tad watery, light carbonation, pleasant and refreshing though. A nice sessionable pale ale, quite light and works decently well. On tap at Deacon Brodie's, Edinburgh.

03-28-2013 09:54:25 | More by mick303
St Austell Nicholson's Pale Ale from St. Austell Brewery
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