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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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BA SCORE
83
good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 6.35%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 12-08-2012)
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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

BlackHaddock, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

WoodBrew, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of mick303
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

mick303, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of mikeg67
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

On Tap at Eagles & Child in Oxford. Pours amber with white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of tropical fruit, citrusy hops and caramel malt. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of earthy, herbal hops, bready and caramel malt and some tropical fruit. Finish is long and bitter. Ok brew.

mikeg67, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of JohnQVD
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JohnQVD, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Dave1999
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Dave1999, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Bobhoya
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Bobhoya, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of KornWallace
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

KornWallace, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of TGS
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

TGS, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of napetry
4/5  rDev +10.5%

napetry, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of TT--Cashout
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

TT--Cashout, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of smanders
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

smanders, May 20, 2014
Photo of Paladin05
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Paladin05, Sep 09, 2013
St Austell Nicholson's Pale Ale from St. Austell Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.