St. Austell Brewery

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St. Austell Brewery
England, United Kingdom
English Pale Ale
Ranked #30
Ranked #23,102
3.74 | pDev: 12.03%
Apr 02, 2023
Sep 29, 2003
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by Kgoldsbe from Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This has more hop character than what a traditional English Pale Ale on nitro generally has. It is a nice addition to this ale. It gives it a little more character without trying to hard. A strong regional sessionable ale.
Apr 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Offa from California

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Cask at George and Dragon in Conwy and Old White Swan in York
Dark gold. Creamy white head slowly shrinking to thin foamy top and some lace.
Beautiful Aroma hay and apple. Taste. Zesty spicy bitterness, light toasty hay and apple. Tinge of grapefruit citrus. Good.
Jan 07, 2023
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Rated by Purzo from England

3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured pale golden colour with a half inch head with decent retention. Slightly malty taste.

Overall very drinkable, would buy again.
Dec 27, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by hopley from Massachusetts

Oct 09, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Had on cask. Somewhat cloudy orange pour, full pearl white head, trace lacing. Mild citrus hops with grassy flair in nose. Taste hits the orange and lemon with and very mild hops, yeast and malt are short lived. Feel is a touch watery underneath the leading hops, warm and thin.
Oct 05, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by TrojanRB from Texas

Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
500 ml bottle, from CITTI-Markt Flensburg. ABV is 4.2%. Deep golden colour, slightly hazy. Moderate white head. Aroma of malts, grain and dust, some toffee. Fairly refreshing flavour, medium dry, grain, toffee and moderate fruity hops.

Cask conditioned at The Shakespeare, Durham. Deep golden colour, low head. Fruity and floral notes in the aroma. The flavour is slightly fruity and medium bitter.
Jun 04, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a fine cask pull here, the first i have had from these guys. its rusty orange toned and clear, paler than a lot of its peers, with a classic creamy inch of white head from the engine, really nice conditioning evident with this one. the nose is muted, but lightly bitter from the hops with an orange and grapefruit citrus vibe, and some familiar english maltiness, toasted but short of nutty, sweet but not desserty, and more than enough to balance the hops, which present as bold for an english brew of this nature. the yeast and the ferment are fantastic here, drying and bready, old worldy but somehow making this crisper than most, almost a lager type snap on the back end with the hops, really clean pint to drink on as these cask beers go. good mineral profile to this, some decent body in the center, and enough life to it that it keeps moving. i like the way this seems objectively fresh, uncommon with these but thats the case, and i love the creaminess of the texture. a great afternoon sipper, fun to get into a bunch of cask stuff around london with my wife, i wish this style and this pour method were more common in the states. this is one of the better ones we had.
May 23, 2022
Rated: 3.38 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

May 13, 2022
Rated: 3.57 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Apr 12, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Mar 01, 2022
Rated: 3.69 by BigMac59 from Texas

Aug 20, 2021
Rated: 3.78 by bad_poetry from England

Aug 14, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

Jul 10, 2021
Rated: 4 by Robertas from Lithuania

May 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Hanglow from Scotland

3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, orangey-gold, clear, decent head and retention.

Bit of orange, fresh hop aroma, Taste brings some malt, more light hops. Low minerals, light-mid bitterness. Slightly drying.

A solid beer in bottle (it's better as well kept cask)
Mar 03, 2021
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Reviewed by James94 from England

4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Golden amber colour, one finger initial head, some lacing
S: Citrus, bread, celery
T: Lemon, grass, bready malts
F: Slightly low bodied, but nicely balanced

O: 4.25
Feb 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Nozzz from England

4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Love this beer. It’s on draught at my local pub but I prefer it from the bottle. It has great balance: hoppy, citrus bitterness balanced with a sweet biscuity malt. Refreshing and clean but with a creamy mouthfeel to finish. Just a touch of carbonation to liven it up. Just what I want out of a pale ale.
I find it a welcome change from the strongly hopped American styles.
Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by pcbnumber1 from England

Jan 14, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by vladn from England

Dec 20, 2020
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Rated by runefish from England

3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Nice session beer, mildly hoppy, good mouthfeel if a bit watery, easy beer to drink.
Dec 08, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by Mkrr from France

Nov 17, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by v3e from England

Oct 22, 2020
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Reviewed by lmaduells from Spain

1.62/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Per explicar alguna cosa sobre aquesta cervesa només em faria falta una paraula: pobre. Un producte totalmet prescindible i que no tornaré acomprar; a no ser per algú que digui que li agradi la cervesa però que no en tingui ni idea
Jun 12, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
L- Deep amber, clear, pours with 3mm just off-white head.
S- Very mild, just a little malt.
T- Some malts, some reasonably punchy hops that lead to a moderately bitter-dry finish.
F- Extremely well carbonated in the mouth, it has a very mild malty richness that balances against the above hopping.
O- It's pretty old school and trad to me. The kind of beer that would be hard not to enjoy having, and that many would be happy drinking for years.
It's also the kind of beer that has been sold by Waitrose for years and yet I've walked past the beer aisle 200 times, assumed I've 'tried it years ago' so never bought it. This time I happened to x-check the Waitrose range *on-line* and see which I'd yet to review here. This beer was one, plus another I assumed I reviewed years ago also came to my attention.
500ml bottle BBE: 03/2021 £1.50 from a Waitrose in London.
May 18, 2020
Rated: 3.6 by insouciantx from New York

Jan 04, 2020
Rated: 4 by callumjtaylor3 from England

Nov 16, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Nov 12, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by samEBC from Belgium

Sep 29, 2019
Rated: 3.64 by arzt from Germany

Jun 23, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by alesinwales from Wales

May 06, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Apr 08, 2019
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

2.77/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
De Hipercor. En vaso de pinta de Ikea. Jugando a Lara Croft Go. Algo aburrida. Ligera, con suave sabor maltoso, algo de amargor y poco mas. Anodina. No dice mucho
Feb 26, 2019
Rated: 3.47 by stanale from Illinois

Jan 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear golden amber coloration with a medium, frothy head and slightly visible carbonation. Smell is rather hoppy, with a fresh citrus aroma and certain grassy note, but also lighter, bready, bicuity malt. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by hoppy, almost zesty citrus notes and somewhat lighter grainy, biscuity malt, as well as mild notes of toffee and honeydew melon. Finishes with a light bitterness and some grainy, citrus notes lingering in the aftertaste. Soft mouthfeel with a light/medium body and medium carbonation.

A very pleasant English Pale Ale dominated by grassy, citrus hops, but balanced nicely by grainy, biscuity malt and with a very nice, soft mouthfeel and carbonation. (reviewed from bottle)
Jan 04, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by steverx8 from England

Nov 25, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by Geosuds from Spain

Nov 05, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by Mousel from Canada (ON)

Nov 05, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Sep 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours clear light copper beer with thin off-white head, low retention.
Smell - grain, herbal hops.
Taste - grain, slightly biscuity.
Light-body, soft carbination.
Jul 27, 2018
Tribute from St. Austell Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 189 ratings