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Tribute | St. Austell Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. Austell Brewery
England, United Kingdom
staustellbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

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.

Added by rastaman on 09-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,915
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
144
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
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Photo of Curt3
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: pale yellow color with a thin white lacing on top

s: caramel malt, grass, and earthy hops

t: dark caramel, grassy hops, and grains

m: medium/light mouthfeel. no carbonation (cask)

o: easy to drink beer here. smooth and light; nothing offensive

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3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sexmortus
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very enjoyable example of the style. It pours brown with a relatively small foam head that lasts a few seconds. The aroma is fresh and sweet but the flavor is bitter with fruity and toffee like sweetness in the overall mix too. Medium body. 

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4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at the Malthouse, Singapore for the price of any imported ale at any Singaporean pub.

L: Crystal clear. It's like looking through a cat's eye gem - or is that just the yellowish bulbs they have in here? Head dissipates quickly into nothingness without any lacing; I can barely even remember there even being a head now. No carbonation whatsoever. This is going to be a really flat beer, isn't it?

S: My sinuses are acting up now - I've had a few drinks - so I'm recalibrating any smells I detect with that in mind. The beer's been sitting around a while to warm up. The beer is definitely sweet; it's malty, like a faceful of spiced Maltesers, sweet-savory almost.

T: Down the hatch it goes. Clarity at first - there's good water in this. It's light and sharp like good heavy water, is that a slight floral-grassiness in there? Maybe a sharp fruity, metallic almost, twang? It's definitely sweet, that's for sure. Then there comes the biscuit, the toast, the glorious malt. And it lingers like an effervescent malt-truffle. And it stays, boy does it stay. You could bite on this flavor. It's ending a bit savory. Maybe another sip or two will help figure that out. Give me a mo's while I drink up a bit more...

M: Slick, but not overly slick. It's like drinking a very, VERY light olive oil. There's barely any carbonation in here. Is it really supposed to be this flat,? It's sharp, though. I personally don't mind the lack of intense carbonation - it brings out the flavors a lot more. It's so drinkable it's borderline scary.

Probably the best british-style pale ale I've had here. Malty, tasty, and perfect with pizza and jerky, which, by some random chance, is what I'm having right now!

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3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJoe
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Spike
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.
L: Crystal clear, honey/amber colour, with moderate carbonation and a thin, loose head. Great colour.
S: Some caramel but pretty light.
T: Sweet, biscuity malt plus floral hops and a touch of citrus. The finish is short and moderately bitter.
F: Light to medium body with some chewiness. The bitter finish is soft on the tongue.
O: A smooth, light, easy-drinking English pale ale. On the sweet end of the spectrum. Not ground breaking but very pleasant.

In bottle format it has the attributes of a golden ale. More than a decade ago I had it regularly on cask in Cornwall and my memory of it then was as a darker, more traditional, bitter. It's either evolved or my memory is flawed.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours pale gold w creamy head that lasts and clings to the glass. Nose is mild with light malt and hops and the flavour follows. Good but dull. Mouthfeel overall

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.59/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Euroglot
3.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Tribute from St. Austell Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 144 ratings
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