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
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.06%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
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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Photo of eddingsaur
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
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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Photo of pcbnumber1
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clarknova
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJoe
3.06/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Spike
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.
L: Crystal clear, amber, with moderate carbonation and a thin, loose head.
S: Caramel.
T: Sweet (very sweet!) malt and tobacco with a moderately bitter finish. A hint of citrus.
F: Light to medium body with some chewiness. The bitter finish is soft on the tongue.
O: A light, easy-drinking, straight-forward English bitter in a traditional style. In bottle format this isn't a stand-out but nor is it bad. Tribute or Carling? Pass me the Tribute. Every time.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Martine
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tavis
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bhaugh20
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattGrimley
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Euroglot
3.17/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DypsoBubble
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thin mouth feel but bristling with hops. Lots of citrus with a bit of a metallic after taste. Very drinkable. A session beer. More of an ale for a long summer's day which needs to be wasted. Enjoyable.

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Photo of AlexW693
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmurray50000
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rale
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YorkshirePud
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of vinivini
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Tribute from St. Austell Brewery
3.73 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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