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:
138
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.06%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of HurrahBeer
2.39/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours like a nice golden ale, but seriously lacking aroma and a nice finish. Would be a great lawnmower beer, but past that it's not for me.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.65/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from a cask into an imperial pint glass in London, England. Cost was 3.60 GBP. Reviewed from notes.

A: Colour is a hazy shiny bright copper. The head is one finger of nice slight cream, decent thickness, and average retention.

Sm: Lovely bright fruit esters, light pleasant malt, and full barley. Quite appealing. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Light cream undertones throughout. Full but unobtrusive barley forms the foundation. The pleasant esters from the nose don't come through as much as I'd like. It's balanced but muted. No boldness or inspiration here.

Mf: Far too wet and smooth, making it difficult for the flavours to really come out.

Dr: Easy to drink, but priced highly. ABV is on the low side of average. I wouldn't have it again. Would be better on-draught.

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Photo of fionn13
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of petluo
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Kornoms
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of wewantbeer
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of dking1525
3/5  rDev -19.6%

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

500 ml. bottle. Clear amber colour, decent head, but doesn´t hold for a minute. Smell of hops, resine, pine and some citrus. Medium body, not much carbonation, taste is mild, herbal, citrus and I think I fell some cask. Sure I'll have another one if a have a chance, but there's really nothing special in it.

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

Photo of Poupae
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of rastaman
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cask)Tastes like an English bitter. caramelly, with a juicy citric finish, some acidity, everything about it is pretty light and simple. Medium bitterness on the finish. Some floral notes. This is what i'd call a session bitter, very easy, and pleasnat enough to drink.

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

Photo of jarmby1711
3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very slightly hazy deep bronze to red and virtually no head.
The English Fuggle hops were apparent tosmell adding a tropical fruitiness.
The flavour was rather dull ,one dimensional and bland.Just a little og the hoppy fruitiness came through butotherwise not much at all.
It was watery and bitter in the mouth and not at all appealing.
A pretty disappointing selection from an independent brewer.
This claims to be the ale of Cornwall.
I will make a point of finding another Cornish Ale to if the County has something better to offer .

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.12/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Guiness Pint glass. Brass color, clear appearance. White crown shows fairly good retention. Pale malt, subtle toasted, orange & citric aromas. Slight toasted flavor, hints of tropical fruit & floral bitterness at first sip. Light to medium body. Moderate to soft carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Notes of orange pulp, citric zest, grapefruit & raspberry in the middle. Sweet dry finish. Fruity aftertaste. Easy drinkable & suggested for a nice beer session.

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

Photo of rarbring
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear brass with copper colored beer, an off-white head leaving lacing.

A weak malty smell, dried grass, some lemon acidity.

The taste is an odd mixture of grape, licorice and a dry bitter finish.

Medium carbonation, a very distinct dry finish.

Hard to judge this beer is, another day I might enjoy it more.

On-tap at The White Horse, Soho.

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

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 Pencible
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a clear dark amber with thick white head. It had a weak scent of hops, but it was hard to smell much through all the head. It tasted like sweet peaches balanced by bitter citrus hops. It had some yeast flavor, but not really any malt. It had an oily texture, fairly thick for an ale, with a mild bitter aftertaste. Overall this was a pretty good beer with a nice unique flavor.

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Photo of Sharpee1937
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Strong hoppy flavours. Refreshing taste. Fairly bitter. Hard to detect sweetness.

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Photo of Stephen63
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Superb head when poured but fizzled out in no time leaving thin white remnant. Pale amber colour.

S - Some hops detectable but behind a sweetish toffee/butter.

T - Quite subtle for a bitter, hops not prominent. To be honest felt a bit watery.

M - Thin, with acceptably low level of carbonation.

D - Could not really see me having more than one, at least for the bottled version.

Have not seen this in cask locally (hardly surprising) I'd imagine this is a much different beast from this bottled version. Like most bitters a non bottle conditioned beer probably bears little resemblance to the cask. Next time I am in Cornwall then.

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Photo of charlatan
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I think this is my first ever beer from the only county in England I have not set foot in. The amber coloured beer has a relatively lacklustre head.

It has a very sweet white grape juice nose. There are hints of raisin and honey. Despite the sweetness it smells very fresh.

It certainly doesn't taste as sweet as it smells as the sweetness is very much secondary behind a rather lemony hop bite. It feels rather insubstantial and its attraction is rather simple but the flipside is that I could certainly knock a couple back comfortably. Maybe one day I'll finally make it to one of my country's most beautiful counties....

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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 FadetoBock
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2014. Picked up a little while back from a supermarket. A classic pale ale that shares both modern and traditional influences.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A golden-amber hue with faint haze and plentiful carbonation. Yields a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before settling as a patchy surface layer. Aroma of floral hops with hints of grass/hay, faint fruitiness, ale yeast, biscuity malt and a touch of earthiness. Relatively subtle but pleasant.

Tastes of light caramel malt with a floral hop character and a crisp, dry finish. Notes of flowery hops, grass/hay, subtle white pepper, biscuity grain, fruity ale yeast and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a mild bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and decent body. Lightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of grassy hops, earthy yeast and faint malt.

A nicely-balanced pale ale with a light, hoppy character. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are a satisfying blend of grassy hops, fruity ale yeast and malt. Body is OK; a tad thin but it suits the style. Quenches a thirst, particularly on a hot day. I can also attest that this is very nice on cask. Worth sampling if you come across it.

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