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Brewed by St. Austell
Style: Bitter
St. Austell, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular house ale for Nicholsonís.
Weíre both excited and overjoyed to announce that all Nicholsonís pubs are now proudly serving Nicholsonís Pale Ale, brewed exclusively by St. Austell just for us.
Beautifully crafted by world renowned master brewer Roger Ryman, this is a classic cask conditioned English Pale Ale (4% ABV), and represents both companiesí passion and drive in delivering quality ale which can be enjoyed in the typical British pub atmosphere that Nicholsonís offers.


chriso's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, - OCT 5, 2012
Cask (handpump) at Sir Christopher Hatton, Holborn on 4 September 2012. More amber than pale in appearance. Loose off-white head. Slightly clammy, soft malt on the nose. Quite earthy on the palate. A touch buttery in aroma and flavour. I was expecting something a bit zesty and golden but it had as much of a traditional bitter feel. Acceptable, but both St Austell and Nicholsonís can do better than this. Maybe not in the greatest nick so flagged for re-rate.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1229) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Cask at the Elephant and Castle W8. A perfectly acceptable session bitter, not too strong, average levels of bitterness, slight hint butter, slight hint chalk, tiny tiny citrus. Easily drinkable, easily forgettable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Horniman at Hays, London.
Appearance: Golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Citrus, bread, grass.
Body: Medium body, flat carbonation.
Flavour: Bread, citrus, floral.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike67 (805) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at Black Friar
Clear golden with a small white head, light lacing. Mild aroma of malts and bready. Flavors of citrus and grassy
Ok

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rok1024 (1127) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 23, 2014
Clear golden appearance, medium head. Malty and spicy aromas, medium hop intensity, well balanced with bitter finish. Good Bitter style.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pricey290483 (316) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
an ok beer just nothing stood out in the beer not to hoppy a nice smooth bitter finish though

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11036) - GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
Cask at White Lion, London. Clear golden beer, almost no head. Bready aroma, citrus, grapes, grassy notes. Grassy hop flavor, grapes, bready, floral notes, citrus, some biscuits. Simple but flawless.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (497) - SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Clear golden beer with a thin head. Aroma is light and citrusy. Flavour is crisp, bitter citrus with a hop taste coming through at the back of it. Dry and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4500) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
Cask - Bready malts and light bitterness. Clear gold with a rich white head. Tastes just as it smell with some light grains. Decent, but not interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeilMcL (7) - - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
Cask fresh on at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow, 23/7/14. Light malt and floral hop aroma, dense white head reflecting somewhat high carbonation of first pint served from cask; hence, good lacing. Fine balance of biscuity malt and light hoppiness, good body for its gravity, with a mouthfeel suggesting a stronger ale; reminds me of a good pint of Theakstonís Best Bitter.


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