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


on tap

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask: Regular.
Ingredients: Cornish Gold Malt; Willamette hops.
Tribute is a popular favourite with locals and visitors alike to Cornwall, as well as being a much sought after guest ale throughout the rest of the UK.
Roger Protz: “Tribute is a magnificent example of a bronze coloured English bitter, with a rich aroma of biscuity malt and tart citrus fruit. Juicy malt, hop resins and tangy fruit coat the tongue, while the finish is long and lingering, with a fine balance between malt, hops and fruit, finally becoming dry and bitter”.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
woodruff (16) - ENGLAND - APR 20, 2004
This is the kind of thing you want to find in the pub at the end of a day spent wandering on the coastal paths. A thirst quenching pint with impeccable appearance that's excellent for taking the taste of sea air off the tongue and would also be a fine session ale. This was such a satisfying beer to quaff and left such a great sensation on the palate that the girlfriend even had a couple and pronounced it "nicer than lager". Perhaps this comment gives some clue as to the areas in which it lacks and thus fails to attain the very highest marks - namely the absence of any real challenging taste or savourable nose, but still, almost perfect after a few cliff tops in the sun. Sampled in various pubs up and down the B3273 from St. Austell, although it does appear beyond Cornwalls borders (including the Cutty Sark pub in Greenwich recently (Mar 04)).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2005
At the Chequers, Eynesbury, Cambs. Fine white head and honeyed aroma. I got a faint taste of toffee and liquorice. Not the bitterest beer, but very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2006
Half pint pulled at Darby’s in Swanton Morley (Norfolk), a pale copper with a frothy white head. A plesant flowery aroma with juicy malts. Very very smooth with peach flavours, leading to a good hop tanginess in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
May 2007: Drank in the ’Mad Bishop and Bear’ on the top level at Paddington Station, London. It was the guest beer at this well known Fullers Pub. Poured into the correct pint sleeve glass with the Tribute logo on both sides. Good solid amber colour, clear and bright, the white head stuck to the glass as I drank my way down the pint. The aroma was purely of hops, as was the overall taste and mouthfeel, a very nice beer indeed. I had forgotten how much I liked this beer, glad I found it again: had it many times since this review was put on BA back in May 2007.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (8337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2012
(Cask @The Station Hotel, SE London) Pours gold with a small white head, and medium lacing. Medium to light body. Fruity aroma of citrus hops, grass, and malt. Taste of citrus hops, pine and biscuity malt. Very drinkable, really like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JKaranka (57) - Cardiff, WALES - FEB 26, 2013
I’ve had it in bottle before but it hasn’t been as good as this cask at the Pen and Wig. There’s a nice floral and malty aroma to the beer, smells like a fresh pint of bitter, nothing particularly special but very fresh and pleasant. The taste is light, with a maltiness and crystal malt sweetness that grows up slowly and then hits dry. In the meantime, all these floral hops dance in your mouth, with some subtle fruit present. Very much recommended as a session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
almahony (7) - - MAR 25, 2013 does not count
Cask @ Woodland Tavern L.Spa. Poured beautifully with a full head which remained for quite a while. Soft hop aroma. Caramel and butterscotch maltiness with a a crisp bitter finish. Delicious and very well kept. (Rated in wrong place - need to figure out how to remove from bottles!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
smells of hops and honey, rose gold coloured with no head taste is quite sweet with very mild bitter metallic aftertaste. good sftuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arek (965) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Cask 1 Pint, Yates, Poole, England, UK. Złote, mętnawe piwo o puszystej i gęstej pianie. W smaku trochę wodniste, orzeźwiające, lekko cytrusowe z goryczkowym finiszem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This floral and honeyed Bitter pleases from top to bottom, leading to balancing hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam sticks to the misty blond.
-The honeyed flavors are quite authentic.
-The cask feel is perfectly smooth, as is often the case in good pubs in these parts.
-The finish is leafy and slightly sweet.
-Drinkability is very high.

On cask at The Mermaid Inn, Rye.

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