St. Austell Nicholson’s Pale Ale

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask: Regular house ale for Nicholson’s.
We’re both excited and overjoyed to announce that all Nicholson’s pubs are now proudly serving Nicholson’s 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 companies’ passion and drive in delivering quality ale which can be enjoyed in the typical British pub atmosphere that Nicholson’s offers.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (12689) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2017
Cask at Hoop and Grapes, Aldgate. Near clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of light fruits, caramel and malt. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with very soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnstledger8 (1121) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 27, 2017
Cask. Pours a clear golden orange with a thin sudsy off white head. Aroma is of orange, citrus, grassy, floral, honey. Taste is of orange, grassy, caramel. Light oily mouthfeel, no carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (880) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2016
Cask. Aroma modestly grain bread malt and earth but unremarkable. Appearance is better with an orange golden amber body and a white thin lace top that stays. Taste is as modest as the scent.but the requirements of a pale in terms of pale malts and light floral hops are there (insipidly). I don’t think the technicians at St Austell or the suits at Nicholson stretched their taste buds too much here. A craft brewer would have done more for the brand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (1111) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2016
On tap (cask) at The Magpie, London on 17-Oct-2016. Clear reddish amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of bread, malt and earthy hops. Medium body and soft carbonation. Smooth taste - bread, caramel, and malt. Light bitterness, and bittersweet finish. Nice, but a little light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhunter111 (19859) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
Cask. Fast klare orange goldene Farbe, mittelgroße weiße schaumkrone. Geruch mild hopfig, zitronig, leicht nussig. Geschmack trocken hopfig, getreidig malzig, helles malz, uninteressant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (15301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2016
Cask shared with rlgk, fonefan and beerhunter111. Clear rusty orange color, average sized creamy beige head that lasts for a long time. Smell and taste malts, lightly bitter. Hardly any flavor to it. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed cereals meet mineral notes in this slick, drinkable brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the cleae golden.
-The mouthfeel is quite suave. One of the beer’s best features.
-Hops are a bit shy to my liking.
-This remains a finely drawn pint that is light years ahead of the macro lager they serve next to it.

On cask at The Pump House, Brighton.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Derbeth (889) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Cask. Light body, smooth, light bitterness, grassy. A bit boring after drinking a half.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (14215) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2016
Cask at the King’s Head in Mayfair. It pours clear deep amber with a medium white head. The aroma is earthy, brown bread, toffee and biscuit. The taste is smooth, bitter - sweet, malt-driven, brown bread, biscuit, toffee, toasted nut and some orange marmalade on the back-end. Finish is dry. Medium body and soft carbonation. Well-rounded and rather drinkable bitter. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (2591) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Cask pour at St Georges Tavern, Central London. Pours medium dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruity esters. Flavor is caramel, grass and wildflower hop. Good balance. Bitterness persists after the sip. Not my favorite style, but this is good for what it is. No flaws.

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