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


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

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chriso (7533) - 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.

Don2711 (468) - - MAY 29, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2017 Smooth bitterswest. Amber appearance. Fruit and caramel hints. No real bite on palate but fair strengh. Not much flavour Iím afraid. Hops seem slight.

kermis (12869) - 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.

Johnstledger8 (1140) - 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.

theprof (931) - 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 donít 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.

R4N5H (1166) - 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.

Beerhunter111 (20344) - PīCastle, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
Cask. Fast klare orange goldene Farbe, mittelgroŖe weiŖe schaumkrone. Geruch mild hopfig, zitronig, leicht nussig. Geschmack trocken hopfig, getreidig malzig, helles malz, uninteressant.

Benzai (15458) - 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.

MartinT (9851) - 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 beerís 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.

Derbeth (918) - Krakůw, POLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Cask. Light body, smooth, light bitterness, grassy. A bit boring after drinking a half.

Scopey (14511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2016
Cask at the Kingís 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.

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