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Aug 2011

Tribute, St Austell

Added: Thursday, August 18th 2011

Style Bitter ABV 4.2%
See See Pale Amber
Smell Smell Orange Zest, Tropical Fruit
Taste Taste Fresh, Orange, Grapefruit
Bitter 3.0
Sweet 3.5

Brewed with Cornish spring water and Cornish Gold Malt, Tribute was first brewed in 1999 using Wilamett hops, which are perhaps responsible for its distinctive citrus and elderflower nose. Pouring a pale bronze colour with a moderate white head, the aromatics really do lift from the glass, with floral and summery hop notes, and an undertow of caramel. On the palate this is medium- to full-bodied, with a lovely juicy fruit quality, and masses of tangy hop, orange and grapefruit flavours. It is long and well balanced, staying fresh and crisp thanks to fine acidity and hoppy bite. A subtle, delicate, but lovely beer.

4.2% ABV, 50cl, £1.60, Asda, Beersofeurope, Morrisons, Onlyfinebeer, Sainsbury's, Local Waitrose.

Tribute, St Austell