Saturday, 23 June 2007

St Austell Tribute

A Supreme Champion Ale of Cornwall as voted by CAMRA, Tribute is a popular favourite with locals and visitors to Cornwall, as well as being a much sought after guest ale throughout the rest of the UK. It is brewed using specially grown Cornish Gold Malt and is a perfect accompaniment to chicken, gammon or fish. The ideal alternative to a fine white wine.

The St Austell Brewery was founded in 1851 by Walter Hicks in 1851 as a wine merchants and started brewing in 1860, St Austell brewery is still in the ownership of the same family. The brewery was rebuilt in 1891. The brewery has been operating for over 150 years in the town of St Austell in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The brewery is most famous for their flagship beer, Tribute.

Tribute was first brewed as a seasonal ale in 1999 to celebrate the Eclipse. At that time it was called Daylight Robbery. The brew proved successful so St Austell decided to continue the brew under its new name, Tribute.
Tasting Notes: This pale amber ale has a pleasing zesty aroma and this comes through in its flavour magnificently. This ale is fresh and loaded with grapefruit and orange. Bread and biscuits find the palate, this ale is sweet and has a subtle bitter twist at the end. A clever combination of Maris Otter and Cornish Gold malt married with Fuggles, Styrian and Willamette hops.

1 comment:

Paul Garrard said...

Tribute has that characteristic hamster bedding® flavour that epitomises west country golden ales !

Paul Garrard

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