Thursday, 11 November 2010

Tribute (St Austell) 4.2% Abv

Snow white foamy head, pours crystal clear caramel. The hops are beautifully sweet smelling, very similar to an American style.

The malt is gentle not brash, its followed by a huge caramel sweetness, a smooth and creamy middle. No big chunky middle of fruit or yeast. The finish is still sweet but turning more citrus, flavours of sweet oranges coming through instead of big hops or bitterness. One criticism would be the fizz/head which disappears very quickly after pouring, a Bottle Conditioned version would be something to saviour.

8/10 Gorgeously drinkable, a smooth, sweet caramel, premium ale.

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