November 19th, 2009Uncategorized
This weekend’s return of the Premiership following the latest round of international fixtures would seem to make a good time to announce the winner of the Real Ale Reviews Fantasy Football for October. Once again Stuart Young has topped the monthly table, so a bottle of fine ale is heading your way…again! Charlie Upton has received his bottle of Hook Norton Haymaker for taking the September crown and Stu has very kindly provided a review of the beer he won in August, a St Austell Tribute.
The table for October is below and there are two game weeks left for November so still time to overturn Stu who is once again in the mix and fast becoming the most hated man at Real Ale Reviews HQ!!! Jim Oliver is rumoured to be considering sacrificing points to replenish an injury struck midfield while Jimmy Boardley needs to hope for a few more months like he is having so far in November if that title isn’t going to drown him like a millstone around the neck.
Oh and Charlie, make hay and get that Hooky reviewed!
# Team Manager GW TOT 1 Stu’s Skillz School Stuart Young 58 215 2 World In Motion Joe Mewis 48 209 4 Hunslet Hawks Andrew Clarkson 55 205 Read the rest of this entry »
June 7th, 2009Real Ale
St. Austell Brewery’s Tribute Ale, 4 .2% abv
I was not immediately taken with this ale and must admit that it was only after I was through two thirds of the bottle that I really began enjoying it. The flavour juxtaposes a lighter, almost citrus, initial flavour with a duller more full bodied aftertaste.
This combination works really well and blurs into a moderate overall taste that is really very pleasing. I found myself glugging at the bottle and, from only being a third of the way down it a when I started taking notes, within a few lines of typing it was nearly all gone, testament in itself.
I suggest you try this beer with a nice chunky handmade beefburger, homemade coleslaw and chunky chips.Tags: 4-5% ABV, citrus, St. Austell, Tribute